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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 »

Baxter FD Seeking New Equipment Through Grant

The Baxter Fire Department hopes to get some new equipment from a Tennessee Firefighters Assistance Grant. Captain Adam Brown said the $5,900 grant will hopefully provide the fire department with new helmets and other items. “That will also purchase a battery-operated ventilation fan, which is pretty cutting-edge,” Brown said. “It’s gonna give us some advantages we haven’t had in the ... Read More »

Fentress County Needing Additional Substitutes in Schools

Fentress County School officials are looking to hire additional substitute employees for various positions across the district. Human Resources Director Tonya French says district struggles daily to find enough substitutes almost on a daily basis. “It’s very hard for us to get people to work around here,” French says. “Some are going to school, and some don’t choose to do ... Read More »