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Celina Man Indicted For Touching Female Inmate

Authorities arrested a Celina man on charges he inappropriately touched a female inmate. Spencer Mason, 24, was a Clay County corrections officer at the time. He was fired when allegations he had inappropriately touched a female inmate while transporting her from the Robertson County Jail to the Clay County Jail. The Robertson County Grand Jury indicted Mason on one count ... Read More »

Sunscreen, Covering Up, Keys To Avoid Sunburn

With the official start to summer this weekend, many people will be enjoying themselves outside. A local dermatologist said a little preparation can prevent sunburn disaster. Dr. Lisa Whiteaker said covering up and wearing sunscreen can help prevent the burn. “Sunscreen is a valuable tool to protect against ultraviolet damage but I tell my patients it doesn’t make you bulletproof. ... Read More »

19 Kindergarten Students Enrolled In Capshaw Lottery

Nineteen kindergarteners from outside Capshaw Elementary’s attendance area applied for 20 available slots at the school. Putnam County Schools Director Jerry Boyd said that made the process easy. “We were able to allocate 20 potential slots and we had 19 applications so it was a very easy process in that respect,” Boyd said. Some 70 families who live within Capshaw’s zone had enrolled ... Read More »

Five Apply For Vacant Algood City Council Seat

A total of five people applied for the vacant Algood City Council seat. The deadline to apply occurred yesterday. City Administrator Keith Morrison has declined to publicly identify the applicants at this time. Those who applied had to be registered voters and a resident of Algood for at least one year. The person chosen to serve on the council will ... Read More »

Priest Pleads Guilty To Theft From VFD

Former Hardy’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Department Chief Terry Priest has pleaded guilty of a theft charge. Priest pleaded guilty to one count of theft of more than $10,000 but less than $60,000 in Overton County Criminal Court Monday. Priest will be sentenced at a hearing in August. Assistant District Attorney Mark Gore said he believes Priest will be required to ... Read More »

Parole Hearing Held For DeKalb Woman Charged With Child Neglect

A DeKalb County woman serving an eight year prison sentence for aggravated child neglect had a parole hearing yesterday. During that hearing a parole officer recommended that Jessica Ashley May be denied parole based on the seriousness of her crime. Authorities issued charges to May after her fiance, Cody Key, fatally beat her 23-month-old child in 2015. Key received a ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Beer Board Levies Fines Against Nine Businesses

The Cumberland County Beer Board levied fines against nine businesses Wednesday for selling alcohol to minors. According to authorities, the businesses sold the alcohol during an undercover operation on prom night. Each business had the opportunity to accept a $2,500 fine or a 90-day suspension of their license. All nine businesses pleaded guilty and accepted the $2,500 fine. The businesses ... Read More »

TDOT Suspends Construction For Holiday

Travelers won’t have to worry about construction on Tennessee roads this weekend. TDOT announced it will suspend all road construction from noon Friday until 6 a.m. Tuesday. TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said nearly 700,000 drivers were expected this weekend. Motorists may still encounter some lane closures or restrictions while traveling through long term construction projects.  Drivers should be aware that ... Read More »

Cookeville Memorial Day Ceremony Set For Monday

Cookeville will mark Memorial Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday. County Veterans Service Officer Mark Harris said it’s taking place on the west side of the courthouse. Jefferson Avenue will be closed at that location for the event. The event was designed to honor those who gave their life for their country. “All gave some, some gave all, ... Read More »

Warren County High School In Need Of New Baseball Coach

School officials have fired Warren County High School Baseball Coach Adam Childs. WCHS officials said they wanted to go in another direction with the baseball program. Childs leaves the program having won more than 100 games. He also lead Pioneers to one district championship, three region tournament appearances and one sub state appearance. Read More »