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Bivens Arrested After Nearly Striking Deputy With Vehicle

A woman faces several charges after nearly striking a White County deputy with a vehicle Sunday night. A judge has set a $25,000 bond for 43-year-old Sandra M. Bivens, who is charged with felony evading arrest, DUI, two counts of aggravated assault, and child abuse and neglect. According to a press release from the White County Sheriff’s Office, Bivens nearly ... Read More »

Allardt To Receive New Fire Truck Next Week

Allardt’s new fire truck will roll into town next week. Allardt Volunteer Fire Department Chief Larry Cooper said he will be traveling to Georgia Tuesday morning to pick up the 2018 Kenworth pumper truck. “We are really excited to get this truck and put it into service to protect the people of the Allardt area and Fentress County,” Cooper said. ... Read More »

THP Faces Challenges Patrolling Monterey Mountain

A proposed project creating a separate truck lane up Monterey Mountain on I-40 eastbound would help keep Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers safe on the job. THP Captain R.C. Christian said the issue of trucks using the left lane going up the mountain is enforced but can sometimes put officers in harm’s way. There’s always a safety concern there. The priority ... Read More »

Quilt Festival To Feature Historic White Plains Home

The White Plains Home in Algood will be showcased during the annual Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival next month. Coordinator John Allen said he historic home will be one of several quilt display stops during the three day event. “The city of Algood is working hard to get it cleaned up and ready,” Allen said. “We will not have the entire ... Read More »

Engineers Inspect American Way Building Damage

Engineers will examine the American Way Real Estate building in Cookeville this afternoon after a woman drove through the back wall Sunday morning. American Way Co-owner Jeff Jones said he received the call shortly after the incident happened. “I mean it was just disappointment,” Jones said. “[I’m] in disbelief that someone came from the Walmart parking lot and through all ... Read More »

Putnam County Fair Attendance Calls for New Facility

Record attendance at the Putnam County Fair calls for a larger facility. That according to Fair Board President John Allen. “The new facility is totally up to the County Commission. We rent the fairgrounds from the county and so we will continue to use whatever facility the county makes available,” Allen said. “If the county really wants to support us ... Read More »

SUV Strikes Pedestrian In McMinnville Sunday

McMinnville Police have asked the public for help in locating an SUV that struck a pedestrian Sunday night. According to a written statement, the incident happened just after 8:00 p.m. on Bybee Branch Road near Bybee Branch Church of Christ. Police officials said the driver left the scene, leaving the victims lying just off the roadway. Detective Todd Rowland said ... Read More »

Cosmo’s Brawl Leads to Baxter Man’s Arrest

A Baxter man was released on bond following a fight at Cosmo’s Bar and Grill in Cookeville. According to arrest warrants, 49-year-old Samuel Stout walked into the restaurant Saturday night looking for a customer named Marcus Tollett. Stout then punched Tollett in the face and told him he would be outside. The report states the incident continued as the Tollett, ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Cyber Security Part Two

The second half of our look at cyber security threats with TTU’s Eric Brown. We continue our conversation with Eric Brown, Assistant Director of Tennessee Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center or CEROC. We continue our discussion of cyber security threats to businesses and in your home with potential threats and what you could to safeguard yourself. Today In ... Read More »

International Kickboxing Federation World Champion Wants More Fights

Cookeville’s own International Kickboxing Federation Welterweight World Champion Will Rains wants to continue his amateur kickboxing fights to eventually evolve into a Mixed Martial Arts fighter. “The next step is getting more amateur kickboxing fights under my belt. Hopefully sometime in the near future,” Rains said. “Slowly moving into Muay Thai fights. And then pressing into MMA.” Rains won the 2018 world ... Read More »