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Winningham Hardware Reopening in Livingston

Winningham Hardware is expected to reopen in Downtown Livingston within the coming weeks. That according to Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Greg McDonald. He said the reopening of the store will be special for the city. “It means a lot to the community,” McDonald said. “Number one, the service they provided, you could go there and find anything. ... Read More »

Health Officials Urge Residents to Receive Flu Shots

Local officials urge residents to consider receiving a flu vaccine sooner rather than later as flu season draws closer (File Photo - Putnam County Health Department)

Local health officials are urging residents to receive their flu shots sooner rather than later as flu season draws closer. Lisa Bumbalough is the Director of the Putnam County Health Department. “It does take about two weeks to get protected after you do get the vaccine,” Bumbalough said, “so we want everyone who hasn’t had their shot to go ahead, ... Read More »

Grand Jury Indicts Two in Senior Lifestyles Case

Former Senior Lifestyles Owner Stephanie Butler faces multiple charges following a grand jury indictment Wednesday (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

The Putnam County Grand Jury indicted former Senior Lifestyles Operator and Co-Owner Stephanie Butler on several charges Wednesday. An investigation by the TBI led authorities to believe Butler, 44, and 36-year-old Brian Richey, a former nurse practitioner at the facility, were responsible for the financial exploitation of several elderly patients at the facility. The investigation also revealed both Butler and ... Read More »

Trousdale County Motorcycle Crash Kills Lafayette Man

A motorcycle crash claimed the life of a Lafayette man Thursday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as 42-year-old Jason W. Sloan. According to the THP crash report, the accident happened around 1:10 a.m. on Honeysuckle road in Hartsville. The report said Sloan was traveling eastbound on a 2006 Harley Davidson when the bike crossed the center ... Read More »

Cookeville Motorist Crashes through Aqua Pools Sign

A Cookeville motorist faces a DUI charge after crashing through the Aqua Pools sign Wednesday. Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a to a crash on Burgess School Rd where they identified the motorist as Tracy Mullins, 56. According to arrest warrants, Mullins was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech, red watery eyes and the odor of an intoxicating ... Read More »

Report Of Gun Puts Algood School On Lockdown Wednesday

Algood Elementary School conducted a brief lockdown Wednesday after the city police department received a call about a male subject with a gun in the car line. According to a written statement from the Algood Police Department, the caller told dispatch that the male subject pointed the gun at a female in the same vehicle. Algood PD arrived within moments ... Read More »

Sparta Woman Charged in July Murder of Husband

TBI arrested 73-year-old Patricia Iraggi, of Sparta, in connection with the shooting death of her husband in July. Dominick Iragga, 77, was shot in the torso July 20 and pronounced dead at the scene. (Photo: TBI/White County Jail)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Sparta woman Wednesday following the shooting death of her husband in July. Patricia Iraggi, 73, faces one count of first-degree murder after her husband, 77-year-old Domenico, died of a gunshot wound to the torso. Authorities responded to a 911 call on July 20 after both Patricia and Dominick were found injured at a ... Read More »

Crossville Receives 17 Applications for Police Chief

Crossville will begin the interview process in the search for its new police chief after receiving roughly 17 applications for the position. City Manager Greg Wood said the city will face a tough decision as they sort through the candidates. “We had a good pool of applicants both internal and from the outside,” Wood said. “Numerous with 30 years of ... Read More »

Oldham Addresses Enrollment Decreases at TTU

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham addresses the Board of Trustees Tuesday to discuss enrollment numbers at the university (Tennessee Tech)

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham addressed some of the challenges the university faces regarding shifting enrollment numbers. According to Oldham, TTU saw a slight decrease in undergraduate student enrollment this fall, falling to 10,187. “That’s a little bit of a drop overall from last year, and it’s been expressed as to some of the reasons why that is,” Oldham said, ... Read More »

TDOT To Conduct Shoulder Repairs In Putnam County Thursday

Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be conducting shoulder repairs on Interstate 40 Thursday. The work will take place on the westbound lanes between mile marker 291 and 298. That section of Interstate 40 is located between Cookeville and Monterey. One lane will be temporarily closed to traffic during the repairs. Those traveling in the area are urged to ... Read More »