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Early Voting Ends Saturday For August 4th Election

Saturday marks the final day to vote early before the August 4th election. Voters can find early voting and Election Day information including voting times, polling locations, sample ballots, and more with the GoVoteTN app or Putnam County early voters will vote at the Election Commission office on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Overton County and Jackson ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Project Expecting To Bid In August

Putnam County’s Health Department expansion project is expected to bid in August. Director Lisa Bumbalough said that the project would create a clinical wing that separates sick patients from other visitors. “Negative pressure rooms are really important and they’re also called isolation rooms,” Bumbalough said. “And those are rooms or areas that keep patients with infectious illnesses or folks who ... Read More »

TDOT Looking To Update Statewide Bicycle Transportation Network

Upper Cumberland municipalities are being asked for feedback as T-DOT updates its Statewide Bicycle Transportation Network plan. The network provides people a safe way to travel via cycling, be it commuting to work or recreationally. Active Transportation Planner William Rogers III said the main reason for the updates comes from community demand. “The public who’s asking for active transportation for ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Tennessee Avenue Reopened To Traffic

Cookeville’s Tennessee Avenue is back open to through traffic as of Friday morning. The road was closed in March due to heavy truck traffic and utility extension work deteriorating the road. City Manager James Mills: “They have the binder surface placed on the roads this week and we decided to go ahead and reopen it so traffic could start flowing ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth Gets Positive Evaluation

Cookeville Regional Medical Center CEO Paul Korth received high marks on his annual performance review. Attorney Dan Rader was asked by the board to conduct the confidential evaluation. He said Korth’s evaluation was “very good, if not excellent.” “And I think everybody knows what a tumultuous year we’ve had in the healthcare field and in particular Cookeville with a lot ... Read More »

Visual Aids Help Reduce Student Stress As New School Year Begins

Heading back to school can be a stressful time for young students, but there are ways parents can ensure success. Local Pediatric Occupational Therapist Heidi Clopton said visual aids are beneficial when helping kids prep for the new school year. “Talking to them doesn’t work nearly as well as taking pictures and then showing them the pictures,” Clopton said. “So ... Read More »

Warren’s Heritage Alliance Working To Increase Interest In County History

Warren County Heritage Alliance’s new president has goals of revitalizing the county’s history museum. Cody Prince said that he decided to take over the role because of his love of history and his connection to Warren County. He said that with such a rich history in the county and in McMinnville, he wants to make sure the Heritage Alliance is ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Grant Award To Expand Post-Secondary And Career Exploration Opportunities

Putnam Schools set to expand post-secondary and career exploration opportunities for middle and high school students through a new grant. The system’s CTE program recently received $190,000 in grant funding through the Perkin’s Reserve Grant. CTE Programs Supervisor Leslie Eldridge said part of the funding will be used for the industry credential courses. “We’re very excited about that piece to ... Read More »

Crossville’s Village Inn Closed Due To Code Violations

The Village Inn located on Crossville’s Burnett Street has been closed due to multiple code violations. Police Captain Brian Eckelson said what started with a warrant being served for a long-time narcotics investigation turned into building compliance checks by the codes and fire safety departments. “The overhead walkways that are concrete have deteriorated and some are missing and falling concrete ... Read More »