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Cookeville Christmas Tree Lighting Goes Virtual

The tradition of lighting the Cookeville Christmas tree will continue, but residents will have to watch online this year. Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said it was not a decision he wanted to have to make, but knew it was the right thing to do for public health and safety. Shelton said those who tune in will get the traditions they ... Read More »

Bringing Holiday Spirit to Seniors in Isolation

Local senior citizens experiencing isolation this Christmas can get a little holiday cheer from the community this year through the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Home Instead Senior Care will have trees with senior’s names and gift idea on trees at the Algood Walmart, Putnam County Library and even online this year. Program Coordinator Isabeau Strader said after ... Read More »

Extended COVID Testing Hours Monday

Extended hours for COVID testing in Putnam County will be available Monday and next Monday. Putnam County Health Department Director Lisa Bumbalough said this extension is happening because there will be no COVID testing on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Bumbalough said testing at the Putnam Fairgrounds will run from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM on November 23 and 30. “I ... Read More »

Free Tree Giveaway For Putnam County Residents

500 free trees will be available Saturday for Putnam County residents to replant what was lost in the March Tornado. These trees are coming to the city of Cookeville through the Arbor Day Foundation and a sponsorship with Verizon. Cookeville Urban Forester Jaime Nunan said replanting in the community is important for the environment and for mindset. “Spirits were broken ... Read More »

Mills Receives 4.7 Out Of 5 On Assessment

Cookeville City Manager James Mills received a 4.76 on his annual assessment from city council members. City Attorney Dan Rader said Mills’ composite score is graded on a one-to-five scale, with five being best. Rader called it an exceptional performance. “We all know Cookeville was confronted with some very serious things that nobody could have anticipated such as the tornado ... Read More »

TTU Nursing Professor Awarded for Health Care Innovation

Tennessee Tech Nursing professor Melissa Geist has received the Alumni Award for Innovation in Health Care by Vanderbilt. Geist said she’s proud of creating a course that brings the medical and engineering worlds together. She said this course has taken students to Cuba where they’ve come back with real ideas to improve the lives of patients and medical professionals. “They ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Commission To Review 2030 Land Use Update

Cookeville City Planner Jon Ward said the 2030 land use plan is almost ready to be reviewed by the city’s planning commission. “We have had to update a lot of additional data,” Ward said. “The NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) guys they actually changed soil classifications, so we could not just reuse the old soil analyst for the plan. So, ... Read More »

Cookeville CityScape Adds Two New Ornaments

Two Cookeville hot spots can be seen hanging from Christmas trees this year. Cookeville CityScape is adding Dogwood Park and the historic Arcade Building to their line of holiday ornaments, bringing the total to eight different historic locations. Cookeville CityScape Executive Director Holly Freeman said Ralph’s Donuts and Cream City Ice Cream have been restocked, because community support and feedback ... Read More »

Cookeville Strong Memorial Tree Grove Planting

19 trees will be planted Saturday in remembrance of the 19 lives lost during the March tornado. It is the Cookeville Strong Memorial Tree Grove. Cookeville Urban Forester Jaime Nunan said Saturday is about bringing the city and county together to remember and move forward. “There’s been so much hurt and devastation and things lost over the last year and ... Read More »

Council Approves Cane Creek Land Purchase

Cane Creek Park will expand by more than 31 acres after Cookeville City Council approved a $350,000 land purchase Thursday night. City Manager James Mills presented the property off of Buffalo Valley Road to the city council. He said the land owner reached out to the city to gauge interest in the land. Mills said the land owner’s desire was ... Read More »