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Cold Weather Keeping Cookeville Plumbing And Electric Busy

The cold weather means more work for local plumbing businesses. Cookeville Plumbing and Electric Owner Joe Spieker said his workers have responded to a number of homes and buildings dealing with issues caused by the extreme temperatures. “We’ve got lots of calls on frozen pipes. Unfortunately, we have normal business during the day too, so it doesn’t really help us ... Read More »

Long-Time Cumberland Co. Maintenance Supervisor Passes Away

Long time Cumberland County Maintenance Supervisor Steve Lewis has passed away. County officials said Lewis died Monday from complications with pneumonia. Lewis served as the county maintenance supervisor for many years and was 62-year-old. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Read More »

New Year Baby At CRMC

Cookeville Regional Medical Center rang in the New Year with its first birth of 2018 at 6:53 p.m. Monday. Dayon Larkins was born weighing 5 pounds 13 ounces and 18 inches long. Hospital officials said during 2017, CRMC’s birthing center saw a total of 1, 554 births, 762 boys and 792 girls. The largest baby girl born at CRMC during ... Read More »

TVA Asks Consumers For Voluntary Reduction In Power Use

Due to the frigid temperatures and extremely high loads across the Tennessee Valley, TVA has initiated Step 20 of their Emergency Load Curtailment Plan. Cookeville Electric’s Karen Brown said Step 20 requests voluntary reduction in power use to all electric customers. “We’re talking about turning down lights or turning down your thermostats a few notches,” Brown said. “Anything possible that ... Read More »

Update: 150 Plus Pounds Of Pot Found At Crossville Memorial Airport

Authorities have arrested two people after a Thursday night drug bust resulted in authorities finding more than 150 pounds of marijuana at Crossville Memorial Airport. Authorities have identified the individuals as Dennis Howard Bonneau of Weston Florida and Erin Elizabeth Reed of Arcada California. Both are charged with manufacture, delivery and sale of a schedule VI drug. They’re being held ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Offering Free Rides Home On New Year’s Eve

The Cookeville Police Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will be offering free safe rides home the Putnam County residents during the New Year’s holiday. Anyone needing a sober ride home can contact either department between 10:00 p.m. December 31st and 2:00 a.m. January 1st. “Our goal is to make sure that people get home safely. We want to remind ... Read More »

91 Pounds Of Marijuana Found On Plane At Crossville Memorial Airport

Upper Cumberland law enforcement officers confiscated a large amount of marijuana following a drug bust at Crossville Memorial Airport last night. District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway confirmed that officers found approximately 91 pounds of marijuana, THC gummy bears, and and undisclosed amount of cash on a rental plane at the airport. Dunaway said authorities began investigating after receiving a tip ... Read More »

Large Amount Of Methamphetamine Found In Cumberland Co.

Cumberland County authorities conducted a drug bust Tuesday at a home on Highway-70 North and found a large amount of methamphetamine. Authorities said during the bust they confiscated 51.5-grams of methamphetamine and served a warrant to 49-year-old Dawn Lea Culver. Officials said evidence gathered at the scene will be turned over to the grand jury. Read More »

Pickett County Receives Grant To Fund Improvements To Court Facilities

Add Pickett County to the list of Upper Cumberland counties that have received a courtroom security grant from the Administrative Office of the Courts in Nashville. County Executive Richard Daniel said the $26,042 grant will improve courtroom security. Daniel said Pickett County received the grant because the current courtroom does not meet the minimum courtroom security standards. The new equipment ... Read More »

Handheld Phone Calls In Active School Zones Illegal Beginning Monday

A new law goes into effect Monday that aims to keep active school zones safer. The new law will make talking on a cell phone – with the device in hand – illegal in an active school zone. Cookeville Police Captain Bobby Anderson said officers will begin enforcing that law on Monday. “The Cookeville Police Department will begin issuing warnings ... Read More »