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Residential Development Remains Strong In Baxter

The town of Baxter continues to stay busy with a number of residential development projects. Baxter Mayor John Martin said crews have started constructing a number of townhouses off 6th Avenue. “We are going to have 21 total. They are doing seven now and they will be done in three phases,” Martin said. “They’ve already got the brick on the ... Read More »

Baxter Chief Commends Officer for Effort in Arrest

Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes commended Officer Ryan Bean for his efforts in an arrest made Saturday at Speedway. Bean suffered minor injuries after being dragged by the suspect (Archived Photo)

Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes commended an officer’s effort during an arrest at Speedway Saturday. Officer Ryan Bean suffered minor injuries after being dragged by a stolen vehicle while attempting to make an arrest. Bean responded to the scene after a Speedway manager reported a suspicious man at the gas pumps. “We’re just so thankful that [Bean] wasn’t killed in ... Read More »

DeKalb County Man Charged in I-40 Chase

Nathan Gohs, 23, faces multiple charges after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit on I-40 over the weekend (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

A DeKalb County man faces charges following a high-speed pursuit in Putnam County on I-40. Nathan Gohs, 23, of Dowelltown, was booked into the Putnam County Jail Sunday and is being held on over $15,000 bond after attempting to flee authorities. According to arrest warrants, Gohs reached speeds over 100 mph when he crashed his vehicle near the Putnam-DeKalb County ... Read More »

Spencer Chocolate Store Targets Sept. 27 Opening

A new chocolate store in Spencer is targeting a Sept. 27 opening date following final inspections. Arete Fine Chocolates is scheduled to go through one final inspection process by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on Sept. 26 before opening. According to Arete Founder David Senk, the store is slated to open shortly after assuming the inspection goes well. The opening ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Launch Anonymous Tip System

Putnam County schools began using a new anonymous tip line Monday. Deputy Superintendent Corby King said the Safe Schools Alert system allows parents and students to report dangerous behaviors to school officials. “They will be able to submit a tip either online, through a text, voicemail, or email,” King said. “They can send that to us anonymously for bullying, harassment, ... Read More »

Two Businesses Added to Shoppes, Interstate Drive Area

Charter Spectrum, currently located on West Broad Street, is expected to move to the Shoppes at Eagle Point in Cookeville in the near future. Texas Roadhouse is expected to open along Interstate Drive by Summer 2019. (Stock Photo)

Two businesses are slated to move to the Shoppes at Eagle Point and Interstate Drive area in Cookeville over the next several months. Charter Spectrum, currently located on West Broad Street, is expected to move to the new Shoppes location in the near future after recently signing an agreement to make the move. Meanwhile, steakhouse chain Texas Roadhouse is expected ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Growth & Law Enforcement

The issue of growth and the negative effects it can have for law enforcement. What demands are we placing on law enforcement as we continue to see new homes, new businesses and new citizens moving into our community? Captain Bobby Anderson and Major Scott Winfree from the Cookeville Police Department join us to share the changes they’ve seen and expect, ... Read More »

Cumberland County Responds to Report of Alleged Kidnapping

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office received reports of an alleged abduction yesterday around 1:26 pm at South Elementary. Families had gathered at South Elementary for a Jr. Jets and Jr. Panthers football game. A press release states that conflicting reports from minors said they saw a man grab a child and run into the wooded area behind the school. Officials suspended the ... Read More »

Baxter Officer Injured During Arrest

Baxter police officer Ryan Bean was injured during an arrest this morning. Police Chief Danny Holmes said Bean responded to a call about a man begging for money at the Speedway around 1:00 am this morning. Bean reportedly started to question the man at the gas pumps. After running the license plate of the man’s vehicle, Bean found out it ... Read More »

Victims Identified, Man Charged in Crossville Shooting

75-year-old Warren Nostrom will stand trial Oct. 29 in the shooting deaths of his ex wife and a 54-year-old man in 2018. (Photo: TBI)

A Crossville man faces two counts of first-degree murder following the shooting deaths of two people at the Cumberland County School Bus Garage Friday. According to the TBI, Warren Nostrom, 74, was charged in connection with the shooting death of his wife, 58-year-old Joy Nostrom, and 54-year-old Mark Gunter. In a press release, the TBI states the investigation is currently ... Read More »