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Housing Authority To Close Sale Of Claude Darwin Property Wednesday

Highlands Residential Services set to close on the sale of Claude Darwin Apartments Wednesday. The 1.5-acre property off Cookeville’s Walnut Avenue is being sold for $2 million. The board originally asked $3 million for the property. Director of Operations Chris Cassetty said the sale price was adjusted because of the market. “It’s really close to a lot of the shopping ... Read More »

Cookeville Employees Would Continue CRMC Benefit Pending Vote

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville city employees would be able to continue visiting Cookeville Regional’s Medical Clinic if City Council approves a new agreement Thursday. The benefit ended this summer when the city moved from a self-insured system to an outside firm. At issue, federal rules that prevented employees with a Health Savings Account from using the clinic. City Manager James Mills said the ... Read More »

Selby Hired As First Cumberland Codes Director

Cumberland County Commissioners approved Joshua Selby as the county’s first Codes Director. Based on growth inside the county, commissioners decided earlier this year to create their own codes department. Previously, Crossville has handled projects in the county. Selby will begin preparations, with permitting and other inspections set to begin in January. Mayor Allen Foster said the position will help with ... Read More »

Pickett Reassigns Alternative Courtroom Location Due To Impact On Seniors

Pickett County Commissioners approved a resolution Monday designating the Pickett County Library’s community room as a temporary alternative courtroom for the county. County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said the community center has housed the courtroom since 2004. Bilbrey said that was beginning to have a negative affect on the county’s senior citizens. “The court proceedings takes precedence,” Bilbrey said. “Like down ... Read More »

T-DOT Outlines $230M In Improvements To Help 70-Corridor Traffic

A T-DOT study suggests $230 million in road improvements to Highway 70 between Baxter and Cookeville, as well as an extension of Tennessee Avenue. Putnam County Commissioners heard the results Monday night of a study conducted over the last year on growing congestion in the area. In addition to the 70-corridor, they focused on County Farm Road and Pippin Road, ... Read More »

Compounding Pharmacy Buying Location In Highlands Business Park

A compounding pharmacy will purchase some 4.67 acres in the Highlands Business Park to create some 14 jobs in phase one, doubling in the next phase. Mattson Holdings compounds medicine in batches for physicians offices and hospitals. Community Development Director Jon Ward told city council members at a Monday work session, Cookeville has been working on the project for several ... Read More »

Overton Moves From At Risk To Transitional On State Economic Map

Overton County will move from an At Risk to a Transitional classification starting in 2024 based on state economic measurements. Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Cantrell reported to the Overton County Commission Monday the county is no longer considered At Risk by the state. “We are transitioning from a weak economy to a strong economy, and next year, ... Read More »

Cookeville Requesting Design Work Bids On CPAC & Dogwood Park

Cookeville Leisure Services requesting engineering and design bids for the creation of a new Dogwood Park entrance and renovations to CPAC. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said he has always wanted to put in an entrance off of Walnut Avenue. The police department relocated to Neal Street from Broad Street last year, freeing up a large parking lot area adjacent ... Read More »

Local Expert: Falling Leaves Can Provide Nutrients To Lawn And Garden

UC/Generic - Agriculture

Fall leaves beginning to hit the ground. Can you use those leaves to better your landscape? Regional Forester Jeff Thompson said utilizing falling leaves for lawn food is common practice. Thompson said he recommends residents cut apart fallen leaves to spread over their lawns evenly. Thompson said that this allows the ground to soak up all of the natural nutrition ... Read More »

Cumberland Begins Search For New Finance Director After Retirement

Cumberland County has begun the process of searching for a new finance director. Nathan Brock served 35 years before announcing his retirement. Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster said the job has been posted in multiple places. Foster said Brock’s service has been outstanding for the county. “It’s one of the key jobs here, we have a lot of very important ... Read More »