Are Tornadoes New to You?

I have decided to take a moment to convey a little life history of mine. The main purpose is to provide persons new to the area information about weather emergencies and what they can expect. In addition, it may provide a little humor and sincerity to your day.


Officer Assaulted in Late Night Arrest


Jerold Randolph Smith, 64, of Cordell, was arrested on several charges including assault upon a police officer, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication.

On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at about 10:30pm, officers were dispatched to the Right Here C-Store in the 400 block of north Glenn English on a report of an intoxicated male at the drive through window.

Teen Arrested for Laundry Mat Break-In



On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at about 3:00pm, officers were dispatched to the area of the 200 block of east Clay to search for a suspect who had just fled Rite Way Laundry.

Witnesses told police that the suspect had broken into one of the locked coin drawers and was stealing quarters.

Tennessee Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Domestic Violence


Leonardo Challenger, 43, of Gallitin, TN, was arrested at the Quail Run Apartment Complex by Cordell Police just after 5:00am on 02/23/2014 on complaints of domestic violence and kidnapping.


Police received a frantic phone call from the victim who stated she had been assaulted and held against her free will by Challenger.

Understanding Core Values of Policing

In today's society, choosing the appropriate policing strategy for our communities is no simple task. Increased violence against police officers, terrorism, school shootings, and illegal immigration are only a few of the things that have significantly altered the role of police. However, every strategy must adhere to a set of core values.

Citizens Urged to Prepare for Winter Weather

Cordell Emergency Management Director Daniel Allen has designated Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 as "Winter Weather Preparedness Day" in Cordell and urges citizens to prepare for the upcoming winter weather season.

"In recent years we’ve experienced winter weather storms, including devastating ice storms and blizzards," Allen said. "We all need to be aware of these natural threats we face in our community and take responsibility to make sure we are properly prepared when disaster strikes."


Missing Person Melissa Flores

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