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Algood Keeping Easter Event COVID Safe

Algood is playing it safe this Easter with a drive-thru event at the White Plains Historic Home. From 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM kids can get Easter eggs from the Algood Fire Department. City Administrator Keith Morrison said this was the safest and most effective way to still let people celebrate. “First come, first serve drive-thru event, we just ask ... Read More »

Putnam Rescue Squad Training For Submerged Vehicles Underwater

Putnam County Swift Water Rescue Squad members are in Texas training for swift water rescue tactics to improve response. EMA Director Tyler Smith said unfortunately the training had to be postponed in February, because the skills could have been used this weekend. Smith said it is better late than never, because water rescues have been more common over the last ... Read More »

Putnam Circuit Court Opening, More Changes Coming

Putnam County Courts are further opening up with eviction notices going out to residents on Thursday. Circuit Court Clerk Jennifer Wilkerson said in-person proceedings are currently at 50 percent capacity. Wilkerson said the next changes are that people will start getting eviction notices April 1 and jury trials will resume in May. “What we are telling you is, yes courts ... Read More »

West Putnam County Most Affected By Flooding

Putnam County road crews are out Monday repairing road damages from this weekend’s flash flooding. Road Supervisor Randy Jones said the western portion of the county was the hardest hit. Northern areas towards Gainesboro were also affected but to a lesser extent. “Cumby Road, the water went over the bridge there and messed the asphalt up,” Jones said. “I am ... Read More »

Tech Improving Roads and Pedestrian Access

Tennessee Tech is gearing up for a large-scale improvement project for five roads. Vice President for Facilities and Business Services Chuck Roberts said the goal is to improve campus for pedestrians and mitigate construction damage. Roberts said the work will be done in phases and has an 18 month projection for construction. “We think definitely Peachtree Avenue is going to ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Planning For Proms To Happen

Putnam County Schools are planning for proms this April. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said he believes prom will be a reality as long as COVID numbers stay the same in schools and the community. Martin said the system’s goal has always been to find a way to have these ceremonies for students. “We want our students to have ... Read More »

T-DOT Repaving 22 Miles In Putnam, White Co.

About 22 miles of state routes along the Putnam and White County line will be resurfaced this summer. T-DOT Community Relations Officer Jennifer Flynn said the first contract focuses on Highway 111. “It is a slightly over two mile section of State Route 111 that will be resurfaced from the White County line to north of State Route 136,” Flynn ... Read More »

Jackson County EMS Evacuates Due To Flooding

Jackson County EMS and 911 was forced to evacuate their facility due to flooding. Jackson County EMA spokesperson Derek Woolbright said crews started monitoring flooding near the facility, but water made its way in at about 2:00 AM Sunday. Woolbright said 911 communications were able to stay in operation thanks to Putnam County and Upper Cumberland Homeland Security. “There’s a ... Read More »

Flash Flood Warning Out For Overnight Areas


Very heavy rainfall moving into the Upper Cumberland once again Saturday night prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning. The National Weather Service issued a third flash flood warning just before midnight Sunday, including Fentress, Overton and Pickett counties. Very heavy rain will impact these areas with the next batch of rain moving in from the ... Read More »

Cookeville FD Dispatched after Lightning Causes Electrical Damage

A lightning strike blew the outlets out of a Park West Subdivision home Saturday. Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair said they dispatched at 6:49 AM after lightning hit a tree, traveling into a Madison Place home. Blair said they arrived on scene and could not see any damage to the home. Upon further investigation, Blair said several breakers had been ... Read More »