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Putnam Family Lost Home And Several Pets In Residential Fire

An East Lake Subdivision family lost their home Tuesday morning in a residential fire. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said crews responded around 7:25 a.m. Two adults at the home were alerted by smoke detectors and escaped without injuries. “Fire through the roof on the second floor when we arrived on the scene,” Brown said. “Ultimately, the house is ... Read More »

Putnam Home And Dog Lost During Residential Fire

A Putnam County home deemed a complete lost early Monday morning after a wood stove caused fire. Fire Chief Tom Brown said crews arrived at the Zeb Warren Road home around 3:45 a.m. with the residence fully involved with flames. “She had discovered fire around the ceiling level above a wood stove,” Brown said. “When we arrived on scene, fire ... Read More »

Putnam Ag Extenstion Office Holding Open House For Public

The Putnam County Agriculture Extension Office is celebrating its return to open doors and full business hours Tuesday. County Director Michelle Parrott said it is an exciting time to reengage the community while doors for closed during the pandemic. Parrott said that from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM when people stop by, they will get a token of appreciation for ... Read More »

Cumberland County Fire Crews Work Two Early Morning Scenes

A Cumberland County home suffered extensive damage after a fire early Monday morning. County Fire Captain Braeden Adams said crews arrived to the Wildwood Lane home with heavy flames in the garage area. Adams said the fire spread to the living areas and north side of the house before containment. Adams said the owners escaped the residence without injury after ... Read More »

South Walnut Ave. Home Heavily Damaged In Fire

A South Walnut Avenue home suffered heavy damage after a fire Sunday. According to Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair, fire crews arrived on scene to flames coming out of the door and windows of the home. Blair said the house was occupied at the time by the renter who escaped with no injuries. However, two pets were lost during the ... Read More »

Cookeville Fire Crews Contain Residential Fire

The Cookeville Fire Department extinguished a residential fire Tuesday limiting damage to the living room of a Bradley Drive home. Fire Chief Daryl Blair said the smoke was visible down Washington Avenue, and crews responded in time before the home was lost. “The first units that arrived on scene said that they had smoke and fire visible at the front ... Read More »

McMinnville Homeless Effort Looks To Start Transitional Community

The Homeless of McMinnville Effort, or HOME, is trying to set up a micro home community with help from the city. Co-Directors Sheila Fann and Tina Higgins said the city is helping them find property to start the community. Fann said after only one year of HOME, they’re on the cusp of their dream becoming a reality. “It’s centralized so ... Read More »

Winterizing Your Home To Prevent Pipe Damage

With below freezing temperatures becoming a normalcy, local plumbers are advising home owners to winterize your foundations. Putnam Plumbing Owner Gary Brown said for starters, water hoses should be removed from outdoor faucets. “All you really need to do is take them loose,” Brown said “The faucet that is installed is frost free. If you do not take that hose ... Read More »

UHS House For Auction Saturday

If you are in the market for a home, Upperman High School has the house for you. The three bedroom, two bath 1,500 square foot home is set for auction this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Upperman High School. Building Trades Teacher Jason Holcomb said each year his class builds a home for auction. During construction, his students learn important ... Read More »