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Cookeville Woman Faces Reckless Endangerment

A Cookeville woman faces charges for allegedly driving under the influence with her one-year-old child inside the vehicle. Authorities arrested 37-year-old Bettie Jo Anderson for DUI and reckless endangerment Wednesday. Officers made contact with Anderson at the S. Jefferson Ave Dollar General. Authorities identified Anderson as the driver and the passenger as Anderson’s one-year-old son. A witness told police that Anderson ... Read More »

McMinnville Man Killed In Wednesday Afternoon Crash

A Wednesday afternoon crash claimed the life of a McMinnville man. The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the deceased as 35-year-old Freddie Eldridge. Officials said the head-on crash happened around 3:20 p.m. on Highway 146 near the DeKalb and Cannon County line. A THP crash report indicates that Eldridge was traveling South in a 2013 Honda Civic when the vehicle crossed ... Read More »

Cookeville Could Restrict Certain Businesses from East 10th Development

Cookeville City Council members will consider restricting certain types of businesses from a proposed development site on East 10th Street. Planning Director James Mills says the biggest concern is not knowing what businesses plan to move to that area if approved by council. “Part of the requirements of the PCD (Planned Commercial Development) District is to limit or restrict how ... Read More »

CRMC Announces 2018 Birth Stats, First 2019 Baby

From the top left is Karen Kidd, R.N.; Kathy Price, volunteer at Cookeville Regional; Juana Ramirez-Cano holding Isabel Hernandez-Ramirez; Miguel Herandez-Baralome, father; and Reba Slatten, R.N. Juana Ramirez-Cano (Submission: CRMC)

Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announced Tuesday the first baby born at the facility for 2019 is a girl. CRMC released a statement saying Isabel Yojana Hernandez-Ramirez was born just after 12:32 a.m. Tuesday, weighing seven pounds, 14 ounces, and measuring at 18 inches along. Her parents are Juana Ramirez- Cano and Miguel Hernandez Bartalome. CRMC reports the largest delivery in 2018 ... Read More »

Putnam County Hopes for New Growth at 5th Interchange

Putnam County officials hope to develop land around the 5th Interchange in 2019. County Executive Randy Porter said the interchange created easier access to the farmland near the interstate. “Sometimes it just takes a little while. You know once something is open, [it takes] a few months to get new prospects and new businesses and so forth, looking at it,” ... Read More »

Monterey Store Accused Of Underage Alcohol Sales

The Monterey Beer Board meets next week to hold a disciplinary hearing for a convenience market accused of selling alcohol to minors. The board will consider revoking or suspending the beer permit issued to Carl’s Super Market on North Chestnut Street. Mayor Bill Wiggins said store clerks allegedly sold alcohol to minors during a police operation last month. This will ... Read More »

Bid Awarded For Renovation Of Rehab Center

Mid-State Construction will conduct a $6.2 million renovation project at Overton County Health and Rehab Center (OCHRC). OCHRC Public Information Officer Scott Stevens said the facility will now begin the next phase of the project. “The next phase is going to be more of a strategic planning of where we are going to relocate some office and phone lines for ... Read More »

Baxter NAPA, Shell Station Opening Soon

The City of Baxter expects to see the new NAPA Auto Parts Store opening this month. Codes Officer Bob Lane said the owners delayed the project due to unforeseen events. “I was told the other day by the owner that they would probably be opening the store this month. They are hoping to open in January,” Lane said. “He got into ... Read More »

Authorities Investigating Shooting Death in Crossville

Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Crossville man after he was found injured Tuesday. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies discovered 58-year-old Paul Wing on Sandy Creek Road just before 12:30 p.m. after reports of a shooting in the area. The TBI released a statement indicating Wing was shot during an argument with another man. That man ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Charged With Gun-Related DUI

Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested a Cookeville man for driving and possessing a handgun while under the influence Tuesday. Authorities made contact with 36-year-old Brian Hartbarger after noticing a vehicle traveling eastbound on 1-40 cross the center line twice and the fog line once. Officials identified Hartbarger as the driver. Authorities noticed Hartbarger had red watery eyes, slurred speech, and the smell ... Read More »