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Teen arrested after allegedly threatening mass shooting at movie theater

TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A teenager arrested is facing charges after allegedly threatening a mass shooting at a movie theater. Putnam County Sheriff Bobby Eggleton said the Teays Valley Cinemas called police around 7:30 pm. a. “A 17-year-old had made threats to people in the parking lot. He had...
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Putnam County police arrest man for possession of meth in ongoing drug investigation

PUTNAM COUNTY (WZTV) — An ongoing drug investigation led to the arrest of a man accused of selling and manufacturing meth. Putnam County Sherriff's Office (PSCO) reported that they served an active search warrant for 43-year-old Adron Irick. Irick was arrested and charged with manufacturing, sell and delivery of...

Tennessee Tech opens new Poultry Science Research Center

Pictured above – Tech President Phil Oldham speaks at the opening event for the university’s Poultry Science Research Center. New facility will give students in the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology access to cutting edge technology. Cookeville – Tennessee Tech University celebrated the grand opening of their...

WCTE to broadcast Cookeville -Putnam County Christmas Parade

Parade route begins at the corner of 6th Street and Washington Avenue and continues to the square at Broad Street. Cookeville – The Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade, a long-standing local tradition, returns this year. The parade will be live on Saturday, December 10 starting at 6 p.m. on WCTE PBS, YouTube TV, WCTE PBS App and Facebook with hosts Amy New, president and CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, and Avery Hutchins, WCTE PBS’s President & CEO.

TN Dept. of Veterans to host town hall

Cookeville – The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services will be hosting a town hall meeting at Leslie Town Centre on Wednesday, December 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held in the upstairs Herald-Citizen Room at Leslie Town Centre at One West First Street in Cookeville.

Wreck closes Burkesville/ Hudson St. intersection

An early morning wreck has resulted in power lines being down at the intersection of Burkesville Street and Hudson Street. Early reports indicate a teenager wrecked at the scene after fleeing officers. Officers were not in pursuit at the time of the accident. The juvenile was not injured. The vehicle took down power lines and crashed into the front of Southern Petroleum, 706 Burkesville St., causing substantial damage to the building.

Camper Appreciation Day set for Tech women's basketball contest Saturday, Dec. 10

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team returns to action in the Hooper Eblen Center Saturday afternoon, the contest with Alabama A&M will serve as Camper Appreciation Day. All kids that attended a TTU Basketball camp, men's or women's, during this past summer can receive one...

CITL Finals Week Bookings

During finals week, the CITL staff will be available to assist you with any end of the semester questions, help trouble-shoot technology issues, and prepare your courses for Spring 2023. You can book an appointment below. Contact the CITL with questions at

RCMS Lakers sweep Cumberland County

The Russell County Middle School Lakers swept Cumberland County Friday night. The sixth grade team started things with a 41-13 win, followed by a 49-13 win for the 7th grade and a 58-34 win for the 8th grade. The Lakers will go on the road for a matchup with Green...

Harris’ 32 lead Butler over Tennessee Tech 80-66

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Harris’ 32 points led Butler over Tennessee Tech 80-66 on Saturday. Harris also added five rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-3). Manny Bates scored 17 points while shooting 6 of 14 from the field and 5 for 7 from the line, and added five rebounds and three blocks. Eric Hunter Jr. was […]

Men’s basketball vs. Tennessee Tech: Beyond the box score

Junior guard Chuck Harris played all 40 minutes and scored 32 points in the win against Tennessee Tech on Dec. 3. Photo by Claire Runkel. The Butler Bulldogs defeated the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 80-66 inside Hinkle Fieldhouse to move to 6-3 on the season. The Bulldogs will close out non-conference play with two more games in the span of a week.

Domestic Argument Leads To Shooting In Putnam County

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Cumby Road Monday (11/28/2022) in reference to a shooting. Once on scene Deputies located Jeff Jackson and determined that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. The Sheriff’s Office reports investigators determined that during an argument with his sister, Jamie Boronda, a firearm was brandished and at some point, discharged striking Jackson in the leg. Jackson was transported to the hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury and was later released. Boronda is charged with Aggravated Assault and has a bond set at $34,000. Boronda has a court date set for December 19, 2022. (Image courtesy Putnam County Sheriff’s Office).

Tennessee Tech Trustees approve revised 2022-2023 budget

COOKEVILLE, TN -- At the December 2022 meeting, the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approved the university’s nearly $200 million budget, as well as approval of the restructure of the university’s student recruitment and communication functions. The board approved Tech’s October revised budget of $193.41 million for 2022-2023....

New Business listings for November

COOKEVILLE – The following is a list of the 23 new businesses licensed in Putnam County the month of November 2022. There were 21 new retail businesses licensed along with 2 manufacturing/services businesses. List courtesy of Putnam County Clerk Wayne Nabors.

Crawdaddy’s owner talks supply chain issues, fire recovery

Supply chain issues have forced some restaurants to change their menu entirely due to skyrocketing prices of goods. Cookeville – Over a year ago, Crawdaddy’s in Cookeville was gutted and rebuilt. From the ovens to the pipes, the entire restaurant had to be replaced following a fire in December 2020.

Cultivating Communities by UT Extension – Jackson County

UT Extension Smith County is proud to present the latest episode of Cultivating Communities. Join hosts Katie Martin and Chris Hicks as they travel the Upper Cumberland to introduce you to local farmers, families, and Extension agents. In this episode of Cultivating Communities, Chris and Katie travel right across the...

The Wallow at Lazy G Ranch officially opens for business

Pictured above from l. to r.: Jason Gaw, Lucy Gaw, Erin Gaw, Noah Gaw, Luke Gaw, Frida Gaw, Eddie Gaw, Ellie Gaw, Eddie Gaw II, Calina Gaw and Carly Gaw. Cookeville – The Wallow at Lazy G Ranch recently celebrated its grand opening. Lazy G Ranch is a buffalo...

After the Buzzer: Butler vs Tennessee Tech Recap 12/03/22

Manny Bates boxes out a Tennessee Tech guard to help lead the Bulldogs to their sixth win of the season on Dec. 3 inside Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs cruise to their sixth win of the season led by star guard Chuck Harris who scored a new career-high 32 points against Tennessee Tech University. Multimedia co-editor Ethan Polak recaps the huge performance as well as the latest updates on the injured Butler basketball players.