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Cookeville Notifies Public Of Instagram Account Posing As The City’s

The city of Cookeville cautioning the public of a social media account claiming to be the official Instagram of the city. The account “thecityofcookeville” has made controversial posts regarding COVID. City Manager James Mills said the city has a good idea who owns the account. “We’ve had an issue with this same person in the past,” Mills said. “Other organizations ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Will Examine Reclassifying Salem Church Road

Cookeville Planning Commission approved a rezoning request for a plot of land for new townhomes near the intersection of I-40 and Highway 111. The 13.2-acre lot sits next to England Drive and Salem Church Road. The commission plans to further study Salem Church Road, which currently ends in a cul-de-sac. Planning Director Jon Ward said the road was closed by ... Read More »

Council Member Miller Wants More Transparency On CRMC Budget Before Approval

Cookeville City Council Member Mark Miller said salary transparency is one of his main concerns with CRMC’s budget. Miller said citizens have a right to be aware of wages since the hospital is a publicly owned facility. “The residents of the city, we own this budget,” Miller said. “One of the largest questions from some of the concerned citizens are ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Budget Raises Questions of Authority

Cookeville Regional’s budget presentation to the Cookeville City Council Wednesday turned into another discussion of how much the council controls the medical center. Council Member Eric Walker said he feels a responsibility when he approves the city budget. When it comes to CRMC, Walker said he wondered if the council or the board of trustees had the authority. “It’s a ... Read More »

Shelton: Time For Council To Focus On City Business

After an investigation found no issues with his hiring at Cookeville Regional, Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said the City Council needs to move forward with the community’s business. Shelton issued a statement Wednesday afternoon after the Knoxville attorney hired by the City Council said Shelton violated no rules. “The report fully vindicates what I’ve said for months,” Shelton said. “Our ... Read More »

Meetings Scheduled With CRMC CEO And City Council Over Mayor Hiring

Cookeville City Council Member Mark Miller said individual meetings are scheduled next week between council members and Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth. “Some of the big issues are can a sitting member of the city council seek out employment with a city entity while being a member of the city council,” Miller said. “Is that an ethical thing? Is that ... Read More »

Cookeville Councilman Met With Attorneys On Mayor’s CRMC Hiring

Cookeville City Council Member Charles Womack said he has spoken to attorneys about the hiring of Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton by Cookeville Regional. Womack said the meeting happened about a month ago. “I’ve been going to bring this for about a month,” Womack said. “We had a legal meeting a month ago, and I talked about it then. That is ... Read More »

Jamestown Working On Finalizing Liquor Applications

Jamestown officials are working with the state on the final legal details of liquor store applications. During Monday’s City Council, Mayor Harvey Stowers said he has received lots of public interest about when liquor stores can come to the city. “We have had a lot of concerns about the liquor,” Stowers said. “The liquor laws we are working on it. ... Read More »

This Week: Overton Considers CDBG Application, Pickett Schools Update Policies

This week the Overton County Commission meets in regular session Monday. The consideration to apply for a Community Development Block Grant will be discussed. The $420,000 grant with a 13 percent county match would be used on new mini pumper trucks for the volunteer fire department. The application process began with an October public hearing. The approval of a resolution ... Read More »