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Cookeville’s 31TwentyFive Boutique Featured In Southern Living

One of Cookeville’s local shops, 31TwentyFive Boutique, has been named one of, “The South’s Best” by Southern Living Magazine. Co-Owners and Sisters Ali Auld and Hillary Froning started the business in 2016. Auld said her family grew up reading the lifestyle magazine, so receiving the recognition has been a surreal experience. “We just cried and just shook,” Auld said. “Just ... Read More »

Cookeville Sinkhole Cleanup Open To Volunteers

The annual Trog Sinkhole Cleanup is this Saturday to gather up all the debris and trash. Cookeville Public Works Storm Water Manager Blake Mayo said the North Willow Avenue sinkhole catches a lot of city storm water, including most of Tennessee Tech. Mayo said that unfortunately there will be more to collect than just trash from the storm drainage system. ... Read More »

Putnam Occupancy Trending Up For 2021

Putnam County’s 2020 hotel occupancy rate finishing down 6.9 percent is considered a win. That’s according to Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Molly Brown. Brown said being an outdoor destination helped Putnam County during the pandemic, and there’s promise based on 2021 numbers. “As of January and February we were actually on the other end of the numbers, we ... Read More »

Normal To Feel Distress During Spring Storms

Thursday’s possible severe weather may be causing you more apprehension than normal. Tennessee Tech Licensed Professional Counselor Shonta Kyees said it is common for such a reaction in the aftermath of last year’s tornado. Kyees said fears vary on exactly why a storm causes distress, but we should focus on what we can and cannot control. “We can’t control when ... Read More »

7th Annual Storyfest Returns to Dogwood Park

Storyfest will return to Dogwood Park for its 7th annual event this spring. The event was held virtually last year. On May 1, local and world renowned storytellers will be performing to a socially distanced audience. Cookeville Museums Manager Beth Thompson said they open the stage to amateurs to keep the spirit of storytelling alive and a part of the ... Read More »

Cookeville Green Market Finds New Home At Jig Head Brewery

The Cookeville Green Market will be open Saturday at its new location, Jig Head Brewery. Cookeville Green Market President Holly Zywica said they had to find a new location when their lease was terminated after six years. Zywica said the same selection of seasonal produce, soaps, teas and more will be available this weekend. “A lot of our customers have ... Read More »

Putnam Opens Up Vaccinations To Everyone Age 16 And Up

Putnam County will open up COVID vaccinations to anyone age 16 and above starting Wednesday. Mayor Randy Porter said the county wants to open up vaccinations to everyone who wants to take it after moving quickly through the 55 and up age group and the 2a-b phase. Porter said the county is receiving larger amounts of the vaccine and want ... Read More »

Vol State Increasing In-Person Classes Fall 2021

Vol State is looking to return to some sense of normalcy with more in-person classes available this fall. Public Relations Coordinator Eric Melcher said the school has been primarily online for a year now. Melcher said the fall will be about meeting student needs while keeping them safe on campus. “We know that there’s some students that they just work ... Read More »

Tech Breaking Ground For New Activity, Band Practice Field

Tennessee Tech will break ground for phase one of a $150,000 activity field project next week. Vice President for Facilities and Business Services Chuck Roberts said the 6.6 acres across from the Bryan Fine Arts Building will be leveled, sodded and have utilities installed. Roberts said with Sherlock Park becoming smaller due to future projects. Roberts said this addition will ... Read More »

Cookeville Planning Commission Approves Subdivision Extensions

The Cookeville Planning Commission approved six month extensions for two preliminary subdivision plats during Monday’s monthly meeting. The proposed West Towne Village off Broadway Avenue is made up of 50, single family lots. Scenic Bluffs off South Jefferson Avenue and Interstate Drive is a plat of eight lots. According to Planning Director Jon Ward, this would be the second extension ... Read More »