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Fentress Moves to Phase Two of ADA Compliance Update

Fentress County will move to phase two of the Americans with Disabilities Act compliance update. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said Upland Designs will begin the planning period for the county building updates. “Mr. [Allen] Hill will come back with a design of what needs to be done, how it needs to be done. You know, whether we want to get ... Read More »

Georgia Man Faces Multiple Charges After Stealing from Wal Mart

A Georgia man faces multiple charges after stealing from Cookeville Wal Mart yesterday. Authorities charged George Williams Jr., 57, of Hephzibah, Georgia with theft, possession of a controlled substance and introduction of contraband into a penal facility. Arrest warrants indicate that Wal Mart management saw Williams place a case of beer into his truck and then reenter the store. Williams took ... Read More »

Authorities Find Body of Man in City Lake

Putnam County Rescue Squad Dive Team located the body of a male in City Lake this morning. At 8:46 AM, the Cookeville Police Department responded to the boat ramp at City Lake at 2800 Bridgeway Drive in reference to someone’s personal items found on a boat ramp. According to Lieutenant Darrin Stout, divers conducted an extensive search and located the ... Read More »

Fentress County Looks to Recruit Businesses by Selling Old School

Fentress County Commission intends to bring in business by selling the old Tinch School building. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the IOI building, formerly known as the old Tinch School, has the potential for a new business. “There was formerly a school building years ago. The board of education had it and they placed it in the hands of the ... Read More »

Monterey Sets Hours for Meadow Creek Park

The Monterey Board of Mayor and Aldermen set the operating hours of Meadow Creek Park during the meeting on Monday. Visitors can enjoy the Meadow Creek Park between 6 AM and 10 PM. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen needed to designate hours for insurance purposes. Monterey may implement a pass system for those who wish to use the park after ... Read More »

Jackson County Abandons Amphitheater Project

Jackson County has decided to abandon the amphitheater project. Debbie Kinnard is a member of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “When we began the excavation process, digging down, they ran into a footer from the adjoining building,” Kinnard said. “And to continue on it was going to render that building’s walls unstable. And because of the grade elevation in that ... Read More »

Fentress County to Consider ADA Study Documentation

Fentress County Board of Commissions will consider accepting the Americans with Disabilities Act study phase documentation at the next commission meeting. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the county buildings recently underwent an ADA-compliance study in order to make a plan for updates. “It is just a phase that we are going through at this time. They will be coming back ... Read More »

Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Kentucky Woman

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Kentucky woman yesterday. Rachel Thomas, 44, of Nancy, Kentucky faces charges of simple possession and possession of methamphetamine. Authorities conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle due to a tail light being out on Thomas Road near Hwy 70. Due to inconsistent statements, authorities asked the occupants of the vehicle ... Read More »

Red Boiling Springs Woman Charged with Possession of Meth

Authorities charged a Red Boiling Springs woman with possession of meth this morning. Officials booked Shelia Smitty, 45, into the Putnam County Jail on a 10 thousand dollar bond. Smitty fell asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle in the Star Motor Inn parking lot. Upon making contact with Smitty, authorities saw three beer bottles in the passenger floorboard. Officials ... Read More »

Baxter Man Arrested on Stalking Charge

Authorities charged a Baxter man with stalking after he violated an order of protection against him. Izaya Kennedy, 19, was arrested and booked into the Putnam County Jail Monday. During an investigation, authorities determined Kennedy called the victim from a restricted number on Oct. 4. An arrest warrant indicates Kennedy attempted to find out what the victim was doing, where ... Read More »