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12 hrs ago | Herald-Citizen

City, school board candidates report campaign spending

PUTNAM COUNTYa S- Candidates vying for municipal and county school board offices have reported spending thousands on their campaigns this election season.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Algood, TN, Baxter, TN, Monterey, TN

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Police pursuit leads ends in Jackson Coua

A police pursuit through Putnam County and Jackson County ended in a crash yesterday and David Allen Walker, of Cookeville, was arrested for aggravated burglary, evading arrest, reckless endangerment and driving on a revoked license.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, TN, Cookeville, TN

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Police Reports July 23

According to the police report, the driver, who was identified as Michele Coburn of Cookeville, was found to have a warrant out with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Sparta, TN

Herald-Citizen

Victoria Jackson to speak at Reagan Day Dinner

Victoria Jackson has been a fixture in comedy for years. A regular on Saturday Night Live for six seasons and a co-star in several movies, Jackson has taken up a new role.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Victoria Jackson, Nashville, TN

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Soccer coach fired for sex crimes

Benjamin Calloway was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department July 11. He has bonded out of jail, but he is scheduled to be in court on Sept.

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Related Topix: Algood, TN

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Shoplifting incident leads to drug charga

COOKEVILLEa S- A store's recent call to police about a shoplifter resulted in theft and drug charges for a Rickman woman.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Rickman, TN

Herald-Citizen

'First Families' gives genealogy of Putnam pioneers

It's been a year and a half in the making, but it's finally here - a book called "First Families of Putnam County, Tennessee."

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Cookeville, TN

Herald-Citizen

'Buster' teaches school bus safety

But most importantly, the newest addition to Putnam County's school bus fleet has a message to convey - one that educators and bus drivers alike hope will get through to children better than the usual adult-delivered school bus safety lectures: Instead, "Buster" - a smiling three-foot tall, remote-controlled, voice-activated school bus - will soon ... (more)

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Herald-Citizen

Prescription drug drop boxes part of Prescription For Success campaign

It has been about a month and a half since Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled his Prescription for Success plan to help curb prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Cookeville, TN

Herald-Citizen

Walls go up on new animal shelter

From left, Gail Fowler, Carolyn Whitson, back, Jackie Nettenstrom, Beth Smith, Mary Johnson and Darrell Webb inspect the area that will hold the dog runs in the new Putnam County Animal Shelter.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Gainesboro, TN

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Early voting starts today

Early voting starts today for those who want to get a head start on casting their ballots for the Aug. 7 county general and state primary elections.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Police Reports July 17

Mitch Harrington was patrolling 12th Street Tuesday when he saw a driver make a wide turn and almost strike a curb.

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Related Topix: Algood, TN, Drugs, Marijuana, Livingston, TN

Herald-Citizen

Regulations help keep products at Farmer's Marketa

With the Farmer's Market on Mahler Avenue, anyone can get locally grown produce whether a person happens to live on a farm or in an apartment.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Agriculture, Science

WTVF Nashville

Not Guilty Plea In Death Of Johnny Cash's Great-Niece

A Tennessee man has pleaded not guilty to killing country music legend Johnny Cash's great-niece in March.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Daily News Journal

Smyrna Town Court judge candidate faces felony charges

Town Court judge candidate W. Alan Rose continues to face felony drug- and weapon-related charges heading into Friday's early voting for the Aug. 7 election with a hearing scheduled Thursday in Cookeville.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Cookeville, TN, Tennessee

WTVF Nashville

Timeline: UCDD

Wendy Askins, the former director of the Upper Cumberland Development District in Cookeville, is scheduled to go on trial in federal court in December 2014.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Masciarella faces six charges related to Cash murder

The grand jury has indicted Wayne Gary Masciarella on six charges in connection with the March 19 slaying of Courtney Cash at a residence in Baxter.

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Related Topix: Baxter, TN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Man evading arrest bitten by K-9

After a high speed chase including two car crashes and the use of a Taser, it was the bite of a K-9 that enabled the arrest of James Kendall Martin, 32, of Cookeville.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Herald-Citizen

Cookeville Tree Board selling 'gator bags'

Those driving through Cookeville may start to notice bags appearing around young trees.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Weather

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Herald-Citizen

4-H'ers 'beefing up' for the fair

The open beef show at the Putnam County Fair should be bigger and better this year.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

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