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Cookeville Council To Consider Overhaul Of Public Parking Regulations

The Cookeville City Council will consider an overhaul to public parking regulations when they meet next month. City Planning Director James Mills said the idea came about when SAIC located in downtown Cookeville, bringing some 300 jobs. “We knew they were going to bring 300 jobs and how that would have a significant impact on parking in the downtown,” Mills ... Read More »

College Students: Fill Out FAFSA Starting This Month

College students across the country can file their FAFSA to prepare for next school year. Tennessee Tech Director of Financial Aid Lester McKenzie: “The FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, it the single application that students apply for for all federal aid,” McKenzie said. Information in the FAFSA is used by federal grant and loan programs as ... Read More »

Cumberland K-9 Gets New Vest

Cumberland County Sheriff’s K-9 has a new vest. K-9 officer Niko recently received the vest from a nonprofit called Vested Interest in K9s Inc. The vest is bullet and stab protective. Niko and his handler Deputy Zach Gilpin have been protecting Cumberland County since 2014. Sheriff Casey Cox said the department was grateful for the donation. Earlier this year, a ... Read More »

Scammers Now Speaking Spanish

Since scammers began using Spanish, the Cookeville Police have too. Months ago, scammers began calling Cookeville residents, claiming to be the electric department and threatening to disconnect if the resident didn’t make a big payment over the phone. That scam’s still going on, but now the phone number looks legitimate and they’re speaking in Spanish. Cookeville Police posted notices about ... Read More »

Vandalism Causing Damage, Expenses At Sparta Parks

Sparta officials say vandalism has caused some problems and some big bills this summer. Sparta Public Works Director Dillard Quick: “Also we’ve had some vandalism down at South Carter Park, we’ve had to replace the storage door, we had to replace the toilet, all the toilet paper holders, all the paper towel holders, it was probably about $1,000 worth of ... Read More »

DeKalb To Take Part In Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program

The state has selected DeKalb County to take place in the latest round of the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program. The program was implemented in 2015 and designed to improve the inventory of industrial sites and buildings in Tennessee. The program will advise DeKalb County officials on where investment may be most beneficial and how sites can improve to attract prospective ... Read More »

Windle Asks Trump For Sensible Health Care

Tennessee State Rep. John Mark Windle took his concerns about healthcare straight to the top. Windle wrote a letter to President Donald Trump Monday. He encouraged the president to work with Gov. Bill Haslam to find a “common sense solution for health care in Tennessee.” Windle points out the Volunteer State has been successful in managing private healthcare, but some ... Read More »

Grand Jury To Hear Case Involving Stabbing Death Of Police K-9

A Cumberland County grand jury will meet one week from today to hear evidence against a man charged with killing a Crossville Police K-9 back in August. Police arrested 28-year-old Dustin Dixon after he allegedly fatally stabbed the K-9 following a high speed chase. Dixon is charged with intentionally killing a service animal, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, DUI and evading ... Read More »

Financial Literacy Program For Teachers At Tech Oct. 21

State representatives will host a financial literacy program for teachers later this month at Tennessee Tech. The program’s goal is helping teachers incorporate financial literacy into their regular curriculum. The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission will host four programs statewide. The local program is set for October 21 at Tennessee Tech. The program is geared to teachers of kindergarten through eighth ... Read More »

Cookeville Soldier Injured In Ft. Jackson Accident

An Upper Cumberland soldier was among the injured in an accident at Fort Jackson, S.C. Friday. Pvt. Benjamin Key of Cookeville and five other soldiers were injured. Pvt. Alan Michael Kryszak of Clarksville was also injured. Two soldiers were killed. Injured soldiers were taken to hospitals off base, according to the Army. Fort Jackson’s Public Affairs office said somehow a ... Read More »