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Cookeville Taking Proposals For Second City Hall Drive Thru

Cookeville is accepting bid proposals to add a second drive thru lane at city hall due to long lines. City Manager James Mills said he expects the budget for this project to be under $20,000. Mills said he believes the second lane can be added under the current canopy based on the existing space. “During high volume days we typically ... Read More »

Porter Can Move Forward On Gas Station Talks

Putnam County Commissioners have once again given County Mayor Randy Porter approval to negotiate an easement for a Speedway Convenience Store. The Jefferson Avenue project would include entrances and exits onto Fairgrounds Street. The county will grant an option agreement to the company valued at $3,000. Speedway has one year to exercise the easement for an additional $11,000. If the ... Read More »

Power Outages Down To 400 Regionwide

Just over 400 outages remain in the Upper Cumberland Tuesday morning as crews continue the restoration efforts. 380 of those outages are in Overton County, according to County Executive Ben Danner. Danner said additional crews will be in the county first thing this morning to help with power restoration. Upper Cumberland Electric has been working since last Monday to restore ... Read More »

Debris Options for Cookeville, Putnam County Residents

Cookeville Public Works and Putnam County Solid Waste are both anticipating a lot of ice storm debris as the weather warms up. Both departments have drop off sites, but only Cookeville picks up brush and tree debris. Cookeville Public Works Director Greg Brown said residents need to be patient if they’re expecting items to be picked up. “I anticipate there’s ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Collecting Evidence In Monterey Shooting Incident

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are still collecting evidence related to a shooting that left one dead at the Monterey Waste Management Facility. That includes video, witness statements and all other evidence. The Sheriff’s Office said all evidence will be presented to District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway. The Sheriff’s Office said the evidence will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s ... Read More »

Victim Identified In Monterey Shooting

The man killed in a Monterey shooting on Saturday has been identified as 59 year-old Jimmy Doc Gibson. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said the department and Monterey PD responded to a shots fired call at 2730 Old Walton Road, at roughly 2:30 PM on February 20. The shooting incident occurred at a county owned waste management facility. Putnam County ... Read More »

Outages Down To 1,200 Across UC

Just about 1,200 outages remain across Putnam, Overton and Jackson Counties Monday morning. Temperatures well into the 50s Sunday and abundant sunshine helped workers make a huge dent in the outages Sunday. Upper Cumberland Electric reports 800 outages in Overton County. Work continues along Palestine Rd., Livingston Boat Dock Rd., Baptist Ridge, Rocky Mound, Standing Stone Park Road, Garrett Mill, ... Read More »

Shots Fired Called Leaves One Dead In Monterey

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is working a homicide scene after one person is dead at the Monterey Solid Waste Processing Center. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said they are questioning one person of interest. Farris said the department and Monterey PD responded to a shots fired call at 2730 Old Walton Road at roughly 2:30 PM on Saturday. Farris ... Read More »

Just Over 5,000 Without Power Saturday Morning


Utility crews will get a weather reprieve Saturday as they try to restore power to more than 5,000 Upper Cumberland residents who remain without power. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said UCEMC crews reduced outages to about 2,300 Friday. Power restoration efforts continue in Silver Point, Dodson Branch, Algood, Buck/Brotherton Mountain, Baxter, Martin Creek, Bloomington Springs, Old Baxter Rd, Boma ... Read More »

Algood Methodist Church Taking Donations For Helping Hands

For the first time in nearly a year, the Algood Methodist Church is able to collect items for those in need. Outreach Committee Chair Lee Ann Hall said church members will be at the church and ready to load their van with items for Helping Hands. Hall said there are a lot of items needed and helping hands tried to ... Read More »