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Men caught stealing bras and curling iron
Two bras and a curling iron were among items allegedly swiped by two men at Kohl's Department Store on Thursday.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Hog barn repair funded; fairgrounds manager considered
A hog barn at the Putnam County Fairgrounds will be getting a major electrical upgrade, along with other repairs.
Alleged car thief arrested, faces other charges
A man was arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing a car, then going door to door asking for help after the car broke down.
College student sends $5,000 check back to the IRS
A local college student was surprised when his aunt called to say a check had arrived for him at his home in Dayton.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Write From The Start: Cookeville Columnist, Author Shares Remarkable Life
Photo by submission Newspaper columnist and author Jennie Ivey shares the story of Cherokee Warrior Dragging Canoe during Jere Whitson Elementary School's Author Day.
Suspicious woman enters home
First, his dogs barked. Then a tall woman with reddish brown hair entered his home on Crabtree Circle Lot - which led him to ask, "What are you doing?" "He stated that sometime last week, his dogs were barking, but he did not think anything about it," says a report by Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Davis, who arrived to investigate the ... (more)
Alleged meth offender arrested for violating quarantine
A man who was arrested on meth charges a couple of weeks ago has now been arrested again, this time for re-entering his home, which was placed under quarantine at the time of his meth arrest.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Fair board ups admission to $5, adds fireworks show
The good news is the fair will have fireworks. And a double-decker roller coaster.
Two arrested in statutory rape cases
Two young men have been arrested in unrelated cases of statutory rape here, police said.
The Shrine-Ram rodeo kicks off tonight
The dust will fly this weekend as the 2013 Ram Rodeo rides into town with the annual Putnam County Shriners World Championship Rodeo.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Neighbors to get Rail-Trail update Tuesday
Phase I of the long-anticipated Tennessee Central Heritage Rail-Trail is about to gear up, but before anything can happen, an informational meeting is set to update bordering property owners of the plans.
Man charged with tree theft
A Cookeville man who was caught leaving a burglary scene about 4 a.m. Tuesday was arrested for allegedly stealing a weed trimmer there.
With marriage equality in Tennessee, a change is gonna come - but sloooowly
People often ask me, "When do you think we'll get marriage equality in Tennessee?" I try to give my best guess, but you might as well ask me, "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" The 2006 Tennessee constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman is the obstacle.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Garden vandal was on wheels
It wasn't a pesky rabbit that invaded and damaged a vegetable garden on Moss Road last Saturday.
Arrest in marijuana robbery
An E. 12th Street man was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday, and the gunman stole marijuana as well as cash, police said.
Four arrested for drugs at motel
Four people face drug charges after police here made an investigation at a motel last week.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
The Jackson Sun
Who doesn't like chocolate?
"Have you ever noticed that there aren't any recipes for leftover chocolate? That's because it doesn't exist.
Shoplifter takes jewelry
A shoplifter who may have victimized a Cookeville store previously managed to break through a new security measure and take jewelry on Friday, police said.
Two charged in theft cases
An alert cop in one case and a surveillance camera in another led to two arrests in theft cases this week.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Robert Booker: Feedback enhances historical knowledge
Robert J. Booker is a freelance writer and former executive director of the Beck Cultural Exchange Center.