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Upperman High School Traffic Flow Changing With Start Of Construction

With work to begin on Upperman High School’s expansion project, the school’s families should expect a different traffic flow at their return from fall break. The work begins October 3rd. Director of Schools Corby King said the current parent pick-up will change from where it currently runs, as well as student parking. “The student parking lot entrance will be on ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Approves New Zoning Code For Moderate Density Single-Family Development

Cookeville Planning Commission approved a new zoning code Monday night in hopes of finding a middle ground density for single-family development homes. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the new zoning is intended to serve as a moderate single-family residential environment where public wastewater services are available. He said the Planning Department developed this zoning code after recent conversations with ... Read More »

Cumberland Six-Year-Old Hit In Parent Pick Up Line Monday Morning

A six-year-old pedestrian was hit by a car leaving parent pick up at Brown Elementary in Crossville Monday morning. 35-year-old Ineda Cawthorne was driving a 2000 Mazda Minivan when she hit the young boy crossing from the parking lot to the covered walkway at the front entrance of the school. The six-year-old received minor scrapes from making contact with the ... Read More »

Growth Of Allardt Pumpkin Festival Causes Change In Scheduled Events

Some changes made to the Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival schedule due to anticipated crowd sizes this weekend. Chairman Cathy Jeffers said the big weigh-off of the largest pumpkins and the auto show will now be on two separate days. “Some people like to do it all in one day, but our crowd size has actually got so large that there ... Read More »

Highlands Young Professionals Bringing The Next Generation of Leaders Together

The Highlands Economic Partnership initiative to connect young professionals kicks off Thursday. Investor Relations Director Adam Poe said the Highlands Young Professionals will facilitate networking opportunities for the four-county area of Putnam, White, Jackson and Overton Counties. “That’s the whole reason why the Highlands Economic Partnership exists is to promote regionalism,” Poe said. “The only way we grow is if ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Organization Working On Off-Road Bike Trails At Putnam Parks

Work progressing on mountain bike trails at Cookeville’s Cane Creek Park and Monterey’s Meadow Creek Park. Steven Myers is the Chapter President for Upper Cumberland Southern Off-Road Biking Association, an organization dedicated to creating and maintaining trails for off-road bicycles. He said so far, they’ve created about 3.5 miles of trails at Cane Creek with the hope of adding another ... Read More »

Highway 111 Flea Market’s Peaches The Elephant Retires

Peaches the Elephant. A staple of the Highway 111 Flea Market has retired. Previous Co-Owner Katelynn Toler confirmed that she and her husband Charlie relocated the orange statue to their front yard in Cookeville. While the Toler’s may have sold the business to a new group, they wanted to keep the iconic figure for themselves. Read More »

Putnam Schools Hosting Fall Break Intercession Days Oct. 3 And 4th

Putnam Schools helping students play catch up through fall break intercession days hosted at the high schools. Communications Supervisor Hannah Davis said students attending can help make up credit hours or missing assignments. She said most of the students who attend intercession days have chronic absenteeism. “Anytime you can get students back into a place where they can be taught ... Read More »

Cookeville Cityscape Executive Director Steps Down, Non-Profit Accepting Applications

Cookeville Cityscape Executive Director Holly Freeman has stepped down from her position. Freeman leaves for entertainment work in Nashville. She has lead the Main Street program and revitalization efforts since 2019. “It has been an honor to lead Cookeville’s nationally-accredited Main Street program the last few years,” Freeman said in a release. “I have enjoyed contributing to my hometown in ... Read More »