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Scam Working Cookeville; Police Number, IRS Request

Spoofing the Cookeville Police phone number and telling a caller you represent the Internal Revenue Service. It’s certainly the work of a confident scammer, a scammer that struck in Cookeville Friday. “We had a citizen come in and report that they had actually given their credit card number to a person claiming to be from the IRS but using our ... Read More »

Tech’s Updated Strategic Mission Clear, Cohesive

More than 700 students, faculty, and alumni voiced their opinions over the past six months on updating Tennessee Tech’s Strategic Plan. The Board of Trustees heard Thursday from steering committee co-chairs Tom Payne, College of Business Dean, and Lisa Zagumny, College of Education Dean. “We’ve learned from our conversations that in spite of and perhaps due to its expansive scope,the ... Read More »

Dekalb Man Added To 10 Most Wanted

The TBI added a Dekalb County man to its Ten Most Wanted List Friday. 32-year-old David Paul Vaughn faces multiple charges stretching from Kentucky to Indiana to Williamson and Wilson Counties. The TBI believes Vaughn may be involved in a Florida armed robbery. Vaughn stands 5-8 and weighs 330 pounds. He has a shaved head and brown eyes. Investigators believe ... Read More »

Drug Trafficking Bust In Cookeville

A joint investigation including Cookeville Police and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department busted a drug trafficking operation at a Jefferson Avenue hotel. 33-year-old Billy White of Cookeville faces five charges. His bond set at $40,000. 39-year-old Kenneth Bayless of Spencer faces one count of the sale or delivery of a schedule II drug for resale. Bond set at $25,000. 26-year-old ... Read More »

Smithville Aldermen Censure Jimmy Poss

The Smithville Board of Aldermen voted Thursday night to censure Smithville Mayor Jimmy Poss for hiring his son to work part-time for the city. The vote 5-0. Poss did not attend the meeting. But he did release a statement and asked City Attorney Vester Parsley to read it to the board. “My hiring of my son to maintain the pool ... Read More »

Livingston Sidewalk Renovations Set To Begin

Sidewalk renovations in Livingston will begin one week from Monday, replacing sidewalks all around the county courthouse. “Every corner of the courthouse square will receive improvements,” Downtown Revitalization Committee Chairman Ray Evans said. Improvements set to begin April 2 include both aesthetic and ADA compliant changes. In addition, Evans said sidewalk work will continue down Spring Street around the new ... Read More »

Goat & Sheep Farmers Gather In Sparta

Goat and sheep farmers across the Upper Cumberland gathering in Sparta Friday. “It’s teaching sheep and goat farmers and getting them accreditation for ag enhancement funds if they attend the classes,” Clay County Extension Agent Jason Shultz said. The Upper Cumberland Agricultural Extension agents across the region will join together to offer training on a variety of topics. “Everything from ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Injured In Dump Truck Accident

A dump truck overturned Thursday on Dekalb County’s Highway 96 injuring the Cookeville driver. The accident happened near Center Hill Dam. THP reports Thomas Thurman driving a Mack Dump Truck along Highway 96. As he tried to negotiate a curve, Thurman lost control. The truck rolled over on its side and skidded for several feet. The payload of gravel spilled ... Read More »

We Remember: Thursday, March 22 Obituaries

Here are the latest obituaries and notices as provided by the funeral homes serving Cookeville, Baxter, Monterey, Sparta, Gainesboro and Livingston. News Talk 94.1/AM 1600 brings you the daily obituaries each morning, Monday through Saturday, at 7:25am, during The Upper Cumberland This Morning and afternoons at 5:25pm during The Upper Cumberland At 5. Local news, weather and sports on your way ... Read More »

Tech Trustees To Offer Oldham Five-Year Contract

The Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees voted 8-1 Thursday to offer President Phillip Oldham a new five-year contract. Board Of Trustees Chair Tom Jones said the contract would offer stability to the University, the president and the board. “We have one employee and it’s this person right here (Oldham),” Jones said. “This contract helps to assert our authority of that ... Read More »