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Council Amends Budget to Allow Dixie, Jere Whitson Paving

Cookeville City Council approved the first reading of an amendment allowing more paving in the area of North Dixie Avenue and Jere Whitson Road. City manager Mike Davidson said the city has already completed approximately $625,000 worth of paving. “”Essentially most of that was done north of 12th Street and we want to try to get Dixie Avenue from 12th ... Read More »

Cumberland County Seeks Tennessee Promise Mentors

Cumberland County needs approximately thirty-five more Tennessee Promise mentors. Tennessee Promise, a last-dollar scholarship program, requires each student to have contact with a mentor. Brad Allamong is the President of the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. “We have been working with tnAchieves for the last, well the program has been in existence, this will be its fifth year. And we ... Read More »

Cookeville PetSmart Opening September 24

PetSmart is scheduled to open Monday, Sept. 24. It will be the third store to open at the Shoppes at Eagle Point (Photo: Logan Weaver)

Pet supplies retail giant PetSmart is currently hiring for positions at its new Cookeville location opening Monday, Sept. 24. Employment opportunities such as trainer, groomer, manager, and associate positions are available via PetSmart’s website and other job-searching sites. PetSmart will be the third major retailer to open at the new Shoppes at Eagle Point complex along with Publix and Five Below. ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Football Week 4 Breakdown

Let’s talk Friday night Football Games starting with Upperman vs. Livingston! Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland and talk to the coaches and players that play them. The Upperman Bees take on The Livingston Academy Wildcats. This Thursday, we take a look at Week 4 Football Action. Get ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Injured In DeKalb County Crash

A motorcyclist suffered minor injuries Friday morning when the bike struck the side of a car on Highway 70 East in DeKalb County. 40-year-old Jimmy McCord received treatment for minor injuries at Saint Thomas Dekalb Hospital. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, McCord’s 2019 Triumph motorcycle struck the side of a 2014 Kia Sorento, driven by 74-year-old Michael Braswell ... Read More »

Week 4 of Upper Cumberland High School Football Action

High School Football is in high gear with some big rivalry games coming up tonight beginning at 7:00pm. 09/07/18  High School Football Action   (0-3) White County (3-0) Upperman (2-1) Cookeville (2-1) Livingston Academy   (0-3) Monterey (1-1) Mt. Juliet Christian (1-1) Huntland (3-0) Clay County (0-3)Red Boiling Springs Clinton Co (KY) (0-3) Jackson County (1-1) Pickett County (3-0) Watertown ... Read More »

Baxter Meter Reader Upgrade To Cost $34K

The town of Baxter will have to spend $34,000 to upgrade its meter reader system. Water Department office manager Melanie Harris said unfortunately the system upgrade has to take place. “If we don’t do this by the first of the year we will not be able to read our meters. We will have to hand write them,” Harris said. “I ... Read More »

CPD Arrests Suspect in Vehicle Break-In Video

Cookeville Police arrested 55-year-old Samuel Smith in connection with a vehicle break-in. Smith is being held at the Putnam County Jail on $30,000 bond (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

Cookeville Police arrested a man in connection with a vehicle break-in thanks to multiple tips from the public. Samuel Smith, 55, was arrested in White County and is being held at the Putnam County Jail on $30,000 bond. Officials charged him with three counts of burglary and one count felony fugitive for an outstanding warrant in Mississippi. Detective Jamey McCurry ... Read More »

Council Approves Capshaw Sewer Rehab Project

Cookeville City Council approved a $1.3 million sewer rehabilitation project during Thursday’s meeting. Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly said the Capshaw Interceptor running through Capshaw Woods has reached its age limit. “It’s an 18-inch, old concrete line that was [installed] in the 50s,” Kelly said. “So we’ll be working on that project. We considered different methods to do it… ... Read More »

Plans Finalized For Replacing Elmore Town Road Bridge

Plans to replace the Elmore Town Road Bridge in Baxter will moving forward in the near future. John Martin is Mayor of the Baxter. “Everything is finalized, as far as our land acquisition and core drilling,” Martin said. “Only thing we are waiting for is final approval from the state. As soon as we get that letter back we are ... Read More »