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Tennessee Central Trail Looking Towards New Website

The Tennessee Central Trail looks to have its new website up and running by the end of this year. Rail Trail Board Secretary Don Smith said the website will be beneficial both for the trail and for those looking to visit. “It’s just going to make it more visible. We can post information on there where if people Google it, ... Read More »

Early Voting Starts October 17 in Cumberland County

Election season is upon us and early voting is right around the corner. In Cumberland County, early voting begins on Wednesday, October 17, and runs through Thursday, November 1. Patricia Jolley, deputy administrator in the Cumberland County Elections office, said activities are really beginning to ramp up in the office now, with less than a week to go before the ... Read More »

PCSO Arrests New York Sex Offender

A sex offender registered in New York faces charges after being arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities arrested Dylan Osterhoudt, 26, for violating the sex offender registry and violating an order of protection. Officials traveled to Cookeville Regional Medical Center to speak to a juvenile about sexual allegations. During the investigation, authorities discovered that Osterhoudt had been staying ... Read More »

Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Kentucky Woman

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Kentucky woman yesterday. Rachel Thomas, 44, of Nancy, Kentucky faces charges of simple possession and possession of methamphetamine. Authorities conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle due to a tail light being out on Thomas Road near Hwy 70. Due to inconsistent statements, authorities asked the occupants of the vehicle ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Delays Panhandling Ordinance

The Cookeville City Council on Thursday declined to vote on an ordinance seeking to ban panhandling and taking donations in the city streets. The council voted on a recommendation from City Manager Mike Davidson to remove the item from the agenda. “I would like to spend a little bit more time with the city attorney and police chief to review ... Read More »

Hit-And-Run Suspect Sought In McMinnville

McMinnville Police are seeking info about a driver who fled the scene of an automobile crash last week. Police have issued warrants charging 23-year-old Dustin Salyers with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury and 4th offense driving on a revoked license. The incident happened at the intersection of Sunset Drive and the bypass when Salyers allegedly left his ... Read More »

Contractors to Evaluate Baxter Amphitheater Project

The City of Baxter has hired two contractors to help estimate costs of its proposed amphitheater project. Mayor John Martin said the decision came after input from the engineer and architect helping make the new park a reality. “They feel like we need to get a general contractor to give some ideas on what the estimated cost is going to ... Read More »

Baxter Moves Closer to Replacing Elmore Town Bridge

The City of Baxter only has one major hurdle remaining before work can begin to replace the old Elmore Town Road Bridge. That according to Mayor John Martin. “We got all the paperwork from our attorney this week as far as the acquisition of land,” Martin said. “The only thing that we’re waiting on now… TDEC has given their approval ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Football Week 9 Breakdown

Let’s talk Friday night Football Games starting with Cookeville VS Blackman. Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland and talk to the coaches and players that play them. The Cookeville Cavaliers take on The Blackman Blaze. This Thursday, we take a look at Week 9 Football Action. Get a ... Read More »

Rail Trail Hopes to Expand Across Putnam County

The Tennessee Central Trail, otherwise known as the ‘rail trail’, is exploring options of expanding and connecting portions of the trail through Cookeville and Algood. Rail Trail Board Secretary Don Smith said the possibility of expansion is still in the preliminary stages. “We still have an audit that has to be completed on phase one to complete that grant and ... Read More »