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Week 4 of Upper Cumberland High School Football Action

High School Football is in high gear with some big rivalry games coming up tonight beginning at 7:00pm. 09/07/18  High School Football Action   (0-3) White County (3-0) Upperman (2-1) Cookeville (2-1) Livingston Academy   (0-3) Monterey (1-1) Mt. Juliet Christian (1-1) Huntland (3-0) Clay County (0-3)Red Boiling Springs Clinton Co (KY) (0-3) Jackson County (1-1) Pickett County (3-0) Watertown ... Read More »

Baxter Meter Reader Upgrade To Cost $34K

The town of Baxter will have to spend $34,000 to upgrade its meter reader system. Water Department office manager Melanie Harris said unfortunately the system upgrade has to take place. “If we don’t do this by the first of the year we will not be able to read our meters. We will have to hand write them,” Harris said. “I ... Read More »

CPD Arrests Suspect in Vehicle Break-In Video

Cookeville Police arrested 55-year-old Samuel Smith in connection with a vehicle break-in. Smith is being held at the Putnam County Jail on $30,000 bond (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

Cookeville Police arrested a man in connection with a vehicle break-in thanks to multiple tips from the public. Samuel Smith, 55, was arrested in White County and is being held at the Putnam County Jail on $30,000 bond. Officials charged him with three counts of burglary and one count felony fugitive for an outstanding warrant in Mississippi. Detective Jamey McCurry ... Read More »

Council Approves Capshaw Sewer Rehab Project

Cookeville City Council approved a $1.3 million sewer rehabilitation project during Thursday’s meeting. Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly said the Capshaw Interceptor running through Capshaw Woods has reached its age limit. “It’s an 18-inch, old concrete line that was [installed] in the 50s,” Kelly said. “So we’ll be working on that project. We considered different methods to do it… ... Read More »

Plans Finalized For Replacing Elmore Town Road Bridge

Plans to replace the Elmore Town Road Bridge in Baxter will moving forward in the near future. John Martin is Mayor of the Baxter. “Everything is finalized, as far as our land acquisition and core drilling,” Martin said. “Only thing we are waiting for is final approval from the state. As soon as we get that letter back we are ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Charged with Assault by Strangulation

A Cookeville man faces one count of aggravated assault for causing injury by strangulation on August 25th. Officers arrested Daniel Joseph Greigo, 32, after responding to Cookeville Regional Medical Center ER in reference to a reported assault. The victim reported that Greigo returned to the residence around 6 am. Greigo had been drinking and was allegedly angry. According to the ... Read More »

Livingston Officials Take Steps To Improve Carr Avenue Subdivision

Livingston’s Carr Avenue subdivision and surrounding streets will hopefully be getting paved in the near future. The board of Mayor and Aldermen have voted to begin taking measurements in preparation of tarring and chipping the streets. Alderman Kelly Coleman said the roads in that area deserve better improvements than just tar and chip. “I agree that oil and chip would ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Approves Laser Scanner for CPD

Cookeville City Council approved the purchase of a laser scanner to help the Cookeville Police Department investigate crime scenes and crashes. Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans said the scanner will help speed up the investigation process. “The old one, you had to have multiple officers and they had to be in the street and keep the street open quite a ... Read More »

CrossFit Mayhem Reaches Beyond National Competition

CrossFit Mayhem class participants work through a drill during an afternoon session (Photo: Logan Weaver)

The national success of local CrossFit teams in Cookeville has captured the attention of athletes from all over the world. Director of Corporate Wellness David Oaks said despite the international fame, there’s more to CrossFit Mayhem than national competitions. “We deal with a lot of the older [clients], the ‘regular Joe’, coming in,” Oaks said. “We’re just wanting them to ... Read More »

Two People Killed In Overton County Crash

A Thursday morning crash in Overton County claimed the life of two people from Allons. The crash happened at 7:38 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 111 and Big Springs Road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as 77-year-old Johnie Ford and 77-year-old Lillie Ford. The THP’s preliminary crash report indicated that the couple suffered fatal injuries when ... Read More »