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Rally, Town Hall Meeting Planned Saturday In Cookeville

A rally and town hall meeting sponsored by Indivisible District 6 will take place Saturday at the Putnam County Courthouse. Angela Hedgecough, one of the organizers, said the group decided to hold the event because Congressman Diane Black has not yet held a town hall meeting in the district. The rally will begin at 6 p.m. on the square at ... Read More »

Cookeville History Museum Escape Exhibit Opens Saturday

A new exhibit opening this weekend at the Cookeville History Museum will have kids trying to escape. Ashley McKee is the museum education specialist. “In the summertime, we like to do exhibits geared toward kids, and our exhibit specialist came up with the idea of doing a kids-themed escape room,” McKee said. Escape rooms are popular with adults in cities ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Nonprofit To Deliver Meals To Students This Summer

A Putnam County nonprofit organization will be delivering meals to students over the summer. Ashley Swan heads up the Food to the Rescue Program, which seeks to provide nutritious food for students in need. “A lot of kids lose their free and reduced lunch during the summer,” Swan said. “Putnam County Food Services provides food during the summer, but a ... Read More »

Williams Finishes First Session As Caucus Chairman

Rep. Ryan Williams just completed his first session as Republican Caucus Chairman in the state House of Representatives. That role usually goes to a representative for a more urban district. “The role probably pays the most dividends for rurals because you have someone rural that’s in the room where a lot of the financial decisions are being made as it ... Read More »

Snakes Out Early This Year

An early spring and summer brought out the rodents and the snakes. Putnam County Extension Agent Wayne Key said Middle Tennessee is home to some 30 species of snakes. “Snakes like cool, moist damp areas, basements, crawlspaces under your house, under old wood stacked in the corner of the yard, pieces of tin or metal where they can get out ... Read More »

Woman Arrested On DUI And Child Abuse Charges

A Smithville woman faces DUI and Child abuse charges after passing out in her vehicle with a 2-year-old child inside. Stacey Lee Woods has a bond of $7,500 and appears in court June 8th. According to DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray, deputies found Woods asleep in her vehicle on Short Mountain Highway. Officers managed to wake Woods up and according ... Read More »

Pickett County Holding Annual Spring Clean Up Saturday

Pickett County will host its annual Spring Clean Up Day this Saturday. Pickett County Executive Richard Daniel said the event encourages residents to pickup trash alongside county roadways and in front of their homes. “There will be no charge for anything that you bring in to the transfer station that day,” Daniel said. “It’s an opportunity to get rid of ... Read More »

Crossville Police Arrest Man On Impersonation, Drug Charges

Crossville Police recently arrested a man¬†allegedly impersonating an officer. George Matthew Leeds was arrested on narcotics charges and a probation violation, as well. When officers questioned him, Leeds reportedly gave a different name and insisted the vehicle belonged to his brother. Leeds reportedly had red, white and blue lights on his vehicle, an FBI badge and shirts from several federal ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Shooting At Sister And Assaulting Girlfriend

DeKalb County authorities have arrested a man who allegedly fired shots at his sister and assaulted his girlfriend. 33-year-old Nathan Joe Trapp is under a $10,000 bond at the county jail. Sheriff Patrick Ray said deputies responded to a Magness Road residence last week for a reported domestic dispute with shots fired. When they arrived on scene Trapp’s sister informed ... Read More »

Endangered Teen Located In Watertown

The White County Sheriff’s Department announced an endangered child has been located. 17-year-old Sarah Key was found in Watertown Tuesday. Two White County deputies will escort her home. The TBI released an endangered child alert for Key over the weekend. Key’s family said she went to bed Thursday night, but was gone Friday morning. She was reportedly with a 30-year-old ... Read More »