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Jackson Man Arrested After Pursuit In Putnam County Monday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested a Jackson Tennessee man after a police chase ended in Putnam County Monday afternoon. 25-year-old Antonio D. McFern faces charges of evading arrest, reckless endangerment, simple possession, and driving on a suspended license. According to the THP, McFern allegedly fled a traffic stop in Smith County and lead troopers on a lengthy pursuit. The chase ... Read More »

Infinite Entertainment Looks to Open March 2019

Infinite Entertainment looks to bring a new family entertainment center to Cookeville in March 2019. Turfway Entertainment Founder and President David Wallace said the facility be the first of its kind for Turfway in the state of Tennessee. “We have everything under one roof,” Wallace said. “We have the bowling, we have a restaurant and a bar in the middle, ... Read More »

Van Buren Arts and Craft Center to Open Saturday

The Van Buren Arts and Crafts Center will open Saturday. Greg Wilson is the Van Buren County Executive. “We have our farmer’s market open, it has been open for about two weeks,” Wilson said. “And our arts and crafts building that is directly located right behind it will be open this Saturday.” The county started construction on the center four ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners To Consider New Budget Next Week

Putnam County Commissioners will consider approving the new fiscal year budget next week. The highlights of the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget include funding for six new school resource officers and a cost of living raise for county employees. County Executive Randy Porter said regular employees will receive $1,800 and public safety employees will get an additional $2,000. “That is intentional ... Read More »

Cookeville to Consider Re-Approving Auxin Ordinance

Cookeville City Council will consider re-approving an ordinance that would pave the way for a hotel and convention center in the downtown area. The ordinance, which has been approved twice before, will close and abandon alleys along South Oak Avenue and Depot Street for the proposed ‘Auxin Project.’ Planning Department Director James Mills said the ordinance would help move the ... Read More »

Two Killed In DeKalb County Crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that two people died after a pickup truck crashed in DeKalb County this morning. The crash happened on Old Mill Hill Road. The THP identified the deceased as 56-year-old Michael Murphy of Liberty and 50-year-old Angelia Burke of Crossville. According to DeKalb County authorities, a motorcycle rider came upon Murphy lying in the roadway about ... Read More »

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 »