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State Law Requires You To Call Before You Dig

With warmer weather here, it may be time to start on that long-awaited yard project. But before you dig, the Cookeville Gas Department encourages a call to 8-1-1. Administrative & Compliance Superintendent Roger Phillips said customers received a bill stuffer about the service in their bills this month. “Basically it’s just a remainder for our customers to call 8-1-1 before ... Read More »

Celina Working With Rehab Center On Land Donation For Park

Celina Mayor Luke Collins said he is negotiating a land donation with a local nursing home for a possible new park. Collins said the Celina Health and Rehab Center has contacted the city, but the center has some requirements that need to be met first. “They need an appraisal for a certain amount for their taxes, and they want to ... Read More »

“Run For The Wall” Riders Welcomed To Cookeville

Several hundred motorcyclist participating in the veteran’s “Run for the Wall” event arrived in Cookeville Monday afternoon. The convoy was welcomed by flag-bearing residents lining Jefferson Avenue until they reached the Leslie Town Centre for dinner. Rider Dan Sifford said he began his ride in Colorado. “First year I did it, it was a bucket list item,” Sifford said. “What ... Read More »

Cookeville Celebrates Opening Of New Cookeville Police Headquarters

Cookeville’s new Police Department Headquarters officially opened Monday. The community celebrated a ribbon cutting on the corner of Neal Street and South Maple Avenue. Mayor Ricky Shelton said the city now has a gold standard headquarters that should last for many years to come. “This is a great day,” Shelton said. “For over 60 years, this department was in a ... Read More »

Pickett School Director Concerned For District’s Future Under TISA

Pickett County Director of Schools Diane Elder said she feels like Governor Bill Lee’s new school funding formula will be a loss for the county. Elder said she believes there will not be enough funding for the school system, which could result in a property tax increase. “We’ve not asked for that increase in 15 years, and I would really ... Read More »

White Co Starts Video Contest For Anti-Litter Campaigns

The White County Executive’s Office has created a new anti-litter campaign through a county-wide video contest. Executive Assistant Broke Luna said submissions will be accepted until June 3rd. “They will tell us how littering affects them and affects all of us as White County citizens and the best ways that they think will help keep White County beautiful and anything ... Read More »

Online Baby Formula Scams Popping Up In The Upper Cumberland

The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee reports online baby formula scams are happening in the Upper Cumberland Region. President/CEO Robyn Householder said scammers are taking advantage of desperate families during a national shortage. “They’re getting targeted through pop-up ads, social media and fake websites that look like the real thing,” Householder said. “These scammers are extremely good at duplicating ... Read More »

New Livestock Rescue Non-Profit Serving The Upper Cumberland

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A new livestock rescue non-profit has been established in Cookeville. L Bar L Livestock Rescue, Inc. has received its 501(c)(3) status. President Spring Vinson said the organization provides a safe home for animals surrendered by their owners. “I want people to be able to have a place to know that they can safely call and take their animals to and ... Read More »

Gainesboro Hires Scuba Group To Clear Water Intake

Gainesboro has a scuba diving team coming to its water plant to clear the intake system. Mayor Lloyd Williams said the divers will need to go about 25 feet underwater to reach the clog. “There’s an auto-burst system where you can push a button and blow it off, but after looking at the prices of it, we decided we couldn’t ... Read More »