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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 »

Grant Application Talks For Cookeville Boat Dock Fire Protection

The first step toward improved Putnam County fire protection took place in the form of reviewing a potential grant application. The 2021 Community Development Block Grant was discussed Monday by UCDD members and Mayor Randy Porter. Community Development Planner Allison Fox said the Cookeville Boat Dock Utility District will benefit from better fire protection. “That fire project would basically add ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland BBB Consolidated

The Better Business Bureau’s Upper Cumberland office has been consolidated into the Middle Tennessee Office in Nashville. Middle Tennessee BBB President Robyn Householder said all services are still available to residents of the Upper Cumberland. Householder said the BBB is still assessing whether opening another physical office makes sense for operations. “We’re just going to assess whether or not a ... Read More »

Willow Ave Resurfacing Project Began Sunday

Resurfacing work along South Willow Avenue in Cookeville began Sunday evening. TDOT Public Information Officer Jennifer Flynn said the $2 million project is scheduled to finish by the end of October. “Nightly lane closures are possible on Sundays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.,” Flynn said. “Right now they have completed all concrete repairs and milled the portion ... Read More »

Cookeville Fire Dept Tips For Avoiding Kitchen Fires

Cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires. This is National Fire Prevention Week. Cookeville Fire Chief Daryl Blair said 66 percent of home fires start when food or cooking items ignite. Blair said knowing how to react to a grease fire can keep a bad situation from getting worse. “A lot of people their first reaction is ... Read More »

TTU Graduate Program Growth Fueled by Pandemic

Tennessee Tech’s graduate program applications increase by 61 percent since 2019. College of Graduate Studies Dean Mark Stephens said the biggest increase has been in the Colleges of Education and Business. Stephens said the increase in the last year has been fueled by pandemic and its economic effects. “When the economy turns down and unemployment starts to rise,” Stephens said. ... Read More »

Community Meeting for West End Park Enhancements

Cookeville is hosting a community input meeting to hear local ideas for the future of West End Park on October 6. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the city has been accounting for costs, boundaries and playground updates in the park. However, Woods said the goal of the meeting is to step back and hear what the community and neighborhood ... Read More »

Cookeville Completes Water Project on Willow Avenue

Cookeville’s water rehab project is complete on Willow Avenue. Cookeville Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly said the next step is getting Willow milled and paved. Kelly said he is pleased with how the project went and expects the work to have a long lifespan. “What we did, you know, typically a lot of the pipes and so forth will ... Read More »

Residential Parking Districts To Be Considered Thursday

Cookeville City Council will consider the proposed residential parking districts Thursday night. But the catalyst for the creation of the districts might not now qualify. The ordinance would given citizens the opportunity to petition the planning commission and the council to create a special parking district. The 8th Street corridor has seen issues with Tennessee Tech student parking in the ... Read More »

Cummins Filtration Ramps Up Mask Production for Communities

Cummins Filtration is looking to ramp up its mask production that already exceeds 200,000 per day, world wide. Cummins Filtration Chief Engineer Kevin South said making the mask filters in Cookeville is similar to making cotton candy. Which is then hit with an electric charge. Currently masks are being made for internal use, but South said giving masks to Cookeville ... Read More »