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Algood Speeding Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

A speeding stop led Algood Police to the arrest of a local man on at least seven charges. Police tried to stop Bobby Harville after his motorcycle was observed traveling at a high rate of speed on Wall Street. Police reports said the cycle came to stop at 139 East Wall Street and Harville fled on foot. Officer Brandon Bean ... Read More »

Normal To Feel Distress During Spring Storms

Thursday’s possible severe weather may be causing you more apprehension than normal. Tennessee Tech Licensed Professional Counselor Shonta Kyees said it is common for such a reaction in the aftermath of last year’s tornado. Kyees said fears vary on exactly why a storm causes distress, but we should focus on what we can and cannot control. “We can’t control when ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Improving Security At Two Schools

The Putnam County School System is improving building security with new vestibules at two schools. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said $153,000 of Safe Schools Grant funding will improve entrances at Avery Trace and Algood Middle Schools. Martin said a new school would typically have secure vestibules, where people can be seen before being buzzed in. “Right now, most ... Read More »

Algood Plans For Next Phase Of White Plains Restoration

Algood is planning to have the latest round of restorations to the White Plains Historic Home completed by June 30. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the plan is to solicit bids from at least three contractors. “Address some issues with the flat roof and the gutters and some of the eaves and where there’s been a little bit of water ... Read More »

Putnam Opens Up Vaccinations To Everyone Age 16 And Up

Putnam County will open up COVID vaccinations to anyone age 16 and above starting Wednesday. Mayor Randy Porter said the county wants to open up vaccinations to everyone who wants to take it after moving quickly through the 55 and up age group and the 2a-b phase. Porter said the county is receiving larger amounts of the vaccine and want ... Read More »

Putnam Sales Tax Revenue Up 15% From Last Jan.

January sales tax revenue for Putnam County municipalities grew some 15.5 percent compared to January of last year. The County saw the highest increase by about 32 percent. Baxter followed with about 27 percent. Monterey had a growth of 18.1 percent, Cookeville 13.6 percent and Algood 12 percent. All five municipalities contributed to $3,728,620.34 of sales tax revenue. That is ... Read More »

Algood Regulations Preventing Flooding Could Be Addressed

Algood is experiencing flooding issues in the south and around Cooper Road. Building Inspector Bob Lane said the time has come to consider strengthening the water retention and detention pond regulations in flood prone areas. Lane said water runoff is supposed to remain the same before and after construction. “As you continue to get growth and you take pervious areas ... Read More »

Cookeville Offering Another 500 Tree Giveaway

Cookeville is continuing to make trees available to the community to regrow what was lost in the March Tornado. 500 trees are available and all Putnam County residents can come and select as many trees as they need Saturday. Cookeville Urban Forester Jaime Nunan said these giveaways have given residents a chance to start fresh and create new memories. “I’ve ... Read More »

Algood Apartment Expansion Raises Concerns On Council

The Algood City Council tabled a rezoning request Tuesday night so it can review the city’s long-term plan for growth. The rezoning request was from Putnam Properties who want to add a third building to Quarry Run. Councilman Luke Hill said he thinks Algood should consider how adding more high density residential areas could affect infrastructure. “Once we start adding ... Read More »

One Week Left For Putnam Virtual Learning Survey

Putnam County families still have one week to respond to a school system survey gauging interest in virtual learning going forward. Sam Brooks is the Putnam County School System Supervisor for Personalized Learning. Brooks said this survey for VITAL is about getting the numbers together from students at each school so it can be staffed effectively. “Around April 15 when all ... Read More »