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Exotic Animal Auction Kicks Off in Cookeville

The Triple W Live Stock and Exotic animal auction kicks off Tuesday in Cookeville. Whether someone is looking for chickens or a pet sloth, there will be animals to bid on this week until Saturday. Triple W Livestock Auctioneer Scotty Wilson said this weeks auctions will run from 9:00 AM until possibly midnight.Wilson said The exotic animal auction only happens ... Read More »

A-C Malfunction Results In Dog Deaths

An air conditioning malfunction at Cookeville’s P.E.T.S LLC caused the death of ten dogs. The animal transport company lost cooling in a holding area. The dogs received emergency medical care, but 10 dogs suffered from heatstroke resulting in death. “It was incredibly difficult for us to share this tragic update, but we know that you all care as deeply about ... Read More »

The Movies Return To Cookeville…As AMC Reopens

The big screen returned to Cookeville Thursday night with AMC Highland 12 reopening. People gathered with their popcorn buckets in hand. Some came to watch classics while others came for the premieres of long awaited titles. Cookeville’s Christiana Allen said she came to the theater to enjoy some hot, fresh popcorn. “I missed the movies, I missed the popcorn,” Allen ... Read More »

New Cookeville Food City To Bring 150+ Jobs

The President/CEO of Food City said the company’s new Cookeville supermarket will bring between 150 and 175 new jobs. Second-generation grocer Steve Smith said the chain has been watching Putnam County’s growth for some time. The store will open next fall at the new 10th Street/Old Kentucky Road Shopping Center approved by the Cookeville Planning Commission. “We think Cookeville is ... Read More »

Quarry At 70/I-40 Rezoned

The Cookeville Planning Commission voted Monday night to rezone 59 acres of land along Spring Street and Interstate 40 to quarry and mining. Planning Director Jon Ward called it the best way to control the future of the land in question. The rezoning, from general commercial, does not include 600 feet along Spring Street, an effort to provide a buffer ... Read More »

Planning Commission Establishes Residential Parking District

The Cookeville Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to establish a residential parking district ordinance. The ordinance would give any community members the opportunity to petition the planning commission to create such a district. Parking problems along Cookeville’s Eighth Street led to the development of the protocol which is not specific to that area. Tennessee Tech students and faculty have increasingly ... Read More »

Heart of The Cumberland Triples Location Size

Heart of The Cumberland has tripled the size of its facility in Cookeville. The new location is on West Broad Street in Cookeville. Director Tammy Wilson said the new office will keep their support groups in-house. “We’re able to offer our groups on site instead of using a different location to host our grief support groups,” Wilson said. Heart of ... Read More »

Presley Funeral Home Purchased By Local

Crest Lawn Funeral Home Owner David Sweetland has purchased Presley Funeral Home. Sweetland owns multiple funeral homes across Tennessee. Sweetland said the previous owner, Carriage Services, contacted him with a price he could not refuse. “We are extremely excited to be able to expand our abilities to serve the people of Putnam County and in Cookeville,” Sweetland said. “With this ... Read More »

June Sales Tax Revenues Up 10% Over 2019

It appears Putnam County has weathered the feared sales tax downturn from COVID as June revenue numbers increased 10.3 percent over last year. That countywide increase essentially wipes away the 9.3 percent decrease from April during the COVID shutdown, according to numbers released by County Mayor Randy Porter. Sales tax numbers for June reported Wednesday. County sales tax numbers increased ... Read More »

Cookeville Exploring Ways To Connect Depot To Rail Trail

The city of Cookeville is exploring ways to connect the Rail Trail from the Cookeville Depot to Cane Creek Park. Cookeville City Councilman Chuck Womack said the project would be separated into two parts. First, building a trail from West End Park to Cane Creek. Then, extending the trail from West End to the depot. “This is an exciting time,” ... Read More »