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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 »

Cookeville Amends Wellness Clause

The Cookeville City Council amended its personnel policy Thursday night to eliminate an extra day of vacation for employees who do not use any sick leave. “We believe this benefit may encourage employees to come to work when they are sick to avoid losing that wellness day,” Cookeville Human Resources Director Gail Fowler said. “This is especially concerning during this ... Read More »

Sells Hired As Cookeville’s New HR Director

Carl Sells will takeover as Cookeville’s new Human Resources Director upon the retirement of current director Gail Fowler. City Manager James Mills made the announcement Monday. Fowler will step down June 26. Sells began working for the city in 1996 as an officer for the Cookeville Police Department. He moved to the HR department in 2017 as Safety Coordinator. Sells ... Read More »