3 hrs ago
Felony fugitive from Chicago being held a
A Chicago man is being held without bail in the Putnam County Jail after being arrested yesterday by the Cookeville Police Department. Officer Charles Quiett of the Cookeville Police Department stopped a Toyota Tercel being driven by Luis Alberto Lopez, 27, after he failed to come to a complete stop at the intersection of Jere Whitson Avenue and Mississippi Avenue, according to the police report.
8 hrs ago
Wine, liquor on November ballot
PUTNAM COUNTYa S- A referendum for the sale of wine in grocery stores in Cookeville and two referendums calling for the sale of alcohol in stores and also liquor by the drink in Monterey will officially appear on the November election ballot. The Putnam County Election Commission ratified three referendums during its meeting on Monday after all three the petitions calling for the referendums received enough valid signatures and were submitted last month.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
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.
Second suspect arrested in Algood Walmara
The Cookeville Police Department arrested the second suspect in the Sept. 7 theft of the Algood Walmart.
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
One suspect in Algood Walmart theft and a
One suspect in the alleged theft and vandalism of the Algood Walmart store on Sept. 7 is now in custody on a $12,000 bond, while one suspect still remains at large.
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
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.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
New policies implemented by new sheriff
During his first week in office, Sheriff Eddie Farris told the Herald-Citizen thathe had made a lot of progress and implemented programs and talked about some plans for the future. One issue facing the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, along with counties across the state, is jail overcrowding.
School building projects moving forward
Bricks are going up, roofs are covering classrooms, and parking lots are soon to be paved - which means things are moving along for Putnam County's two new schools. School board members got updates on the construction of Monterey High School and Upperman Middle School when architect and construction site representatives were on hand for Thursday's regular monthly meeting - the first for the board's newest member, Celeste Gammon, who was sworn into office just prior to the meeting, along with re-elected members Jerry Maynard and David McCormick.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Disaster preparedness on display tomorrow
Emergency responders from Cookeville, Putnam County and CRMC will practice evacuating the hospital with the scenario being severe structural damage resulting from a tornado. "In the last decade, we've seen more and more hospitals being directly impacted by natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes," Mike Hellman, safety coordinator at CRMC, said.
Man arrested for cocaine during weekend a
The Algood Police Department arrested a man found to be in possession of crack cocaine during a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon. Officer Brandon Bean, of the Algood Police Department, stopped the vehicle on West Main Street in Algood for the improper display of registration.
Free roses offered in exchange for Animal Shelter donations
Once again, Abel Gardens in Cookeville is offering a dozen roses free this Wednesday to anyone who brings in a donation for the Putnam County Animal Shelter. "I coordinate it with FTD Good Neighbor Day, which is now in its 20th year," Carol Bartlett, Abel Gardens owner, said.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
New online tutoring service helping students
After all, everybody could use a little guidance at some point. And when parents don't have the answers, Putnam County students have a new online tutoring service to turn to as part of a pilot program funded by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
School happenings 9-7-14
Taking a break during the "Raider Rumble" at Avery Trace Middle School on Aug. 29 are, from left, Brady Ragland, Adam Farris, Audrey Oldham, Luke Caldwell, Claire McCarter, Cade Apple, Spencer Ing, Caroline Ing, Jessie Wilson, Cooper Gilbert, Eli Apple, Karlin Watson, Emma Cate Jones, Aiden Moore, Cason Almendarez and Harrison Ing. Students braved the hot weather to race around the football field to raise money for their school in the third annual event, which capped off an exciting Homecoming week.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
New leadership takes over at EMS, 911
Putnam County 911 had a changeover in leadership earlier this week with the departure of longtime director Randy Porter, who recently assumed office as Putnam's county executive. Pictured, from left, are Penny Foister, assistant director of operations; Mike Thompson, director; and Brandon Smith, assistant director of special services.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
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.