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Male Juvenile Charged in Connection to White County Shooting

A joint investigation led to the arrest of a male juvenile in connection with a shooting death Thursday night. TBI Special Agents, the office of the 13th District Attorney General, and the White County Sheriff’s Department investigated a shooting death that occurred at a residence on Crossville Highway in Sparta. In responding to a 911 call, deputies found a 47-year-old deceased ... Read More »

Cumberland Mountain State Park to Reveal ADA Accessible Storybook Trail, Monument

Cumberland Mountian State Park will reveal the new ADA-accessible Storybook Trail and a Civilian Conservation Corps monument this evening. The Storybook Trail features excerpts from “Night-Night Forest Friends” by Annie Bach along the lakeside half-mile loop.  The trail connects the campground area to other components of the park, including the boathouse and recreation hall. Tennessee State Parks said the Storybook Trail makes ... Read More »

Putnam County Continues Increase in Construction

Putnam County saw another month of increasing building permits issued across the county, generating $4.5 million in construction in August (Stock Photo)

Putnam County continues to see an increase in the number of building permits issued. According to County Executive Randy Porter, 29 permits were issued last month, with 20 being for single-family residential homes. The 29 permits resulted in $4.5 million for construction. “Our economy continues to hit on all cylinders with record construction and low unemployment,” Porter writes in a ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Football Week 5 Breakdown

Let’s talk Friday night Football Games starting with Livingston vs. Stone Memorial! Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland and talk to the coaches and players that play them. The Livingston Academy Wildcats take on The Stone Memorial Panthers. This Thursday, we take a look at Week 5 Football ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Electric Sends Crews To North Carolina

Two construction crews from Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation will be involved in Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The crews responded on Friday to Burgaw, North Carolina to help Four County Electric with power restoration efforts. UCEMC General Manager Jimmy Gregory said about 22,000 people have already lost power in that area. “We are going to assist in what would probably ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase

Robert Moodispaugh Jr., 31, faces two counts of reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, evading arrest, and driving on a suspended revoked license. (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

A Cookeville man faces multiple charges after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit Thursday night. Officers have charged Robert Moodispaugh Jr., 31, with two counts of reckless endangerment, evading arrest, driving on a revoked license, and driving under the influence. He is being held at the Putnam County Jail on a $13,000 bond. According to arrest warrants, deputies observed Moodispaugh run ... Read More »

Four Suffer Minor Injuries After Thursday I-40 Crash

Four people, including a two-year-old child, were transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center following a crash on I-40 near Monterey Thursday. (Stock Photo)

Four people suffered minor injuries following an accident on I-40 eastbound Thursday evening near Monterey. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Jasmine Wilson was travelling westbound when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a cable barrier on the left side of the road. The vehicle came to a rest in the left lane of I-40 eastbound near exit ... Read More »

Bizapalooza Connects Businesses with Consumers

Cookeville and Putnam County businesses present their products and services during the Chamber of Commerce's Fall Bizapalooza Thursday (Photo: Logan Weaver)

The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Fall Bizapalooza Thursday allowing business owners to connect with consumers. Dianne Callahan is the Vice President of Organizational Development at the Chamber. “We just believe that building relationships builds good business,” Callahan said. “It builds trust. You like to do business with who you know, you like to have knowledge about ... Read More »

Monterey Closes Portion Of Poplar Street For Construction

A portion of Poplar Street in Monterey will be closed during work hours for the next couple of months. Mayor Bill Wiggins said town officials chose to temporarily close the road because of construction for the Bank of Putnam County building on West Commercial Avenue. “It’s a public safety issue. The construction company has equipment stored across Polar Street on ... Read More »

Nexus Food Delivery Bringing Services to Cookeville

A new food delivery service in Cookeville looks to save consumers from driving to the restaurant and bring the food to them. Hunter Stanton is the President and Co-Founder of Nexus Food Delivery. He said the company looks to make delivering food to customers as affordable as possible. “I’m not 100 percent sure on this, but I believe that we ... Read More »