4 hrs ago
Surgery can help children prone to ear infections
"It's miserable for them. They can't get themselves comfortable, and then of course if it's miserable for them sleeping.
8 hrs ago
Group takes giant ALS Cold Water Challenge
It's a fundraising phenomenon happening all over the nation - everyone from movie stars to mayors are having buckets of ice water dumped over their heads while pledging to donate to ALS research in the ALS Cold Water Challenge. The local group, Power for the Journey ALS Support Group, decided to step things up a bit.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Second suspect arrested in Algood Walmara
The Cookeville Police Department arrested the second suspect in the Sept. 7 theft of the Algood Walmart.
Does Cookeville have a community weight loss program?
QUESTION: "Has Cookeville ever had a weight loss program for the entire community to teach folks how to live healthier lifestyles and prevent diabetes, etc.?" ANSWER: Lillian Hartgrove, vice president of Workforce Development and Education at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, responded to this question: "The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Highlands Economic Partnership, launched the 'Highlands Get Fit' Challenge" in 2011.Now in its fourth year, the Highlands Get Fit Challenge is promoted through area businesses, district schools and organizations in Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White counties.
Nominate theme for 2014 Cookeville Christmas Parade
For 47 years, the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce has brought the much-loved annual Christmas Parade to Putnam County and the entire Upper Cumberland region. It's their holiday gift to the people in this area; and as they want the community they serve involved in every step, the Chamber is again sponsoring a contest to select the theme for this year's parade.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Cookeville Central High School class photos recovered
Several official Cookeville Central High School class photos are now safe at the Putnam County Archives thanks to some former students who saved these pieces of history from being thrown away. It began with a visit to the archives by Mary Frances Huddleston Bailey, a graduate of Cookeville Central High School.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Ceremony honors heroes past and present
The Putnam County Commission Chambers was filled last night with members of the community gathering to remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and to honor the first responders who continue to put their lives on the line every day.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Judge tosses DUI charge after doubt placa
Richard Ballard was charged with DUI , driving on a suspended license, implied content law violation, registration law violation and violation of financial responsibility law following being stopped by James Lee III of the Cookeville Police Department. The Cookeville Police Department had received an anonymous tip that there was someone who was possibly intoxicated driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Council updated on costly projects
The new Cookeville city council took ofice last month. Pictured, from left, are City Manager Jim Shipley, Councilman Charles Womack, Vice-Mayor Larry Epps, Mayor Ricky Shelton, Councilman Dwight Henry and Councilman Jim Woodford.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Police Reports September 10
After Tayes initiated his blue lights, the vehicle continued to travel south on Franklin Avenue and finally stopped at Franklin Avenue and Broad Street. The driver of the vehicle was identified as David Walker and a check found his license had been revoked for failure to satisfy criminal offenses in Jackson County.
Cookeville man arrested for sexual exploa
COOKEVILLEa S- A Cookeville man is now in the Putnam County Jail on a $10,000 bond after being indicted by the grand jury on six counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Lt. Carl Sells of the Cookeville Police Department.
Gainesboro man arrested on multiple druga
Officer Shannon Smith of the Cookeville Police Department found Robert Michael Brazle of Gainesboro to be in possession of meth and the materials known to be used to manufacture meth, as well as prescription drugs. Brazle was charged with initiation of the manufacture of meth after a number of items commonly used to make meth were found in the vehicle Brazle was driving.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Koger tased after fighting K-9, resistina
According to the police report, the Fentress County Sheriff's Department has faxed an arrest warrant for a violation of parole that ordered that Koger be held without bond.
Gaw appeals decision
COOKEVILLEa S-a The Cookeville city council is expected to have a public hearing at tomorrow's council meeting, and consider the first reading of an ordinance to rezone 420/430 Peek Drive and 412 Blake Circle from RS10 to RM8 .
Flooding prompts rescues
Yesterday's flash flooding at the intersection of South Willow Avenue and West Broad Street prompted the Cookeville Fire Department to rescue occupants of two stranded vehicles and to direct traffic away from the area.
Burglars return to crime scene
Two men who reportedly stole items from a neighboring residence returned to the scene as police arrived, according to a report taken by Officer Jason Hees.
CHINA: Country filled with history, beauty
Over the years, good friends Carolyn Whitson and Joy Rachor of Cookeville have gotten the opportunity to visit a number of other countries together.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Same name, expanded services for one medical provider
Providing the highest quality medical services is the core mission behind the recent merger of one local medical office with a group out of Franklin.
Embroiderers' Guild display makes Cookeville stop
Nancy Pardue has had a variety of her work on display locally, but the upcoming exhibit of the works of art by other embroiderers has her a bit excited.
Man arrested, charged after found asleepa
A man was recently arrested for public intoxication and violating bond conditions after he was allegedly found asleep with a beer in his hand inside a parked vehicle.