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Cumberland Co. Woman Arrested For Firing Shots Towards Neighbor’s Home

Armed with a .357 revolver, a Cumberland County woman allegedly fired shots towards her neighbor’s home on Funnel Creek Road Monday. 55-year-old Benita Dougharty is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, and possession of a handgun while intoxicated. According to a report, Cumberland County deputies responded to the scene and located the weapon and ... Read More »

Petition Seeks Referendum To Overturn Council Vote

There’s an effort underway that’s seeking to overturn a rezoning approved by the Cookeville City Council earlier this this year. A Cookeville resident has submitted a petition to the Putnam County Election Commission that requests a referendum to overturn the ordinance that rezoned 11-acres of property on West 9th Street and North Franklin Avenue. The rezoning allows for the development ... Read More »

Judicial Commissioner Appointed To Serve Family Justice Center

The Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center will have a judicial commissioner working out of its office thanks to a Putnam County Commission vote Tuesday night. FJC officials said it will make services more efficient and provide better resources for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. “A lot of the work we do is helping them with orders ... Read More »

Upperman High School Hires Adam Caine As Head Football Coach

Upperman High School officials have hired Sequatchie County’s Adam Caine to be Bee’s new head football coach. Caine compiled a 26-10 record during his three years as head football coach of Sequatchie County. He led the team to a 13-1 record in 2016 and a trip to the class 3A state semifinals.   Read More »

Linden Trees Replaced Along Crossville’s Main Street

Crossville has replaced the Linden trees that were removed along Main Street last month. The city has replaced the trees with four different tree species, including, Black Gum, Skyline Honey Locust, Autumn Gold Ginkgo, and Valley Forge American Elm. “I wanted to have a nice diversity of species along Main Street that all have different colors in the fall, but ... Read More »

Putnam Habitat For Humanity Expands Into Overton County

Putnam County Habitat for Humanity has expanded its services into Overton County. Habitat for Humanity Development Director Melissa Parks said the Christian ministry will begin serving Overton County residents through the Neighbor 2 Neighbor program, which provides home improvement repairs for elderly residents. A roundtable discussion with a number of Overton County businesses and citizens was one of the reasons ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Rescue Squad Member Presented Medal Of Valor At White House Today

President Donald Trump presented Putnam County Rescue Squad member Sean Ochsenbein with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor today. The President presented the award during an event that was livestreamed from the White House this afternoon. In 2016, while on vacation, Ochsenbein helped pull a man from a burning vehicle in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Ochsenbein was one of 12 emergency responders ... Read More »

Bailey Co-Sponsors Property Tax Relief Bill For Elderly And veterans

A bill benefiting veterans received final State Senate approval last week. Senator Paul Bailey co-sponsored the bill, which will ensure that veterans can continue to qualify for property tax relief if they are hospitalized or temporarily placed in a nursing home but intend to return home. Bailey said there have been cases where the property tax relief had been denied ... Read More »

White Co. Anti-Drug Coalition Hosting Naloxone Training Event Next Week

The White County Anti-Drug Coalition will be hosting a community-wide training event on how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone. Drug Coalition President Beth Kirby said she encouraging everyone to attend the event. “Anyone who may be misusing any type of an opioid, please come and learn how to use this and have this in hand,” Kirby said. ... Read More »

Progress Being Made On New Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic

Progress continues to be made on the new Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic on North Dixie Avenue. “The building is paid for, which is what’s so exciting to me,” Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic Executive Director Nancy Knowlton said. “The generosity of this town is just amazing. We had two $100,000 matching grants and it’s taken care of. Anything else that comes in goes ... Read More »