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10th Street Development Opens Door to Widening Road

Approval for developing the Old Kentucky Road Shopping Center sets the stage for more improvements on 10th Street. For instance, widening 10th Street from Highway 111 to Fisk Road to minimize the impact on the area. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said the price tag will be steep. “The most difficult part will be the acquisition of the right away ... Read More »

Cyber Crimes: What To Do As A Parent

As students spend more time online with classwork, the risk of cyber crimes against children increases. The TBI has received more than 450 tips about potential internet crimes against children this year. Cookeville Police Captain Bobby Anderson said a relationship with your child is the most important part of cyber safety. “You are not able to monitor your kid’s activities ... Read More »

UCHRA Program To Help Panhandlers Could Benefit Cookeville

The City of Cookeville wants to team with UCHRA’s Substance Abuse Solutions program to discuss resolving panhandling issues. SAS Resource Manager Luke Eldridge said since July, the program has over thirty clients across the Upper Cumberland. Some of these clients are panhandlers. “Being with this program, I’m hoping we’re going to really make a difference,” Eldridge said. “But we’re not ... Read More »

Cookeville Replacing Public Works Vehicles

Cookeville Public Works will replace two vehicles, a new brush truck and roll-off truck. Public Works Director Greg Brown said these vehicles will help with roadside cleanup and construction. “The brush truck is a knuckle boom truck that picks up brush from the side of the road so we’ll be replacing one of the older trucks that we have, the ... Read More »

Councilman Wants Social Services Funding for Cookeville Panhandling

Councilman Charles Womack said he feels rushing to criminalize panhandling in Cookeville is premature. Cookeville City Council did not vote on a panhandling ordinance on Thursday night. Womack said he hopes City Manager James Mills will negotiate a way to use social services, instead of law enforcement. “I’m hoping that Mr. Mills is able to negotiate a reasonable deal with ... Read More »

Walk to Show Faith and Peace in Cookeville

At least seven different communities are expected to meet in Cookeville’s Dogwood Park this Sunday. The event is called Walk for Jesus, and is not organized by one specific church. Stage Manager David Hunter said this event hopes to show peace in the community. “We just simply want to get out and walk in peace as Christians and walk for ... Read More »

Shelton Hoping For Help From Legislature On Panhandling

As Cookeville considers a new panhandling ordinance, one issue would be citing individuals on state right of ways. For example, the corner of Jefferson Avenue and I-40 as well as I-40 and Highway 111. Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said the city has explored that issue with Representative Ryan Williams. Shelton said it is something other cities might have interest in. ... Read More »

Highlands Residential Approves Next Property Purchase Step

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services took the next step in acquiring property adjacent to Eagles Landing. Board members approved Thursday a Contract of Purchase and Sales Agreement. Executive Director Dow Harris said the property will completely change the master plan. “Instead of us even considering west…it gets us moving east,” Harris said. “It gives us the access that we need. It ... Read More »

Cookeville Rescue Mission Director Supports Proposed Panhandling Ordinance

“The surge in panhandling in Cookeville is a mystery to everybody.” That’s Cookeville Rescue Mission Director Bruce Bailey. He said panhandlers run across the I-40 and Jefferson Avenue intersection and other busy streets frequently. Not only has this turned into a safety issue, he said, but an economic one as well. “I’ve lived in other places where this kind of ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Consider Panhandling Ordinance

Cookeville City Council will vote Thursday on a new ordinance to better control panhandling in the community. The ordinance would prohibit business and individuals conducting commerce on sidewalks. That includes panhandling and selling. The ordinance focuses on the obstruction or blocking of sidewalks and right-of-ways. Police could cite an individual but could not arrest anyone. “This is an attempt to ... Read More »