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Putnam Makes Improvements To North Quinland Lake Rd

A Putnam County road that has faced multiple collapse since 2010 passable for now after the highway department recently completed improvements. North Quinland Lake Road has partially crumbled at least two times over the years. Road Supervisor Randy Jones said the project aims to fix overflow by increasing capacity for rain events. “We’re waiting for some little warmer weather, so ... 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 »

Putnam Sells “Shoney’s Hill” Property To Realty Firm

Putnam County has sold the, “Shoney’s Hill,” property for some $2 million. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said developer V3 Realty exercised the option to buy the tract of land. “My thoughts would be is that as we move forward with the bus garage and highway maintenance facility that that money go to help pay for that,” Porter said. “Once ... Read More »

Van Buren Leaders Discuss School Budget And Change In Practices

A Van Buren County Commission and Board of Education joint work session Wednesday resulted in new budget practices the school system plans to follow. Director of Schools Cheryl Cole said she does not include federal money and grant applications in the revenue line item but includes the money in expenditures. Commissioner William Maxwell said the practice is a problem on ... Read More »

PCSO Expanding Jail Kitchen And Purchasing Body Scanner Through Grant

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has received a some $543,000 state grant with no match required. Sheriff Eddie Farris said the money will allow multiple improvements to go along the new jail expansion. The main project being an expansion to the kitchen. “When we add these other 500 additional beds that the additional cost is going to consist of, certainly ... Read More »

Cookeville Goodwill Hosting Job Fair Thursday With Local Companies

Cookeville’s Goodwill Career Solutions Center will be hosting a job fair Thursday with 11 local employers looking for new team members. Public Relations and Communication Manager Chris Fletcher said some 300 jobs open to those seeking work. “The reason Goodwill does all this we are a non-profit organization whose mission is changing lives through education, training and employment and Goodwill ... Read More »

Warren Man Indicted On 29 Charges Stealing From Customers

A former Warren County home dealer has been indicted on 29 criminal charges for allegedly stealing $300,000 from customers. 63- year-old Aubry Dale Davis owned Davis Homes. He allegedly accepted payments for mobile homes and never delivered a product in return on 10 instances. Warren County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Aaron Roberts said 26 victims were impacted directly. “Many people’s lives ... Read More »

Putnam Approves Ekamor Solid Waste Facility On Broad St

Construction moving forward on a some 13,000 square foot solid waste facility after the Putnam County Commission approved the company’s request Tuesday. The company Ekamor focuses on municipal waste and want to use the location to showcase its technology. CEO Kelly Warbis said the facility will be built at 1368 West Broad Street. “We’re making different combinations of fuel pellets ... 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 »