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Pickett K-8’s Computer Lab Recycling Ink, Toner Cartridges For Fundraising

Pickett K-8’s computer lab is continuing its printer ink and toner recycling program. Computer Lab Teacher Nikki Cooksey said that the program also serves as a fundraiser for her students. “A mixture of programs, things that we might want to subscribe to that would benefit the students that they can use,” Cooksey said. “Even materials and equipment within the classroom. ... Read More »

CRMC COVID Numbers Plateau Over Last 10 Days

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has seen COVID numbers level out over the last several days. CEO Paul Korth said that numbers of COVID patients have sat at 54-55 cases over the last 10 days. He said that despite the Omicron variant increasing the number of younger people infected, CRMC has seen few pediatric admissions. “I know we’ve had a few ... Read More »

Competitive Pools Among Top Requests At Cookeville’s Tuesday Public Meeting

Competitive swimming facilities among the top priorities of Cookeville residents during a Tuesday night public meeting. Community members had the opportunity to vote on features for the facility such as indoor vs. outdoor, lazy rivers, and hot tubs among others. Aquatics Facility Steering Committee Member Laurie Smith said residents asked about both indoor and outdoor competitive pools. “Lane pools that ... Read More »

Jackson Allocates 90K To Purchase Six Vehicles For Sheriff’s Dept.

Jackson County Commission appropriated some $90,000 to the Sheriff’s Department to purchase vehicles. Mayor Randy Heady said that the money will cover the cost of six vehicles purchased from a government surplus in Missouri. “We have some vehicles that have a lot of miles on them,” Heady said. “They’re starting to, the maintenance side of it, is starting to eat ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech College Of Business Announces Women’s Leadership Conference

Tickets for the Tennessee Tech College of Business Women’s Leadership Conference go on sale this week. Dean’s Office Director Cheryl Montgomery said that the conference started four years ago to provide a forum for students and alumni and discuss areas of concern for women in the workforce. “The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Fostering a Lifetime of Purpose,'” Montgomery ... Read More »

Granville Volunteer FD Seeking More Community Involvement Through Reorganization

The Granville Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of reorganizing. Chief Scott Nicholas said that they wanted to have more community involvement and input with the organization. He said that’s why they’re moving to a community-based board of directors. “They’re a diverse base,” Nicholas said. “We have some business owners, we have community members, and we try to represent ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Approves New Dollar General On West Broad

After several months of planning, developers are ready to move forward with a new Dollar General on West Broad Street in Cookeville. The Cookeville Planning Commission approved both preliminary and final plats at its Monday night meeting. Planning Director Jon Ward said that the location would be near West Jackson Street. “It was on larger tract they had always planned ... Read More »

Putnam Wins Champion Of Champions At Tennessee Fair Association

The Tennessee Fair Association has named the Putnam County Fair the 2022 “Champion of Champions.” Fair Board President John Allen said that the title was some eight years in the making. He said that creating the fair of his memories was some of the hardest work he’s ever done. “The one where you walked into the fairgrounds and it was ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Ready To Go After Weather Affecting Semester Start

After an unsettled start to the second half of the school year, Jackson County Schools are ready to get rolling with a full week of classes. Director Kristy Brown said that her teachers are always mindful about curriculum in these instances. She said that they do what they can to make sure students don’t fall behind in regular schoolwork and ... Read More »

Cookeville Hosting Public Drop-In Meeting For Input On Aquatics Facility

Cookeville Leisure Services wants feedback on ideas for the upcoming aquatics facility project. Director Rick Woods said that the department will host a public meeting on Tuesday, January 25th. He said that it will be an opportunity for the community to see what’s possible for the facility and rank their favorites. “For example do we want fitness rooms, do we ... Read More »