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CRMC Fights High Nurse Turnover Rate With Contracted International Registered Nurses

Cookeville Regional is looking to combat the national nursing shortage through international nurses. Chief Nursing Officer Scott Lethi said that Worldwide Health Solutions will hopefully add stability to decrease a high turnover rate in the profession. “The COVID surge for those that have been in nursing 20 to 30 years that can retire, some are seeking earlier retirement,” Lethi said. ... Read More »

Fireworks For The Fourth Of July: Rules On Fireworks In Cookeville City Limits

The Fourth of July is this weekend, and many in Cookeville’s community are gearing up to celebrate the holiday by setting off fireworks. However when it comes to individuals using fireworks, it’s important to keep in mind there are rules that come with it. Cookeville Codes Department Director Jeff Littrell said there is a specific time frame you can set ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council Votes To Accept TCRS And CRMC Retirement Repayment Plan

The city of Cookeville voted to accept the retirement repayment plan with Cookeville Regional Medical Center at their special-called meeting on Friday morning. City Manager James Mills said approving this resolution is a significant long-term impact for the city. “The potential to reduce the city’s annuals TCRS contribution by almost half will literally save us millions of dollars,” Mills said. ... Read More »

Morristown Community Center Will Benefit Both Locals and Visitors

The City of Morristown’s work on a new 115,000-square-foot aquatic and community center could serve as a model as Cookeville begins exploration in future Leisure Services projects. Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney said that the idea for a center has been in public conversation within the community since the late 1990s. Chesney said they funded the 35 million dollar bond issue ... Read More »

Cookeville Water Wants Aid in Sewage Water Levels after Storms

Cookeville Water Department wants the city council to approve a site suitability study for a wet weather storage facility. Director Ronnie Kelly said this is necessary to alleviate water levels after storms along the main line to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. “Water leaks into the sewage system and it fills up the pipe, and we’re trying to alleviate that surcharge ... Read More »

Cookeville Power Running after Friday’s Tornado

The city of Cookeville’s electricity is back fully after Friday’s storms. Director of Cookeville Electric Department Carl Haney said while there were minimal issues, a majority of the damage came from large fallen trees. “A lot of it touched down around South Willow Avenue, there were some trees down there that we went out and looked at,” Haney said. “It ... Read More »

Spreadsheet Error Latest Issue In CRMC-City Council Budget

A spreadsheet error found in the Cookeville Regional budget has become the latest issue in Cookeville City Council’s approval of that budget. Administrators found the $400,000 issue as they prepared the final budget documents for next week’s first reading by council. Chief Financial Officer Tommye Rena Wells said she found the error in the marketing and other expense line items. ... Read More »

Cookeville to Consider Rounding Up Certified Tax Rate

Cookeville City Council will consider rounding the certified tax rate to the nearest whole cent. City Manager James Mills said the rounding process is not unusual and has been a regular occurrence since at least 2006. “Depending on where that is, it’s going to be a very minimal impact,” Mills said. “The best way to calculate it is for every ... Read More »

Masks Mandate Lifted in City Buildings if Vaccinated

Masks are no longer required in Cookeville City facilities if an individual has been fully vaccinated. Cookeville changed its policy on masks on Monday in accordance with the new CDC guidelines issued on Thursday. The city does ask that you continue to wear masks inside if you are not fully vaccinated. The CDC defines fully vaccinated as two weeks after ... Read More »

Cookeville Sees Increase in Spending for New Fiscal Year

Cookeville wants to spend some $31.4 million in the new fiscal year, an increase of some 7.54 percent. The expenses include some $28.6 million in operating expenses with $1.8 million in capital expenditures. Mayor Ricky Shelton said he feels good about where the city is with its budget plans. “We’re blessed in the city of Cookeville–we’re in very good financial ... Read More »