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956 Acres Of Grassy Cove Donated To Cumberland Trail

Nearly 1,000 acres of karst forest at Cumberland County’s Grassy Cove will be dedicated to the Cumberland Trail Friday. Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation has donated the land to the state. Doctor Chuck Womack serves as board chairman of the foundation. “950 plus acres are safe for posterity,” Womack said. “It’s part of the Cumberland Trail now and this is ... Read More »

Boating Citations Decrease with Rainy Weekend

TWRA issued twenty-three citations over the Memorial Day weekend, a decrease from last year according to Law Enforcement Major CJ Jaynes. A rainy weekend affects the number of citations issued. Mime Barnes is the Wildlife Information Specialist for TWRA. “So the number of vessels on the water decreases with inclement weather. So when there are storms in the area or ... Read More »

Jury Duty Scam Reported In Putnam County

Several Putnam County residents have reported receiving phone calls from someone alleging to be Sheriff Eddie Farris. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the caller requests money and says they have an arrest warrant for the person missing jury duty. Sheriff’s Office officials said the agency will never call and request money or advise you of an arrest warrant ... Read More »

Cookeville Starbucks Closing for Anti-Bias Training

The Interstate Drive Starbucks in Cookeville will close at 2:30 p.m. today as part of the company’s national racial bias training. The Cookeville location is one of over 8,000 stores across the United States closing this afternoon to train employees. The training comes a month after a Philadelphia Starbucks manager called police on two African-American men waiting on a friend. ... Read More »

Macon County Woman Accused of Filing False Report

An investigation by TBI special agents has led to the indictment of a Macon County woman accused of filing a false sexual assault report. In December 2016, Elizabeth Suddarth, 24, reported a Jamestown man sexually assaulted her at his home. TBI special agents started their investigation in January. The investigation revealed the sexual assault did not occur. Fentress County Grand Jury ... Read More »

Stolen Bronze Stars To Be Replaced At Smithville Veterans Memorial

Six bronze stars stolen from a Smithville veterans memorial monument will soon be replaced thanks to a fundraising effort. Joyce Poss said she began collecting money to replace the stars last week and her effort to raise $1,500 has already started paying off. Joyce said she’s already raised over $900. “We’ve got a lot of good folks and a lot ... Read More »

Bump In The Road At Shoppes At Eagle Point Project

There’s a bump in the road at the Shoppes at Eagle Point project. Literally. Folks driving along Cookeville’s Interstate Drive may notice a bump that’s formed in the roadway across from Ruby Tuesday’s and near Chick-Fil-A. Cookeville Public Works Director Greg Brown said the bump formed after some road work performed by the contractor or subcontractor for the new retail ... Read More »

High Speed Causes I-40 Two-Vehicle Crash

A two-vehicle crash took place this morning on I-40 West near mile marker 288. Kathy M. Fannon, 81, in a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu failed to slow down. Fannon ran into the back of a dump truck driven by Steven Jon Hardiman, 54. According to the report, witnesses recalled Fannon traveling at an extremely high rate of speed. Both Fannon and passenger Fay Etta ... Read More »

Algood Police Revives ‘Vacation Watch’ Program

The Algood Police Department (APD) is offering routine security checks to residents while on vacation. The program ‘Vacation Watch’ allows officers to periodically check a property for any suspicious activity. APD Chief Dale Armour said the program gives area residents peace of mind. “It’s one less thing for them to worry about while they’re on vacation,” Armour said. “We don’t ... Read More »

State Communications Board To Consider Pickett Co. 911 Request

Pickett County continues to move forward with efforts to create a new emergency communications district. The Tennessee Emergency Communications Board will hold a special-called meeting June 15th to discuss a request from the Pickett County Commission to create a new emergency communications district and to break off from the Overton-Pickett Emergency Communications District. Pickett County began pushing the split after ... Read More »