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Cookeville’s City Seal Highlights Four Notable Locations

Cookeville has an official city seal after the design was approved during Thursday night’s city council meeting. City Manager James Mills said coming up with a design Cookeville could be proud of took months and even years to pick. Mills said the Depot, Derryberry Clock Tower, Dogwood Park Fountain and Cookeville Regional Medical Center are the four images picked. “I ... Read More »

Baxter Approves Preliminary Subdivision Plan on Main Street

The Baxter Planning Commission approved the preliminary site plan for a subdivision on Main Street. There are 119 lots proposed in this phase. The planning commission showed the plan to the Baxter Fire Department and they did not see any issues with the road width. The project representative asked about developing this subdivision in multiple phases. However, Commission member Tommy ... Read More »

Hank Aaron’s Passing Makes Former Cookeville Mayor Reflect

The passing of baseball legend Hank Aaron brings back the memory of when the hall of fame slugger made his way to Cookeville. Former Cookeville Mayor Dwight Henry got the chance to spend one on one time with Aaron during his visit for the Cookeville Mall’s 10th anniversary. Henry said the news of Aaron’s passing brings that day in 1987 ... Read More »

COVID Treatment Option Available AT CRMC

Some four weeks after introducing a treatment for the most vulnerable COVID patients, the news is good. That treatment is Bamlanivimab and CRMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lee Taylor said some 500 CRMC patients have received it. Taylor said this drug can keep those most vulnerable to COVID out of the hospital with shortened and mitigated symptoms. “We believe it’s ... Read More »

Rep. Windle Wanted Support Staff Raises Included In Special Session

District 43 Representative John Mark Windle said he wanted support staff raises to be included in the package of bills passed Friday. After a four day special called session, the Tennessee General Assembly approved $160 million of legislation targeted at student learning. Included in that was an eventual 4 percent teacher raise. Windle said while he is pleased, it is ... Read More »

Plumbing Issues Cause Upperman HS Students To Leave Campus

Students of Upperman High School have been moved to Upperman Middle School as plumbing issues have caused minor flooding. Director of Schools Corby King said maintenance personnel is currently working to clear the expected line blockage. “It kinda came up this afternoon a little after one, where we are not able to use the restrooms,” King said. “We are not ... Read More »

In-Person Crossville City Court Proceedings Suspended

In-person court proceedings will be suspended for Crossville City Court until after March 31 because of the pandemic. That decision was announced Friday and stems from an order given by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Anyone who has been cited into Crossville City Court and has a pending date is being asked to call the city court clerk to reschedule their ... Read More »

CRMC Names New Chief Operating Officer

Jamestown native and Cookeville resident Buffy Key has been named the the new Chief Operating Officer of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Key has worked at the hospital for 20 years and most recently served as Senior Vice-President of Quality and Operations. Key said she looks forward to the new opportunity. “I am so honored to serve in this new role ... Read More »

Sparta Looking At Mobile Transformer For Power Option

A spare transformer at the West Sparta Substation looks to be irreparable leaving the city without a back-up power plan. Sparta Electric Utility Manager Belva Bess said if the main transformer were to go out, the city would be without power for at least 12 hours. “I did talk to them, to TVA, we have no back up plan,” Bess ... Read More »

UCDD Moving Food Delivery Service To Private Vendor

The Upper Cumberland Development District has signed a contract handing over meal deliveries to a private company. Executive Director Mark Farley said that because of the agency’s structure, it became economically difficult to do meal deliveries. Farley said UCDD was lucky to find a local vendor who specializes in this service. “There’s a reason why they’re getting those, because they ... Read More »