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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 »

TTU Students, Faculty Host Sit-In Against Kavanaugh

Tennessee Tech students and faculty take part in a sit-in at the Volpe Library, in support of sexual assault victims and to protest Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo: Logan Weaver)

Students and faculty at Tennessee Tech participated in a sit-in at the Volpe Library on campus to support sexual assault victims and protest Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. TTU student Hope Brumit said she supports Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s decision to come forward and share her story. “I am disgusted at the amount of people that I have seen coming ... Read More »

Driver Cited After Log Truck Rolls Over in Jackson County

A Burkesville, Kentucky truck driver was cited after rolling a log truck negotiating a curve in Jackson County Monday morning. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Gregory Gen Muse attempted to turn right from Highway 85 onto Highway 53 when his truck tipped over. The truck came to a rest on the left side of the road. Muse was ... Read More »

Local Park Rangers Traveling to France to Honor Sgt. York

Several Tennessee State Park Rangers are traveling to France this week to explore the history of World War I Sergeant Alvin C. York. Josh Waggener is the Park Manager at the Alvin C. York State Historic Park in Pall Mall. He said he looks forward to retracing York’s steps when he served overseas. “For the past several years, Tennessee State ... Read More »

Two Teens Arrested After Vehicle Theft in Baxter

Two teens from the Chance Home for Girls in Bloomington Springs face several charges after being arrested in Winchester Monday. The teens broke into a Baxter home, stealing a purse and later a vehicle belonging to Brandon Mathis.

Two teens from the Chance Home for Girls face several charges after stealing a Baxter family’s vehicle and crashing it in Franklin County Monday. Brandon ‘Gump’ Mathis, the owner of the vehicle, said he was at work when his wife texted him that their 2017 Nissan Murano was missing. “I was more shaken up to the fact that someone had ... Read More »

Clean Commission To Use Grant Funding For Stream Clean-Up Project

The Putnam County Clean Commission will use TDEC grant funding to help clean-up parts of Center Hill Lake. Clean Commission Executive Coordinator Shannon Reese said the same grant has helped clean-up efforts at Window Cliffs State Natural Area on two different occasions. “We chose Window Cliffs because it was so brand new and we had been helping to set up ... Read More »

Crossville Man Dies In Radio Tower Accident

A Crossville man died Saturday while working to build a radio tower in Cookeville. The accident happened in Southwest Cookeville in the area of Franklin Court and Heathwood West Drive. According to Putnam County emergency officials, 30-year-old Kenny Waddell was helping install the radio tower when it collapsed. Waddell was pronounced dead at the scene. The Putnam County Sheriff’s office ... Read More »

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge for Baxter Man

A Baxter man faces charges after a seat belt violation led to the discovery of drugs in his vehicle. Christopher Sadler, 37, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license after he was initially stopped for not wearing his seat belt. Arrest warrants indicate officials noticed a strong odor coming from the vehicle, allowing ... Read More »