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Jackson Co. Hopes To Protect Flood Prone Areas

Jackson County has taken steps to hopefully keep rainfall from affecting flood-prone areas this week. EMA Director Keith Bean said he’s especially concerned about water entering the rescue squad building and emergency operations center. “A few months ago, there was like 12 to 14 inches of water in it. The ambulance service and 911 center had water up to the ... Read More »

Cold Temps, Rain Could Impact Early-Blooming Flowers

Early-blooming flowers could potentially be impacted by cooler temperatures and heavy moisture. That according to David Johnson, owner of Johnson Nursery & Garden Center in Cookeville. “As far as when the bloom is fully exposed to moisture, there’s not a lot we can do about it,” Johnson said. “But, if any of the blooms are still in color and we ... Read More »

Carthage Woman to Appear on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Carthage resident Leah Bane will compete in an episode of Wheel of Fortune this Friday at 6:30 p.m. on WKRN-TV. [Photo: Carol Kaelson]

A Carthage woman will appear on national television this week as a contestant on ‘Wheel of Fortune’. Leah Bane said she was excited to be selected for the show after auditioning in Nashville. “When I first auditioned, I never thought they would pick my name so it was just such a blast to get on stage the day of the ... Read More »

Army Corps Engineers Prepping for Heavy Rainfall

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun preparing the Cumberland River, Dale Hollow Lake, and Center Hill Lake (above) for incoming heavy rainfall (Photo: Logan Weaver)

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun preparing for heavy rainfall along the Cumberland River and two Upper Cumberland lakes. Anthony Rodino serves as the Nashville District’s Water Management Chief. “On the main stem of the river, we’re working to lower river stages to prepare the river to accept additional rainfall that’s going to be coming in the ... Read More »

PCSO Investigating False Threats Against MHS Student

Putnam County authorities are investigating false threats made against a Monterey High School student Tuesday (File Photo)

Putnam County authorities are investigating false threats made against a Monterey High School student Tuesday. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday threats made against the student were determined to be false after their Snapchat account had been hacked. Additional deputies were called to the high school while the investigation remains ongoing. Charges have not been filed against any student ... Read More »

Cookeville Considering Subcontractor Method for CPD Building

Cookeville City Council will consider an agreement Thursday allowing architects to subcontract the city’s new police station project. Peter Metts is the Presient of American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He explained the process takes the conventional ‘design-bid-build’ method, and splits the bidding into two parts. “What we have started doing is carving out the general contractor and his internal costs, separating ... Read More »

CPD Arrests Two on Meth, Felony Firearm Charges

24-year-old Dustin Click, of Arkansas, faces multiple charges after having firearms and meth at the Cookeville T-Mart Monday. 23-year-old Sara Hammons of Cookeville was also charged. (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

Cookeville Police arrested two people Monday following suspicious activity at T-Mart on North Willow Avenue. Authorities charged 23-year-old Sara Hammons of Cookeville, and 24-year-old Dustin Click of Arkansas, with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, and theft. Police approached a vehicle in the T-Mart parking lot with Hammons and Click inside after observing potentially suspicious ... Read More »

Officials Stress Preparedness Ahead Of Rain

Emergency officials urge residents to be prepared for the rainfall that’s expected to hit the region this week. Chris Massiongale said residents should be pre-planning routes and checking social media accounts for emergency information. “We’ll be posting road closures and things of interest that are related to weather,” Massiongale said. “Let people know where you are going before you leave, ... Read More »

E-Week Relieves Stress in Engineering Students

Tennessee Tech Engineering students will finish up E-week competitions and events in the coming days. Treasurer of the Engineering Joint Council and Civil Engineer junior Abigail Shores said the event helps students relieve stress. “Every engineering student can relate to the fact that we are always busy. We are always trying to work on a project or study for a ... Read More »

Lake Tansi Shooting Case Heading to Grand Jury

A Cumberland County grand jury will meet next week  to consider indicting a Clarkrange couple charged with murdering a Lake Tansi woman. 35-year-old Doneal Clark and 35-year-old Kirk Clark face one count of first degree murder in the January 19th shooting death of Linda Damewood. Both Doneal and Kirk also face charges for felonious possession of a weapon. Both Clarks appeared ... Read More »