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Handgun, Drugs Found During Algood Traffic Stop

Two Overton County men face several charges after a loaded handgun and drugs were found following a traffic stop in Algood Saturday. According to arrest warrants, Algood Police stopped 26-year-old Joshua Cobble of Rickman, and 42-year-old Linden Cook Jr. of Livingston, along Big Mac Drive. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer found several drugs and drug paraphernalia in Cobble and ... Read More »

Fentress County Hires New Finance Director

The Fentress County Commission hired a new Finance Director on Thursday. County Executive J. Michael Cross said the commission unanimously agreed to hire Tyler Arms. “We had a reconvened Finance Committee meeting last Wednesday and they voted to hire Tyler Arms who formerly was with, I think Union Bank and Fitzgerald’s Trucking,” Cross said. “And then we had a reconvened County ... Read More »

Safe On 70 Campaign Starts Tuesday

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office’s Safe on 70 campaign begins Tuesday. The campaign will feature an increased presence of law enforcement on Highway 70 to ensure drivers are traveling safely. Fred Sherrill is the Upper Cumberland Law Enforcement Liaison for the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. He said crash data shows that Tuesdays from Noon until 8:00 p.m are the highest ... Read More »

Woman Dies in Macon County Motorcycle Crash

A Lebanon woman died in a motorcycle accident in Macon County Sunday evening. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Shawna Jennings, 46, was travelling westbound on Highway 261 just after 6 p.m. when she lost control  negotiating a curve. The accident report indicates Jennings went off the right side of the road, struck a tree, and was thrown from the ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Looking to Improve Lunch Menus

The Putnam County School System is looking to improve the lunch menus for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. Food Service Program Supervisor Kathlyn Walter said the district has heard from parents regarding changes to the school lunches. “We had a lot of feedback this school year,” Walter said. “Some parents are on the fence about… should we have pizza every week? ... Read More »

Sunday Morning Crash Injures At Least One Person In Putnam County

A medical helicopter had to airlift at least one person to a hospital following a Sunday morning crash in Putnam County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 40 eastbound near mile marker 280. A preliminary crash report from the THP said a crew cab Dodge dually got caught underneath a commercial vehicle. ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Upper Cumberland Growth

More housing and businesses coming to our area but are we ready? The growth over the last few years has been at an increasing in Putnam and surrounding counties in the Upper Cumberland. With all of these new homes and apartments, businesses and more people relocating, the issue of growth is… growing. Are the public works, utilities and infrastructure we ... Read More »

Man Arrested Outside Putnam Justice Center

A Cookeville man faces multiple charges after being found intoxicated outside the Putnam County Justice Center Thursday. According to arrest warrants, 29-year-old Brandon Smallwood was arrested in the Justice Center parking lot after a deputy noticed the man was intoxicated. A search led to the deputy finding six oxycodone pills as well as one full and two halves of oxymorphone ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Announces Administration Changes

The Putnam County School System announced changes within its administration Thursday. PCSS announced the departure of Strategic Decisions Support Supervisor Denette Kolbe, who accepted a position with the Tennessee State Department of Education. As a result, Algood Middle School Principal Tim Martin has taken the place of Kolbe, while Dr. Chris Winningham was promoted from the school’s vice principal to principal.  Position ... Read More »

Clay County Hopes To Recruit More Retirees With Three Star Grant

Clay County officials will be using a $25,000 Three Star grant to recruit more retirees to the county. Clay County Three Star Program Director Doug Young said 60-percent of the people who retire, move to the location where they vacation. “We have around 3 million people visiting Dale Hollow lake every year so that’s a very fertile ground for us,” ... Read More »