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Cookeville’s Stevens Street Church Project Half-Way Done

Cookeville’s Stevens Street Baptist Church project is over half-way done with only minor delays. Pastor Scott Parkinson said since breaking ground in January, the only issue construction crews have faced is bad weather in the spring. “The building is a tool of ministry,” Parkinson said. “Its not so much the brick and the mortar and the space that we’re excited ... Read More »

Pumpkin Carving Tips for Halloween

There are only four days left to get carving before Halloween. Leisure Services Recreation Programmer Sally Herren put together Cookeville’s pumpkin carving contest and has tips for carving at home. Herren said one tip for making a perfect pumpkin, is the pumpkin itself. “Get a pumpkin with a stem and we decided it was better if you cut the back ... Read More »

Moderate Allergy Season for Upper Cumberland

Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Erin Rohman said 2020 has been a moderate allergy season in the Upper Cumberland. Rohman said this allergy season she is seeing patients experience nose, eye and throat irritations. Rohman said COVID pushed people’s allergy concerns to the back burner, however the pandemic affected allergy exposure. “We really got out in ... Read More »

Cookeville Leaves Trick or Treating Up To Residents

Cookeville is leaving the decision on participating in this year’s Halloween up to individuals. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said residents that do not want trick or treaters at their door should keep their lights off on Halloween. However, Mills said the city is asking for those who go out to still practice good safety. “Those that want to participate ... Read More »

MECCA Mini Music Fest Saturday

A free music festival is coming to Cookeville’s West Side Saturday. The organization is called Music Enrichment for Community Centered Advancement. MECCA Founder Jill Stalnaker said musicians, a food vendor, and a costume contest are scheduled. “You know, how important it is to have a downtown west side culture that’s really rich in art and music,” Stalnaker said. “It gives ... Read More »

Shelton: Jail/Justice Center Expansion County Decision

Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said the expansion of the Putnam County Jail and Justice Center is a county decision. Speaking as part of a Highlands Economic Development Live Event Wednesday, Shelton said the county commissioners do not need the city’s permission to move forward with the expansion. “Ultimately, it’s not really a City of Cookeville decision, it’s a Putnam County ... Read More »

UC Church Attendance: A Mixed Bag

Church attendance across the Upper Cumberland has either returned close to normal or declined since reopening in May. The Crossville First United Methodist Church returned to in-person worship in July. Pastor Steven Lee said attendance fell from over 400 before COVID-19 to nearly 100. The biggest challenge he says is encouraging members to not fear the church’s future. “Even though ... Read More »

Brief Cookeville Power Outage Friday Morning

A brief power outage affected over 1,200 Cookeville residents Friday morning. Electric Department Director Carl Haney said the possible cause was a tree limb. “Basically we lost power to one of our circuits at about 1:30 a.m., then we tested that circuit and then our crews went out and checked it to make sure there was any damage or anything ... Read More »

Cookeville Will Not Pass Panhandling Ordinance

Saying state laws best protect local citizens, Cookeville City Council will not pass an ordinance concerning panhandling or other commerce on local right of ways. City Attorney Dan Rader said the ordinance appears to be too vague and not the best way to deal with the issue. “The ordinance, which was originally passed with very broad and did did raise ... Read More »

TTU Begins Basketball Practice, Planning for Fans at The Hoop

Tennessee Tech kicked off basketball practice Wednesday in preparation for starting the season November 25. Tennessee Tech Athletic Director Mark Wilson said the plan is to have fans in attendance at the Hooper Eblen Center. Wilson said the university is working with the Putnam County Health Department to get the seal of approval. “As long as we implement universal masking, ... Read More »