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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 »

Cookeville Sinkhole Cleanup Open To Volunteers

The annual Trog Sinkhole Cleanup is this Saturday to gather up all the debris and trash. Cookeville Public Works Storm Water Manager Blake Mayo said the North Willow Avenue sinkhole catches a lot of city storm water, including most of Tennessee Tech. Mayo said that unfortunately there will be more to collect than just trash from the storm drainage system. ... Read More »

Putnam Occupancy Trending Up For 2021

Putnam County’s 2020 hotel occupancy rate finishing down 6.9 percent is considered a win. That’s according to Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Molly Brown. Brown said being an outdoor destination helped Putnam County during the pandemic, and there’s promise based on 2021 numbers. “As of January and February we were actually on the other end of the numbers, we ... Read More »

Normal To Feel Distress During Spring Storms

Thursday’s possible severe weather may be causing you more apprehension than normal. Tennessee Tech Licensed Professional Counselor Shonta Kyees said it is common for such a reaction in the aftermath of last year’s tornado. Kyees said fears vary on exactly why a storm causes distress, but we should focus on what we can and cannot control. “We can’t control when ... Read More »

7th Annual Storyfest Returns to Dogwood Park

Storyfest will return to Dogwood Park for its 7th annual event this spring. The event was held virtually last year. On May 1, local and world renowned storytellers will be performing to a socially distanced audience. Cookeville Museums Manager Beth Thompson said they open the stage to amateurs to keep the spirit of storytelling alive and a part of the ... Read More »

Cookeville Green Market Finds New Home At Jig Head Brewery

The Cookeville Green Market will be open Saturday at its new location, Jig Head Brewery. Cookeville Green Market President Holly Zywica said they had to find a new location when their lease was terminated after six years. Zywica said the same selection of seasonal produce, soaps, teas and more will be available this weekend. “A lot of our customers have ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Improving Security At Two Schools

The Putnam County School System is improving building security with new vestibules at two schools. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said $153,000 of Safe Schools Grant funding will improve entrances at Avery Trace and Algood Middle Schools. Martin said a new school would typically have secure vestibules, where people can be seen before being buzzed in. “Right now, most ... Read More »

Algood Plans For Next Phase Of White Plains Restoration

Algood is planning to have the latest round of restorations to the White Plains Historic Home completed by June 30. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the plan is to solicit bids from at least three contractors. “Address some issues with the flat roof and the gutters and some of the eaves and where there’s been a little bit of water ... Read More »

Putnam Opens Up Vaccinations To Everyone Age 16 And Up

Putnam County will open up COVID vaccinations to anyone age 16 and above starting Wednesday. Mayor Randy Porter said the county wants to open up vaccinations to everyone who wants to take it after moving quickly through the 55 and up age group and the 2a-b phase. Porter said the county is receiving larger amounts of the vaccine and want ... Read More »