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Clay County SADD Club Receives Award From TN Highway Safety Office

Clay County High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club received the Silver Award from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for its work in the TN Reduce Teen Crashes program. Anti-Drug Coalition Coordinator Daniel Roberts said that the award comes from earning points in the program through the various activities their members conceptualized and implemented. “Simply as just putting up ... Read More »

McMinnville Plans Two-Day Long Fourth Of July Celebrations

McMinnville has a weekend jam-packed with events celebrating the 4th of July. Recreation Program Coordinator Michael Benusches said that the town is excited to host so many events and get people out and celebrating. “We’ve been closed for around 18 months now, and we’re just ready to get people out and about again,” Benusches said. “And have a full slate ... Read More »

Livingston Hazard Mitigation Properties Awaiting FEMA

Livingston’s hazard mitigation plan will be voluntary for property owners once the process begins. The city held a meeting Tuesday night to inform property owners the next steps in the process will be property appraisal assessments once FEMA approves their plan. TEMA representative Donna Holden said that should a property owner agree to doing an assessment, that does not bind ... Read More »

WCTE PBS Announces New Director Of Developing And Marketing

WCTE has announced the hiring of its new Director of Developing and Marketing, Susan Luna-Hazelwood. In her new position, Luna-Hazelwood will oversee all fundraising operations for WCTE, such as philanthropy, corporate giving, individual giving and fundraising events. A Tennessee Tech grad and Cookeville native, Luna-Hazelwood is coming from Nashville where she spent five years as Senior Director of Individual Giving ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Stepping Up Patrols In Franklin Avenue Area

Two shooting incidents along Cookeville’s Franklin Avenue within ten days of each other is a source of concern for some residents. Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans said while it’s concerning any time you have incidents of this nature, the community doesn’t need to be alarmed. “At this time I really can’t comment on specifics about the case, but I do ... Read More »

Cookeville Takes Over Ownership Of West End Park From County

The city of Cookeville set to takeover ownership of West End Park, opening up more possibilities for the city to expand the park. Putnam County Commission passed the ownership of the park to the city at its meeting Monday night. City Manager James Mills said that this action will help the city with their future plans for the park. “There ... Read More »

Putnam County Mayor Optimistic About Retail Prospects At Fairgrounds Site

Mayor Randy Porter said he’s optimistic about prospects of retailers coming to the Putnam County Fairgrounds site. Commissioners approved to move forward with Nashville-based Baker Storey McDonald for the fairgrounds at their meeting Monday night. The developer is now seeking out potential retailers for the site. Porter said it has several groups its in communication with. “And they’ll work with ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Commission Votes To Rezone Property On East 6th Street

The Cookeville Planning Commission voted to approve the rezoning of a property on East 6th Street and a portion of one on North Washington Avenue to create an additional, zone-conforming lot. The action would divide up current lots and extend one zone, creating potential space for new single-family housing. Planning Department Director Jon Ward said it seemed like a logical ... Read More »

Jackson Citizen Wants Speed Limit Lowered On Indian Creek Road

A Jackson County resident asked County Commissioners Monday to erect speed limit signs on Indian Creek Road. Linda Lewis also proposed lowering the speed limit to 40mph. Lewis said there is an issue with large trucks carrying dirt, rock and gravel speeding up their road. “We’ve had several incidents of people going off the road into the creek which is ... Read More »

Cumberland County Seeking To Fill Property Assessor Vacancy By July

Cumberland County is searching for a new Assessor of Property after their previous property assessor passed away last month. County Mayor Allen Foster said they are looking for a good citizen who will stand up and work with the community. “The qualifications are basically the same for other county officers,” Foster said. “You have to be eighteen years old, and ... Read More »