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UPDATE!! East Tennessee Dodge Ride To Drive This THURSDAY Night at SMHS
Submitted: Lance Kennedy-SMHS VP/AD Wednesday October 7, 2015

Due to potential inclement weather, SMHS is moving the Friday Homecoming game against Sequoyah to tomorrow (Thursday, October 8th). Homecoming and alumni activities have moved to 10/8 as well, same times. The game time will remain the same at 6:30 CST. East Tennessee Dodge will have the Ride to Drive event 4:30-6:15. For every test drive, a donation will be made to the Stone Memorial High School Football Program. Everyone is invited to come out and help cheer on the Panthers as they look to be 8-0 and help earn the team money in the process. Registration for the event will be quick and easy with several East Tennessee Dodge personnel to assist you just outside of the main ticket gate.

Update! Authorities Searching For Suspect After Fatal Early Morning Shooting in Putnam Co. That Kills a Male, Critically Injures a Female

Update! Authorities Searching For Suspect After Fatal Early Morning Shooting in Putnam Co. That Kills a Male, Critically Injures a Female
Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. Facebook/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 7, 2015

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating the below listed person of interest.
Last seen driving a 2007 CHEVROLET IMPALA - R7209B
Mr. Jones is wanted for questioning and considered a person of interest in a suspected robbery and shooting that occurred in the Phifer Mountain / White Oak Flatt area of eastern Putnam County. The incident occurred earlier this morning. Mr. Jones is considered ARMED & DANGEROUS. DO NOT approach. Call 911 or 931-528-8484 if you have any information that can help us locate Willie Jones. (Photo Courtesy Putnam County Sheriffs Dept.)

Original story:
An early morning shooting this morning near the Putnam-White County line has claimed the life of at least one person. Authorities were called out to White Oak Flatt Road in Putnam Co. to a report of two persons shot. A male died at the scene and a female was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in critical condition. Police have not released names or details surrounding the deadly shooting.


Student Found Dead Inside Tennessee Tech Frat House
Herald-Citizen Wednesday October 7, 2015

A Tennessee Tech University student was found dead Tuesday at the TKE fraternity house in Cookeville. The Herald-Citizen reports that criminal activity and foul play do not appear to be factors in the 22-year-old mans death. The TTU student went to the hospital on Monday because he was not feeling well and was later released. His identity was not immediately released. An autopsy will be performed and the incident is still under investigation.


Gov. Haslam Seeks Funding for $6 Billion in Road Projects
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 7, 2015

Gov. Haslam continued his campaign to drum up support for funding the states $6 billion of backlogged road projects. Haslam spoke at a conference of the Transportation Coalition of Tennessee in Murfreesboro on Tuesday and urged state and local government officials to explain to their communities the need to find a long term solution that will finance these road projects. The Governor has suggested a gas tax increase but has met with strong opposition.


TN Promise Deadline November 2
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 7, 2015

Governor Haslam is urging high school seniors to apply for the Tennessee Promise Program before the November 2 deadline. So far, over 15,000 students in the class of 2015 are taking advantage of the governor's free tuition program this fall. The deadline for the class of 2016 is November 2. In addition to the application, students need to file a federal student aid form, go to two mandatory meetings and complete 8 hours of community service. Thats a lot to fulfill in less than a month, but it is still possible. For more information go to


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