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Boyd: No Real Damage At Putnam Schools

Putnam County Schools Director Jerry Boyd said emergency procedures went as planned when storms hit the area Wednesday morning. No school property was heavily damaged, Boyd said. Regional media reports that Upperman High School suffered a “direct hit” are false, he said. Upperman did sustain some downed tree limbs, a gutter that pulled away from the building and a structure ... Read More »

Teens Sentenced In Murder Of Warren County Man

Three Coffee County teens charged in the botched robbery and murder of a Warren County men have learned their fate in court. Melvin Horne, Malik Scott, and Charles Anthony Guess entered guilty pleas this week to facilitation of murder and especially aggravated robbery. All three will spend 18 years in prison. The trio broke into a trailer in January 2016, ... Read More »

Storms Hit The Upper Cumberland Wednesday

Storms hit the Upper Cumberland region Wednesday morning, leaving damaged buildings and downed trees in it’s wake. Many trees were down along Highway 70 in Putnam County. Several buildings were damaged and one possibly destroyed on Hanging Limb Highway. In the Double Springs development of Putnam County, a tree fell on a trailer from the high winds. Another trailer was ... Read More »

UT Hires Currie For AD Spot

Two weeks after officially taking over as chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Beverly Davenport made her first major hire. Davenport on Tuesday named John Currie as the school’s new director of athletics and vice chancellor. Currie, 45, has spent the last eight years as the athletic director at Kansas State. He begins his duties at UT on April 1. ... Read More »

Van Buren Mayor “Hopeful” Fall Creek Falls Inn Won’t Privatize

Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson said he’s hopeful the state has changed their mind regarding the Fall Creek Falls Inn. Late last year, a plan emerged from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to privatize the inn and conference center. He said he and county officials have had “respectful” talks with TDEC and that he’s hopeful things will ... Read More »

Puppy Scam Latest To Hit The Upper Cumberland

A Cookeville resident alerted police after being partially taken in by a scam. The scam involves an ad for puppies on Craigslist and states the puppies need to be rehomed so the owners can move. The ad requests $300 to transport the puppies from their home in Virginia. After paying the initial $300, the resident was pushed to provide an ... Read More »

Byrdstown To Offer Free Trash Pickup Beginning In May

Beginning in May the town of Byrdstown will begin offering free trash pickup to city residents. After talking with residents over the past few years about what they would like to see happen in Byrdstown, free trash pickup was the most popular responses, Mayor Sam Gibson said. “We’ve gotten a little additional revenue and we feel like it would be ... Read More »

Senator’s Driver’s License Bill Advances With Change

Changes have been made to one Upper Cumberland legislator’s bill. Sen. Mae Beavers’ bill would add the word “alien” or “non U.S. citizen” to the driver’s license of any person legally residing in Tennessee, but not a U.S. citizen, like foreign students. The senate transportation subcommittee approved the measure unanimously with one change. The amendment would put the word “visa” ... Read More »

MTSU Poll: Mixed Views On Immigration In Tennessee

A new Middle Tennessee State University poll found that 56-percent of Tennessee voters support suspending immigration from terror-prone regions, even if it means turning away refugees from those regions. Only 31-percent of voters said they were opposed to the plan. More surprisingly, poll director Ken Blake says that respondents took a more lenient stance towards illegal immigrants who are already ... Read More »