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Cookeville Woman Allegedly Fires Shot Into Apartment Unit

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Cookeville woman after a bullet struck an apartment unit occupied by two people. Lauren M. Sims faces charges of reckless endangerment, vandalism, public intoxication, and possession of a handgun while under the influence of alcohol. She will answer to the charges during a March 23 court date. Deputies arrested Sims on Sunday after responding to 3261 ... Read More »

New Hunting And Fishing Licenses Now On Sale

It’s time to purchase your new hunting and fishing licenses. All current yearly Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses expire February 29. Outdoor enthusiasts can purchase or update licenses online or at more than 700 license agents across the state. You can also make purchases on the TWRA “On the Go App.” License purchases have funded Tennessee’s and the nation’s wildlife ... Read More »

Monday Evening Fire Damages Putnam County Home

A Putnam County home suffered damage during a Monday evening fire. The Putnam County Fire Department responded to 3642 Hilham Road at 10:52 p.m. Chief Tom Brown said the occupants of the home managed to escape unharmed. A cause of the fire remains under investigation. Brown said firemen contained the blaze to a single bedroom. Read More »

March 16 Court Date For Shooting Suspect

A Cumberland County man charged with shooting two men last week will appear in general sessions court next month. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office charged 24-year-old Jonathan David Picard with aggravated assault. He allegedly shot and wounded 35-year-old Joshua Lawrence Houston and 38-year-old Marvin Joe-Lee Randolph. The shooting happened February 11 off Highway 70 North near the Crossville Stock Barn. ... Read More »

Overton Commissioners Approve Second Amendment Resolution

The Overton County Commission has passed a resolution protecting second amendment rights. County Executive Ben Danner said the measure prevents federal and state infringements on the rights to keep and bear arms. “There have been 20 or something counties in Tennessee that have passed that,” Danner said. “You always hear about the state and federal government maybe regulating our right ... Read More »

Tuesday Court Date For Man Facing Exploitation Charges

A Fentress County man appears in court Tuesday for charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. An 18 count indictment accuses 22-year-old Skyler Chase Clark of possessing images or videos showing a minor engaged in sexual activity. Court records indicate that authorities found the videos on or about October 23 2018. Read More »

Two Putnam Precincts To See Minor Changes On March 3

The Putnam County Election Commission has made some small changes at two of the county’s voting precincts. The commission will relocate voting machines at Upperman High School (UHS) and Sycamore Church of Christ. Chairman Phil Adams said UHS voters will now cast ballots in the school library rather than outside the gym area. “If you recall, we wanted to move ... Read More »

Three Candidates For Vacant Cumberland School Board Seat

Three people have applied for the vacant 4th District Cumberland County Board of Education seat. The county commission meets next week to appoint one of the applicants to replace Josh Stone. Stone resigned earlier this year after moving out of the district. Applicants include former North Cumberland Elementary School teacher Anita Hale, Crossville Ceramics director of engineering Brian McDonald, and ... Read More »

Application Deadline For Chamber CEO Ended Friday Evening

Candidates from across the eastern U.S. have applied for the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce CEO position. The Chamber Executive Committee on Friday afternoon chose not to release the number of candidates because the deadline to apply had not yet ended. Chairman Phillip Baker did say that the chamber had received applications from people located all over the eastern U.S. ... Read More »

Commission To Make Jail Decision Soon

The Putnam County Commission will have to decide soon whether or not to move forward with expanding the jail and justice center. County Mayor Randy Porter said if the commission decides to move forward, they will need to make decisions about future parking. “The first decision you have to make is do you want the addition to go (on the ... Read More »