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Blackburn Secures U.S. Senate Primary

Marsha Blackburn won the U.S. Senate Republican nominee tonight. Blackburn secured the nominee with 85.1 percent of the votes. Blackburn defeated Aaron L. Pettigrew in the Republican primary. From 1999 to 2003, Blackburn served in the Tennessee Senate. Read More »

Few Issues And Several Low Voter Turnouts Reported Across UC

Election Day seems to be going rather smoothly across the Upper Cumberland. Few issues have been reported so far, but the voter turnout has been a concern for some officials. White County Election Administrator Dorcas Marcum said at 4:00 p.m. today approximately 1,800 people had cast ballots. “I thought there would be a little bit more because our early voting ... Read More »

Centerstone Opens on Spring Street in Cookeville

Centerstone hosted an open house and ribbon cutting Thursday for its new Cookeville location on Spring Street (Photo Credit: Logan Weaver).

Non-profit behavioral health center Centerstone hosted an open house event at its new Cookeville location Thursday. Centerstone COO Ben Middleton said the company looks to provide accessible mental and behavioral healthcare to the community. “Those who suffer from mental illness or drug addiction, we want to make sure they have access to services,” Middleton said. “And that, quite frankly, what ... Read More »

Indictment Could Determine Smithville Mayor Race

The race for Smithville Mayor concludes Thursday as voters take to the polls to determine the city’s next leader. The race has witnessed its share of controversy, as current mayor Jimmy Poss has made headlines over the last few weeks after being indicted on theft and official misconduct charges. According to the DeKalb County Election Commission, Poss’s name remained on ... Read More »

Fisk And Hilham Road Intersection Still On TDOT’s Radar

Improvements to the intersection of Hilham Road and Fisk Road remains on the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s radar. Putnam County Executive Randy Porter said that project remains in the design stage. “There looking at putting a turning lane on Hilham Road their at the intersection of Fisk,” Porter said. It’s going to take that v out of the roadway so ... Read More »

New Tenants Announced At Willow Tree Plaza Shopping Center

Owners of the Willow Tree Plaza Shopping Center in Cookeville announced two new tenants Thursday. Workout Anytime and Return To Play Elite have signed a lease to occupy vacant space at the shopping center. Fimiani Development Corporation President Mike Fimiani said he expects to announce even more new tenants in the near future. “Depending on the size of the tenants ... Read More »

Voters Head to the Polls Across the Upper Cumberland

Voters across the Upper Cumberland will head to the polls to cast their votes in several local and state races Thursday. Debbie Steidl is the Administrator of Elections in Putnam County. She said there are a few things voters should know as they head to the polls. “Polls open at 9 a.m. and they close at 7 p.m. and you ... Read More »

CPD Encourages Safe Driving During New School Year

The Cookeville Police Department reminds people to drive safely as students across Putnam County returned to school this week. Captain Bobby Anderson said some violations, like speeding in a school zone, can carry more weight than a citation. “If you are written a citation for speeding in a school zone, that is considered reckless driving,” Anderson said, “which can accumulate ... Read More »

Several Contested City Races Thursday

Some new faces will be elected to the Cookeville City Council Thursday night. Current Council members Ricky Shelton, Dwight Henry, and Chuck Womack will be seeking re-election to the five council seats on Thursday’s ballot. In addition, Vern Crabtree, Mark Miller, Eric Walker and Laurin Wheaton will all be seeking a seat in the council chambers. Algood citizens will be ... Read More »

Reagon Hopes To Retain Title Of Sheriff, New Sheriff To Be Elected In White County

A total of five candidates will be seeking the position of Fentress County Sheriff during Thursday’s county general election. Current Sheriff Michael Reagon will be trying to keep his position. Reagon appointed as sheriff by the county commission a little more than a year ago after the arrest of Chucky Cravens. Other candidates seeking the position of Fentress County Sheriff ... Read More »