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Monterey Forms Athletic Authority To Provide Resident Voice

The city of Monterey has formed an Athletic and Events Authority to help manage the growing use of athletic venues in town. Alderman Bill Wiggins spearheaded the project, which includes five members. Wiggins said the group will have the power to mitigate disputes and act as a sounding board for suggestions on improving facilities. “We needed to take some of ... Read More »

TSSAA: HS Football Championships At Tech A Possibility

The TSSAA would consider the possibility of bringing the high school football championships back to Cookeville upon the completion of Tucker Stadium renovations. TSSAA Assistant Executive Director Matthew Gillespie said a return has been discussed. Cookeville lost the State Championships in 2021. He said the TSSAA has maintained a strong relationship with Cookeville and Putnam County in the years since. ... Read More »

Sleep In Heavenly Peace Cookeville Gets Grant

A Putnam County non-profit that provides beds to children in need receiving an employee community grant. Spectrum donated $2,500 to the Cookeville chapter of Sleep In Heavenly Peace Wednesday. The money goes to build beds for children in foster care. Chapter President Madie Larsen established the local chapter in July, 2022 with a mission “no kid sleeps on the floor ... Read More »

CRMC To Buildout New Wound Care Center On Cedar

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

The Cookeville Regional Finance Committee voted Tuesday night to move forward with renovations to a building that will house the hospital’s Wound Care Center. CFO Tommye Rena Wells said the estimated cost for the project will not exceed $500,000. CEO Buffy Key said the hospital has been leasing the space from a local medical facility, which needed the space to ... Read More »

Cookeville Resident Named ’24 Small Business Champ

Cookeville Mechanical Contractors President Garry Floeter named the Small Business Champion of the Year by the National Federation Of Independent Business. Floeter said he was speechless when he learned he had been chosen after some 50 years of business in Cookeville. He said the award was not only a result of the success of his company, but his passion in ... Read More »

Cookeville Water Plant Adding Generator, Underground Lines

The Cookeville Water and Sewer Department will purchase a new generator for the Water Treatment Plant thanks to a $4 million grant. Cookeville Water and Sewer Department Director Barry Turner said the department has experienced outages and was not able to treat water for the city without a generator to supplement power. He said this generator will be able to ... Read More »

Gilbert Pushing For Sewer Plan For Annexed Areas

Cookeville City Council Member Chad Gilbert wants to see the city develop a detailed plan to provide sewer to annexed areas of the city. Gilbert said putting a tentative plan in place gives residents clearer expectations. It also allows the city to plan and budget. He said sewer is vital to increasing a city’s infrastructure. “You get sewer infrastructure to ... Read More »

Tech Gospel Extravaganza To Evoke Hope Through Music

The Omicron Phi Chapter of Tennessee Tech’s Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host its Gospel Extravaganza Sunday with Trinity Baptist Church. Omicron Phi Faculty Advisor Harry Ingle said gospel ensembles from Cookeville and beyond will perform music that will leave attendees hopeful and inspired. He said music has always held a prominent role within the African American community. “The music ... Read More »

I Heart Tennessee Tech Students Initiative Underway

The I Heart Tennessee Tech Students Initiative begins Valentine’s Day, offering the Tech family a chance to fund new opportunities for students. Annual Giving Coordinator Kathleen Lordo said this is her favorite initiative the school holds each year. She said donations fund scholarships and travel grants for students who could not otherwise afford those experiences. “Alumni, friends, we have some ... Read More »

HOME Church Offering New Worship Place February 25

A new church coming to White County later this month to serve those without a spiritual home. Lead Pastor Chris Howard said White County’s new HOME Church will meet at White County High School every Sunday starting February 25. He said the non-denominational congregation will focus on escaping the past, embracing the future, and encouraging others. “If you’re new to ... Read More »