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State: Beware Flood-Damaged Cars

State officials have warned residents to beware buying used cars from hurricane-battered areas. State law says saltwater damaged vehicles can’t be titled in Tennessee, they can only be used for parts. Maggart Tire mechanic Paul Keller said that’s because of corrosion. “You get a lot of water, a lot of ocean water up in your computers and stuff, ocean water ... Read More »

Don’t Eat Raw Or Undercooked Poultry

An online fascination with eating raw meats may not be a great idea. Putnam County Extension Agent Michelle Parrot said it’s particularly a bad idea to consume raw or undercooked chicken. “That is one thing that we have very strict guidelines on for food safety and that’s eating raw or undercooked poultry or poultry products no matter what that is,” ... Read More »

White Co. Commission Offers Shoupe Settlement

The White County Commission approved an offer to settle Sheriff Oddie Shoupe’s lawsuit. Shoupe filed suit against the White County Commission in August 2016. Commissioner Al Klee said the group voted to offer a settlement at its regular meeting Monday. “I thought it was kind of a close vote, there were 14 of us present, and 8 were for it ... Read More »

Celina Preparing For Trick or Treat

Halloween may be more than a month away, but businesses in Celina have the spirit. Celina Merchants Association President Kathy Merrett said it takes a lot of planning and a lot of candy to pull off Trick or Treat Celina. “Our merchants all close up at 5 and set up, we dress up, we decorate the fronts of our stores, ... Read More »

Rollercoaster Yard Sale Prep Underway

Folks in two states began preparing for this year’s rollercoaster yard sale weeks ago. Celina Merchants Association President Kathy Merrett: “Just trying to reach out to all of our vendors, confirm that they’re coming, we at the same time are advertising out to people who have never been with us before, so it’s pretty crazy busy right now for us,” ... Read More »

Cumberland Man Arrested After Reported Hatchet Attack

A Cumberland County man faces an aggravated assault charge after allegedly attacking another man with a hatchet. Jacob Edmonds was charged after an incident that occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday. A resident at Brenda Lane Apartments called police after he was awakened by a fight outside. Police caught up with the victim at Cumberland Medical Center. He was able ... Read More »

DeKalb Sheriff: Homeless Couple Committed Burglaries

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department arrested a homeless couple accused of stealing from homes, outbuildings, barns and a church. Joshua Dewayne Brown, 31, and Ashley Nichole Tittle, 24, were found living in a tent in an old outbuilding at Wilson Hollow Road. They face 10 counts of burglary, three counts of aggravated burglary, four counts of vandalism 10 counts of ... Read More »

SAIC Holds Open House

Community members had the chance to tour the renovated SAIC office space Monday. SAIC’s Cookeville site manager Karen Langley: “We’re celebrating that we’re now here officially and open and operational and we wanted to give the community an opportunity to see what we’ve done, because they’ve been a great part of us getting here,” Langley said. Langley said the site ... Read More »