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Crews Responding to Fallen Tree on Car in Cookeville

Emergency crews responded to a fatal one-car accident on Crescent Drive near Sycamore Elementary Wednesday. An identity has not yet been released.

Emergency crews are responding to a report of a fallen tree on a vehicle in Cookeville. Putnam County EMA Director Tyler Smith said crews received word of a patient trapped inside a vehicle on Crescent Drive near Sycamore Elementary. No word on the patient’s current condition at this time or the extent of the damage. Traffic is currently blocked from ... Read More »

Crossville To Consider Wage Study For City Employees

Crossville City Council members will consider hiring a company to conduct a wage study. City Manager Greg Woods said the city has experienced issues with employees leaving for better paying jobs. “We haven’t had a wage study in at least 20 years, according to corporate history and memory,” Woods said. “A wage survey looks at the actual job they are ... Read More »

DeKalb Students Gain Hands-On Experience During STEM Event

Students gain hands-on learning experience during the DeKalb County Schools' STEM Night Monday (Photo: Logan Weaver)

DeKalb County School Officials were impressed with the turnout and student participation during Monday’s STEM Night Harvest Festival. Dr. Kathy Bryant is the Supervisor of Instruction for DeKalb County Schools. She said having the students engage with faculty, community members, and each other helps in the long run. “That type of collaboration is very powerful,” Bryant said. “We’ve got teacher ... Read More »

Putnam County Building Boom Continues

September was a record breaking month for residential building in Putnam County. Putnam County Executive Randy Porter said the county issued 34 permits for a total of $5.6 million in estimated construction cost. Of those 34 permits, 22 of them were for new single family residential houses. The $5.6 million in construction costs beat the old record of $5 million ... Read More »

Two DeKalb County Residents Facing Assault Charges

Two DeKalb County men will make a court appearance next week for breaking into a home last month and assaulting the resident with a metal pipe and brass knuckles. 28-year-old Jonathon Zachariah Rowland and 22-year-old Ray Franklin Vincent are charged with two counts of aggravated assault and aggravated burglary. DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray and said the incident happened September ... Read More »

Clarkrange, Van Buren High Schools Lead Region in Graduation Rates

Clarkrange and Van Buren County High Schools lead the Upper Cumberland in graduation rates in 2018. According to the Tennessee Department of Education, the two schools feature an overall graduation rating of 98.2 percent of all students. In fact, Van Buren saw one of the largest increases in graduates from 2017, seeing an increase of over eight percent from the ... Read More »

Jackson County TCAT Campus To Open Friday

A grand opening will be held Friday for Jackson County’s Tennessee College on Applied Technology campus. TCAT Livingston President Myra West said the campus will offer programs in information technology and power line construction and maintenance. “Those are two programs where there’s a pipeline needed for the workforce,” West said. “We are continuing to see more IT jobs. We know ... Read More »

Building Begins on Mooneyham Community Center

Crews break ground on the future site of the Mooneyham Lonewood Community Center in Van Buren County (Photo: Van Buren County, Tennessee Facebook Page)

A new community center and fire hall is currently under construction in Van Buren County. County Mayor Greg Wilson said the Mooneyham community will finally have a public gathering place to call their own. “It’s a long time coming. [Mooneyham] is one of the last communities in our county that does not have a community center,” Wilson said. “We’re hoping to ... Read More »

Improper License Plate Leads to Meth, Firearm Arrest

A motorcycle with an improper license plate led to the arrest of a Cookeville man Tuesday. Authorities arrested Doug Massa, 47, for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm, and possession of an altered registration plate. A Putnam County Sheriff Deputy made contact with Massa in connection to a disabled motorcycle on West Jackson Street near the Cane Creek Sportsplex. ... Read More »

Putnam Authorities Searching For Wanted Subject

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has asked the public for help in locating a person wanted for violating probation. According to a sheriff’s office press release, 27-year-old Wyatt Alan Fargo could be in the south end of the county or in the Livingston area. He’s believed to be in possession of a firearm. Officials said Fargo drives a white 2000 ... Read More »