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Cookeville Water Department Addresses Water Discoloration

Cookeville Water Department customers experiencing discolored water Monday do not have reason for concern. Water Department Director Barry Turner said the discoloration occurred after a water main break on Sunday. “That sort of caused some reverse flow on one of the lines and increased velocity by having one of the lines shut down,” Turner said. “So it scoured the sides ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Veterans Barber Shop Moving To Baxter

Veterans Barber Shop in Cookeville is heading to Baxter. Owner Jonathan Williams said after renting the Veterans Drive location for some 16 years, he has found a place to buy. “I think this is going to be a good move for a number of reasons,” Williams said. “I already have a large number of customers from Baxter and surrounding areas, ... Read More »

Clouse Named Cookeville’s First Chief Building Officer

David Clouse has been named Cookeville Community Development Department’s first Chief Building Officer. The recently-created department combined the Department of Planning and Codes with Economic Development. Clouse has been with the city since 2006, starting as a maintenance worker and most recently serving as a Plans Examiner. Clouse takes on the role immediately. Read More »

Putnam Partners With Nonprofit To Honor Fallen Veterans This Christmas

A national nonprofit that places remembrance wreaths on veteran graves will be coming to Cookeville this holiday season. Putnam County joining forces with local veterans and businesses to bring Wreaths Across America to Cookeville on December 17th. About 500 wreaths will be placed at the Cookeville Cemetery for each known veteran. “We need help from our community in order to ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan

Cookeville City Council will consider approval of an updated Putnam County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the last plan was approved in July 2017. The plan details how the city will undertake hazard mitigation actions before natural disasters occur to reduce the potential for harm to people and property. “So the plan has finally reached ... Read More »

Vol State Restructures Livingston And Cookeville Centers

Vol State Community College restructuring its Livingston and Cookeville Centers. Economic And Community Development Vice President Nick Bishop said they are hoping to streamline the college’s resources and create one Upper Cumberland entity with two sites. “We’re going to start sharing staff and faculty between those two campuses and that will make it a more financially efficient process on the ... Read More »

New CRMC-City Parking Partnership Could Benefit Downtown

New parking lot partnership between Cookeville and Cookeville Regional Medical Center will benefit the city’s future downtown plans. CRMC bought the property on Cedar Avenue to serve as additional parking for the Emergency Room and Urgent Care Clinic. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said the hospital has agreed to let the city use it for downtown parking on nights and ... Read More »

Changes Coming To Cookeville Employee Health Insurance

Both employee budgets and the city budget could take a hit from Cookeville’s City Employee Health Insurance. City Manager James Mills said that the city’s health insurance is self-funded, meaning the city and the employees contribute to a fund to pay claims. He said that with COVID and major claims depleting the city’s health insurance fund balance over the last ... Read More »