Local Ex-Corrections Officer Faces Charges Following TBI Misconduct Investigation
Coltan Daniel Jones, a former corrections officer from Fentress County, has been indicted. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) initiated the investigation in July 2023, following misconduct allegations against Jones.
Multi-agency search for Putnam County pursuit suspect ends in arrest
A man was arrested Sunday after a pursuit reportedly prompted a multi-agency search in a wooded part of Putnam County.
Cookeville's Italian Treasures: 3 Restaurants That Will Transport You to Italy
This article presents a guide to three exceptional Italian restaurants in Cookeville. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
D.R. Horton’s new neighborhood officially opens in Cookeville
As reported in the UCBJ, D.R. Horton (DR) has officially opened its newest neighborhood, Timberwalk at 5403 Timberwalk Lane in Cookeville. The Cookeville–Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) was on hand for the event. “We got to celebrate the grand opening of of D. R. Horton’s newest neighborhood, Timberwalk,”...
20 students hospitalized after chemical exposure at Livingston high school
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Chemical exposure sent 20 students and a faculty member to the hospital after an universal power supply overheated at Livingston Academy last Friday, according to Overton County EMA. On Friday, Livingston fire crews responded to the school due to an unusual odor, originally believed to be...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in Cookeville, TN
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around cookeville.
Clay County neighbors angered as 8,000-head cattle operation seeks permit
CLAY COUTNY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Some neighbors in Clay County say they're outraged at the prospect of living next to upwards of 8,000 cattle. FOX 17 News has confirmed The Browning Land and Cattle Company is the only cattle operation of its size in Tennessee, and it still doesn’t have a permit after more than two years of operating.
Gone Without a Trace: The Mysterious Disappearance of Kaitlyn Ledbetter
Kaitlyn Abree Ledbetter was born and raised on the outskirts of Indianapolis. Her childhood seemed good, her parents were successful and owned real estate in the surrounding area.
DISTRICT 7-4A GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP: Strong Second Half Leads Cookeville To District Title Over Lebanon, 51-36
The Cookeville Lady Cavaliers topped Lebanon in the girls District 7-4A championship Monday night 51-36 to win their second straight district tournament championship. “Lebanon is such a good team, and it’s hard to beat a good team three times,” said Cookeville head coach Jamie Gillies. “We have to make sure we come in focused and be the tougher team, and in the first half I don’t think we were.”
DISTRICT 7-A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: Amonett’s 29 Leads Bobcats Over Gordonsville; Copas Scores 39 In Consolation Game
Red Boiling Springs jumped out to a 22-point lead in the third quarter of Tuesday’s 7-A boys consolation game, and held off a furious Clay County rally to win 81-73 in the battle of the Bulldogs. The first quarter proved to be the big difference in the game, as...
Hartsville, February 23 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Jackson County High School basketball team will have a game with Trousdale County High School on February 23, 2024, 19:00:00 CST.
DISTRICT 7-4A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: Cookeville Overcomes 7-Point Deficit En Route To 49-36 Victory Over LaVergne; Colin Ayers Named Tournament MVP
The Cookeville Cavaliers won their first district title since 2012 Tuesday night as they beat LaVergne 49-36 for the 7-4A crown. “This is one step,” said Cookeville head coach Joshua Heard. “This is one of our goals that we wanted to get, and to do it in an undefeated manner is great. I’m happy for our guys, but even they already said that this is just one of them.”
DISTRICT 5-2A GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP: York Institute Defeats Smith County 41-36 For Third Consecutive District Title; Reese Beaty Named MVP
The District 5-2A girls championship trophy is returning to Jamestown for the third consecutive season as the York Institute Dragonettes defeated Smith County on Monday, 41-36. Sophomore forward Emma Cooper led the Dragonettes with 13 points in Tuesday’s championship along with 9 points each by tournament MVP Reese Beaty and...
DISTRICT 5-2A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: Jackson County Takes Down York Institute In Title Game, 58-49; Tournament MVP Will McCrary Drops 22 Points, 22 Rebounds
The Jackson County Blue Devils are district champions for the second time in three seasons following their 58-49 victory over York Institute Tuesday evening in the District 5-2A title game. Sophomore forward Will McCrary led the Blue Devils with 22 points and 22 rebounds in the championship victory along with...
Prosecutors link several Tennessee opioid cases to two Clay County pharmacies in new court filing
A Clay County pharmacy with a monkey. A Clarksville pastor and doctor accused of running a pill mill. A Smyrna physician overprescribing oxycodone. For years, these cases were siloed. Now, prosecutors have shown for the first time how they are connected. A federal court document filed this month outlines how previously unconnected cases against...
Putnam commission to commit $2M to Tech’s new stadium rebuild
Commission voted 18-6 to authorize $100,000 annually in support. The Putnam County Commission voted overwhelmingly to commit $2 million toward the construction of Tennessee Tech University’s rebuilt football stadium at the commission’s Feb. 20 meeting. The commission voted 18-6 to authorize $100,000 annually in support of the stadium...
Local Tennessee Tech Students Create Database on State's Death Penalty History
Six Tennessee Tech students have created a unique database detailing the history of death penalty cases in the state. The students, Samuel Harmann, Olivia Howell, Maggie Kinsley, Sabastian Mocza, April Riley, and Evan Ward, developed this tool for their digital humanities minor. The database categorizes death penalty cases by county and provides case-specific information.
Tennessee Tech alumna, staff member recall memories of service to U.S. Presidents
COOKEVILLE, TN - As Tennesseans mark the annual Presidents’ Day holiday on Feb. 19, a bipartisan pair of Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are recalling their own fond memories of service to our nation’s past commanders in chief. Tennessee Tech staff member and former Bill Clinton administration aide Cheryl...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.81 and $3.09 in Cookeville as of 2024-02-21. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.
DISTRICT 7-3A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: Upperman Cruises To 74-58 Victory Over Livingston; Ty Cobb Named Tourney MVP
The Upperman Bees rolled to the District 7/AAA Boys Tournament championship with a 74-58 win over Livingston Academy on Monday at the Hooper Eblen Center. Freshman point guard Ty Cobb tallied 28 points and nine assists as the Bees earned their eighth district title in the last 11 years. “Just...