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Construction On Hudgens Hopes To Help with School Traffic

Roadwork to improve Cookeville’s Hudgens Street has begun. Public Works Director Greg Brown said they hope the work will aid in traffic around Capshaw School during carpool hours. “It’s adding a turning lane on Hudgens at the corner of Elm and then adding a turning lane down Elm to Cougar Drive to help keep the traffic off of the main ... Read More »

UC Habitat For Humanity Asking Contractors To Help Seniors In Need

Upper Cumberland Habitat For Humanity is in desperate need for contractors willing to help seniors. Executive Director Pam Ealey said there are nine assessed projects and nine projects waiting to be assessed. Ealey said they will reach out to contractors about doing paid work to help seniors and they are not getting callbacks or get told the contractor is too ... Read More »

Cookeville High Auctions Off Student-Built Home

Cookeville High School’s carpentry class is auctioning off its student-built home on Saturday. Carpentry teacher Randy Mansell said building the house is a huge accomplishment for his students especially after such a trying school year. “It was a different school year, but the kids were pretty resilient and versatile and they made it happen–we got the house completed,” Mansell said. ... Read More »

COVID, Administration Change Delays Jamestown Splash Pad Construction

The Jamestown splash pad project has been held up and construction will not begin until August. Chief Financial Officer Gail Dishmon said COVID supply chain delays were at the root of the setback. Dishmon said delays were also caused because of having to change names on the contracts when a new administration took over in Jamestown. “We actually signed the ... Read More »

Cookeville City Manager Says Jefferson Ave Expansion Delays Were Expected

Cookeville City Manager James Mills said he is disappointed to hear there are delays in the Jefferson Avenue widening project. However, Mills said this is to be expected with a major project like this. Mills said that with project pushed 2022, he will be happy just to see work begin. “The planning process started more than 20 years ago,” Mills ... Read More »

Carr Creek Bridge Construction Delayed

Construction on Carr Creek Bridge is now expected to finish on June 6th. Overton County Highway Superintendent James Norrod said there several factors that contributed to the delay. “One of the pier footings, the sound test on it was not what they wanted and we had to drive piling to compensate for it and I think there was a little ... Read More »

Jefferson Avenue Widening Construction Expected In Early, Mid-2022

Dirt will not start moving on the Jefferson Avenue widening project until 2022. T-DOT spokesperson Jennifer Flynn said the department is still in the property acquisition phase and bids are expected to open in late-summer or fall. Flynn said that once a contract is awarded, utilities must be relocated. That could take six months. “It just depends on how many ... Read More »

Major Putnam Roofing Project Bids Come In $1 Million Under Projection

Three major Putnam County roofing project bids have come in roughly $1 million under projected costs. Mayor Randy Porter said roofing improvements will occur at the County Justice Center, Avery Trace Middle School and Cookeville High School. Porter said that in total this work will cost just under $2.7 million. “Kind of almost the opposite going on with roofing than ... Read More »

Drawings to be Submitted for New Taco Bell in Baxter

Drawings for the new Taco Bell in Baxter will be submitted to the city on Friday. Mayor John Martin said it will go on Fast Lane, near the liquor store. Drawings were originally submitted in April, but it was decided they need reviewing. Construction is set to start in June. Read More »

Putnam Property Reappraisals Going Out April 23

Putnam County’s new property reappraisals values set to go out Friday. County Property Assessor Steve Pierce said Putnam County does its reappraisals every five years. Pierce said that this state mandated process is necessary because of the market value changes that can occur between appraisals. “It’s something we go through to bring market values back up to what the current ... Read More »