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Monterey Lions Want To Rebuild And Rescue

Friday, the Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team deployed to Texas, intending to help rebuild and deter looting. Director Ken Hall said the catastrophic flooding left the group with a changed mission and a new need. “At some point in time in the future, I would love for this disaster team to be able to do water rescues. It’s more ... Read More »

Monterey Lions Need Disaster Response Volunteers

Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team Director Ken Hall said in 10 years of responding to disasters, he’s never seen devastation like he’s seen in Houston. The group left Friday morning, stopping in Louisiana before moving on to Corpus Christie, then Houston. Hall said the team needs more volunteers to assist with cleanup later in the week. “Warm bodies, that ... Read More »

BBB: Donate Wisely Following Disasters

The Better Business Bureau recommends doing your homework before opening your pocketbook following a disaster. BBB Upper Cumberland Manager Elaine Smith said scammers look forward to disasters. “People that are giving money to go help the people in Texas, make sure you’re giving it to the right people. You’re going to get all kinds of calls requesting money, donations. Just, ... Read More »

Bright Sought On Warrant

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies hope the public can help find a felon. There’s a warrant out for 29-year-old Eddie James Bright. He is about six feet tall and weighs 190 pounds. Bright has reddish brown hair in a military-style cut and a beard. Bright reportedly violated his parole out of Putnam County Criminal Court. Bright lives in Overton County but ... Read More »

Smithville Bridge Takes Third Hit

Another vehicle has crashed into Smithville’s Veterans Memorial Bridge. Saturday afternoon, 45-year-old Jody Martin of Decherd, Tenn., tried to drive a tractor trailer under the bridge but struck the bottom. Martin wasn’t injured, but the THP cited him for failure to exercise due care. The bridge has been closed since last June when a county landfill truck hit it and ... Read More »

Cookeville Traffic Stop Nets Marijuana, Cash

THP troopers found more than 5 pounds of marijuana during a Cookeville traffic stop last week. A written statement from the THP said Trooper Mike Loftis noticed an odor of marijuana when he approached the vehicle. Loftis and K-9 officer Euro discovered $1,500 cash, five pounds of marijuana, 3 pounds of marijuana butter, and various candies with varying levels of ... Read More »

Crossville Man Recovers Monkey In Knoxville

A Crossville man recovered his pet monkey in Knoxville over the weekend. Bill King visited Knoxville a week ago and took his Capuchin monkey, named Pretty Boy Floyd with him. Floyd made a daring escape and spent about six days on the run in north Knoxville. Sunday, Floyd was spotted in the same neighborhood. King’s daughter went to the area ... Read More »

Public’s Help Sought To Identify Suspect

Cookeville Police hope the public can help find a suspect. Police released two security-camera images of a man they believe committed a theft at a city gas station. Authorities believe the man stole some $3,000 of cigarettes from the Pilot station on August 9. If you know the man, contact Det. Sgt. Brent Anderson at 931-520-5315. Read More »

Cumberland Co. First Responders To Be Honored Tuesday

A Cumberland County group plans a ceremony to celebrate emergency services and law enforcement at the fair this week. The Leadership Cumberland class of 2016 came up with the idea several months ago. Jeremy Shoemaker is a member of the group. “We realized that there were a ton of people that you don’t think about that spend their day to ... Read More »

Monterey Lions Head To Texas

The Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team deployed to Texas Friday morning, Director Ken Hall said. “We’re supposed to be there this time as the storm hits so this is a little bit different of a response than normal,” Hall said. The early response isn’t the only new thing. Hall said the group has been asked to protect and serve. ... Read More »