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Monterey Man Indicted, Charged in TBI ICAC Investigation

MONTEREY – Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside the Cookeville Police Department and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, have obtained indictments charging a Monterey man accused of possessing and sharing child sexual abuse material. In April, after receiving information from the Cookeville Police Department’s Internet...
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Rylee Samons commits to Tennessee Tech

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - One member of the core that led Pikeville to a 15th Region crown has announced his next step. Panther guard Rylee Samons announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he has committed to play at Tennessee Tech. Samons led Pikeville in 2021-22 with 15.4 points per game,...

Commission Approves Business Park Property Purchase With Cookeville

The Highlands Business Park will expand by an additional 16 acres. That after Putnam County Commissioners approved a joint deal with Cookeville to purchase the land. County Mayor Randy Porter said the plan is to combine the property with another to make some 30 acres of buildable land. “That was...

Upcoming events at Warren County: know what will happen in the first weeks of July

The Warren County government promotes some of the local events on the official city’s website, from entertainment events to important political meetings. The list below contains the events that are being promoted for the first weeks of the next month, since 1st to 8th July. Most of them will happen in McMinnville. Check it out so you can be on top of the news and events.
Overton County News

WCTE to air Fiddler’s Jamboree

WCTE PBS will air both nights of the 51st Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree on Friday, July 1, from 7-11 p.m., and Saturday, July 2, from 5-11 p.m. The event on Saturday will air live statewide on Tennessee PBS stations. The festival began as a small-town event, as a way...
Overton County News

Stories From the Past - Memories Shared by Delsie Smith Flowers

Stories From the Past - Memories Shared by Delsie Smith Flowers. The year was 1916 when George Washington Smith and Minnie Bell Sells were married. George’s parents were George Washington Smith, Sr. and wife Odessa Bilbrey Smith. Minnie was the daughter of Ephriam Grant Sells and wife Nancy Alice Sells. George and Minnie Smith made their home in the Taylors Crossroads Community where they raised a daughter, Delsie Mae, and a son, Sherlie Alvin, just a short distance from Coleman Brothers General Merchandise. Their youngest child, a baby boy, died at birth.

Cookeville Planning Commission Approves Timberwalk Plat Monday

Cookeville Planning Commission approved the preliminary plat for Timberwalk Subdivision at its meeting Monday night. The Timberwalk Subdivision, located on Lovelady Road consists of approximately 292 building lots, and 17 community lots. Nine streets will be constructed. Two streets will connect to Lovelady Road. Planning Director Jon Ward said commission...

Powell QB Jordyn Potts commits to Tennessee Tech

POWELL, Tenn. — Powell High School quarterback Jordyn Potts made his college decision on Tuesday evening, committing to Tennessee Tech. In his post on Twitter, he thanked God, his family and his coaches at Powell. Potts, a three-star signal-caller according to 247 Sports, helped lead the Panthers to win...

Powell three-star quarterback Jordyn Potts commits to Tennessee Tech football

Powell quarterback Jordyn Potts, a three-star prospect, announced his commitment to Tennessee Tech football Tuesday after visiting the Golden Eagles on Monday. Potts was one of the top quarterbacks in Tennessee in 2021, passing for 3,804 yards and 37 touchdowns en route to Powell's first Class 5A state championship in program history. He also added 411 yards and 12 touchdowns rushing. ...

Boys and Girls State representatives enjoy week of learning and friendship building

“Life-changing” gets tossed around as a descriptor for numerous student-focused programs. While organizers may wish it to be so, fulfilling that promise is not always realized. However, a few conversations with recent participants in Tennessee Boys and Girls State suggests that either due to lessons learned or friendships formed, the American Legion-sponsored weeks on government continue to live up to the commitment.
Overton County News

Leslie Everette Winningham

Funeral services for Mr. Leslie Everette Winningham, age 81, were held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in Cookeville with Rev. Rob Wheeler officiating the services. Eulogy was provided by Representative John Mark Windle, with special remarks made by L. Mayfield Brown. Burial followed at the Smyrna Cemetery in Byrdstown.