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Mark Miller Seeking Re-Election To Continue Cookeville’s Trajectory Of Growth

Council member Mark Miller said he’s running for re-election because he wants to help continue the city’s trajectory of growth. Miller said that something he hopes to continue working on is the city’s infrastructure, particularly the city’s sewer system. “We’ve got in engineering and design right now getting the sewer system out to Tennessee Avenue,” Miller said, “Getting that sewer ... Read More »

Crossville Considering Additional Codes Worker For Flatrock USA

The Crossville City Council will consider adding an additional codes inspector to prepare for the Flatrock Motocross Park. City Manager Greg Wood said the development will be added to an already busy codes department. “We know Flatt Rock is going to make a good work load, and we know it’s going to take at least probably three to four months ... Read More »

Cookeville’s James Mills Gets Praise & Raise In Performance Review Report

Cookeville City Manager James Mills received a raise and positive feedback from his annual performance review report. City Attorney Dan Rader presented the report to the council at their Thursday meeting. He said that in independent reviews from City Council members, Mills received an average 95 percent rating. Mills said that his job would not be possible without the help ... Read More »

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 »