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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

Man Found Guilty In Fatal 2017 Crash

An Overton County jury has convicted a man on charges stemming from a fatal 2017 crash. Shannon C. Harville found guilty Wednesday on charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by recklessness, and two counts of vehicular assault. The accident happened January 27 on Hanging Limb Highway near the Lovejoy market. Authorities said Harville’s vehicle left the roadway when ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Head Baseball Coach Fired

Tennessee Tech Athletic Director Mark Wilson fired head baseball coach Justin Holmes on Wednesday. Wilson said he relieved Holmes of his duties because of conduct inconsistent with the expectations and standards for all university head coaches. Assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Mitchell Wright will serve as acting head coach. Wilson said a national search for the next head coach begins ... Read More »

Election Commission Approves Ballot Names

Putnam County Election Commissioners have approved ballot names for the March 3 Primary Election. Wesley Bray will appear on the ballot for 13 Judicial District Criminal Court Judge. Steve Pierce will be the candidate for Putnam County Property Assessor. Election Commission Chairman Phil Adams said those names won’t be set in stone until December 12. “We actually have another three ... Read More »

Gasper Hired As Fentress County Solid Waste Director.

The Fentress County Commission appointed a new solid waste director this week. Jason Gasper replaces Jackie Selby who retired from the position earlier this year. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said Gasper recently completed a 90-day performance trial. “We’ve not lost a step and he’s dealing with our recycling building that burnt down. It’s going to be back up and going ... Read More »

Fundraising Effort Aims To Pay Off Student Lunch Debt

Ford Lincoln of Cookeville has set its sights on helping Putnam County students. Employee Josh Lafont said the dealership will raise money this holiday season to pay off student lunch debt. “A lot of people don’t realize the amount of debt that the public school systems takes on just from unpaid lunches,” Lafont said. “Of course they don’t want to ... Read More »

Cookeville PD Looking To Purchase New Radar Units

The Cookeville Police Department hopes to have some new radar units in the near future. Police Chief Randy Evans said he plans to ask city council for permission to purchase eight units during Thursday night’s meeting. “The bulk of the expenditure is from a THSO (Tennessee Highway Safety Office) grant that you all (city council) approved last month,” Evans said. ... Read More »

Man Arrested Following Armed Robbery At Jamestown Pharmacy

A 70-year-old man has landed behind bars for an armed robbery that occurred in Jamestown Tuesday. Jamestown Police have charged Michael McGlothlin of Jamestown with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. The incident happened at 1:20 p.m. when McGlothin entered the Medi-Thrift Pharmacy on West Central Avenue. Detective Rob Lower said the suspect allegedly produced a handgun and demanded narcotics. Authorities ... Read More »

Cumberland County Authorities Searching For Missing Teen

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing teenager. Officials say 16-year-old Ellie M. LaLosh may have gone to Dalehigh, Ohio with her 20-year-old boyfriend. LaLosh stands 5-feet four-inches tall and weighs 140-pounds with brown hair and eyes. Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Read More »

Firearms Awarded To Algood PD Declared Surplus

The Algood City Council has voted to surplus 20 firearms awarded to the police department. Police Chief Dale Armour said the District Attorney and local judge recently cleared the weapons for auction. “The TCA (Tennessee Code Annotated) gives us authority to sell those weapons. That’s about all we can do unless they’re inoperable,” Armour said. “By statute, that money has ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Consider Vehicle Purchases Thursday

Cookeville City Council will consider purchasing a new truck for glass recyclables during Thursday’s meeting. Public Works Director Greg Brown said the engine blew on the current 2003 model vehicle. “This is not a budgeted item,” Brown said. “But the front load truck that we bought came in about $31,000 under budget and our sanitation budget has a little over ... Read More »