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Missing Cookeville Man Allen Jimerson Found Out Of State

Allen Jimerson located alive and safe after being reported missing since Sunday. Algood Police Chief Dale Armour said Veterans Affairs contacted the department of Jimerson’s whereabouts Wednesday. The Cookeville veteran checked himself into a South Carolina hospital. Armour said the family has been notified. Algood PD recognizes the family and Officer Brandon Bean for their efforts that led to locating ... Read More »

Grammy Award-Winner Linda Davis Performing at Crossville Palace Theater Sat

A taste of Music City comes to Crossville Saturday with Grammy Award-winner Linda Davis bringing a night of acoustic music. Linda Davis’ “Evening in the Round” plays one night only at Palace Theater in downtown Crossville on Saturday at 7 p.m. Administrator Todd Olsen said tickets are still available. “Songwriters sit around, and they tell stories,” Olsen said. “They give ... Read More »

Putnam Commission Fills Vacant 5th District Seat

Bobby Williams will fill the vacant seat on the Putnam County Commission, serving as fifth district commissioner. Williams gained the required 12 votes from commissioners. He will serve as a fifth district commissioner for seven months completing the remainder of Terry Randolph’s term. “When I heard Mr. Randolph was leaving, I called Randy Porter and said I have no interest ... Read More »

Van Buren To Make Counteroffer On Bids Received For BDS Property

Van Buren County Commissioners received two offers on the vacant BDS property, both roughly half of what the county wanted for the property. Commissioners discussed marketing options for the sale of its BDS property at its Tuesday night meeting. Real Estate Broken Melissa Harmon said that she and County Mayor Greg Wilson wanted to market the property at $299,000. She ... Read More »

Tech President Oldham Asks Cookeville For Partnership On Stadium

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham asked the Cookeville City Council to consider helping with renovations to Tucker Stadium. Oldham met with council members Tuesday during a work session to talk about stadium plans and entranceway plans for along Willow Avenue. Oldham said that the two projects are made-to-order as something substantial and worth a partnership. “We always want to partner ... Read More »

White Co Schools Submit Feedback On New Education Funding Framework

Funding for needed positions, technology upgrades and teacher compensation among the feedback that White County Schools submitted as the state works on a new education funding formula. The state department of education gave one week of public comment on the new funding framework. Tuesday was the deadline. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the suggestions have been folded into this ... Read More »

UC Saw Seven Fatalities From Boating In 2021

The Upper Cumberland saw seven fatalities from boating incidents in 2021. TWRA Wildlife Sergeant Dustin Buttram said that across the state, there were 21 fatalities, 72 injuries, and 93 incidents of property damage. He said that most of the incidents came from operator inattention. “Just not paying attention to their surrounding or other boats in the area, that’s one of ... Read More »

TTU’s New Community Health And Nutrition Master’s Program Has Successful Beginning

Tennessee Tech’s new Community Health and Nutrition Master’s Program has seen a successful first semester. Program Director Samantha Hutson said that the program was created to contain general graduate school programs, research courses, and leadership courses. She said the program has a strong emphasis on the community health aspect. “We are really focused in on policy,” Hutson said. “We’re focused ... Read More »

COVID Moving Some UC Rest Homes Back To Limited Visitations

Community COVID numbers have some rest home facilities back to limited visitations. Cedar Hills Senior Living Executive Director Jenene Jones said the facility has moved back to visitations by immediate family only. “It is tough,” Jones said. “It is a tough season for all healthcare facilities. As we know over the last two years, you do have to balance quality ... Read More »