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Two Motorcyclists Die In Separate Weekend Incidents

Two motorcyclists died in two separate incidents over the weekend. 52-year-old Bryan Colson of Cookeville died while negotiating a curve on Benton Young Road around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday evening. He ran off the road and struck a tree. 28-year-old Brooke Murphy of Antioch, Tennessee was also negotiating a curve in DeKalb County when she struck the vehicle of 41-year-old ... Read More »

Cookeville BZA To Consider Variances For Speedway On Jefferson Ave.

The process to build a Speedway on Cookeville’s Jefferson Avenue set to continue. Cookeville’s Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a variance request at its Thursday night meeting that will allow developers to continue work. Planning Director Jon Ward: “A variance request has a 12-month period, you either have to obtain your building permit to move forward with construction or ... Read More »

Cookeville Water Quality Control Department Renews Letters Of Engagement

Cookeville’s Water Quality Control Department renewed its engagement letter for legal representation in two matters. Director Barry Turner said one matter centers on a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and appeal. He said there have been questions about the legality of the treatment process known as “blending.” “The way our treatment plant was built, we have two treatment ... Read More »

Vote From Next Cookeville City Council Would Finalize Wheaton As Mayor

Laurin Wheaton was the top vote-getter in the Cookeville City Council elections, making her the prospective mayor. However, that does not make it official. Attorney Lane Moore said the top vote-earner becoming mayor is simply tradition. “That’s the way it’s been for a long time, but it’s not necessarily written into law that tradition,” Moore said. “So it would be ... Read More »

New State ECD Commissioner Stops In Cookeville For Town Hall Meeting

The new State Economic and Community Development Commissioner stopped by Cookeville Friday as a part of his regional tour. Stuart McWhorter took over the position just four weeks ago. He replaced former commissioner Bob Rolfe. McWhorter said one thing he wanted to do early on was visit local partners across the state. “Certainly what’s going on here in this region ... Read More »

Election Day Across The Upper Cumberland

It’s Election Day across the Upper Cumberland, with most polls opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. Cookeville voters will be paying close attention to the City Council race, with 11 candidates vying for 5 seats. The top vote-getter will be the Mayor-Elect. Van Buren County voters will see new leadership in its County Mayor. Incumbent Greg Wilson ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council Approves Ordinance For New Department

Cookeville City Council approved an allocation of some $20,000 for Leadership Putnam’s sculpture honoring victims of the 2020 tornado. The sculpture’s committee had raised over $85,000 for the project, but an increase in the cost of materials required additional funds. The sculpture will be set at Dogwood Park. In other business, Council also approved an emergency repair for a water ... Read More »

Three Newcomers, Two Incumbents Set To Serve On Cookeville City Council

Laurin Wheaton earned the most votes in the Cookeville City Council election, making her the prime candidate for the mayorship. Wheaton said that she was excited about the opportunity to take on the challenge. She said that Cookeville is in a great spot, and it’s not only because of her previous work on the council. “That is because of what ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Ordinance Amending Sale Start Time For Beer

Cookeville City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance amending the sale of alcohol. City Clerk Darian Coons said the ordinance would sync up the start time of 10 a.m. for the sale of all alcoholic beverages on Sunday. “Back in 2019, the council opted back into the Sunday start time for the sale of alcoholic beverages,” Coons ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Providing Funding For Dogwood Park Sculpture

Cookeville City Council will consider providing additional funding to complete a sculpture honoring victims of the 2020 Tornado. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the monument was a project by the Leadership Putnam Class of 2021. “The plan is for it to go in Dogwood Park in an area that will be very visible and very nice for the community ... Read More »