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DeKalb Teachers Taking On Higher Health Insurance Premiums

The DeKalb County Board of Education has approved a state mandated 7-percent health insurance increase. The school system will not be absorbing the increase, meaning higher costs will be passed on to teachers. About 40 educators met Tuesday evening to voice their concerns. They would like the board to reconsider its decision and come up with funds to cover the ... Read More »

Don’t Eat Raw Or Undercooked Poultry

An online fascination with eating raw meats may not be a great idea. Putnam County Extension Agent Michelle Parrot said it’s particularly a bad idea to consume raw or undercooked chicken. “That is one thing that we have very strict guidelines on for food safety and that’s eating raw or undercooked poultry or poultry products no matter what that is,” ... Read More »

White Co. Commission Offers Shoupe Settlement

The White County Commission approved an offer to settle Sheriff Oddie Shoupe’s lawsuit. Shoupe filed suit against the White County Commission in August 2016. Commissioner Al Klee said the group voted to offer a settlement at its regular meeting Monday. “I thought it was kind of a close vote, there were 14 of us present, and 8 were for it ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Fair Attendance Drops This Year

The Putnam County fair had a lower attendance this year. A total of 48, 714 people attended the fair this year, which is down 5.6 percent from last year’s attendance. Fair Board President John Allen said a couple days of bad weather can be blamed for the lower attendance. “It’s because of the rain and the fact that on most ... Read More »

Celina Preparing For Trick or Treat

Halloween may be more than a month away, but businesses in Celina have the spirit. Celina Merchants Association President Kathy Merrett said it takes a lot of planning and a lot of candy to pull off Trick or Treat Celina. “Our merchants all close up at 5 and set up, we dress up, we decorate the fronts of our stores, ... Read More »

Rollercoaster Yard Sale Prep Underway

Folks in two states began preparing for this year’s rollercoaster yard sale weeks ago. Celina Merchants Association President Kathy Merrett: “Just trying to reach out to all of our vendors, confirm that they’re coming, we at the same time are advertising out to people who have never been with us before, so it’s pretty crazy busy right now for us,” ... Read More »

Cumberland Man Arrested After Reported Hatchet Attack

A Cumberland County man faces an aggravated assault charge after allegedly attacking another man with a hatchet. Jacob Edmonds was charged after an incident that occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday. A resident at Brenda Lane Apartments called police after he was awakened by a fight outside. Police caught up with the victim at Cumberland Medical Center. He was able ... Read More »

DeKalb Sheriff: Homeless Couple Committed Burglaries

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department arrested a homeless couple accused of stealing from homes, outbuildings, barns and a church. Joshua Dewayne Brown, 31, and Ashley Nichole Tittle, 24, were found living in a tent in an old outbuilding at Wilson Hollow Road. They face 10 counts of burglary, three counts of aggravated burglary, four counts of vandalism 10 counts of ... Read More »

No Dating Policy Amendment Rejected By Putnam Commission

The Putnam County Commission voted Monday to not relax an anti fraternization policy for the EMS Department. Had the commission voted to relax the policy it would have allowed dating or married couples to be EMS employees with director Tommy Copeland’s approval. Commissioner Scott Ebersole said the policy was wrong on so many levels. “I feel like this policy is ... Read More »

SAIC Holds Open House

Community members had the chance to tour the renovated SAIC office space Monday. SAIC’s Cookeville site manager Karen Langley: “We’re celebrating that we’re now here officially and open and operational and we wanted to give the community an opportunity to see what we’ve done, because they’ve been a great part of us getting here,” Langley said. Langley said the site ... Read More »