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Body Of Indiana Man Recovered From Eagle Creek Sunday

Overton County emergency responders recovered the body of an Indiana Man from Eagle Creek Sunday night. Officials have identified the deceased as 20-year-old Aaron Lee Miller of Lagrange, Indiana. Overton County Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Masiongale said Miller went missing around around 6:00 p.m. Sunday wile swimming near the head of Eagle Creek on the Overton County side. Crews ... Read More »

Putnam County Moving Ahead with Street Survey

Putnam County officials will move to the next phase in the county’s transportation survey after the poll was closed Saturday. County Executive Randy Porter said over a thousand responses were collected from residents through the online survey. “We were satisfied with the number of people that responded to it,” Porter said. “My goal was to get a thousand [participants] and ... Read More »

Jackson County Amphitheater Awaits Bids

The Jackson County Amphitheater project continues to await bids. Debbie Kinnard is the Vice President of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “We have reached out to several contractors,” Kinnard said. “And we are requesting bids from anyone who might be interested in bidding on it.” The amphitheater project started with the help of a 48 thousand dollar state grant. ... Read More »

No Arrests After Softball Brawl In Cookeville

Cookeville Police responded to Cane Creek Sports Plex Saturday after a group of men began fighting. According to Cookeville Police, a fight broke out between several men on different softball teams. Cookeville Police Captain Bobby Anderson said officers did not make any arrests and only minor injuries occurred. A video of the incident appeared to show at least one man ... Read More »

Tech Fundraising Campaign Hits $50 Million Milestone

The Tennessee Tech Tomorrow comprehensive campaign has already raised more than $50 million of its $60 million goal. The campaign is focused on raising funds for scholarships, campus expansion, and endowed faculty positions. The total funds raised include $13.4 million cash, $13.9 million gifts-in-kind, $3.9 million in pledges, and $17.8 million in new planned gifts. The campaign…scheduled to run through ... Read More »

Gentry Begins Serving Prison Sentence

Sparta native Jeffery Gentry has begun serving his prison time for charges of wire fraud and money laundering. Gentry reported to United States Penitentiary McCreary last week where he will serve three years for a $43 million ponzi-type-scheme. Authorities said the former owner of Gentry Brothers Tractor Supply and Gentry Auto convinced more than 50 individuals to invest funds totaling ... Read More »

Investigation Leads to Arrest in White County Homicide

A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the office of the 13th District Attorney General and White County Sheriff’s Department lead to the arrest of a woman in the case of her husband’s death. Mark Twain Hensley, 54, was found dead inside his home on Plum Creek Road in Sparta. Sunday morning TBI agents joined the investigation of  Hensley. ... Read More »

Local Protesters Demand Family Separations to End

A protest against the separation of families at the border took place Saturday evening. Approximately one hundred protesters lined around Putnam County Courthouse Square. Elise Windus, a protester of the Trump administration from day one, said she believes America should welcome immigrants seeking asylum. “I just can’t believe it. My grandfather was an immigrant and I have great grandparents that ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Elder Abuse

Working towards ending the abuse of older adults across the Upper Cumberland. According to the National Council on Aging approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse. Melody Miller and April Hibdon are the co-chairs for the Upper Cumberland Adult Abuse Coalition. They works with various agencies and groups to help report ... Read More »

Cookeville Resident Charged With DUI Following Crash

A 45-year-old Cookeville resident faces charges following a Saturday night crash on Interstate 40. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has charged 45-year-old Jossie Thorpe with DUI, open container, no insurance, and expired drivers license. The crash happened at westbound mile marker 291 in Putnam County. According to a THP crash report, Thorpe was driving a Volkswagon Jetta when the vehicle crossed ... Read More »