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Miller Wants To Explore Possible Safety Measures On Broad Street

Cookeville City Council Member Mark Miller said that he’d like the city to explore changes in parking spaces in front of the Broad Street Post Office. Miller said that after an incident on Saturday where a young girl was struck by a truck and air flighted to Vanderbilt Hospital, something should be done to increase safety. “To me anytime there ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Student Transfer Portal Opens

Putnam County School System has opened its new transfer student portal. Attendance and Enrollment Management Supervisor Chris Pierce said that the portal will allow for priority 4 students in grades 1 through 4 to attempt a transfer to a school outside their zone. “Every now and then you’ll have a situation where a family’s work will change, a babysitter’s location ... Read More »

Overton County Fairgrounds Hosting Community Yard Sale

Turn your clutter into cash this Saturday at the Overton County Fairgrounds. The Overton County Fair Association is hosting a community yard sale. Fair Associate Lacey Pennington said all are welcome to sell items and do some shopping at the same time. “So many places charge a big rent for yard sales, and if you’re like myself and live out ... Read More »

Cookeville Woman Injured In Wednesday I-40 Accident

A Cookeville woman was injured Wednesday morning in an I-40 accident in Putnam County. 61-year-old Marianne Brown was traveling east in a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro when she struck the rear of a 2020 Kenworth Semi-Tractor driven by 65-year-old Ronald Vosekuil of Spartanburg, South Carolina. After striking the vehicle, Brown then ran into a guardrail on the right side of the ... Read More »

Crossville Council Hears Update On Meadow Park Lake Project

A project that would create a long-term solution for potable water in Cumberland County is entering its second phase. The Crossville City Council received a progress report from the consulting firm leading the work Tuesday night. The project would raise the Meadow Creek Park Dam in Crossville by 20 feet. Consultant Kevin Young said 360 acres of extra water storage ... Read More »

Incumbent Commissioners Move On In Putnam County Primary

Just under six thousand Putnam County voters came out to vote in Tuesday’s Primary Election with County Commission races the biggest issue on the ballot. In district two, Sam Sandlin and Ron Chaffin were the top two vote getters. Sandlin captured some 46 percent of the vote. In the primary for district four, Ken Hall captured 32 percent of the ... Read More »

Garrett Takes Overton County Republican Primary For Sheriff

Overton County Sheriff John Garrett captured better than 52 percent of the vote Tuesday to win the Republican primary. Garrett tallied 1508 votes to 783 for Shane Barlow and 607 for Marty Philpot. Turnover was described as steady in Overton County Tuesday. In the Republican primary for county executive, Steven Barlow will face Ben Danner in August. Barlow defeated Robbie ... Read More »

Incumbents Face Tough Night In White County Commission Race

Incumbent Denny Wayne Robinson won the Republican Primary for White County Executive Tuesday. Robinson beat challenger Joe Hallums Tuesday with more than 5,000 voters casting ballots. Robinson finished with 55 percent of the vote to Hallums’ 44.9 percent. Incumbent Sheriff Steve Page moved on capturing 67.5 percent of the votes in the sheriff’s primary Tuesday while John Ford finished second. ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen Pass Budget On First Reading

The Monterey Board of Aldermen approved its budget on first and second reading Monday night. Mayor Nathan Walker said no changes were made to the spending plan since recommended by the Finance Committee. It includes employee raises, an additional police officer and extra money for increased water department costs. The budget will need to be approved on third reading in ... Read More »

Putnam To Absorb Salary Of UC Family Justice Center Director

The Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center director’s position will now need to be locally funded. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the state has indicated that the position will no longer be paid for through a grant. “The Family Justice Center that has been funded by mostly grant money, but there is a small portion off of a fee that ... Read More »