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Flu Cases Higher Than Last Year, Still Below Average

Flu case numbers are higher than last year but still lower than average. That’s according to Cookeville Regional Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Mark Pierce. He said that he attributes the higher number to people being less cautious than last year. “We saw hardly any flu last year, I think because people were a lot more diligent about masking, social distancing, ... Read More »

Volunteer Firefighter Grant Program Applications Open

Applications are now open for the state’s Volunteer Firefighter Equipment and Training Grant Program. The Nameless Volunteer Fire Department were awarded some $20,000 last year. Chief Josh Locke said that grant was used to purchase brand-new turnout gear and a thermal imager. “It’s a lifesaver for us because if not, we were using gear that was so old that it ... Read More »

Tucker Stadium Upgrades Could Bring Big Tournaments, Concerts To Cookeville

Director of Cookeville Leisure Services Rick Woods said Tucker Stadium upgrades could open the door for new big events. Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham told city council members in a presentation that upgrades could bring events like big tournaments and concerts to Cookeville. Director Rick Woods said that those kinds of events are out there and suitable for the stadium. ... Read More »

Monterey Seeking Public Input In Recreation Survey

The town of Monterey is asking for public input on its recreational activities through an online survey. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said that the 10-question survey asks respondents questions about sporting activities, physical activities, and art activities. He said that over the years they’ve received a lot of public comments about wants in the community. “Better quality of life builds ... Read More »

Fentress Chamber Pursuing 70k Grant For Ye Ole Jail Museum Upgrades

Fentress County Chamber of Commerce is pursuing some $70,000 in grant funding to upgrade the Ye Ole Jail Museum. Executive Director Jacob Rosenbaum said that they are applying for the Rural Arts Facilities Grant through the Tennessee Arts Commission. “It will allow us to promote the museum further and by improving the visibility of the museum, that’s going to give ... Read More »

Warren Arts Presents: “The Outsiders”

Warren Arts is inviting the community to see its latest production, “The Outsiders,” opening this weekend. Director Chad McGee said that the play is based on the 1967 novel written by S.E. Hinton about teens growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma in rough circumstances. “And it kind of explores the conflict between the Greasers, the kind of kids of who are ... Read More »

Cookeville Chamber Of Commerce To Host 16th Annual Meeting

Cookeville-Putnam County’s Chamber of Commerce is coming back for its 16th annual meeting on Tuesday, February 8th. Chamber President Amy New said that the chamber is celebrating its 75th year. She said that it’s an exciting event to honor the chamber’s founders and all of the businesses who have come to Cookeville since its inception. “Cookeville is growing so much ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Tennessee Tech Partnership, Will Continue Conversations

A potential partnership between the city of Cookeville and Tennessee Tech University for Tucker stadium upgrades, but how would that work? City Manager James Mills said that should the council decide to financially commit, there are several options. He said that could be anything such as bond issues, general fund payments, or some kind of usage agreement. “We’ve not gotten ... Read More »