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Rain And State Title Game Pushed Baxter Christmas Parade To Monday

The Baxter Christmas Parade has been pushed to Monday amid weather concerns and Upperman Football playing for a state championship. Parade organizer Chelsey Stanton said rain appears to be a possibility Friday and rain limited attendance at last year’s event. Stanton said with a large portion of the community heading to Chattanooga for the high school football state championship, she ... Read More »

Baxter Celebrates Paying Off Depot Costs With Note Burning

The city of Baxter celebrated paying off the cost of the Depot with a note burning. Friends of the Depot Member Jeannie Lee said the $400,000 project was covered mostly by a grant from TDOT. She said that the Friends were responsible for 20 percent of the cost at some $80,000. “We’ve had a lot of dinners and fish fry’s ... Read More »

Baxter Depot Hosting Community Trunk-Or-Treat Event Saturday

Get your cars ready and costumes prepared for Saturday’s trunk-or-treat held by the Friends of the Baxter Depot. Friends Member Jeanie Lee said the fun begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Baxter Depot. “You can park and walk to the depot, and there will be cars lined up in the parking lot and also on Broad Street in front of ... Read More »

Baxter’s Harvest Festival Returns To Celebrate Community And Local Vendors

Baxter’s Harvest Festival returns to have another year celebrating everything “Homegrown In Tennessee” on Saturday, September 25th. Festival Committee Member Jeanie Lee said that the festival will be in celebration of both the state’s 225th birthday and the Baxter community itself. “Of course we’ll have homegrown food and we’ll have all kinds of entertainment, live entertainment, and events, and activities ... Read More »

Preparations Being Made To Move Cookeville Caboose To Baxter

Concrete work begins Monday for the new Baxter home of Cookeville’s L&N Caboose. That is according to Friends of the Baxter Depot President Glenn Jones. Jones said the train could be on the move within the next month. “Crane operator told us that he wanted the concrete to cure for two weeks,” Jones said. “Then, we’re just going to tell ... Read More »

Putnam Communities See Possibilities Of Train Tourism Returning

News that future improvements to Putnam County railways are possible, could revitalize train tourism. TDOT agreed on Friday to pay off an $8.5 million dollar loan taken out on the railroad. Friends of The Baxter Depot’s Jeanie Lee said funding being available to increase speeds and safety could be huge to future tourism. “It was such a good thing when ... Read More »

Baxter Depot Keeping L&N Caboose in the Community

The Friends of the Baxter Depot reached out to Cookeville about the L&N Caboose because they wanted to keep it local. President Glenn Jones said the group would get to work moving the caboose after Cookeville city council approved the move Thursday night. “I remember in 1986 when they actually brought the L&N Caboose to Cookeville and it was great ... Read More »

Local Church Hosting Baxter Easter Celebration Saturday

Putnam County’s Pleaseant Grove Fellowship invites you to an Easter Celebration at the Baxter Depot. Pastor Houston Jared said his church wanted to host the community event to make up for last year’s shut down. “Saturday, April the 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,” Jared said. “And what it is is just food, fun, games and more. What we ... Read More »

Baxter Cancels Christmas Parade Over COVID Concerns

Baxter will not have a Christmas Parade on December 4 this year, due to COVID concerns in Putnam County. Baxter Mayor John Martin said he knows this will be disappointing to residents, but the decision was made to protect the public’s health and safety. “I know a lot of children and all that’s gonna be riding on trailers, close contact ... Read More »

2020 Baxter Harvest Festival Cancelled

The Baxter Harvest Festival tried to extend the date, but will ultimately be canceled. Friends of The Depot Committee Member Jeanie Lee said she saw the trend of cancelling festivals and being part of the COVID-19 solution as the best plan. Lee said it will be tough on Baxter to miss the event. Along with the chance to show off ... Read More »