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TN Songwriter’s Week, Jake Hoot On His Inspiration And Process

The state’s music history, talents and venues are being celebrated this week as a part of Tennessee’s Songwriter Week. One of the talents that came from the Upper Cumberland Region is country artist Jake Hoot. The Tennessee Tech alumni lived in Cookeville for 12 years and was the 2019 winner of the The Voice. Hoot said while pursing his music ... Read More »

Annual Trog Sinkhole Cleanup Postponed For Weather

Cookeville’s annual Trog Sinkhole cleanup has been postponed for impending rain. The cleanup has been moved from Saturday to March 27. Cookeville Public Works Stormwater Manager Blake Mayo said the rain could cause unsafe conditions due to high water in the sinkhole. This cleanup was to address litter and debris that collects in the Trog Sinkhole. Mayo said that anyone ... Read More »

Cookeville Taking Proposals For Second City Hall Drive Thru

Cookeville is accepting bid proposals to add a second drive thru lane at city hall due to long lines. City Manager James Mills said he expects the budget for this project to be under $20,000. Mills said he believes the second lane can be added under the current canopy based on the existing space. “During high volume days we typically ... Read More »

Cookeville Electric Readdressing Areas Damaged

Cookeville Electric began its work readdressing damaged areas in the aftermath of last week’s weather. Director Carl Haney said limbs and poles leaning into power lines and damaged lighting will be targeted. Haney said that Cookeville Public Works is assisting in the cleanup. “We just get it out and the Public Works will send their brush trucks by and help ... Read More »

Debris Options for Cookeville, Putnam County Residents

Cookeville Public Works and Putnam County Solid Waste are both anticipating a lot of ice storm debris as the weather warms up. Both departments have drop off sites, but only Cookeville picks up brush and tree debris. Cookeville Public Works Director Greg Brown said residents need to be patient if they’re expecting items to be picked up. “I anticipate there’s ... Read More »

Public Hearing Over Zoning Change On W. Broad Monday

The Cookeville Planning Commission holds a public hearing Monday on a proposed zoning change in the Highway 70 corridor. Planning Director Jon Ward said future land use of a property on West Broad Street near County Farm Road and Royal Oak Drive is the reason. “The residents have submitted a request to rezone the property, and also requested that the ... Read More »

Cookeville Snowfall Numbers Well Above Average

Cookeville saw 11.6 inches of snow in February with four inches recorded on Wednesday. The Cookeville Weather Guy, Michael Detwiler, said that amount of accumulation is a rarity for Cookeville this time of year. “The average for February is 1.4 inches,” Detwiler said. “As you can tell, that is significantly above our average. In a typical winter season, we are ... Read More »

Cookeville Arts Superintendent Inducted To HOF

Cookeville Cultural Arts Superintendent Chad McDonald said he is overwhelmed by the honor of being inducted to the Southeastern Theatre Conference Hall of Fame. Mcdonald has been volunteering to help the conference since 2004. McDonald said the conference helps make Cookeville’s performing arts stronger, while lending his expertise to others. “Selfishly, I get a lot out of it but I’m ... Read More »

Tech Kicks Off Football Season Sunday

Golden Eagle football kicks off Sunday against in-state rival Austin Peay. Athletic Director Mark Wilson said the football teams dedication to the season and COVID protocols made this season possible. Wilson said now the Golden Eagles will get a chance to strap on the pads and start the season with the first game in the Sgt. York Trophy Series. “We’re ... Read More »

Tech Hosting Family Weekend For New Students And Families

Tennessee Tech’s Annual Family Weekend survived the pandemic and Winter weather to find a new date this weekend. New Student and Family Programs Assistant Director Courtney Brehm said this event usually happens in the Fall when freshman become homesick. However, she said a mix of in-person and virtual activities are taking place to show off the campus. “Just to get ... Read More »