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Three Newcomers, Two Incumbents Set To Serve On Cookeville City Council

Laurin Wheaton earned the most votes in the Cookeville City Council election, making her the prime candidate for the mayorship. Wheaton said that she was excited about the opportunity to take on the challenge. She said that Cookeville is in a great spot, and it’s not only because of her previous work on the council. “That is because of what ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Ordinance Amending Sale Start Time For Beer

Cookeville City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance amending the sale of alcohol. City Clerk Darian Coons said the ordinance would sync up the start time of 10 a.m. for the sale of all alcoholic beverages on Sunday. “Back in 2019, the council opted back into the Sunday start time for the sale of alcoholic beverages,” Coons ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Providing Funding For Dogwood Park Sculpture

Cookeville City Council will consider providing additional funding to complete a sculpture honoring victims of the 2020 Tornado. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the monument was a project by the Leadership Putnam Class of 2021. “The plan is for it to go in Dogwood Park in an area that will be very visible and very nice for the community ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Fisk Road Closed Wednesday Morning

Cookeville’s Fisk Road will close on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Water Quality Control Department will close the portion from East 10th Street to Sunset Drive for sewer repairs. Businesses along 10th  Street will still have access but all semi-trucks must seek alternate routes to get to the industrial buildings located along Fisk Road. Read More »

Cookeville Will Consider Extending E. 10th St. Phase I By Two Weeks

Add two more weeks to the construction of Phase I on Cookeville’s East 10th Street. Cookeville City Council will consider extending the completion date of the Widening Project to August 24th at its Thursday meeting. Public Works Director Blake Mayo said crews have run into several issues during the process. “A couple of box structures they had to put in ... Read More »

New Car Washes Under Construction In Cookeville

Two new car washes are currently under construction in Cookeville. Planning Director Jon Ward said both are part of chains expanding to the area. One will be a Wash-N’-Roll on Willow Avenue next to Bojangles. The other will be a Tidal Wave Auto Spa on Jefferson Avenue. Ward said that the plans had been approved and grading permits have been ... Read More »

Bridge Not Financially Feasible For Rail Trail Crossing On Willow Ave.

Expanding Cookeville’s Rail Trail west means what to do at Willow Avenue. Advocates, residents and city officials have discussed options for several years–including a bridge or overpass. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said that the only way to get across without spending millions on a second bridge would be to do a crosswalk, as presented in the preliminary designs. “It’s ... Read More »

Cookeville Salon Starts First State Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program

The state’s first apprenticeship program for cosmetology has started in Cookeville. Loxx Salon has partnered with the State Department of Labor and Workforce to create the curriculum. Owner Mike Franklin said the program will give newly licensed cosmetologist hands on experience to thrive in the workforce. “They have it for many different things for wielding, appraisals and things of that ... Read More »

Back To School Means Back To Sharing Roads With School Traffic

Back-to-school time means it’s back to sharing the roads with school traffic. Cookeville Police Captain Jeff Johnson said the most common issues they see come from drivers not familiar with driving in school zones. “With Tech students arriving back and new drivers from the high schools maybe not being aware of different elementary school locations and school zones and people ... Read More »