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Celina Aldermen Unaware With Who Installed Controversial Sign

The person or party behind a controversial sign regarding drugs in Celina remains unknown. The sign that has since been removed read “To drug dealers and dope heads, this is not Amsterdam, this is Celina Tennessee. We will put you in jail.” It was located on a Highlands Residential Services property without permission.
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Upperman High School Running Well Amidst High Student Capacity

Upperman High School starting the school year at 107.3 percent capacity, but that doesn’t mean the school is bursting at the seams. Putnam Schools Attendance Supervisor Chris Pierce said that number has to do with a capacity rating set when the building was built. He said high school capacity ratings at high schools differ from other levels.
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Little Sunshine’s Academy offering daycare in Carthage

Little Sunshine’s Academy, a new licensed daycare opening in Carthage, will be hosting an Open House Friday, August 26th from 1 -5 p.m. The facility is located at 117 Eatherly Road in Carthage. In their phase 1 opening LSA will have room for 48 children in 4 classrooms. They will be enrolling children 30 months old to 6 years old. The low child-to-teacher rations and small class sizes will enable the teachers to develop close bonds of trust and respect. Qualified and experienced teacher will work with each child on an individual basis to help them reach their highest learning potential.

Rose speaks at TTU’s Inaugural Economic Summit

COOKEVILLE—Yesterday,as part of Congress’s annual August district work period, U.S. Rep. John Rose (TN-6), a Tennessee Technological University (TTU) alumnus, spoke at TTU’s Inaugural Economic Summit on the current state of the economy and the need for more affordable and abundant energy. Rose shared his vision and...

Cookeville BZA To Consider Variances For Speedway On Jefferson Ave.

The process to build a Speedway on Cookeville’s Jefferson Avenue set to continue. Cookeville’s Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a variance request at its Thursday night meeting that will allow developers to continue work. Planning Director Jon Ward:. “A variance request has a 12-month period, you either...

New urologist, cardiologist join Cookeville Regional

COOKEVILLE — There will soon be another Dr. Moore joining the ranks of Cookeville Regional’s medical staff where he will be joined by Dr. Yatsynovich. Dr. Aaron Moore, urologist, is eager to help patients in Cookeville and the region with any urologic problems they may have. “I find...
Overton County News

Jayden Grider post first smallbore match win

Jayden Grider, from Baxter, was the winner in the smallbore rifle match held recently at Bend of the River. “It was Grider’s first win,” Charlie Pardue of Bend of the River said. She had the score of 832-7X, which was 112 points better than last month. Callie Helton,...

Memorial sculpture to be built for 2020 Cookeville tornado victims

COOKEVILLE, Tenn — A bronze sculpture, aimed at memorializing the lives lost when an EF-4 tornado ripped through Cookeville, will be built at Dogwood Park, Mayor Ricky Shelton announced on Facebook. Shelton said members of the Leadership Putnam Class of 2022 -- Emily Gibson, Geoff Root, Tyler Mitchell and...
Overton County News

WCTE PBS Downtown Film Festival to be held in Cookeville

The third annual WCTE-PBS Downtown Film Festival, in partnership with the Cookeville Performing Arts Center and RiverRun International Film Festival, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. This year’s festival will feature a unique collection of films from independent filmmakers across the southeast United States.
Overton County News

Stories From the Past - The Blind Trustee

Overton County’s history is full of people who have accomplished much with their lives, and as time goes on, their contributions seemed to either be forgotten about, or in some cases, never heard of before. Two such men whose lives were directly connected, but in different time periods, fall into the category today of practically never being heard of.

Five Unanswered Questions Ahead Of The 2022 High School Football Season

The 2022 football season is here and excitement is in the air. Here are the biggest unanswered questions that will be answered in the coming weeks. The Cookeville Cavaliers have new leadership under first-year head coach Taylor Hennigan. He is inheriting a team that went 1-9 in 2021 but appears to have the talent to improve on that record in 2022. How long will it take the Cavaliers to become competitive in a tough Region 3/6A? We will get a clue in week one when they take on an Upperman team that appears to be one of the best in 4A. One key to watch will be how quickly the Cavs improve week-to-week during the year.

Middle TN Woman Missing for Over One Month - Last Seen in Smithville, TN Area

A full month has passed since 31-year-old Brittany Ann Miller was reported missing in nearby DeKalb County, Tennessee. The search for Miller was spearheaded by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, where Sheriff Patrick Ray said deputies have searched by ground, air, and on Center Hill Lake. However, there have been no signs or clues in locating her. An investigator of the District Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the case.
Overton County News

William (Billy) Edward Hood

William (Billy) Edward Hood, age 73 of Livingston TN, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, after an extended illness. In honor of Billy’s wishes, no services will be held. He had donated his body to Vanderbilt, and he chose to then be cremated. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to your favorite charity.
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Strong Lady Cats reloaded for new volleyball season

There’s a slight problem at the Livingston Academy volleyball program – for whatever reason, the team is having a hard time expanding its schedule. “I can’t find anyone who wants to play us,” said head coach Christie Jenkins. “I don’t know if we’re that good or if other teams are not good enough. I always wanted to play teams as good or better than we were just to give us a test to see what we needed.”