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Cookeville RAM Clinic Needs Dental, Vision Professional Volunteers

Remote Area Medical is coming to Cookeville and is need of dental and vision professionals to volunteer for its March clinic. Senior Volunteer Coordinator Loni Maughan said they cannot have these clinics without the generosity of volunteers. Maughan said dentists would provide extractions and fillings, vision professionals would help patients get glasses the same day they’re seen. Maughan said this ... Read More »

Cookeville Police Retirement Leads To Four Promotions

Four members of the Cookeville Police Department have been promoted after the recent retirement of Captain Ken Clement. Darrin Stout has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Stout is a member of 23 years and will now serve as the Commander of the Patrol Division. Brent Anderson has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Anderson is a 22-year ... Read More »

Growth Of Cookeville’s Imagine Foundry Leads To New Location

Cookeville’s Imagine Foundry has moved to a new location off Willow Avenue. Executive Director Jessa Hershner said the two story 4,000 square foot space comes after the foundry’s recent growth. “We actually started just two years ago doing mobile maker lab activities with a very small blue wagon,” Hershner said. “And in two years have grown from the blue wagon ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland MOAA Donates To TN Fisher House

The Upper Cumberland Chapter of Military Officers Association of America made the decision to donate to a special cause. Retired Navy Commander Mark Pfaffenroth said during their Christmas party, a member’s wife suggested donating to the Tennessee Fisher House in Murfreesboro. Pfaffenroth said they raised over $1,000 towards the the Fisher House, that many Upper Cumberland MOAA members utilize. “A ... Read More »

Tech Adds WellTrack App For Student’s Mental Health

Tennessee Tech has another online tool to help promote mental health for its students. Assistant Director of Counseling Services Dr. Christina Mick said the app WellTrack helps monitor day-to-day wellness, provides mental health screening and mood trackers. Mick said using WellTrack is about Tech continuing to fill any remaining gaps and preventing mental health crises. “There’s a direct link, a ... Read More »

Williams’ Bill Focused On CRMC Retirement Transfer

State Representative Ryan Williams said he wants to move forward a bill involving Cookeville Regional retirement portfolios this legislative session. The bill involves employee retirement portfolios that did not transfer from Cookeville over to CRMC. Williams said this is for employees who moved from Cookeville over to the hospital. “What this would do, it would allow the transfer of those ... Read More »

Interstate Drive Sidewalk Project Taking Next Step

A consultant will soon begin negotiating the right of way acquisitions needed to begin Cookeville’s Interstate Drive sidewalk project. City Manager James Mills said negotiations will start in the next few weeks, so the project can hopefully move towards the final design and construction phases. Mills said the main reason this project is moving slow is the red tape involved ... Read More »

Local S.T.E.A.M Academy Opening New Cookeville Location

The Beheld the Serpent S.T.E.A.M Academy is opening a new Cookeville location to facilitate science learning with Christian beliefs. Founder Keith Limper said the academy provides home school families with equipment to conduct lab experiments. “Students come here,” Limper said. “They hear a lecture, or they basically cover the concepts the student at home should be reading and studying, and ... Read More »

TTU Students Return For The Spring Semester

About 10,000 Tennessee Tech students return to Cookeville as the spring semester starts Tuesday. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said with a successful fall semester, no major COVID changes have been made. “We are very comfortable with our safety protocol,” Lykins said. “Masks are still required. We have social distancing guidelines in place, and we have a lot of signage ... Read More »

Birthday Wishes Requested For Putnam County WWII Veteran

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter is asking the community to send birthday cards to one of the community’s oldest veterans. World War II veteran Lehman Riggs will turn 101 on Sunday but the pandemic doesn’t allow for a celebration in-person. Putnam County Veteran Services Representative Michael Glass said it is meaningful for the community to reach out while they still ... Read More »