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Former Manager of Cookeville Pain Clinic Pays $1.45 Million To Resolve Lawsuit

A former company that managed the Cookeville Center for Pain Management has paid $1.45 million to resolve False Claims Act Violations. The U.S. government’s lawsuit claimed that from 2011 to 2014, PMC LLC and owner Matthew Anderson improperly billed Medicare and TennCare for painkillers, which had no legitimate medical purposes. The settlement also calls for former Cookeville Center for Pain ... Read More »

Body Believed To Be Missing Crossville Man Recovered From Holiday Lake

Crossville Police and members of the TWRA recovered a body from Holiday Lake today. Officials said they found the body of an adult male around 10:35 a.m. Police have not confirmed the identity, but it is believed to be Benjamin Heino, who went missing from his home on Flamingo Drive December 29th. Heino is believed to have left in a ... Read More »

Williams Receives Champion Of Prosperity Award

Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee, the leading conservative grassroots organization fighting for lower taxes and limited government in Tennessee, named state Representative Ryan Williams a “Champion of Prosperity.” “Representative Williams is a continual advocate for fiscal responsibility at the state legislature,” said AFP-TN State Director Tori Venable. “His efforts to reduce government spending merits the Champion of Prosperity award.” The “Champion of Prosperity” ... Read More »

Accidental Shooting Leaves One Injured In Cookeville

A man had to be airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after an accidental shooting in Cookeville Tuesday. Authorities said the shooting happened at a residence on Apple Valley Court after three men finished a round of target practice. According to a press release from the Cookeville Police Department, one of the men thought he had unloaded a .22 caliber rifle ... Read More »

PCSO Completes Initial Work On New Training Facility

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has completed initial work on its new training facility on South Fork Road just South of Interstate 40. Sheriff Eddie Farris said he had a goal to construct a training facility when he took office nearly four years ago. “This is something that we really need. As you know, law enforcement faces many challenges today ... Read More »

Crossville Seeking 3-Percent Hotel-Motel Tax

The Crossville City Council will soon be asking state lawmakers to allow the city to instate a 3-percent hotel-motel tax to be earmarked for economic development and tourism funding. During a special-called meeting yesterday City Attorney Will Ridley said a state law would need to be amended in order for that to happen because Cumberland County already has a 5-percent ... Read More »

Air Force Recruiting Office Re-Established In Cookeville

The Air Force has re-established a recruiting office in Cookeville. Technical Sergeant Derrick Childress said the Air Force closed the recruiting office two years ago, but decided to reopen the office last year. “The Air Force noticed that anyone around here had to go to Nashville or Knoxville to talk to a recruiting officer,” Childress said. “That’s a pretty big ... Read More »

Putnam Co. To Apply For Community Development Block Grant

The Putnam County Commission has approved a recommendation to apply for a Community Development Block Grant this year. County Executive Randy Porter said if awarded the grant, he hopes to use the funding to replace one of the county’s fire trucks. “Last year we applied to replace the fire truck at Cumberland Cove and we did not get the grant,” ... Read More »

Schools Placed On Soft Lockdown Tuesday Morning

Two Putnam County schools were placed on soft lockdown this morning as authorities assisted the Nashville Police Department with a warrant service. Officials said officers responded to a residence on North Washington Avenue to assist the Metro Nashville Cold Case Squad investigate a murder that occurred in December of last year. Officials said they made the decision to place Cookeville ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Arrested In Fentress Co. Traffic Stop

Fentress County authorities have arrested three men after finding a large quantity of marijuana inside a vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 127. Police have arrested 31-year-old Lynn Dam of Cookeville, 25-year-old Vinyo Ketsavong of Smyrna, and 27-year-old Anoulack Siriaphone of Bell Buckle. All three are charged with manufacture, sale, and delivery of drugs after more than a pound ... Read More »