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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 »

City Breaks Ground For New Cookeville Police Department

The official groundbreaking for Cookeville’s new police department took place Friday morning Cookeville police and city officials gathered with shovels in hand on the corner of Neal Street and South Maple Avenue to celebrate. Police Chief Randy Evans said the seven years of planning finally paid off. “It has been a long time coming,” Evans said. “It has been a ... Read More »

Robert Matthews Bridge Set To Complete By June

Construction on a new bridge along the Robert Matthews Highway between Cookeville and Sparta should finish in June. The $1.8 million project was originally scheduled to be completed May 30. White County Road Superintendent Clay Parker said progress has slowed due to weather. “They’re moving along great, they have done some quick, fantastic work over there with the weather they’ve ... Read More »

Baxter’s Portobello Construction Delayed

Portobello is still coming to Baxter. The tile and ceramics manufacturer has been delayed in its efforts to break ground because of weather and COVID-19. Baxter mayor John Martin said despite the pandemic, Portobello is still working to reassure citizens they are still coming. “They’ve contracted a company to build a large sign to go on their site to more ... Read More »

First Steps To Burgess Falls Intersection Approved

The City of Cookeville will begin the process of improving a dangerous intersection, West Cemetery and Burgess Falls Road. Step one: moving gas lines in the area. Cookeville Gas Department Director Jeff Mills said the city has entered into a $160,000 contract to begin that process. “What that has included in us is the gas facilities in that location are ... Read More »

COVID Slowing But Not Halting Building Boom

More than two years of an Upper Cumberland building boom are continuing as best as possible through a March tornado and the current COVID-19 outbreak. Josh Stites, President of J&S Construction, said one of his main problems is getting supplies. “Our supply chain has been disrupted in a few places, and it’s caused supplies we normally get immediately are now ... Read More »