Three arrested today for theft
Officer Scott Polston, of the Algood Police Department, arrested Chance Lee Handy, of Cookeville, for theft after Handy was found to have stolen goods in his possession early this morning.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Last week on the bench for three judges
Judges Leon Burns, Jr., Judge John Maddux, Jr. and Judge Nolan Goolsby are spending their last week on the bench this week and three new judges begin their terms next week.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
THDA allocates HOME funds to Putnam County
The federally-funded HOME program promotes preservation and rehabilitation of housing for households of low income.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Putnam test results show gains made in some subjects, improvement needed in others
Those results - based on standardized testing data from the 2013-'14 school year - revealed that Putnam County students made gains in some subjects but need to improve in others, such as English language arts.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Races strengthened relationships at Sunday's rally
Though original estimates were that the Upper Cumberland Peace and Justice Rally would draw about 30 or so to the Courthouse this past Sunday, a even larger crowd made the march from Cookeville First Presbyterian Church to the rally site.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Third annual Mud Run to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity
It's almost time for the messiest fundraiser in Cookeville - the third annual Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Mud Run.
PEP TALKS: The second PEP Talks meeting on "Loosing Your Marbles/Playing for Keeps: Six Things a Kid Needs Over Time" is from noon to 1 p.m. at Progressive Savings Bank, 1080 Interstate Drive in Cookeville.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
New system to retain rescue volunteers
It has been a 100 percent volunteer rescue service since it formed more than 60 years ago and members have never received a dime for responding to emergency calls.
New Cookeville council sworn in, Shelton is new mayor
With almost every seat in council chambers occupied yesterday, the new Cookeville City Council was sworn in by Judge John Maddux.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Man indicted for robbery of gas station a
PUTNAM COUNTYa S- A man has been indicted for the armed robbery of the Burgess Falls Shell gas station on South Willow Avenue in June.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Elected officials to be sworn in through early September
Officials elected by Putnam County citizens earlier this month will be sworn into office within the next couple of weeks.
Cash and Lafever arrested for drugs
This was also Cash's third charge for driving on a revoked license. Sgt. Dana Looper, of the Algood Police Department, told the Herald-Citizen that she stopped the vehicle around 12:30 p.m. yesterday for a brake light violation.
Mrs. Barbara Linder Morris, 72, of Cookeville, Tennessee, died Friday evening, August 15, 2014 at Life Care Center of Sparta in Sparta, Tenn.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
County commissioners approve budget
Putnam County commissioners approved the 2014-15 budget yesterday and without a tax increase, but not without some first questioning if it's sustainable and attempting to cut out some of those expenditures.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
HOME grant meetings delayed
Those waiting for the next step in receiving funds to repair their houses will have to wait a bit longer as there has been a delay in the process.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Extended Learning offers enrichment beyond classroom
Ready to sign up for Putnam County's Extended Learning program are, from left, Park View Elementary first grade teacher Levita McClain with her grandson, second grader Evan Beria, and kindergarten teacher Rebecca Rezny with her son, first grader Gavin Rezny.
Looking forward to open house Aug. 18 at Algood Elementary School are, from left, student Daye Cannon, principal Patience Cannon, students Olivia Hudson, Kiley Smith and Parker Foutch and assistant principal Tina Francis.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Benefit concert for Helping Hands Sunday
Every day of the week, an average of nine families visit Helping Hands of Putnam County.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Sparta man tased after evading arrest
A Sparta man is now out on bail after having to be tased after evading arrest to avoid apprehension on a warrant from White County.