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Chattanooga woman booked here under falsa

A Chattanooga woman charged with felony theft last week now faces a criminal impersonation charge after her fingerprints revealed she had been booked in Putnam County jail using a false identity.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Hamilton County, TN, Cookeville, TN

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Cookeville woman arrested for TennCare fa

Cindee Newton of Cookeville was arrested last week after an investigation and charged with TennCare fraud, which includes doctor shopping, as well as obtaining a controlled substance through fraud.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

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Fairgrounds cattle barn repaired

This past May, a violent thunderstorm blew through Cookeville, ripping off pieces of the roof from the large cattle barn in the Putnam County Fairgrounds.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Agriculture, Science

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Herald-Citizen

CPD stops truck full of stolen property

PUTNAMa SCOUNTYa S- A Celina man and a woman from Kentucky were still in the Putnam County Jail at press time after being arrested yesterday after the Cookeville Police Department stopped a truck that had more that $2,000 of stolen property.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

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Putnam first among neighboring counties back in school

Putnam County students are back in the classroom today for their first full day of school, being the first among their peers in neighboring counties to get back into the academic groove.

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Related Topix: Fentress County, TN, Cumberland County, TN

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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A new year for Putnam County schools

It all began Thursday as buses resumed their routes, breakfast trays moved through cafeteria lines, and classrooms welcomed young learners for an abbreviated registration day - just a sampling of what's to come in Putnam County schools.

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Cookeville pool now open through Labor Day

The Cookeville Community Pool, located at 240 Carlen Dr., will remain open on the weekends through Labor Day.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Weather

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Cookeville artists' work featured in restaurant chain

Matt Bilbrey, left, and Estel Bilbrey show off one of their early metal sculpting works.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Arts, Sculpting

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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'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

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'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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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

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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

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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

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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

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