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Putnam Residential Development Slowing Down Slightly

Development in Putnam County showing signs of slowing down slightly after its recent boom. Planning Director Kevin Rush said that doesn’t mean it shows signs of stopping. “There’s always a lag between development and when the market is hot,” Rush said. “When the market is hot you see people start looking at developing property, but that takes a while to ... Read More »

TTU Student Senate Working To Form Stronger Partnership With Local Government

Tennessee Tech’s Student Senate is working to form a stronger partnership with the city of Cookeville and Putnam County. Eli Anderson is the Senate’s Secretary of Government and Policy. He said with the many Tennessee Tech students calling Putnam County home, he believes there is a shared interest in meeting the needs of students. “Part of my job at the ... Read More »

Putnam County Man Charged With Murder Of Toddler

A Putnam County man arrested in Chattanooga Tuesday for felony murder and aggravated child abuse after a May incident. 28-year-old Justin Dixon was caring for two-year-old Atlas Copeland when deputies responded to the Copeland residence. The child was found unconscious, transported to Vanderbilt Hospital and died the next morning due to blunt force trauma. Dixon was the boyfriend of the ... Read More »

Putnam County Preparing Designs To Bid Out Maintenance and Bus Garage Next Year

Designs ready for Putnam County’s county road and maintenance facility and school bus garage to be located on Tennessee Avenue. Mayor Randy Porter said the facility will be large enough to place all county vehicle maintenance under one roof. “Our architects and engineers have been working on this for several months now,” Porter said. “Getting real close on getting bid ... Read More »

Putnam Applying For Grant Funding For Fairgrounds Construction

Putnam County applying for $1 million in grant funding to construct the arena at the new fairgrounds. Mayor Randy Porter said if awarded, hosting a fair at the Tennessee Avenue location in 2024 will be likely. “If we can get this ARC grant to pay 50 percent of it, it would be a big deal,” Porter said. “Hopefully next summer, ... Read More »

Putnam Traffic Stops Results In Drug Arrests

Putnam County traffic stops over Thanksgiving weekend led to two drug arrests. The first stop occurred Wednesday that resulted in the arrest of Jamie Powell. Powell’s vehicle was found to have a felony amount of Methamphetamine and Marijuana. Powell was charged with Manufacturing, Sell, and Delivery of Methamphetamine, Simple Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Powell’s bond is set ... Read More »

Cookeville Putnam Chamber Seeing Success In Recruiting Sport Tournaments

Cookeville Putnam County Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Amy New said efforts to recruit sporting events to Putnam County are stronger than ever. New said over a dozen tournaments have been secured this calendar with several others in the future. “We think we have kind of figured it out after talking with tournament directors,” New said. “They are talking ... Read More »

Pumper To Move Into Gainesboro Grade Fire Station Next Month

The Putnam County fire station on Gainesboro Grade will start serving the area next month. Fire Chief Tom Brown said exterior work of the unmanned station now complete so a vehicle can move into the bay. “That area Huntington Wood, Castlebrook, Brookwood are all currently an ISO 10, which is the same as no fire protection,” Brown said. “Not to ... Read More »