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Algood Standoff Ends With No Injuries

Algood Police and the Putnam County Sheriffs Department ended a standoff with a man Tuesday after he entered a home on Patton Street. Johnny Joe Threet entered the home with a long rifle and scope. Threet fired one round from the rifle, according to Algood Police. Deputies saw the man point the rifle under his chin on several occasions. He ... Read More »

Algood Approves Green Mtn Water Project

Algood City Council unanimously approved an agreement to provide water to residents of the Green Mountain region. “The folks needed water and one of the county’s objectives was to look at areas that weren’t being served by clean drinking water,” City Administrator Keith Morrison said. “This was one of those areas. We worked out this opportunity with the county to ... Read More »

Rail Trail Authority Seeking Funding To Extend To Monterey

The Rail Trail Authority is looking for funding to extend the Rail Trail from Algood to Monterey. The City of Algood will extend the trail half a mile to Main Street. Rail Trail Authority Chairman Tara Wohlgemuth said the organization has engineering plans to continue the trail up Monterey Mountain. “That would be investigating what kind of grants are out ... Read More »

Algood Fire Dept. Getting New Pumper Truck

The Algood Fire Department is adding a new pumper truck to its fleet. Algood Fire Chief Victor Jones said the addition of the new truck will help the city in its goal to lower its ISO rating. “The truck that we have now is 20-years-old,” Jones said. “It’s still a good truck, but it’s got to its date that on ... Read More »

Mask Mandates Increase For Retailers

Wal-Mart, Kroger and Sam’s Club are among a growing list of retailers requiring shoppers to wear masks. Mike Dorey of Rickman headed to Walmart Thursday. He questions the usefulness of wearing a mask but will follow Wal-Mart’s request. “I do not really know the size of the macrons of the germs and what the mask does and how effective it ... Read More »

Algood Council Votes Against A One-Time Bonus For Employees

Algood City Council voted against a one-time bonus for 46 front-line city workers Tuesday night. Three council members including Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler abstained. Council members Bill Bilbrey and Ruby Hawkins both have family members who work for the city. The resolution failed with just two yes votes. Council Member Luke Hill proposed a resolution for a $500 one-time bonus. Council ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival Cancelled

The 32nd Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival has been cancelled. Festival Coordinator John Allen said cancelling Tennessee’s largest and longest running quilt festival was not easy and required multiple board meetings. “We did not approach it lightly,” Allen said. “Extensive discussions and a great deal of reflection. It was not a unanimous situation until we got to yesterday’s meeting.” Allen said ... Read More »

Algood Man Shot Friday Morning, New Mexico Man Jailed

An Algood man is in stable condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center after being shot at Cookeville’s LaQuinta Inn Friday morning. 31-year-old Justin Michael Payne had been shot three times in the upper torso. A second male had also been shot but his injuries were minor, according to Cookeville Police reports. Police arrested 36-year-old Christian James Schlenker, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Read More »

Algood To Upgrade Buck Mountain Water Pumps

Much needed upgrades to the Buck Mountain water system are coming thanks to state grant. Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison said the city plans to increase pump capacity and place the pump station above ground with a new system. The upgrades are a necessity to continue to provide water to Buck Mountain. “The pumps there were put in several years ... Read More »

No Suspects In Algood Drugs Burglary

Burglars pried open the front doors of Algood Drugs to steal money and drugs during an overnight burglary Tuesday. Algood Police are investigating the robbery. Algood Police Public Information Officer Elena Neff said they do not have a suspect. “As to the extent of the inventory that was taken,” Neff said, “We don’t have a firm number. Algood Drugs is ... Read More »