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Petition filed by election candidate to run for property assessor instead
One county commissioner running for re-election in his district has filed a petition to go after the unexpectedly vacated property assessor's office instead, his only legal course of action to do so.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Marijuana found during traffic stop
Nearly a pound and a half of marijuana was found in the trunk of a vehicle that was stopped by a Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy, court documents state.
Walmart thieves take off with underwear, toys
It was a busy weekend for Walmart shoplifters - which meant an even busier weekend for police.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Highlands Industrial Trade Show set for May 15
PUTNAM COUNTY The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce's Existing Industry Committee in conjunction with the Highlands Economic Partnership is hosting the inaugural Highlands Industrial Trade Show from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on May 15 at Hyder-Burks Agriculture Pavilion.
Election commission schedules date to certify election results
The Putnam County Election Commission has decided when they will meet to certify May election results, including the special election for the annexation of a Cookeville territory.
Eight brothers inducted into Veterans Hall
There were eight boys in the Vaughn family, and all of them went into the military as young men.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Property tax appeals hearing set next month
A hearing for property tax back assessments/reassessments has been set for next month for some properties the state previously determined were severely under-assessed by a former county property assessor.
Running stop sign leads to additional charges
A Cookeville man is facing multiple charges stemming from running a stop sign early Friday morning.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Early voting begins next week
Early voting begins next week for citizens who want to get to the polls before the May 6 county primary elections roll around.
Police find marijuana plants growing in apartment
Cookeville police recently discovered over 50 marijuana plants growing in a man's apartment.
8 Brothers Receive Big Honor Together
This week, eight brothers were inducted into the Putnam County Veterans Hall. The brothers are proud to have their story told.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
TDOT releases three-year plan
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer released the three-year transportation program, featuring about $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 59 individual project phases in 41 counties, as well as 14 statewide programs.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Suspicious activity in cemetery leads to drug arrests
Two cars in a cemetery caught the attention of a deputy last week - which led to two arrests.
Can anything be done about removal of historic slave wall?
QUESTION: I have a question regarding the removal of an historic slave wall on Old Walton Road that begins at Nashville Tech on Neal Street and intersects with S. Maple Avenue.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Council approves bids for infrastructure repairs, maintenance
Several bids to help address city infrastructure repair and maintenance issues were recently approved by the Cookeville City Council.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Former assessor's DUI being sent to grand jury
Charges filed against former property assessor Travis Roberts back in January have been bound over to the Putnam County grand jury.
UCHRA commodities distribution set for April 17
Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities.
Storm causes damage in county
Jackson County's Joe Barlow, director of schools; Charles Breidert, principal of Jackson County High School, and Jeff Kamptner, maintenance supervisor, discuss the damage to the high school's gym after last night's high winds tore the roof off the building.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Man accused of shoplifting before court appearance
A man was arrested yesterday after he reportedly decided to do a little shoplifting before appearing in court for a different charge.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Sparta man charged: attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping
By BAILEY DARROW HERALD-CITIZEN PUTNAM COUNTY - A Sparta man has been charged with attempted second degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and especially aggravated kidnapping.