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On this day a year ago, we were all blissfully unaware that in five short days, a nightmare would begin that even now, almost 365 days later, is still ongoing for many people in Putnam County.Our … more
One of the things we are grateful for in this community is the consistent effort undertaken by our elected officials to make sure that we, as taxpayers, are getting the very best deal we can when … more
When things are done in secret, people suspect the worst.That appears to be what is behind the criticism of the Cookeville mayor being hired as chief strategy officer of the city-owned hospital.That … more
If anything good can be said about the COVID-19 pandemic, it's the near miraculous way we've all learned to adapt to constantly changing situations.From the grocery store and restaurant workers to … more
Although some predicted Wednesday's inauguration and transfer of presidential power from President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden would be anything but peaceful, we're grateful that the … more
Hundreds of health care workers and first responders in Putnam County have already gotten their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine as soon as it became available a couple of weeks … more
It seems the holidays have been in full effect long before the turkey cooled from Thanksgiving dinner, and with the year Putnam County has had beginning with the deadly March 3 tornado and continuing … more
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the neverending presidential election, we might be tempted to overlook the Wednesday holiday dedicated to our most valuable national treasure — … more
The rise in early voting this season as well as near-constant political news and advertising has made Election Day seem like a continuous months-long process with the peak coming this Tuesday, Nov. … more
Since Putnam County Schools dismissed for Spring Break in March, we've heard numerous unconfirmed reports of large trips, dances, reunions and other large in-person gatherings where COVID-19 … more
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