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Fisk And Hilham Road Intersection Still On TDOT’s Radar

Improvements to the intersection of Hilham Road and Fisk Road remains on the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s radar. Putnam County Executive Randy Porter said that project remains in the design stage. “There looking at putting a turning lane on Hilham Road their at the intersection of Fisk,” Porter said. It’s going to take that v out of the roadway so ... Read More »

New Tenants Announced At Willow Tree Plaza Shopping Center

Owners of the Willow Tree Plaza Shopping Center in Cookeville announced two new tenants Thursday. Workout Anytime and Return To Play Elite have signed a lease to occupy vacant space at the shopping center. Fimiani Development Corporation President Mike Fimiani said he expects to announce even more new tenants in the near future. “Depending on the size of the tenants ... Read More »

Voters Head to the Polls Across the Upper Cumberland

Voters across the Upper Cumberland will head to the polls to cast their votes in several local and state races Thursday. Debbie Steidl is the Administrator of Elections in Putnam County. She said there are a few things voters should know as they head to the polls. “Polls open at 9 a.m. and they close at 7 p.m. and you ... Read More »

CPD Encourages Safe Driving During New School Year

The Cookeville Police Department reminds people to drive safely as students across Putnam County returned to school this week. Captain Bobby Anderson said some violations, like speeding in a school zone, can carry more weight than a citation. “If you are written a citation for speeding in a school zone, that is considered reckless driving,” Anderson said, “which can accumulate ... Read More »

Several Contested City Races Thursday

Some new faces will be elected to the Cookeville City Council Thursday night. Current Council members Ricky Shelton, Dwight Henry, and Chuck Womack will be seeking re-election to the five council seats on Thursday’s ballot. In addition, Vern Crabtree, Mark Miller, Eric Walker and Laurin Wheaton will all be seeking a seat in the council chambers. Algood citizens will be ... Read More »

Reagon Hopes To Retain Title Of Sheriff, New Sheriff To Be Elected In White County

A total of five candidates will be seeking the position of Fentress County Sheriff during Thursday’s county general election. Current Sheriff Michael Reagon will be trying to keep his position. Reagon appointed as sheriff by the county commission a little more than a year ago after the arrest of Chucky Cravens. Other candidates seeking the position of Fentress County Sheriff ... Read More »

Heady Looking To Retain County Mayor Position

A total of five candidates will battle for the position of Jackson County Mayor during Thursday’s county general election. Current Mayor Randy Heady hopes to retain that position. Heady appointed to the position of county mayor earlier this year after the death of Bobby Kinnaird. John Cason, Truman B. Stearnes, Roy Thomas and Brandon Ward are also running for the ... Read More »

Increased Development Continues in Putnam County

Putnam County continues to experience an increase in development, according to statistics released by County Executive Randy Porter Wednesday. According to Porter, the 2017-2018 fiscal year saw a near-20 percent increase in permits issued from the previous year. The county has received nearly 650 total building permits for single-family residential houses since the beginning of 2015. “It’s going to be ... Read More »

Putnam County Sees Normal Influx of Student Enrollment

Putnam County School System reported a normal influx of students attending school this year. Chris Pierce is the Attendance Supervisor for the Putnam County School System. “In PowerSchool, we have a total of 11,703 students in Putnam County. That is Pre-K through twelfth grade. This number does include some students that have not shown up,” Pierce said. “So this number ... Read More »

Baxter Officials Express Frustration Over Intersection

Baxter officials expressed frustration Wednesday over efforts to install a traffic signal at the Highway 56 and Highway 70 intersection. The frustration came after a three car accident occurred at the intersection’s four way stop. Baxter Mayor John Martin said the state should be moving at a faster pace to get the project underway. “This has been an ongoing problem ... Read More »