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PCSO Seeking Help In Locating Stolen Vehicle

Putnam County authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a stolen vehicle. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, a green 1996 Ford flatbed truck was stolen off of Burgess Falls Road on Sunday, October 22nd. Investigators said the truck had multiple tools inside and was attached to a 2006 load trail dump trailer. Anyone with information regarding the ... Read More »

At least Four Injured In Head-On Crash In Overton County

At least four people have suffered injuries in a head-on collision in Overton County this morning. Officials said the crash happened on Hilham Highway near Old Union Road around 8:00 a.m. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, as many as five people were involved in the crash. Three of those individuals were flown to area hospitals for treatment. A preliminary ... Read More »

Overton County Fair Board President Passes Away

Overton County Fair Board President John David Robbins has passed away. Robbins passed away Thursday evening. Robbins served as president of the Overton County Fair Board for more than 25-years and was dedicated in making the fair a success. Funeral services for Robbins will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. The family will ... Read More »

PCSO Searching For Runaway Juvenile

Putnam County authorities are searching for a runaway juvenile. 15-year-old Tyler Stafford was last seen leaving the campus of Cookeville High School on foot. Authorities said Stafford was last seen wearing khaki pants and a black hoodie with “Gap” on the front Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Read More »

College Street Bridge Reopens In Smithville

After being closed for 16-months, Smithville’s College Street Bridge officially reopened Thursday. The bridge closed in June of 2016 after a landfill truck struck the bridge and caused major damage. During that time two other vehicles also struck the bridge, once in July by a freight liner hauling cars and again in August by a truck pulling a flatbed trailer. ... Read More »

Tractor Trailers Collide On Highway 111

Two tractor trailers collided this afternoon on northbound Highway 111 in Putnam County, causing one of the vehicles to burst into flames. No injuries occurred in the crash that happened in front of the Super Truck Stop near the intersection of Highway 111 and Interstate 40. Authorities said a the vehicles collided as one of the trucks slowed to turn ... Read More »

Cumberland BOE Approves Contracts For School Projects

The Cumberland County Board of Education met last night and approved contracts for project at Cumberland County High School and Crab Orchard Elementary School. The projects include a new roof at CCHS and renovations to the football field. Crab Orchard Elementary will be undergoing a major construction project. The projects totaling $12 million were approved earlier this year by the ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Bond Rating Upgraded

Cookeville received some big financial news recently as Moody’s Investors Services upgraded Cookeville’s issuer rating and outstanding general obligation bonds. Finance Director Brenda Imel said Moody’s upgraded the rating to a Aa2 rating from the previous rating of Aa3. “Basically this new increase in the rating is a testament to the entire management of the city and also the economy ... Read More »

Smith County’s State Route 25 Closed Until Further Notice

Smith County’s State Route 25 will not be reopening October 31st. Earlier this week TDOT announced plans to reopen the road on the 31st, but today TDOT said the road would remain closed until further notice. Officials said an inspection by TDOT on Thursday determined a high potential for rockslides to occur, despite crews removing 124,000 cubic yards of rock ... Read More »

Former Store Clerk Charged With Stealing Lottery Tickets

DeKalb County authorities have arrested a former store clerk for allegedly stealing lottery tickets from the store. 45-year-old Melody Ann Bandy is accused of stealing more than $18,000 in lottery tickets from the Kwik N Ezy store. Authorities said the theft occurred between July 1st and October 11th of this year. Bandy is charged with theft of property over $10,000 ... Read More »