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Annual Chili Challenge Set For Friday

Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland will host its fifth annual Chili Challenge Friday at Livingston’s Central Park. Executive Director Tim McLauchlin said the challenge has been a simple formula that’s worked well for the group over the years. “Not only does it raise money but it really raises awareness in the community and that’s what we love, unlike banquets ... Read More »

Missing Cumberland County Man Located

The Cumberland County Rescue Squad has located a missing Cumberland County man. Cumberland County Chief Deputy Bill Ashley said crews located 73-year-old Arthur Peterson Tuesday afternoon in the woods near his 20 acre property off of Tabor Loop. Authorities said he suffered from hypothermia, but was expected to make a full recovery. “I guess he got lost and disoriented,” Ashley ... Read More »

Bond Reduction Denied For Man Charged With Statutory Rape

A judge has denied a bond reduction for a man charged with having sexual relations with a teen more than 4-years younger than him. William Gregory Mills remains jailed on 15-thousand dollars bond. He’s charged with aggravated statutory rape. A judge denied the bond motion after a Cumberland County Deputy testified that the state had DNA evidence to present at ... Read More »

Authorities Searching For Missing Man In Cumberland County

A search has started for a missing man in Northern Cumberland County. 73-year-old Arthur Peterson was last seen by his wife Monday night as he walked their 20-acre property line in the Sunset Ridge and Summer Wind area off of Tabor Loop. Yesterday, authorities unsuccessfully used tracking dogs, helicopters, and a drone to locate Peterson. They resumed their search efforts ... Read More »

Six Injured In Head-On Crash In Fentress County

Six people suffered injuries during a two vehicle head-on crash in Fentress County Sunday. The accident happened around 5:00 p.m on Jonesville Road. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 45-year-old April Buck of Monterey was driving erratically in the Southbound lane when she came upon a northbound Dodge Magnum driven by an unidentified 17-year-old from Clarkrange. The 17-year-old swerved left ... Read More »

Property Next To Sam’s Rented For Auction

The large field on Cookeville’s Sam’s Street remains for sale. Last week, a whole lot of heavy construction equipment appeared in the field next to Sam’s Club. J&S Construction President Jack Stites said an out-of-town company rented the lot to hold an equipment auction last week. Stites said recently two different parties have expressed interest in the property. The nearly ... Read More »

Death Reported At Local Hotel

Cookeville Police investigating a death at a local hotel. Police responded to the call Monday afternoon at the Alpine Lodge and Suites on Spring Street. The individual was dead when police arrived. Police spokesman Lt. Bobby Anderson said officials do not believe foul play was involved. Read More »

Smith County Man Arrested On Incest, Rape Charges

A Smith County man faces charges of incest and rape of a child under 13 years of age. Larry E. Gentry was arrested September 18. Gentry’s wife allegedly discovered pictures and videos on his phone, leading to the charges. Gentry’s bond has been set at $450,000. If he posts bond, he may not have any contact or any minor child. Read More »

Monterey Lions Team Heads To Puerto Rico

The Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team has another mission. Team members have partnered with StormPoint and are headed to Puerto Rico to help people recover from Hurricane Maria. The volunteer team has been on the road virtually nonstop since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in early September. They’ve also deployed to Florida to help with Hurricane Irma recovery. Read More »

Shooting Sports Park Ground Broken

Residents of Cumberland County’s Albert Frye Road picketed the official groundbreaking of the new Shooting Sports Park Monday morning. Residents have said noise and traffic from the $2.2 million Shooting Sports Park will ruin their quality of life. When it opens, the park will provide shooting practice for sports, youth and law enforcement. Archery training will also be availabel. Officials ... Read More »