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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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Byrdstown Aldermen Approve Liquor by the Drink Referendum

A liquor by the drink referendum is on pace to be on the November ballot for Byrdstown. The Board of Alderman voted unanimously to approve the item Monday night. Mayor Sam Gibson said the main goal is to give voters the opportunity to vote how they want and feel. “Since...

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...

Clinton Co. teacher semifinalist for ‘teacher of the year’

Semifinalists for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year award have been announced and includes a teacher from Clinton County Middle School in nearby Albany. Danielle Hicks, an 8th grade ELA teacher at CCMS, joins 10 others contending in the elementary, middle and high school categories. One of the teachers will be selected as Teacher of the Year in a ceremony scheduled for September 20th.

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...
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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.

Tennessee Tech prepares housing plans for increased fall enrollment

COOKEVILLE – Some Tennessee Tech University students will begin fall semester with non-traditional housing options and perks because so many students chose to come to Tech this fall. An estimated 135 students received temporary housing assignments in local hotels with the university covering the costs. “We expect our freshman...
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.

Murderous mayhem: Tinker Dave vs. Champ

On October 28, 1862 — the same day Union Col. William Clift was writing to his superiors that he had reorganized the 7th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in Scott County and was mounting regular patrols in an effort to interrupt the raiding parties in the region — infamous guerrilla fighter Samuel “Champ” Ferguson visited the Albany, Kentucky home of an old nemesis, Thomas Washington Tabor, just as Tabor came riding up the road on his horse.
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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.”