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Leslie Town Center Roof Repairs Will Be Rebid

Cookeville City Council set to reject the bid for the Leslie Town Center roof repair Thursday night. At a Monday Council work session, City Manager James Mills said that the lone bid at $120,500 did not meet the required specs. “The primary area of concern was the material specified for the flat portion of the roof, we couldn’t get anybody ... Read More »

Livingston Asking For Community Response In Lead And Copper Pipe Survey

The town of Livingston set to begin process of identifying any lead water lines within the city. Tennessee Association of Utility Districts Representative J.W. Griffin said that this is a result of the Lead and Copper Pipe rule passed in December, 2021. He said that the goal is to hopefully get rid of lead that could affect the system. “We ... Read More »

TTU Textbook Initiative Saves Students Some $150K In First Semester

Tennessee Tech has saved some 900 students a total of $150,000 in textbook costs in the first semester of its Open Educational Resource (OER) program. Public Service Coordinator Sharon Holderman said that some professors were able to transition from paying for textbooks to using free online resources in their courses. “$150,000 in savings for only eight courses, and we teach ... Read More »

Cookeville And Texas Roadhouse Partnering On Tree Giveaway

City of Cookeville partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation and Texas Roadhouse in a tree giveaway this Wednesday at Texas Roadhouse’s Interstate Drive location. Urban Forester Jaime Nunan said that the partnership first came about after the tornado. She said that its efforts have since continued to restore Cookeville’s trees. “The devastation of losing trees has all kinds of negative ... Read More »

Crossville Seeking Those With Local Experience At Indoor Pool Architect Interviews

The City of Crossville will look for experience in its indoor aquatics facility architect interview on Tuesday. City Manager Greg Wood said the key is to have an experienced pool consultant for construction. “You have to make sure that it’s well-constructed, it’s well-ventilated, and have the right materials otherwise you run into corrosion problems and things like that,” Wood said. ... Read More »

Tech Traditional Housing Rate 5% Increase To Help With Maintenance

Tennessee Tech set to increase rates for traditional housing by some five percent. Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Cynthia Polk-Johnson said that the increase will help with needed maintenance to some of the halls. “We had some renovations happen some years ago and now we really have been looking at our facilities and determining what else needs to happen,” ... Read More »

Cookeville Budget Process Considers Department Needs And Potential City Projects

City of Cookeville has started budget review process for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. City Manager James Mills said that department directors are currently working on their individual budgets. Mills said that when it comes to the process itself, he follows the same protocol the city has done for some 20 years which includes presentations from department heads. “They’re the best ... Read More »

Jackson St. Convenience Center To Open Monday

The new West Jackson Street Convenience Center set to open Monday. Putnam County Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn said that the new site will hopefully be more convenient for residents at a more centralized location. “So now all the folks the live over by the old animal shelter at Cane Creek, if they miss their pick up, they’ve got to ... Read More »

TTU’s Appalachian Center For Craft Returns For 24th Celebration Of Craft

The Appalachian Center for Craft returns for its 24th Celebration of Craft this Saturday. Programs Manager Gail Gentry said that the event originally began as a celebration that the craft center had been saved from closing its doors. She said that since then, it has evolved into a celebration of everything the craft center has become especially after the pandemic. ... Read More »