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Plans For New Cookeville Police Department Complete

The City of Cookeville will begin accepting bids next week for its new police station. Cookeville Police Major Scott Winfrey said the overall design of the building has now been completed. Winfrey said the department’s main goal and challenge while planning the new facility was making the building as efficient as possible. “We didn’t want a lot of wasted time, ... Read More »

CHS Selling House

If you’re in the market for a new home, Cookeville High School is selling a 1500 Square Foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house. The home was built on school grounds by its carpentry class. Teacher Randy Mansell said the structure was constructed by his students. “The students do 100 percent of the work,” Mansell said. “They do all aspects of residential carpentry, ... Read More »

Cookeville City Hall To Reopen Tuesday

Cookeville City Government will begin a phased reopening of City Hall next Tuesday. City Manager James Mills said the number of visitors entering the building will be limited. Guests will be encouraged to wear masks. Officials also urge residents to continue using alternative methods to conduct city business, such as continuing to use mail or online resources to pay bills. ... Read More »

CRMC Urologist Search Continues

It could take as long as five years for Cookeville Regional Medical Center to fill three urologist positions. CEO Paul Korth said the country’s limited urology program means fewer graduates. “There is only 344 urologists that are coming out of a trained program and graduating this year and being available to start work somewhere,” Korth said. “So the number throughout ... Read More »

Plans For New Cane Creek Dog Park Moving

Construction on Cookeville’s brand new Cane Creek Dog Park will begin this Fall. “We are still in the planning stages,” Cookeville Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said. “We are developing plans as we speak, and we hope to have our plans finalized this summer.” The city included the plan in a master plan for Cane Creek Park four years ago. ... Read More »

Cassemco Offering $1 Face Masks

The community’s need for masks led a local company to design and manufacture a new $1 washable face mask. Cassemco of Cookeville manufactures foam and plastics, operating here since 1975. Cassemco Plant Manager Jimmy Mansell said the idea came as community partners struggled to find materials for medical grade masks. “We turned our efforts to what else we could do ... Read More »

Cookeville City Court Returns June 2

Cookeville City Court will resume Tuesday, June 2 at 9 a.m. at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. City Court Clerk Cheryl Chambers said the court was moved to CPAC because the extra space assists with social distancing. Chambers said all of the details have not been worked out, but she said no more than 10 people will be in the ... Read More »

Water Line Replacement on Willow

Water line replacement is underway on Willow Avenue in Cookeville. Cookeville’s Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly said the work is ahead of a repaving project. “We’re replacing some older infrastructure on South Willow Avenue there before TDOT does the repaving project,” Kelly said. “It consists of replacing some water lines and some sewer lines.” The paving project will stretch ... Read More »

None Injured In 4-Vehicle I-40 Crash

A four-vehicle workzone accident Monday morning on Interstate 40 resulted in no injuries. The accident occurred near the 287 mile marker as crews had rolling road blocks in effect, making pothole repairs. Three vehicles were stopped in the left lane. The fourth vehicle, driven by 19-year-old Timothy Coffee of Cookeville merged from the closed right lane into the left lane. ... Read More »

Putnam Moving Graduation To Tech

After hearing feedback from parents and again asking for help from Tennessee Tech, the Putnam County Schools will hold all three high school graduations at Tucker Stadium. The dates will be moved back a week to June 12 and 13 with Upperman graduating Friday at 6pm, Cookeville Saturday at 10am, and Monterey Saturday at 4pm. Rain dates are set for ... Read More »