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Thursday Apr 17 | Herald-Citizen

County, city and school board candidates report spending

Local election candidates for county, municipal and school board offices are still reporting what their spending habits are for campaigns.

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Related Topix: Algood, TN, Cookeville, TN

Thursday Apr 17 | Herald-Citizen

Blaylock questions big pay raises at UCHRA

In a case of what she calls "deja vu," Putnam County Executive Kim Blaylock brought up the issue of some big pay raises at the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency.

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Related Topix: Smith County, TN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Former employee suing county clerk

A former county employee is suing Putnam County Clerk Wayne Nabors and is accusing he sexually harassed her.

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Herald-Citizen

Meet the candidates

Eddie Farris, left, the sole candidate for the Putnam County Sheriff, speaks to Ray Smith, Matthew Smith and Juanita Smith during Tuesday night's "Meet the Candidates" forum at the Leslie Town Centre.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Petition filed by election candidate to run for property assessor instead

One county commissioner running for re-election in his district has filed a petition to go after the unexpectedly vacated property assessor's office instead, his only legal course of action to do so.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Marijuana found during traffic stop

Nearly a pound and a half of marijuana was found in the trunk of a vehicle that was stopped by a Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy, court documents state.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Cookeville, TN

Herald-Citizen

Walmart thieves take off with underwear, toys

It was a busy weekend for Walmart shoplifters - which meant an even busier weekend for police.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Algood, TN

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Highlands Industrial Trade Show set for May 15

PUTNAM COUNTY The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce's Existing Industry Committee in conjunction with the Highlands Economic Partnership is hosting the inaugural Highlands Industrial Trade Show from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on May 15 at Hyder-Burks Agriculture Pavilion.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, White County, TN

Herald-Citizen

Election commission schedules date to certify election results

The Putnam County Election Commission has decided when they will meet to certify May election results, including the special election for the annexation of a Cookeville territory.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Herald-Citizen

Eight brothers inducted into Veterans Hall

There were eight boys in the Vaughn family, and all of them went into the military as young men.

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Related Topix: Manchester, TN, US Military, US Navy

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Property tax appeals hearing set next month

A hearing for property tax back assessments/reassessments has been set for next month for some properties the state previously determined were severely under-assessed by a former county property assessor.

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Herald-Citizen

Running stop sign leads to additional charges

A Cookeville man is facing multiple charges stemming from running a stop sign early Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Gainesboro, TN

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Early voting begins next week

Early voting begins next week for citizens who want to get to the polls before the May 6 county primary elections roll around.

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Related Topix: US News

Herald-Citizen

Police find marijuana plants growing in apartment

Cookeville police recently discovered over 50 marijuana plants growing in a man's apartment.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Cookeville, TN, Livingston, TN

WTVF Nashville

8 Brothers Receive Big Honor Together

This week, eight brothers were inducted into the Putnam County Veterans Hall. The brothers are proud to have their story told.

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Related Topix: Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Hendersonville, TN

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Lebanon Democrat

TDOT releases three-year plan

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer released the three-year transportation program, featuring about $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 59 individual project phases in 41 counties, as well as 14 statewide programs.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Knox County, TN

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Suspicious activity in cemetery leads to drug arrests

Two cars in a cemetery caught the attention of a deputy last week - which led to two arrests.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Herald-Citizen

Can anything be done about removal of historic slave wall?

QUESTION: I have a question regarding the removal of an historic slave wall on Old Walton Road that begins at Nashville Tech on Neal Street and intersects with S. Maple Avenue.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Memorial Day, Life, Holidays

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Council approves bids for infrastructure repairs, maintenance

Several bids to help address city infrastructure repair and maintenance issues were recently approved by the Cookeville City Council.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Former assessor's DUI being sent to grand jury

Charges filed against former property assessor Travis Roberts back in January have been bound over to the Putnam County grand jury.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

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