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5 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

19-Year-Old Woman Jailed For Making False Rape Report

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Lacee Nicole Smith, of Cookeville, has been charged with one count of False Reporting.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Cookeville man bonds out after trying to run over deputies

PUTNAMa SCOUNTYa S- A Cookeville man is free today on a $75,000 bond after being arrested on seven charges yesterday, including shooting at his wife and son as they drove away.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Algood, TN

WTVF Nashville

Antioch Robbery Suspect Taken Into Custody In Cookeville

A man wanted for robbery and kidnapping in Nashville has been arrested in Cookeville.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Nashville, TN

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Victim Identified In Center Hill Lake Drowning

The man who drowned Saturday afternoon at Center Hill Lake in DeKalb County has been identified.

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Related Topix: Dekalb County, TN, Collierville, TN, Hendersonville, TN

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Herald-Citizen

New animal shelter looking for volunteers, donations

With the new Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter projected to be finished by November of this year, the shelter staff and Friends of Putnam County Animals are looking to recruit volunteers to help out at the new facility when it opens.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Herald-Citizen

Baxter alderman candidate withdraws name from running

There will be five names on the ballot for Baxter Alderman, however only four men are officially in the running.

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Related Topix: Baxter, TN, Algood, TN

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Responses filed in Algood civil rights case

A number of responses have been filed over the last few months in regards to the civil rights violation case an Algood resident filed earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Algood, TN

WTVF Nashville

NC5 Investigates: Policing for Profit

A years-long investigation discovered interstate drug agents more concerned about seizing suspected drug money -- than stopping the flow of drugs.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Monterey, TN

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WTVF Nashville

NewsChannel 5 Investigates: UCDD

Wendy Askins, the former director of the Upper Cumberland Development District in Cookeville, is scheduled to go on trial in federal court in December 2014.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Herald-Citizen

Free school meals now available to more than half of Putnam students

Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility Provision program, 13 Putnam County schools are now offering breakfast and lunch at no charge to families, regardless of income, when school starts back this month.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Education Etc.

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Recently deceased candidate's name to be removed from ballot

PUTNAM COUNTYa S- With election candidate Bruce Roach's recent passing, the state is requiring the Putnam County Election Commission to remove his name from the ballot.

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Related Topix: Algood, TN

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Herald-Citizen

YMCA expands breast cancer support program

This July, the Putnam County Family YMCA will be working with the Sparta White County Family YMCA to expand the Go Pink Program - formerly called the ABC Program - into the White County area.

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Related Topix: Health Club, YMCA, White County, TN, Cookeville, TN, Sparta, TN, Life, Food, Nutrition

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Betty Tommaso booked on criminal trespasa

She received a summons from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and she had to report to be booked.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Man to be extradited to Ohio

Randy Stinnett of Cookeville was arrested last week and is in Putnam County jail waiting to be extradited back to Ohio to face charges.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Cookeville man leads police on three-coua

At speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, a Cookeville man led police on a three-county chase Monday that resulted in James Thompson Walden II being jailed and having a total bond set at $24,000.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Baxter, TN

Herald-Citizen

Putnam may get veterans cemetery

Putnam County is now being looked at as a potential location for a new, proposed state veterans cemetery in the Upper Cumberland region in the coming years.

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Related Topix: Overton County, TN, Fentress County, TN, Cumberland County, TN

Herald-Citizen

Enrollment steady so far in Putnam schools

This time next month, local students will be toting backpacks and scrambling for school buses, along with all those other busy morning routines, as they adjust to a new school year.

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Related Topix: Algood, TN, Education Etc.

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Life of Algood slave portrayed in 'sheroes' lecture Thursday

A couple months ago, Judy Duke of the Cookeville History Museum got a phone call from a South Dakota woman - a woman who happened to have a local connection.

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Related Topix: Algood, TN, Cookeville, TN

Herald-Citizen

Man may not get public defender

Judge John Hudson didn't appoint a public defender to Ross Michael Grew who is charged with multiple crimes including manufacture of controlled substances, vandalism and resisting arrest.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Cookeville, TN

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Herald-Citizen

Wife uses CPR to save husband

Recipients of the 2014 Star of Life Award. From left are EMT Kyle Williams, EMT Brian Harris and paramedic lieutenant Chris Westmoreland of the Cookeville Fire Department, Debbie Winningham and Chris Winningham, paramedic Tyler Sullivan, paramedic Lucie Bolenbarker, and paramedic Billy Harris.

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Related Topix: Cookeville, TN, Medicine

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