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Monterey Receives $1 Million Capital Outlay Note

Monterey received it’s $1 million capital outlay note Friday afternoon. The loan will provide funding for paving at least five roads and addressing a stormwater drainage project in town. Mayor Bill Wiggins said he expects those projects to get underway soon. “I’m assuming that we’re going to go ahead and bid out the road projects pronto,” Wiggins said. “The flooding ... Read More »

Poplar Grove Precinct Could Stay Open

No one showed up to a public hearing for the closure of two Putnam County voting locations Thursday. The Election Commission has recommended closing the Poplar Grove and Cornerstone precincts because of low voter turnouts. Commissioner Perry Bartlett said he would like Poplar Grove to stay open for the time being. “I hate to keep Poplar Grove open for less ... Read More »

Cookeville Traffic Stop Nets Over Two Ounces Of Meth

A Sparta woman was arrested Friday after Cookeville Police found over an ounce of meth during a traffic stop (File Photo)

Two people from Cookeville face charges after police found more than two ounces of meth Wednesday. The Cookeville Police Department charged Elizabeth Ann Lett and Kevin Lee Coin with manufacture, delivery, sell, and possession of methamphetamine. Officers came in contact with the couple after conducting a traffic stop on Dodson Branch Road for a seat belt violation. An arrest report ... Read More »

Livingston Applying For Grant To Help Downtown Properties

The Livingston Downtown Revitalization Committee will apply for a Commercial Facade Improvement Grant next month. Committee Chairman Ray Evans said the $100,000 would benefit the Central Business District. “It will give property owners around the courthouse square the opportunity to make significant improvements to the facades of their buildings,” Evans said. “The hope is that some of the buildings would ... Read More »

Wednesday Evening Crash Injures Crossville Motorcyclist

A Crossville motorcyclist suffered injuries following a collision on Highway 127 in Cumberland County Wednesday (File Photo)

A Crossville man suffered serious injuries when a vehicle struck his motorcycle on Highway 127 North Wednesday evening. The Crossville Police Department said 44-year-old Michael Paul Howard received medical treatment at Erlanger Hospital. Police cited 20-year-old Justin Lawson of Crossville with failure to use due care and failure to yield. According to a press release, Lawson failed to yield when ... Read More »

THP Assisting With Explosives Investigation In Macon County

A man suffered injuries after a homemade device exploded at his Macon County home Thursday. The incident happened just after midnight on Rocky Mound Road in Westmoreland. Tennessee Highway Patrol Sergeant Kent Norris said the unidentified man suffered a hand injury after the device exploded. He received treatment at a Nashville hospital following the incident. Norris said THP Special Operations ... Read More »

Endangered Child Alert Issued For Putnam County Baby

The TBI has issued an endangered missing child alert for one-year-old Lachland Capo of Putnam County (Photo: TBI)

The TBI has issued an endangered child alert for a one-year-old child out of Putnam County. The agency said Lachlan Thomas Capo was last seen on Wednesday with Margot Walker. Walker may be driving a blue 2002 Volvo or Black 2002 Volvo. Residents should call 1-800-TBI-Find if they have any information about the whereabouts of Walker or the baby. ENDANGERED ... Read More »

TTU To Offer Tuition Deferment Program For Service Members

Tennessee Tech has partnered with the Army National Guard to offer enhanced financial support to military service members (Photo: Tennessee Tech)

Tennessee Tech has partnered with the Tennessee Army National Guard to defer tuition and fee payments for certain military members. TTU Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs Mary Benedict said the program will be offered to guard members utilizing the Tennessee STRONG Act. “It stands for Tennessee Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen. It was implemented in ... Read More »

Public Hearing On Thursday For Possible Precinct Closures

A public hearing takes place Thursday for the possible closure of two Putnam County voting locations. Low voter turnouts led the Election Commission to recommend closing the Poplar Grove and Cornerstone precincts earlier this year. Chairman Phil Adams said he’s hoping voters from those districts will attend Thursday night’s meeting. “If they really want to save their district, we would ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Budget Gap At $6.19 Million

The budget gap for the Putnam County School System sits at $6.19 million. The Putnam County School Board approved draft four of the proposed spending plan Tuesday. Superintendent of School Jerry Boyd said the new figure reflects a recommendation made by the Putnam County Budget Committee. “With the Budget Committee’s recommendation, there was an increase in property tax revenue of ... Read More »