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Cookeville Man Charged with Assault by Strangulation

A Cookeville man faces one count of aggravated assault for causing injury by strangulation on August 25th. Officers arrested Daniel Joseph Greigo, 32, after responding to Cookeville Regional Medical Center ER in reference to a reported assault. The victim reported that Greigo returned to the residence around 6 am. Greigo had been drinking and was allegedly angry. According to the ... Read More »

Livingston Officials Take Steps To Improve Carr Avenue Subdivision

Livingston’s Carr Avenue subdivision and surrounding streets will hopefully be getting paved in the near future. The board of Mayor and Aldermen have voted to begin taking measurements in preparation of tarring and chipping the streets. Alderman Kelly Coleman said the roads in that area deserve better improvements than just tar and chip. “I agree that oil and chip would ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Approves Laser Scanner for CPD

Cookeville City Council approved the purchase of a laser scanner to help the Cookeville Police Department investigate crime scenes and crashes. Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans said the scanner will help speed up the investigation process. “The old one, you had to have multiple officers and they had to be in the street and keep the street open quite a ... Read More »

CrossFit Mayhem Reaches Beyond National Competition

CrossFit Mayhem class participants work through a drill during an afternoon session (Photo: Logan Weaver)

The national success of local CrossFit teams in Cookeville has captured the attention of athletes from all over the world. Director of Corporate Wellness David Oaks said despite the international fame, there’s more to CrossFit Mayhem than national competitions. “We deal with a lot of the older [clients], the ‘regular Joe’, coming in,” Oaks said. “We’re just wanting them to ... Read More »

Two People Killed In Overton County Crash

A Thursday morning crash in Overton County claimed the life of two people from Allons. The crash happened at 7:38 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 111 and Big Springs Road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the deceased as 77-year-old Johnie Ford and 77-year-old Lillie Ford. The THP’s preliminary crash report indicated that the couple suffered fatal injuries when ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Moving Along with ‘Rolling Reader’

The Putnam County School System is closer to seeing its Rolling Reader mobile library being used across the county. PreK-5 Curriculum Supervisor Jill Ramsey said the bus is currently at Monterey High School as CTE students work on prepping the Rolling Reader’s interior. “They’ve laid the floor and they’re waiting on the outdoor turf carpet to go on the inside ... Read More »

Livingston Approves Liquor Store Ordinance On First Reading

Livingston officials have adopted an ordinance for retail package stores. The ordinance, which was approved on first reading Tuesday night, places no limit on how many stores can open up or how closely they can operate in proximity to a school or church. Kelly Coleman said it would be contradictory to set any boundary limits for retail package stores. “If ... Read More »

Mcminnville Man Faces Violation of Sex Offender Restrictions

A Mcminnville man faces multiple charges, including contributing to a delinquency of a minor and violation of sex offender residential and work restrictions. Jarrod L Keating, 19, allegedly picked up a fourteen-year-old female from an Algood parking lot on Sunday. According to the report, Keating then transported the runaway minor to Mcminnville. Authorities originally charged Keating with sexual battery in ... Read More »

Algood Middle School Students Charged With Making Threats

Putnam County authorities have charged two Algood Middle School students for allegedly making threats towards the school. According to a Putnam County Sheriff’s Office press release, school resource officers received reports at 11:00 a.m. of a text message threat made against Algood Middle School. The release said a student at Algood Middle allegedly threatened to harm people at the school ... Read More »

Connor Smith, 20, Saves Man from Burning Semi

Baxter resident Connor Smith, 20, found himself in the right place at the right time early Wednesday morning. Smith helped pull a man from a burning tractor-trailer around 4 a.m. along I-40 eastbound on his way home from work. “I was getting to the 264 mile marker and I ran into a gravel spot,” Smith said. “I looked over to ... Read More »