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Highlands Residential Still Trying To Acquire Property For Low Income Housing

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential hopes to hear this week about its offer to buy 14 acres off Jackson St. Highland Residential offered $650,000 for the plot. Executive Director Dow Harris said he hopes to acquire the property to build at least 200 low income housing. “Well there could be a combination of public housing, it could be some work force type ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Black Lives Matter Protest

“I CAN’T BREATHE.” “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE.” These chants rang through Cookeville’s square Saturday as over 200 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered. Co organizer Daniel Willis said she and over 10 other organizers refrained from using social media to spread the rally’s awareness due to violent threats. “A lot of people feel safer when they don’t say anything,” Willis said. ... Read More »

Construction Boom Likely To Continue

The head of the Upper Cumberland Home Builders Association said he expects the residential construction boom to continue. President Eric Walker said local builders and subcontractors have worked through the tornado and overcome the challenges of COVID-19. “The numbers look very good for both the county and the city,” Walker said. “Increases over last year for the county looked, and ... Read More »

Cookeville Leisure Service Fitness Classes Return

Fitness classes at the Cane Creek Recreation Center have restarted without issues. Leisure Services Special Programs Director Jen Webb said the process has run smoothly so far. “We have some people who are wanting to wait it out just a little bit longer, which we completely understand and respect,” Webb said. “You have some who are really ready to get ... Read More »

Cleaning Up Drainage Along Highway 70

Road crews will be cleaning the ditches and drains along Highway 70 this week to ensure proper drainage. Tree debris removal contractors finished their work earlier this week. However, limbs and leaves combined with the heavy rain of recent weeks have clogged some of the drainage areas along the While T-DOT will remove debris from right of ways and drainage ... Read More »

Water Drainage Issues At Cookeville Fire Main

The Cookeville Fire Department continues to search for answers to an outdated drainage system around City Hall. Because the station is located under city hall, which has stood for over 50 years, flooding has become more of an issue. City Manager James Mills said last week crews did some exploratory work to see what might be causing some of the ... Read More »

Robert Matthews Bridge Set To Complete By June

Construction on a new bridge along the Robert Matthews Highway between Cookeville and Sparta should finish in June. The $1.8 million project was originally scheduled to be completed May 30. White County Road Superintendent Clay Parker said progress has slowed due to weather. “They’re moving along great, they have done some quick, fantastic work over there with the weather they’ve ... Read More »

Roof Repair Bids Approved For 2 Schools

Roof repair bids for the Cookeville High School and Cane Creek Elementary School came in under budget. Putnam County Schools Facilities Director John Magura said the Cookeville High School bid arrived at $1 million. Repairs to the Cane Creek roof will cost some $690,000. “Both roofs are being fixed because they’ve exceeded their lifespan,” Magura said. “Typically a roof will ... Read More »

Cookeville Utility Cutoffs Begin June 1

Over 900 Coookeville residents behind on their utility bills have until June 1 to pay them off before services are disconnected. City Manager James Mills said payment plans can be catered to each customer’s needs. “We don’t want to disconnect people, we want them to have the ability to, opportunity to, pay their bills,” Mills said. “We can’t continue this ... Read More »

Cookeville City Court Returns June 2

Cookeville City Court will resume Tuesday, June 2 at 9 a.m. at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. City Court Clerk Cheryl Chambers said the court was moved to CPAC because the extra space assists with social distancing. Chambers said all of the details have not been worked out, but she said no more than 10 people will be in the ... Read More »