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CRMC To Buildout New Wound Care Center On Cedar

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

The Cookeville Regional Finance Committee voted Tuesday night to move forward with renovations to a building that will house the hospital’s Wound Care Center. CFO Tommye Rena Wells said the estimated cost for the project will not exceed $500,000. CEO Buffy Key said the hospital has been leasing the space from a local medical facility, which needed the space to ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Approve $2M Gift To Tucker Stadium

Putnam County Commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve a $100,000 annual allocation over the next 20 years for Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium project. Tech President Phil Oldham asked for $2 million for the renovation, which it set to be completed in 2026. Commissioners approved the funding from hotel/motel tax revenue by an 18-6 vote. Oldham said he had no doubt ... Read More »

Cookeville Resident Named ’24 Small Business Champ

Cookeville Mechanical Contractors President Garry Floeter named the Small Business Champion of the Year by the National Federation Of Independent Business. Floeter said he was speechless when he learned he had been chosen after some 50 years of business in Cookeville. He said the award was not only a result of the success of his company, but his passion in ... Read More »

New Wood Shop Opening To Help Fund Local Non-Profit

The founders of the non-profit organization This Is Living Ministries are opening a wood shop as a way to raise funds for the organization. Executive Director Lindsay Holloway said the shop will sell refurbished furniture and jewelry made by at-risk women staying with the organization. Holloway said the women were originally taught the skill so they could save as much ... Read More »

Get Alarmed Program Offers Smoke Alarms Free Across UC

Smoke alarms are more accessible than ever thanks to the Get Alarmed Program, available across the Upper Cumberland. Central View Deputy Chief Kyle Winnett said the State Fire Marshal’s office provides fire departments with smoke alarms that they will install in homes free upon request. Winnett said it is important to have a working fire alarm in a region that ... Read More »

Warren High Students Learn Criminal Court System

Warren County High School students sat in on a criminal court trial to better understand the roles of attorneys and judges as well as possible career paths. Warren County General Sessions Judge Ryan Moore said students shadowed him and interacted with attorneys before watching the trial from the gallery. He said this experience is invaluable for teenage students interested in ... Read More »

Staff At Three Overton Reward Schools To Receive Bonus

Overton County Director of Schools Donnie Holman said he is extremely proud to have three Reward Schools in the district. Livingston Middle School, Hilham Elementary School, and Allons Elementary School all received the state distinction. Holman said the district has never had three Reward Schools at one time. He said this kind of recognition takes everyone from principals to bus ... Read More »

46th Annual Reba Bacon Art Competition Looking For Best

Upper Cumberland high school students are invited to showcase their artwork through the 46th Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition. Gallery Coordinator Susan Van Aalten said any Upper Cumberland high schooler is eligible to enter their work for the March 3 contest. She said this is a great opportunity for young artists to get exposure at an accredited gallery. ... Read More »

Cookeville Water Plant Adding Generator, Underground Lines

The Cookeville Water and Sewer Department will purchase a new generator for the Water Treatment Plant thanks to a $4 million grant. Cookeville Water and Sewer Department Director Barry Turner said the department has experienced outages and was not able to treat water for the city without a generator to supplement power. He said this generator will be able to ... Read More »

Bids Completed For Clay Courthouse Window Replacement

Bids came in as expected for the next stage in restorations of 150-year-old windows at the Historic Clay County Courthouse. Clay County Courthouse Curator Thomas Watson said the bids will cover $2,400 for each window restoration on the first floor and $3,000 for the double-sized second-floor windows. He said the windows have experienced significant weather damage and leakage from mounted ... Read More »