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Cookeville Wants To Create IT Division

Cookeville City Council will vote Thursday on creating a Division of Information Technology. City Manager James Mills said IT duties currently fall under the codes department. “This is part of a long term strategy to try to improve our cybersecurity and to also the security of our networks and enhance our telecommunications,” Mills said. During Tuesday’s work session, Mills told ... Read More »

Art Round Tennessee Takes ART Prowl Online

Art Round Tennessee is taking it’s three day ART Prowl online this weekend, to help support shopping local and artists affected by the pandemic. ART Prowl Executive Director Jennifer Luna said this has been a tough year on small businesses and artists dealing with chances to show their work continuing to be cancelled. Luna said effort went into trying to ... Read More »

TTU December Graduation Ceremony Plans

Tennessee Tech Students will have an in-person graduation this December, with plans to maintain COVID guidelines. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said there will be 600 students, spread across three separate ceremonies. Lykins said there will be social distancing required in the stands, but friends and family are allowed to attend. Lykins said once a student is called to walk ... Read More »

Cookeville Seeking Proposals to Upgrade City’s Streaming Capabilities

Cookeville is taking proposals to upgrade its Council Chamber’s audio, video and streaming capabilities. City Administrator James Mills said replacing the 15 year old A/V system is needed because of anticipation that meetings will need to be electronic as the pandemic continues. Mills said the $50,000 project will address complaints residents have while watching the Cookeville City Council online. “Especially ... Read More »

Cookeville FEMA Relief Ahead of Schedule

Cookeville is already getting money back from FEMA to help offset the costs of the March 3rd Tornado. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said the news that federal money already coming in was a surprise and called it a year ahead of schedule. Mills said this is going to have a large effect on the city’s after accumulating an over ... Read More »

Public Hearing Set for Rezoning Three Cookeville Properties

Cookeville City Council approved holding a public hearing on December 10 for three different rezoning ordinances. The first involves 7.68 acres of land on Tennessee Avenue. The land would be rezoned from commercial industrial mixed used to heavy manufacturing. This is a city-owned piece of land being considered by an unnamed business prospect. A proposed subdivision on Bunker Hill Road ... Read More »

Cookeville To Vote On Pay Scale Increases

Cookeville City Council unanimously approved adjustments to the city’s pay range scale Thursday night, just the second changes since 2014. The plan includes a one-time adjustment of four percent to all pay ranges. Finance Director Brenda Imel said the potential to earn more will help Cookeville fill high demand jobs. “We are finding it now in the skill positions, engineers ... Read More »

New Complaints on Cookeville Quarry

Several neighbors have complained about what could be further violations of Cookeville’s zoning ordinances at the quarry site along Spring Street and Interstate 40. Cookeville Planning Director Jon Ward will ask City Council Thursday night for permission to spend up to $20,000 more in legal costs on the issue. Ward said the city codes department will investigate the complaints. “At ... Read More »

Cookeville Leaf Collection Begins

Cookeville Public Works will start picking up leaves in the first week of November. This service will run for city residents on Monday through Friday. Public Works Director Greg Brown said for residents to be mindful of where they place their leaves if they want them to be collected. “It would help if they would not put the leaves in ... Read More »

Words on Wheels Holding Cookeville Book Drive

A local Cookeville women’s group is holding a Words on Wheels book drive to promote literacy in the community on Halloween day. Cookeville Junior Woman’s Club Education Chair Shannon O’Donnell said that Saturday’s book drive will help kids without educational support at home. “The WOW bus goes to different locations throughout the school year, different schools, different festivals and delivers ... Read More »