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Woodbury man sentenced to 3 months for Jan. 6 actions

A Woodbury man has been sentenced to three months in prison for his role January 6th in Washington DC. Matthew Baggott pleaded guilty in April to a count of disorderly and disruptive conduct. Baggott has been sentenced to 3 months incarceration, 1 year of supervised release, 60-hours of community service...
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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.

McMinnville woman killed in car crash

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A woman was killed Saturday after fleeing a traffic stop. Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said police spotted 29-year-old Tara Campbell of McMinnville after running a red light at the intersection of US Highway 70 and State Highway 56 in Warren County. McMinnville Police Officer Butler observed Campbell and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

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.

Catherine Joy Powell Salter

Mrs. Catherine Joy Powell Salter left her earthly home on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the age of 92. She was born on February 13, 1930, in Summitville, TN, to the late William Oscar and Tennessee Caroline ‘Carrie’ Roberts Powell. In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her brother, William Clayton Powell and son-in-law, Dewey Lee Dodson, Sr.

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...

Motlow Celebrates 14 New Paramedic Graduates

Motlow State Community College recognized 14 new paramedics during a graduation ceremony held August 8 in Powers Auditorium on the College’s Moore County campus. “This graduating class has put in a lot of time and effort and proven themselves to take their place among their colleagues in the field,” said Houston Austin, EMS Director at Motlow. “I am very proud of all of their accomplishments. Motlow strives for excellence, and they have definitely achieved that.”

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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...

Sparta’s Jeff Young Reflects On 12 years As Mayor

Sparta Mayor Jeff Young will end his 12 year administration on September 1st. Jerry Lowery will be sworn in as the new mayor on that day after receiving 59.3 percent of the vote in last week’s election. Young said he was surprised by the results, but it is time to start a new journey.

Motlow/TCAT co-host in-service training day to boost recruitment

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Motlow State and TCAT McMinnville co-hosted an in-service training day for Warren County, White County and Cannon County Career Technical Education directors, STEM teachers and counselors on July 29 in McMinnville. The purpose of the event was to educate secondary school personnel about programs and opportunities at Motlow and TCAT so they can help with the Colleges’ recruiting efforts.

McMinnville Woman Dies in Saturday Crash

On Saturday afternoon the Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that 29 year-old Tara Campbell was traveling east on the 70S bypass in a 2012 Nissan Altima when she ran a red light. McMinnville Police attempted to stop Campbell, but she fled with police deciding not to pursue. A shot-time later her...

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...

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...