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Two Putnam County Residents Die in Georgia Crash

Two Putnam County residents died in a fatal accident on I-75 Sunday near Marietta, Georgia. 58-year-old Donald Walker, of Cookeville, and 57-year-old Angela Joy Huddleston, of Baxter, were travelling southbound at the time of the accident. According to the Cobb County Police Department, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade drove into the center median, down an embankment, and struck two trees. Huddleston ... Read More »

Country Farm And Home Opens In Rickman

Country Farm and Home Center opened it’s second Upper Cumberland store Monday The newest family-operated farm, home, building, and garden center is located on Highway 111 in Rickman. “I think it will be a really good location because it’s close enough to Cookeville and the interstate to where we can get a big draw from Putnam County,” owner John Scott ... Read More »

Van Buren Receives Fire Protection Improvement Grant

The State of Tennessee recently awarded Van Buren County an approximately 296 thousand dollar Community Development Block Grant for Fire Protection Improvements. County Executive Greg Wilson said the grant will pay for new fire department equipment. “This grant is for self-contained breathing apparatuses for our fire departments, which is badly needed because a lot of those we have in our ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Student Sexual Harassment

The issue of sexual harassment among higher education faculty and students. Whether it’s a verbal exchange or a physical encounter, sexual harassment of students pursuing higher education is a larger issue than publicly acknowledged. Tennessee Tech Professor Lindsey Upton works to understand these instances of sexual harassment that can occur and their impact on students and faculty. Today In The ... Read More »

Crossville Citizens Line Streets for 278th Deployment

Crossville citizens lined the streets leading to I-40 to support the 278th Armored Cavalry G-Troop deployment Sunday morning. The 278th Armored Cavalry G-Troop started the movement on a planned deployment to Poland at 8:30 AM. Tracy Thompson and her family stood along the street to show support for her brother. “My brother Private Landon Rector is going to Poland for, we don’t ... Read More »

Several Roads In Baxter To Receive Facelift

The city of Baxter plans to pave a few roads recently damaged from water and sewer line repairs. Mayor John Martin said several citizens have complained about the road conditions on 1st Avenue and 4th Avenue North. “We are going to bring a paving machine down and do it right. There’s quite a few dips and holes,” Martin said. “It’s ... Read More »

Cookeville Woman Charged for Bringing Knife to Court

A Cookeville woman was charged after she brought a knife into the Putnam County Justice Center Thursday. According to a press release, 43-year-old Tina Sweat was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Deputies after she brought the weapon inside the courtroom. Sweat was charged with one count of weapons carry during judicial proceedings. Her bond was set at $200,000. Weapons are ... Read More »

Crossville Awarded Competitive Community Development Block Grant

The State of Tennessee has awarded Crossville with a 525 thousand dollar Community Development Block Grant for sewer system improvements. City Manager Greg Wood said infrastructure costs make the Community Development Block Grants more competitive. “Infrastructure issues are big for local governments and we try to make it as cost-effective for your local taxpayers as you can,” Wood said. “So it ... Read More »

Crossville Receives Dog Park Grant for K-9 Cain Memorial Dog Park

The City of Crossville recently received a 25 thousand dollar dog park grant for the K-9 Cain Memorial Dog Park. Greg Wood is Crossville City Manager. “The Boyd Foundation, which started PetSafe and he invented the invisible fence and some of the things like that for dogs,” Wood said. “And they have taken some of those profits and then putting ... Read More »