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Cookeville High School Burglarized In Late May

The individuals burglarized Cookeville High School in late May, according to the Cookeville Police Department. The department released a video of the May 29th incident on its Facebook page early Thursday morning. Cookeville Police Captain Bobby Anderson said the individuals did not take anything, but they did vandalize areas inside the school. Police have asked for the public’s help in ... Read More »

McMinnville Advertising City Administrator Position

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen have voted to advertise the full-time city administrator position. For the past four years, Bill Brock has served as interim city administrator. Brock lacks a four-year degree, which is a requirement for one to be considered for the job. This week, the board voted unanimously to change wording in the charter to indicate ... Read More »

Crossville Council Votes Against Expansion

Crossville City Council voted not to expand to seven members Tuesday night. Councilman Danny Wyatt was the first to oppose the idea during open discussion. “I would support putting it on a referendum and letting the people decide,” Wyatt said. “I don’t think that five people ought to appoint two more warm bodies. Let the people decide that.” Councilman JH ... Read More »

Baxter Man Charged After High-Speed Chase

A Baxter man faces multiple charges following a high-speed chase in Putnam County. Warrants filed Tuesday to the Putnam County Justice Center state the incident occurred June 7. 18-year-old Christopher Dunn was traveling north on Cookeville Boatdock Road swerving in his lane, almost hitting southbound Putnam County Sergeant Patrick Short. According to the police report, Dunn reached speeds of 100 ... Read More »

Algood Awaits Information For Park Grant

The City of Algood needs further direction to move forward with the park master plan development. Keith Morrison is the City Administrator. “The park grant, we are waiting for further direction. Tennessee Department of Health is in charge¬†of that grant and asked for additional paperwork from us, which we have submitted,” Morrison said. “I did hear from UCDD today and ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Remains a Concern for the Upper Cumberland

Domestic violence remains a concern for Upper Cumberland residents. That according to the Executive Director of the Avalon Center, Rachel Bruning. TBI released the 2017 Annual Domestic Violence Report yesterday. The report said Tennessee saw a 1.8 percent decrease in reported domestic violence cases. “I would say consistently, the clients we have seen over the year has stayed steady or ... Read More »

Man, 57, Killed In Tuesday Apartment Fire

The victim of a Tuesday afternoon apartment fire in Putnam County has passed away. The 57-year-old man pronounced dead at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, according to a Putnam County Sheriff’s Office press release. According to officials with the Putnam County Fire Department, the fire broke out at Sun Valley Apartments on Benton Young Road. Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Golberger said ... Read More »

Plans Progressing For Mountain Bike Trail At Edgar Evins State Park

Officials at Edgar Evins State Park continue to make progress on plans to construct a mountain bike trail. The park has decided to construct a trail that can be used for all skill levels. Park Manager Kenny Gragg said construction likely won’t occur until later this year or early next year. “As far as cutting trail, I don’t expect that ... Read More »

Baxter Council Passes Budget, Gives Pay Raises

Baxter City Council passed the 2018-19 fiscal year budget during Tuesday’s meeting. Under the new budget, city employees will receive a raise as part of the new fiscal year. Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes said his department is thankful for the work done by City Council. “We know how hard it is for you all to make decisions,” Holmes said. ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Budget Committee Proposes Raise For All County Employees

The Putnam County Budget Committee voted Tuesday night to give all county employees a raise. Under the committee’s proposal, law enforcement and public safety employees would receive a $2,000 raise. All other department employees would receive an $1,800 raise. According to committee chairman Ben Rodger, the raises would be paid for with funding out of the penny rate growth and ... Read More »