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Three Children Injured In Interstate 40 Crash, Driver Charged

Three children suffered injuries in a crash on Interstate 40 in Putnam County Friday. The crash happened at mile marker 284 eastbound at 11:05 a.m. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, medical helicopters airlifted an 8-year-old male and 5-year-old female to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for treatment to undisclosed injuries. A 1-year-old female received treatment at Cookeville Regional Medical Center for ... Read More »

Putnam County Awarded Grant To Expand Sports Complex

The state has awarded Putnam County a $333,500 grant to help expand the county sports complex in Cookeville. The project will involve building a new soccer field and a second multi-use field at the complex. The monies will also construct an access road to the facility from North Washington Avenue. “We’re excited to be able to expand the complex,” County ... Read More »

Two Airlifted Following Crash On Interstate 40

Medical helicopters airlifted two people to hospitals following a crash on Interstate 40 eastbound in Putnam County Friday. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash happened near mile marker 284. Lieutenant Jimmy Neal said the right lane is currently blocked and more information will be released at a later time. Read More »

Dale Hollow Lake Jet Ski Victim Identified

Clay County authorities have identified the man presumed to have drowned near Dale Hollow Reservoir Wednesday. Sheriff Brandon Boone has identified the victim as 52-year-old Sammy Bilyeu of Gainesboro. According to EMA Director Natalie Boone, Bilyeu went under water and never resurfaced after being thrown from a jet ski. “The story that we got from the witnesses who were with ... Read More »

Crews Continue Search For Missing Man On Dale Hollow Lake

The threat of severe weather has led Clay County authorities to scale back search efforts for the body of missing man on Dale Hollow Lake. “We do have a few of our local rescue squad members who are back out on the water today,” Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director Natalie Boone said. “We’re just gonna have to watch the ... Read More »

Fall Creek Falls Demolition To Take Place In August

Demolition of the inn at Fall Creek Falls State Park will take place next month. Park Manager Jacob Young said the contractor has received notice to proceed with the project on August 4th. “We received a call that the crane is about to be delivered,” Young said. “We are anticipating work to start that week, but that’s when the contractor ... Read More »

Search Continues For Missing Jamestown Man

The search for a missing Jamestown man entered its second day Thursday. Bobby George Cook reported missing Wednesday around 7:25 a.m. after he failed to show up for work at Cookeville’s Bennett Industries. Fentress County Sheriff Michael Reagan said Thursday deputies have continued efforts to locate Cook and interviewed several individuals on Thursday. “If the public does see this person ... Read More »

Repairs Being Made To CHS Sewage Disposal System

Maintenance crews have made repairs to Cookeville High School’s main sewage disposal system. Principal Clif Matlock said two pump motors in the system suffered failures. “Our county maintenance department jumped on the issue right away. As of this morning, one of the pumps has been repaired and is up and running,” Matlock said. “It will serve the needs of the ... Read More »

McMinnville To Get New National Guard Armory

The Tennessee State Building Commission has a approved plans for a new National Guard Armory in Warren County. Major General Max Haston said it’s taken more than 60 years, but soldiers assigned to the 278th Armored Cavalry F Troop will soon have a new home. “It’s a big deal because military construction dollars have been very thing for the last ... Read More »

Commissioner’s Property In Violation Of County Powers Act

A Putnam County Commissioner has violated the County Powers Act, but he plans to clean up the property in question and avoid a battle with the county. Putnam County officials sent a violation letter to District 3 County Commissioner Jerry Ford on July 9th. The county said his two trailers on 1700 Benton Young Road violated the county powers act ... Read More »