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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Juvenile Charged With DUI Following Sunday Crash

A juvenile faces a DUI charge following a Sunday afternoon crash in Cumberland County. The accident happened on Highway 127 North at Creston Road. Tennessee Highway Patrol reports the 17-year-old received treatment at U.T. Medical Center following the incident. A crash report said the teen was driving North in a Ford Fiesta when the vehicle ran off the left side ... Read More »

Jamestown Applies For Traffic Light Grant

Jamestown has applied for a non-matching grant to replace the north and south red lights at the courthouse square. Mayor Lyndon Baines said the city will also look at adding push button pedestrian signals at the northern light. “Because we are growing downtown, and I feel like that’s a safety issue that needs to be addressed,” Baines said. “It’s a ... Read More »

Monterey To Award Bids For Flooding Fix

Monterey aldermen will consider awarding bids Monday for a project to fix the town’s flooding problem. Mayor Bill Wiggins said the engineering plan for the project should make a difference. “We think so. With the dimensions of the pipe, there will be no excessive amount of water, other than what’s going through there now,” Wiggins said. “Of course, the board ... Read More »

Blood Drives To Benefit Injured Deputy

Cookeville’s Blood Assurance will hold two blood drives next week to benefit Putnam County Deputy Chris Lynn. Lynn suffered injuries during a vehicle accident in late October. The blood drives take place Monday at Cookeville’s Blood Assurance location and Tuesday at the Baxter Depot. Blood Assurance will donate $10 per donor to the family of deputy Lynn. The Baxter blood ... Read More »

UC Habitat For Humanity Receives $15,500 Grant

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity will receive $15,500 in grant funding by Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee to build a new home in Cookeville. The funding comes as part of a $500,000 grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA). Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanityand its sister organizations throughout the state will apply the grant toward the construction of 30 ... Read More »

THP To Increase Presence On I-40

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have an increased presence along Interstate 40 Sunday. RC Christian is a Captain for the THP’s Cookeville District. He said the agency will have a state trooper stationed every 20 miles. “You know, the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most heavily traveled periods of the year,” Christian said. “This is going to give us ... Read More »

Cookeville Hosting 18 High School Football Teams Next Week

18 high school football teams will arrive in Cookeville next Thursday for the 2019 BlueCross Bowl. Zach Ledbetter is the Vice President of Visitor Development at the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau. He said residents and businesses should be ready to welcome players, coaches, fans, and families. “I say that I am more than happy for people to be sick of ... Read More »

Jamestown Approves Bids For Final Home Repair Projects

Jamestown City Council has awarded home repair bids for three additional families. Mayor Lyndon Baines said the city used leftover funding from a Tennessee Housing Development Agency Grant. “We’ve already done 10 homes. This will be the last three that we do because we’re running out of money now,” Baines said. “Each house is getting up to $40,000 in renovations. ... Read More »

Smithville Man Indicted For Fatal 2018 Crash

A Smithville man faces charges for a 2018 crash that claimed the life of a 28-year-old woman. A DeKalb County grand jury has indicted 31-year-old Raymond Howard Rollins for DUI, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, and vehicular homicide in the death of 28-year-old Amanda L. Smith. The crash happened December 13 on Highway 70 in Liberty. A THP crash report said ... Read More »

State Parks Offering Free After-Thanksgiving Hikes

Wanting to burn off some of those Thanksgiving Day calories? Tennessee’s state parks will offer free hikes the day after the food-filled holiday. In the Cookeville area, residents can join Park Ranger Hannah Morgan on the River Trail at Burgess Falls State Natural Area. In addition, Fall Creek Falls State Park will host a two-mile hike to see the waterfall ... Read More »