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Baxter Mayor Meets With Grocery Chain, Hopeful Of Ringing Up A Sale

Baxter Mayor John Martin met with leaders from a large grocery chain this week with the intent to bring them to Baxter. Martin held his cards close to the chest on the details of the meeting. The identity of the grocery chain unknown. But Martin said he left the meeting feeling confident. “I felt good, of course you never know ... Read More »

Baxter Sets New Sewer Capacity Rate After Discussion On Developers Share

Baxter City Council set its sewer capacity fee to $1,000 per unit, but members agree discussion is needed on the future of sewer capacity. Alderman Willie Allison voted against the plan, arguing developers should pay more. He said many residents are concerned what happens five to ten years from now as more development enters the area. “They’re worried that we’re ... Read More »

Putnam Takes Another Step In Trying To Recruit 4-Company Project

Putnam County Commissioners approved the county applying for a State Industrial Access project Monday night which could be part of a Baxter-area development. The county, the Cookeville Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Baxter are working together on Project Global. County Mayor Randy Porter said the project could bring 100+ jobs to the region. “Possibly four new ... Read More »

Baxter Fire Department Responds To Residential Fire

Baxter firefighters had to be treated for heat-related illness while on the scene of a fire for more than three hours Wednesday night. Chief Matthew White said they received the call around 8 p.m. to respond to a residential fire at 144 Chestnut Street. He said when they arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke coming from both the ... Read More »

Final Testing Underway On Baxter Sewer Project For Portobello

Final testing underway and completing several punch list items for Baxter’s water and sewer expansion to the new Portobello plant. Mayor John Martin said the pump station is operational, but work crews are working through some of the final details. Martin said the whole process was “an adventure.” “Well, it’s just coordinating everything, the water lines and all,” Martin said. ... Read More »

Baxter To Use $85K Grant Funds For Body Cam, Car Cam Upgrades

City of Baxter projected to use some $85,000 of Violent Crime Intervention Fund grant money towards equipment upgrades. Chief Danny Holmes said they were originally approved for just $30,000 and got approval for additional funding. He said they plan to body cams and car cameras “Just something that maybe the body cam could maybe work with the in-car cameras,” Holmes ... Read More »

Baxter I-40 Water Line Replacement Project To Begin Next Week

Baxter will begin the process of replacing a water line along I-40 near the Old Baxter Road exit after a leak was discovered. Mayor John Martin said  a new bore will be needed under the interstate and a new waterline that will run alongside it. “This happened back really months ago and we had a meeting with TEMA on this ... Read More »

Planning Commission Approves New Retailer Coming To Baxter’s Highway 70

A new Dollar Tree proposed for Baxter’s Highway 70 received preliminary Planning Commission approval Thursday night, pending a Public Works review. Construction set to begin on the 10,000 square foot facility soon. It will be located off Oliver Way, the new housing subdivision being built near Gainesboro Grade. The store will not have entrances off Highway 70. After a ground ... Read More »

Baxter Police Department To Implement Four New Patrol Vehicles

Baxter Police Department has received four new patrol vehicles to rotate out older cars from its fleet. Chief Danny Holmes said the vehicles were made possible through a grant received with the help of UCDD. He said that the department will drive brand-new Ford Explorers for the first time ever. “We were just so fortunate, you know we have a ... Read More »