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TDOT Project Requires Cookeville to Move Gas Lines

A potential TDOT project at the intersection of Burgess Falls and West Cemetery Roads in Cookeville will require the city to move gas lines in that area. Gas Department Director Jeff Mills said TDOT will open bidding for the project beginning June 2019. “We are going to be required by TDOT to relocate our facilities within that project,” Mills said. ... Read More »

Driver Charged for Alcohol Possession in Tuesday Semi Crash

The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed on I-40 in Cookeville Tuesday morning was cited for alcohol possession and due care. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 34-year-old Emmanuel J Sides, of North Carolina, and 27-year-old Samantha James, were in the semi at the time of the accident. Both were transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. The THP’s ... Read More »

County Hopes To Move Quickly With Sports Complex Expansion

An October meeting with TDEC will start the process for expanding Putnam County’s sports complex. John Ross Albertson is Putnam County’s parks and recreation director. “It’s our goal as a department and as county government to see this project through as fast as possible,” Albertson said. “We understand the necessity of being able to expand the sports complex so we ... Read More »

Putnam Authorities Arrest 13 on Intoxication Charges

Law enforcement in Putnam County was active over Labor Day weekend, making roughly 13 arrests on intoxication-related charges in four days. Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes said holiday weekends typically see an increase in arrests of those under the influence. “We always feel like the holiday three-day weekend always bring out the worst in people,” Holmes said. “We feel like ... Read More »

Morristown Man Arrested in Cookeville for Theft

Jeremy Arrington, of Morristown, was arrested Monday after stealing a cell phone from the Cookeville Sprint store Sunday. (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

A Morristown man charged with theft was found after police discovered he left his cell phone at the scene. Jeremy Arrington, 30, was booked into the Putnam County Jail Monday evening on $1,500 bond. According to the arrest warrant, security footage showed Arrington taking a phone from the Sprint store on South Willow Avenue in Cookeville Sunday. The phone was ... Read More »

Kentucky Man Injured By Boat Propeller Monday

A man from Kentucky suffered serious injuries Monday after falling from a moving pontoon boat on Center Hill Lake. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the vessel’s propeller struck 21-year-old Connor Boyle after he fell off the front of the rental pontoon. Boyle’s injuries required him to be airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. His condition and extent of ... Read More »

Monterey Woman Charged with Introduction of Contraband into Penal Institution

A Monterey woman faces multiple charges for public intoxication, criminal impersonation, and the introduction of contraband into a penal institution. An Algood Police officer made contact with Mindy Lynn Pope, 41, during an investigation at the Algood Wal Mart. According to the report, Pope told the officer her name was Michelle Pope and admitted to stealing several items. Through investigation, authorities ... Read More »

Truck Driver Suffers Minor Injuries in I-40 Semi Crash

The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed on I-40 Westbound in Cookeville Tuesday was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Jimmy Neal, the truck hauling auto parts drove off the left side of the highway into the center median where it struck a guardrail. The truck went down an embankment before ... Read More »

New Cookeville Businesses Announce Openings

Opening dates have been set for several new businesses coming to Cookeville in the next few months. Ulta Beauty, a cosmetic store specializing in skincare and beauty supplies, is set to open Friday, Oct. 26. Ulta will be located in the new Shoppes at Eagle Point center off Interstate Drive. Another Shoppes resident, Ross Dress for Less, will also open ... Read More »

Tennessee Sees Increase in Summer Traffic Fatalities

The number of summer traffic fatalities in Tennessee this year is higher than last year, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety. Between June and August of this year, 293 people have died in motor vehicle accidents, compared to 283 in that same time span in 2017. Captain R.C. Christian oversees the Cookeville District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He ... Read More »