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New Derryberry Clock Tower Cupola Delivered In Late-June

The new Derryberry Hall cupola will be delivered to Tech’s campus by June 28. Capital Projects Manager Bob Scarbrough said the old cupola will be removed two weeks before delivery. Scarbrough said that when you’re replacing a campus landmark there is little room for error. “I try to take pride in my job no matter how big or small the ... Read More »

Made Here Market Supports UC Creatives

Take the opportunity to shop local at the 2021 Made Here Market. Cookeville Biz Foundry Program Coordinator Ashley Michael said it’s an event that highlights Upper Cumberland business owners and makers. “We’ve got a lot of talent right here you don’t need to go outside of the area to get some really great, really amazing finds–you can do that right ... Read More »

Morristown Community Center Will Benefit Both Locals and Visitors

The City of Morristown’s work on a new 115,000-square-foot aquatic and community center could serve as a model as Cookeville begins exploration in future Leisure Services projects. Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney said that the idea for a center has been in public conversation within the community since the late 1990s. Chesney said they funded the 35 million dollar bond issue ... Read More »

Local Fire Departments Work On Skills At 88th Annual Firemen’s Conference

Fire Departments across the Upper Cumberland honed their skills through the 88th Annual Firemen’s Association Conference in Cookeville. Clay County’s East 52 Volunteer Fire Department participated. Fire Chief James King said members refreshed skills on rural water operations. “In a lot of rural communities, there is not a lot fire hydrants in the area and trying to get water to ... Read More »

Cookeville Seeking To Beautify Historic Courthouse Square

The city of Cookeville wants to explore cleaning up and beautifying the area around the Historic Courthouse Square. Council Member Eric Walker brought up the need in a meeting several weeks ago. City Manager James Mills said he agrees with Walker about a need for beautification, and wants to explore options for how to achieve that. “We’ve tried to do ... Read More »

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 »

New Resource for Checkout from Putnam Co. Libraries

Putnam County Libraries now have Google Chromebooks available for checkout. Assistant Director Matt Knieling said they originally looked into the idea at the start of pandemic when there was concern about virtual learning, but now hopes the resource will benefit Putnam County residents on a wider scale. “They would be able to check this out and further gain access to ... Read More »

Longtime Cookeville Donut Shop Serving On National Donut Day

This Friday might be an ordinary close to the week for some, but for Ralph’s Donuts, it is one of the busiest days of the year. It is National Donut Day, and people are celebrating by visiting the oldest donut shop in Cookeville. But, how do the donuts go from a mix of raw ingredients to a hot, fried dough ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport Expecting New Fuel Truck In July

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is expecting its new fuel truck to arrive at the end of July. Airport Manager Dean Selby said there has been a three to four week delay because of the computer chip shortage. However, Selby said when the truck arrives it is going to answer a pressing capacity need. “In May, our preliminary numbers show ... Read More »

Resurfacing And Closures On I-40 Through Cookeville Beginning Sunday

Resurfacing will begin this week on I-40 through Cookeville. Paving from mile marker 281 to 287 beginning Sunday. The work will require temporary lane closures from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Motorists are advised to be prepared and alert for slower traffic and personnel entering and exiting the work area. Read More »