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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 »

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 »