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School Officials, County Commission Gearing Up For New School Funding Talks

School officials and county commissioners will begin funding discussions early this year for Putnam County’s newest school. Superintendent Jerry Boyd said those conversations will center around plans for constructing a K-8 facility. “We’re going to give them (county commission) the best estimate of cost, based on square footage and the current cost to construct,” Boyd said. “Of course, if the ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Deputies Stop Burglary In Progress

Deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office stopped a burglary in progress New Year’s Eve. Deputies responded to the Brookstone Subdivision after receiving an alert from a homeowner. A press release said the officers identified, located, and took into custody Makayla C. Bean, Michael W. Flanigan, Carmella L. Nowak, and Shunton C. Reed. All four individuals found inside a white ... Read More »

Fairfield Glade Police Officer Passes Away Tuesday

A Fairfield Glade Police Officer died from natural causes during his New Year’s Eve shift. Chief Michael Williams announced the death of Officer Jerry Singleton on Wednesday. Singleton served in law enforcement for over 30-years, working for the Harriman Police Department, Kingston Police Department, Rockwood Police Department and Roane County Sheriff’s Office. Williams said the 53-year-old Singleton began working for ... Read More »

Cumberland Crackdown New Year’s Eve 2019

Don’t drop the ball as you wait for the ball to drop this New Year’s Eve. Find a sober driver. That’s the word from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office which has partnered with all area law enforcement agencies for Cumberland Crackdown, an effort to curb crashes in the Cumberland Region this New Year’s Eve. There will be special saturation patrols ... Read More »

Celina Man Arrested, Charged With Attempted Murder

A Celina man faces attempted murder charges following a Monday night shooting. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect as 44-year-old James Jeffery Carmack. He remains behind bars at the Clay County Jail on $300,000 bond. A TBI press release accuses Carmack of shooting man at a residence along Poor House Ridge Road shortly before 9 p.m. The investigation ... Read More »

Driver Charged Following Cumberland County Crash

Two vehicles crashed Monday night on Highway 127 in Cumberland County. Children ranging in ages from 5 months to 8 years old were passengers in both vehicles. A Tennessee Highway Patrol report said 29-year-old Ralph Phy was driving Northbound on US Highway 127 near Catoosa Ridge when he crossed the center line and sideswiped Nicole Whittenburg’s vehicle. Phy went off ... Read More »

Putnam Police Offers Free Rides For Intoxicated New Year’s Residents

If you’re planning to celebrate New Years Eve, you could get a ride in a police car. The Cookeville Police Department (CPD) and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) will offer free safe rides home to Putnam county residents between 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and 2 a.m. Jan. 1. Sheriff Eddie Farris said this is to help cut down on ... Read More »

Take A Free Hike New Years Day

Take a hike if you made a resolution to exercise. The Tennessee State Parks will host a free First Day Hike on January 1 to usher in the new year. These free hikes are available at all state parks except for Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Jim Bryson said this opportunity is ... Read More »

Douglas Facing Fourth Meth Charge In 2019

A Silver Point man has landed behind bars for his second methamphetamine charge this month and fourth this year. Algood Police arrested Marshall Irvine Douglas on Friday after finding two grams of a crystal substance during a traffic stop. Officers also located digital scales, several plastic baggies, and $295 in small bills during the encounter. Douglas faces a charge of ... Read More »

Lead Testing In Putnam Schools Starts Monday

Putnam County schools are testing for lead levels in the water. Assistant Director of Schools Corby King said this is part of former Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Water Bill. “This is in response to a new law that was passed by the general assembly last year that requires all schools to test the water supply for lead that were constructed ... Read More »