2 hrs ago
Baxter works to pay for new equipment for firefighters
Firefighters working for both the City of Baxter and the county have been asked to refrain from using their county turnout gear during both jobs.
6 hrs ago
Special needs students find haven in horseback riding center
Heather Wheeler, 12, hugs her second place trophy that she won at this year's riding show at Manna's Hanna Riding Center, while her horse is led by Paul Abell.
10 hrs ago
EMA closer to becoming county department
The local emergency management agency is one step closer to becoming a county department after the Cookeville City Council decided to give up city authority over the entity.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Scam prize letter and check reported
Apossible "prize winner" scam letter telling the recipient he won money and to cash a check that came with the letter was reported on Tuesday to the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Man arrested for stealing more than $26,000 worth of items
A man was recently arrested on burglary and theft charges after allegedly stealing more than $26,000 worth of items from a home.
Pipe causes evacuation of CRMC east campus
The cavalry was called to Cookeville Regional Medical Center early this morning when a suspicious package was discovered near the hospital's East Entrance.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Pearl Harbor Remembrance service Friday
By MEGAN TROTTER HERALD-CITIZEN Staff COOKEVILLE - This Friday, Putnam County will honor its World War II veterans in the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, located at 90 E. Spring St. Attendees will hear a welcome from Quartermaster Chuck Mateyka of VFW Post 6296, watch a video of President Franklin D.
Property tax appeals hearing set for next month
A hearing has been set for the property tax appeals that came out of a state investigation last year which determined over 200 properties in Putnam County had been severely under-assessed.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Man visiting jail picked up on drug indictments
A man wanted on three drug indictments was arrested Saturday as he visited someone at the Putnam County Jail.
Patient Accused Of Stealing From Hospital
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. A Putnam County couple has been accused of stealing from an area hospital after police said the incident was caught on surveillance cameras.
County not planning to join animal shelter bond
The county is reportedly not planning to share a $1.4 million bond that Cookeville has taken to build the new Cookeville-Putnam County Animal Shelter.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Burglars planned to bond someone out of jail
They needed money to help bond someone out of jail, but they planned to pawn stolen items to do it.
Christmas parades start tonight
Floats are being decorated in the holiday spirit and Santa is practicing his "ho, ho, ho," - Christmas parades in Putnam County are this week.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Three Injured In Putnam County Crash
Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the collision was reported at 5:50 p.m. Sunday on Highway 70 near State Route 56. They said 85-year-old George Shanks was injured along with his 64-year-old wife Brinda Shanks.
Friends of White Plains to host Christmas open house
Members of the Friends of White Plains, from left, are Charlene Dickinson, Chuck Johnson, Jackie McMurray, Tracey Duncan, Judy Roberson, Eunetta Jenkins, Mona Copeland, Mark Dudney, Sarah Johnson, Jeff Jones and Chuck Womack.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Hearing Set In Putnam Property Tax Case
A judge has set the first hearing date in one of the largest property tax battles in Tennessee's history.
Rural mail carrier drives a million miles accident-free
Rural mail carrier Milton Ashburn delivers mail to Glenna Vincent at her home in Silver Point.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
May primary set
It's official - Putnam County will have a primary election this May. Yesterday, the Putnam County Election Commission approved letters from both the local Democratic and Republican parties requesting to hold the nominating election.
Groundbreaking held on new animal shelter
Pictured celebrating the groundbreaking of the new Putnam County Animal Shelter are, from left, kneeling in front, Michelle O'Neil and Mary Jo Gregson, both board members with Friends of Putnam County Animals ; and standing, Terry Acheson, FPCA; Jim Martin, County Commission District 2; Eris Bryant, County Commission 8th District/FPCA; Matt ... (more)
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Three fires reported over weekend
Three residences in Putnam County are uninhabitable and one vehicle was a total loss after a number of fires worked by Cookeville and Putnam County fire crews.