Cookeville Fire Chiefs Double-Dipped, Stole $30,000 from Taxpayers, Audit Reveals

Authorities have indicted a Cookeville fire captain as well as a current one for allegedly taking money to which they weren’t entitled. Tennessee Comptrollers released an investigative report this week identifying those two men as former Fire Captain Marvin Montgomery and current Cookeville Fire Captain Shawn Roberson. Both men worked at the Cookeville Fire Department and also instructed part-time at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Enforcement Academy in Bell Buckle, according to the Comptroller’s report.

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President Trump Visits Tornado Damaged Areas in Middle Tennessee

President Donald Trump visited Tennessee on Friday after the Volunteer State had a series of storms that produced tornadoes earlier this week that killed 25 people.

Air Force one landed to a contingent of officials and lawmakers. The president did not make a statement or take questions, instead opting to board Marine One for a 40-minute helicopter ride due east to Cookeville, which was one of the hardest-hit areas.

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Tennessee Pastors Network Raises Alarm Over ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ at Putnam County Library

Drag queens may be coming to your local library this year to indoctrinate your children, a pastors association says. The “Drag Queen Story Hour” is returning to Tennessee, this time to the Putnam County Library in Cookeville, the Tennessee Pastors Network said in a press release. The event was scheduled for today. A promotion for the event proclaims: Book reading, crafts and a dance party for children. Join us as local drag queens promote anti bullying. About Organizer: You asked for it, you got it…Middle Tennessee has our very own Drag Queen Story Hour chapter! This is a children’s reading program that focuses on LGBTQ+ love, acceptance and tolerance. Bring your school-aged children to the Putnam County Library the 1s Last August, the drag queens, who travel around the nation, brought their show to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, The Tennessee Star reported. The Tennessee Pastors Network cautions against the trend. We are seeing further Drag Queen Story Hour readings at public libraries in the Bible Belt,” the network’s President Dale Walker said in a statement. “This should be a matter of grave concern to pastors in Tennessee with a biblical worldview. The LGBTQ isn’t just interested in tolerance, but…

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