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Crossville Council Will Discuss Purchasing Village Inn Next Year

Crossville City Council members will not consider the purchase of the Village Inn until January. The item was up for discussion but tabled during a Tuesday work session. City Attorney Randy York said the owner needed to further discuss the possibility with his attorney. Owner Dr. Robert “Buck” Wood has offered to sell the inn to the city for $450,000. ... Read More »

Cookeville Approves Updated Sewer Tap And Capacity Fees On First Reading

Cookeville City Council approved on first reading an ordinance Thursday night amending the city’s code setting new sewer tap fees. Water Quality Control Director Barry Turner said the last time the fees were updated was in 2005. He said with so much new development going on, it was important to update these fees to recoup the cost of creating sewer ... Read More »

Crossville City Council Appoints New Attorney

Randy York appointed as Crossville’s new city attorney Friday. He replaces William Ridley who was elected as Circuit Court Judge in August. The City Council considered five applicants in a special called meeting. York received all five votes after the council narrowed down the selection to three candidates. Read More »

Crossville City Council Votes To Retain City Manager

The Crossville City Council voted 3-2 against the termination of City Manager Greg Wood Friday. Wood’s suspension was also lifted in a separate vote during the same meeting. The council voted 3-2 in favor of Wood resuming work as soon as possible. The matter was discussed in a special called meeting after the results of a third-party investigation was shared ... Read More »

Pickleball Ambassador Says Crossville Has Potential To Be The State Hub

Crossville might be the golf capital of Tennessee, but one group is looking to also make Crossville the pickleball capital of Tennessee. Cumberland County Pickleball Ambassador Chuck Black said the city has potential to recruit major tournaments if it installed eight to 12 covered courts. “We’re suggesting that we use Opelika, Alabama as a model,” Black said. “They have a ... Read More »

This Week Livingston Aldermen Meet, White BOE Works On Budget

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Livingston Board of Aldermen will meet Monday at 6:00 p.m. The regularly scheduled meeting comes just three days after the State Comptroller Office sited several issues regarding evidence and missing money in the Livingston Police Department. In a letter to the board and mayor, District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said that the “awful circumstances” ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council Approves Lovelady Road Rezoning With Transitional Zone

Cookeville City Council approved on second reading the rezoning of the Lovelady Road project to single-family residential. A transitional zone will be rezoned RS-10, while the remaining acres will be changed to RS 5. The vote was approved 4 to 1, with Council Member Eric Walker the lone no vote. Council also approved the rezoning of the old Norwalk property ... Read More »

Crossville Council Approves First Reading Of Alcohol Ordinance

The Crossville City Council passed an ordinance on first reading that would allow alcohol to be served on city property. Mayor James Mayberry said the permit-based process would operate through the city’s Beer Board. “We’re getting a lot of activity downtown at our amphitheater, concert series and so on and so fourth putting requests to serve alcohol,” Mayberry said. “We ... Read More »

Cookeville Gas Director Jeff Mills Recognized Upon Retirement

Cookeville City Council honored long-time Gas Department Director Jeff Mills Thursday night as he approaches his retirement. Mills started as a gas distribution servicer. He became director in 2013. “In 1980 I was hired as a temporary, part-time employee with the department,” Mills said. “42 years later I’m ending up with a great career and a great place to work. ... Read More »