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Biz Foundry Hosting Small Business Boot Camp in Spencer

The Biz Foundry will host a ‘Small Business Boot Camp’ in Spencer later this month to meet with aspiring entrepreneurs. President and CEO Jeff Brown said said the one-day session will help those looking to start their own business examine the basics and determine the right course of action. “There’s the idea of… are you ready for entrepreneurship, what it’s like ... Read More »

Livingston Meets with Buxton Over Future Retail Growth

Livingston’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen met with a representative from the Buxton Company – a customer analytics company in Fort Worth, Texas – to discuss potential retail growth. Robb Miller is the Vice President of Sales at Buxton. He said the company helps communities find businesses that best meet their current needs rather than ideals. “You have certain types ... Read More »

Hartsville Woman Killed In Monday Night Crash

A Trousdale County crash claimed the life of a Hartsville woman Monday night. The single vehicle accident happened at 324 Halltown Road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the deceased driver as 50-year-old Anita R. Stafford. A THP crash report said Stafford’s 2005 Chevy Malibu left the right side of the roadway and collided head-on with a tree. A passenger, identified ... Read More »

Monterey Votes To Pursue Solar Farm Concept

The town of Monterey will look at building a solar farm at the industrial park. Mayor Bill Wiggins said Hannah Solar will explore the concept of installing more than 8,000 solar panels on the property. “The board was asked to authorize them to explore the concept and make contacts with potential customers, whether that be Perdue or TVA,” Wiggins said. ... Read More »

Cookeville Considering Adding Hotel-Motel Tax

Cookeville city officials are considering asking state lawmakers for an exemption to include a new hotel-motel tax. City Manager Mike Davidson said the resolution proposed to City Council would ask the Tennessee General Assembly to allow the exemption. “In a county that has already adopted a hotel-motel tax, cities by state law are precluded from having a hotel-motel tax,” Davidson ... Read More »

Monterey Board Gets Update On Stormwater Plan

Repairs to Monterey’s stormwater drainage system will cost an estimated $500,000. Representatives from Lebanon-based Warren and Associates provided the figure during a meeting with the town’s board of mayor and aldermen Monday night. “You’re easily looking at around a half a million,” Warren and Associates Owner Jerry Warren said. “That’s a pretty good bit of work, but bare in mind ... Read More »

Michigan Woman Charged After Threatening Cookeville Walmart

47-year-old Shannon Ireland, of Michigan, faces one count of aggravated criminal trespass after threatening people at the Cookeville Walmart Monday (Photo: Putnam County Jail)

A Michigan woman was charged for trespassing at the Cookeville Walmart Monday night after threatening people inside the store. Arrest warrants indicate 47-year-old Shannon Ireland was arrested after being asked to leave the store earlier in the evening. Cookeville Police first responded to the scene when they received reports of Ireland threatening to “kill everyone” and blow up Walmart. Police ... Read More »

HomeGoods Coming to Cookeville’s Jackson Plaza

HomeGoods will soon occupy part of the former Sears location at Jackson Plaza in Cookeville (Photo: Google Maps)

HomeGoods, a national retail chain specializing in home decor, will soon open in Cookeville’s Jackson Plaza. The company is expected to take nearly 20,000 square feet of the former Sears location within the shopping center. Construction began late last fall to renovate the old storefront between T.J. Maxx and Rack Room Shoes. Contractors estimate the storefronts will be completed by ... Read More »

Cookeville Skate Park Construction Making Progress

Construction crews continue to make progress on Cookeville’s new skate park. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said some final grading work needs to be completed before crews begin building the skating elements for the park. “We are going to start working on the building this week,” Woods said “and our subcontractor will be here at the end of this month ... Read More »

Livingston Approves Park Beer, Wine Motions

Livingston’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed two motions Monday allowing beer and wine in Central Park under certain circumstances. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the resolution and ordinance passed on first reading will allow community groups to host controlled events at the park while serving alcohol. “We’ve entertained the thoughts from some neighboring communities on how they have done some ... Read More »