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Colliers International Prepare Marketing Campaign for Tennessee Avenue

Colliers International will prepare a marketing campaign for the Tennessee Avenue site in the coming weeks. David McDowell is a Senior Associate at Colliers International. “We have sent several marketing brochures out on a preliminary basis to a select group of retailers, developers, institution ownerships that would possibly buy the site,” McDowell said. “But I think, within the next two ... Read More »

Murder Suspect Captured In Putnam Co. Following Pursuit

A woman wanted for first-degree murder in Metro Nashville has landed behind bars following a pursuit in Putnam County Monday night. 27-year-old Amanda Henson faces charges of DUI, shoplifting, reckless endangerment and felony evading. According to The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cookeville Police initiated the pursuit for shoplifting. A report states that Cookeville officers terminated the pursuit when Henson’s vehicle passed ... Read More »

Gentry To Report To Bureau Of Prisons Within 45 Days

The United States District Court has ordered former White County business owner Jeff Gentry to report to the Bureau of Prisons within the next 45 days. A judge sentenced Gentry to serve three years in prison Monday for charges of wire fraud and money laundering. Gentry pleaded guilty last year to his role in a ponzi-type-scheme. Authorities said the former ... Read More »

Prescott Middle Participates in Food Waste Initiative

Prescott Middle School continues to participate in the Get Food Smart TN food waste initiative. TDEC announced the school in the programs first round of participants. Trey Upchurch is the principal of Prescott Middle School. “It was honestly exciting, obviously because of the places we were looped in with,” Upchurch said. “There were a couple other large organizations in downtown Nashville ... Read More »

Gentry Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

A White County man will spend 36 months in prison for wire fraud and money laundering charges. United States District Court Judge Judge Aleta Trauger handed down the sentence to Jeff Gentry Monday morning. Gentry’s sentencing also requires him to serve three years of supervised release and to pay more than $10.4 million in restitution. Federal authorities charged Gentry in ... Read More »

Carthage Woman Sentenced For TennCare Fraud

A Carthage woman will serve six years probation after entering a plea to charges of TennCare Fraud. As part of the plea agreement 52-year-old Carla McPherson will also repay the state $10,000. Authorities charged McPherson with fraudulently misrepresenting her household composition and her husband’s income to appear eligible for TennCare benefits. Read More »

Clay County Library Kicks-off Change for Change Fundraiser

Clay County Library will kick -off its Change for Change fundraiser today. Judith Cutright directs library services at the Clay County Library. “So what we are attempting to do is to raise 500 thousand dollars and that would add on 2,700 square feet to the current building,” Cutright said. “It would add on space for meeting rooms, which is often ... Read More »

Suspicious Fire Destroys Smithville Home

A fire deemed as suspicious destroyed a Smithville home Saturday. The blaze occurred at a South College Street home. Chief Charlie Parker said the fire appeared to have started in the middle part of the home. The cause of the fire will be investigated by the Smithville Police Department and State Fire Marshall’s Office. Parker said renters had vacated the ... Read More »

Motorcyclists Increase, Drivers to Take Precautions on the Road

With increasing numbers of motorcyclists in Tennessee, drivers should take precautions on the road, Captain Bobby Anderson said. Anderson works for the Cookeville Police Department. In 2017, Tennessee had over 165 thousand registered motorcycles. Anderson said drivers need to share the road with motorcycles. “Well, you want to be respectful and courteous and share the road with the motorcyclists. Use ... Read More »

Gentry Sentencing Hearing Scheduled For Monday

A sentencing hearing for a White County man convicted of wire fraud and money laundering is scheduled to take place today. Jeff Gentry was supposed to be sentenced last month, but the court rescheduled the hearing for unknown reasons. In February, Gentry’s sentencing hearing was rescheduled for April 26th due to the number of victims in the case and potential forfeiture ... Read More »