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Boyd To Serve Putnam Schools for Additional Year

The Putnam County Board of Education voted to extend the Director of Schools Jerry Boyd’s contract to 2021. Boyd said he felt flattered by the positive support from the Board of Education. “I am always appreciative when they take that action, they extend my contract. I believe through their feedback,” Boyd said. “That is just a boost of confidence of ... Read More »

PCSO Announce 35 Indictments After Multi-Agency Effort

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office hosted a press conference Tuesday announcing drug indictments against 35 individuals. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said many of the suspects are classified as repeat offenders between the ages of 18 and 60-years-old. “We have about 700 to 800 individuals that seem to want to continue to repeat and so for us, we certainly try ... Read More »

Fentress County Aims to Cut Down on Vandalism

Fentress County hopes to cut down on vandalism in South Fentress Park. That according to County Executive Jimmy Johnson. Johnson said South Fentress Park has seen a number of separate vandalism cases. “We have had three or four occurrences, nothing really major, but of course if it is $10 it’s major,” Johnson said. “I mean people should find something else to do ... Read More »

Clay County Assists Macon in Anti-Drug Efforts

The Clay County Anti-Drug Coalition is helping their neighbors in Macon County by providing a drug drop-off location in Lafayette. Executive Director Jamie Colson says the new drop-off location will help keep additional drugs from being dispersed into the community. “I assisted the [Lafayette] Police Department in getting one and then I helped register them with the Count It, Lock ... Read More »

Portland Man Arrested After Vehicle Chase Monday

28-year-old Randall D. Jackson Charged With Theft, Simple Possession, Evading Arrest, And Reckless Endangerment

A Portland, Tennessee man faces a number of charges after leading Putnam County authorities on a vehicle chase Monday. Cookeville Police have charged 28-year-old Randall D. Jackson with theft, simple possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest, and reckless endangerment. Arrest warrants indicate that Jackson allegedly stole a white box truck and fled from authorities after being spotted on South ... Read More »

Monterey Man Charged With Stealing Vehicle

A Monterey man has landed behind bars for allegedly stealing a vehicle Monday. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office charged 25-year-old Canton Allen Flowers with theft of property. According to an arrest warrant, Sergeant Larry Bates spotted Flowers driving a mud-covered vehicle on Welch Avenue in Monterey. A records check of the registration revealed someone had reported the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze ... Read More »

Committee Passes PCSO Jail Healthcare Contract, Budget

The Putnam County Fiscal Review Committee approved a budget amendment for the sheriff’s office to accommodate a new health insurance provider at the jail. Commissioner Cindy Adams was outspoken against the amendment, saying approving the motion would double the sheriff’s budget from $648,000 to $1.1 million. “That is really unsustainable for us to pay that much money, and we have ... Read More »

Hartsville Man To Serve 15-Years For Child Exploitation

A federal judge has sentenced a Hartsville man to 15-years in prison for child exploitation crimes. 41-year-old Curt Cannamela pleaded guilty earlier this year to enticement of a minor, receipt of child pornography, and distribution of child pornography. According the U.S. Attorneys Office in Nashville, Homeland Security Investigators began investigating Cannamela in 2017 after discovering email communications between Cannamela and ... Read More »

Police Identify Deceased Man Found Near TTU

Authorities have identified 23-year-old Patrick Hamilton Ten Eyck as the man who was found unresponsive and later died near Tennessee Tech's campus Friday evening. (File Photo)

Authorities have identified a Maryville man as part of a death investigation after he was found unresponsive near Tennessee Tech Friday evening. Cookeville Police report 23-year-old Paul Hamilton Ten Eyck of Maryville was unresponsive when police arrived on the scene. Ten Eyck was given CPR and transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center where he later died. Tennessee Tech officials have said ... Read More »

Burgess Falls Educates Jr. Rangers at Winter Camp

Burgess Falls will host the second Jr. Rangers Day this winter on Saturday. Park Manager Bill Summers said the winter camp differs from the spring camps. “They vary. This particular camp in winter will [have] winter identification of trees and plants,” Summers said. “We will have several different hikes. We will also be working on tracks, track casting and a ... Read More »