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THP accepting applications for Citizens’ Academy

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for the 2019 Spring Citizens’ Academy. Classes in Cookeville start March 19, 2019, at the Cookeville District Headquarters, at 1291 South Walnut, Cookeville, TN. 38503. Sessions will last for 10 weeks and take place 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday evenings


This local meal-plan service makes healthy eating easier than ever

These days, eating well is made out to be as easy as popping open a premade meal that’s perfectly portioned and happily healthy. And there are a number of local and national companies to help you do exactly that. Often though, the meals don’t taste that great, and for those who love to cook, it take


2019 Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser set for June 7-9

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser is back and better than ever for 2019, set to take place June 7-9. The fundraiser returns to its popular three-day format, featuring 18 holes of golf on Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. The t


Golden Eagle Athletics donor Randy Wilmore featured in Tennessee Tech University Donor Spotlight

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Tech alumnus Randy Wilmore has given loyally and consistently to Tech for 36 years, and it all started with a $10 gift. Not long after he graduated from Tech with a degree in business management, Wilmore was asked to help with a phone-a-thon to call alumni in the Nashvi


OC Heritage Museum to be featured on WCTE

7 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots”. Actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. 8 p.m. – “The Swamp: American Experience” explores the story of Florida’s Everglades, America’s greatest wetland, and efforts to preserve it.


Powerball player in Overton County wins $50,000

LIVINGSTON, TN (WSMV) - A lucky Powerball player in Overton County is now thousands of dollars richer. Someone won $50,000 by matching four of the five numbers drawn, plus the Powerball, on Wednesday night.


FERRIER FILES: Man never quits on finding dad, reunites after 50 years in Cookeville

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Hugh Nguyen was one of 25,000 Vietnamese children born to United States servicemen, the communists hated these Amerasians. Hugh was tall and light skinned and light eyed and he had no dad, at least that's what he thought. When his pregnant south Vietnamese mom came to the



A Cookeville Police Officer on administrative leave will appear in court on March 5. 29-year-old Kyle Farley appeared in White County General Sessions Court Tuesday. He faces domestic and aggravated assault charges. According to court records, Farley used a stun gun on his wife during an argument in

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Middle Tennessee burglary suspect captured after jumping into river

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.--Clarksville Police say a man wanted for several warrants attempted to escape from officers on Friday by jumping into a river. Police responding to a shots fired call in the area of Providence Blvd. attempted to stop a vehicle seen leaving the area when subject Damien Gray exited


Utility customers targeted by new scam, warns Upper Cumberland Electric

CARTHAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is warning its members about an elaborate scam targeting utility customers. The scam starts with a phone call from a stranger who says if you don’t pay your bill immediately, your service will be disconnected. The caller says


Police: 150 pounds of pot found in bags at Tennessee airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say two men were caught at the Nashville International Airport with more than 150 pounds of marijuana in their suitcases. News outlets report 40-year-old Trung Tiey, of Philadelphia, and 56-year-old Tihn Tran, of Murphy, Texas, were arrested Tuesday on fel


Tech women's golf team officially reveals spring schedule

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech women's golf head coach Polk Brown officially announced the team's spring slate, a schedule that will look very familiar to the Golden Eagles as they embark on their journey towards the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.


Sex offender pulled over with pants down, teen passenger in Cookeville

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) -- A Cookeville registered sex offender was arrested on Tuesday after police say he was sexually involved with a 16-year-old. Matthew Hester, 29, was stopped by police after he did not dim his headlights to an oncoming vehicle, according to the Herald Citizen.


‘Daddy’s girl’ opens Pop’s Coffee Shop

If you’re wondering how Pop’s Coffee Shop, Lebanon’s newest java scene, got its name, proprietor Beth Price will let you know right quickly that it’s due to her father.


70-year-old Tennessee woman charged with illegally voting

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has resulted in a 70-year-old woman being charged with voter fraud. According to the TBI, the Piney Flats woman is a convicted felon who cast a ballot during the November general election.


1870 Sparta house nominated for National Register of Historic Places

This familiar house, on East College Street, in Sparta, which was built in 1870, will hopefully be approved to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo by KIM SWINDELL WOOD)


Panthers win crucial matchup at White County

Few district opponents can say they’ve defeated the White County Warriors on their home court over the years, but the 2018-’19 Stone Memorial Panthers can add their name to that list. SMHS left Sparta with a hard-fought 56-55 victory to put them in sole possession of first place in District 6AAA.


WestSide Scavenger Hunts returns January 12

Cookeville Leisure Services’ seventh annual WestSide Scavenger Hunts will take place Saturday, Jan. 12, Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, March 9 starting at the Cookeville Depot Museum. Participation is free.



A Cookeville Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave after an incident in White County. A press release states that Officer Kyle Farley was placed on leave after he was arrested in White County Thursday by deputies working along with the District Attorney’s Office. WCSO Public Informa

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Smithville man accused in $80,000 jewelry theft is arrested in Texas, extradited to Franklin

Jario Godinez, a 19-year-old Smithville man wanted by Franklin Police in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of tennis bracelets from a mall store, was arrested in Dallas, Texas, and is now back in Franklin.