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Tech To Celebrate Spring Commencement On Saturday

Tennessee Tech commencement ceremonies will take place this weekend. Approximately 1,700 degrees will be awarded to Tennessee Tech students who represent 79 counties throughout Tennessee, 34 states and 29 other countries. Those earning undergraduate degrees represent 40 fields and those receiving graduate degrees represent 23 fields of study. The two commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday at Hooper Eblen Center. ... Read More »

Don’t Deal Drugs Next Door To The Police Chief

Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge said a man was arrested last week for dealing drugs in an unusual place. “Our position is or the allegation is, they were selling methamphetamine. The only trick to the story is they were actually living next door to me,” Etheredge said. 39-year-old Michael Pigman moved into the house next to the chief months ago. ... Read More »

Livingston Police Camp Applications Accepted

Livingston Police are gearing up for the department’s annual kids’ camp. The camp will take place from Monday, May 22 to Thursday, May 25 at Cedar Lake Camp and Retreat Center. Chief Greg Etheredge said only Overton County residents are accepted. Last year, some 170 students participated. “It’s really kinda cool because it’s 5th, 6th and 7th grade in Overton ... Read More »

McMinnville Organization Secures Funding For Skate Park

A McMinnville nonprofit group wants to build a skate park in town. The Friends of the Greenway organization has secured a $90,000 grant to help construct the park. “It’s something our community has needed for a long time and there seems to be a lot of demand for a skate park but not an appetite to fund it,” Friends of ... Read More »

McMinnville Police Investigating Church Burglary

McMinnville Police have launched an investigation into two separate church burglaries and vandalisms. Authorities say the incidents took place between Sunday and Monday at Pioneer Community Church and Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Police officials say the do not have a suspect at this time. “We would ask that the public let us know if they know anything or saw anything at ... Read More »

Overton Man Arrested In Connection With Shooting

An Overton County man charged in connection with a shooting is in custody. Overton County Sheriff John Garrett said Tommy Glen Ford was arrested April 23 in connection with a shooting earlier that month. Ford is in the Overton County jail, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Garrett said the case would be presented to the ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Man Indicted On Child Abuse Charges

A Cumberland County grand jury has indicted a man on three counts of child abuse. According to the indictment handed down this week, 22-year-old Stephen Edward Randall allegedly inflicted injury to a 5-year-old boy, 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl last year. Randall will make his first court appearance next week. Read More »

Putnam Sheriff Asks For 5 Corrections Officers In Budget

Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris asked the county commission for five additional corrections deputies in his budget request this year. Farris said salaries alone add up to $150,000. That’s money Farris said is needed to help staff the county jail and handle it’s growing population. “This year’s budget I’m asking for 5 corrections deputies total, I know that’s a small ... Read More »

Sex Offender Indicted In Cumberland County

A Cumberland County grand jury has indicted a man for violating the sex offender registry. 41-year-old Dwayne Levonn Smith  is accused of residing with a minor while mandated to comply with the requirements of the registry. Court officials confirmed that a jury convicted Smith of aggravated statutory rape in 2003. He appears in court next week. Read More »

National Day Of Prayer Events Thursday

National Day of Prayer events will take place across the Upper Cumberland Thursday. The Putnam County event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the courthouse. County Executive Randy Porter said the threat of bad weather has moved it inside to the county commission chambers. The same thing happened last year and attendees packed the room, he said. “I think it’s ... Read More »