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Putnam to Reconsider Parent-Teacher Conference Dates

The Putnam County School System will consider changing the Parent-Teacher Conference Dates in the future school schedules. Director of Schools Jerry Boyd said teachers and principals have expressed their concerns about the early conference date. “We are really having a discussion about in the future do we need to push that back a couple of weeks in the future,” Boyd ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Home in Monterey

A fire destroyed a home on South Holly Street in Monterey Tuesday. No one was inside the home at the time of the fire. Crews remain on scene as they try to determine what caused the fire to break out. No additional information is available at this time. Read More »

Putnam County Unsatisfied with TVAAS Score

A level 1 Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System score has left Putnam County School officials feeling unsatisfied. That according to Director of Schools Jerry Boyd. “It is certainly not something that we are satisfied within any stretch of the imagination, but as far as what it means to us,” Boyd said. “It is just an indication of a point in time last ... Read More »

Cookeville Police to Work Overtime until Labor Day

In conjunction with the Booze It and Lose It campaign, Cookeville Police Officers will work overtime until Labor Day. Captain Bobby Anderson said the Police Department will increase impaired-driving enforcement during this period. “Well, we received a grant from the office to pay our officers overtime to patrol the streets to concentrate on areas we see a high number of arrests,” Anderson ... Read More »

TDEC Awards Recreational Grants to Region

TDEC awarded  Upper Cumberland counties with recreational grants today, including Fentress, Van Buren and Jackson County. TDEC approved two different Local Parks and Recreation Fund grants for Fentress County. A 200 thousand dollar grant will go towards renovating the existing Jamestown pool. The grant includes a project to add a pool with a zero entry design and splash pad components. ... Read More »

Algood Farmer’s Market to Go Out to Bid

The Algood Farmer’s Market project will go out to bid this month. City Manager Keith Morrison said the city hopes to have the market finished by this winter. “Part of that will have the construction built hopefully completed before winter,” Morrison said. “As the engineer said last night with paving and the construction completed that late, paving has to be last ... Read More »

Cookeville High School Attempts to Create Safe Environment with Student IDs

Cookeville High School students must wear their student IDs on a lanyard in an attempt to maintain safety on campus. Executive Principal Clif Matlock said Cookeville High used to wear their IDs years ago. “One of the things that kept coming up in some of the recommendations was that students wear IDs. It is something that we have thought about for ... Read More »

Cookeville Woman Airlifted from Three-Car Wreck

A three-car wreck on Clarkrange Hwy resulted in a Cookeville woman life-flighted to Sky Line Medical today. According to the report, Kayla Lawson, 18, was traveling east on Clarkrange Hwy when she crossed into the westbound lane. Traveling westbound, William Anderson, 56, and four passengers swerved to avoid Lawson. A westbound Chevrolet Malibu driven by a sixteen-year-old juvenile accelerated to avoid ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Schools See Normal Enrollment Rates

Various Upper Cumberland Schools continue to report normal enrollment rates for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Bo Magnusson is the Attendance Supervisor for Cumberland County Schools. “We are at 7,309 but we do know that is increasing, we are still entering in student data as we speak. So we know that number is going to go up,” Magnusson ... Read More »

Algood to Upgrade Police Tracking Devices

Algood Police Department is in the process of upgrading the police officer tracking devices. Police Chief Dale Armour said Verizon can provide the tracking devices with faster pings. “Mr. Morrison and I are discussing some issues with that software. We can go in and pay a little additional money that would come out of the police department budget to upgrade ... Read More »