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Cookeville Offering Another 500 Tree Giveaway

Cookeville is continuing to make trees available to the community to regrow what was lost in the March Tornado. 500 trees are available and all Putnam County residents can come and select as many trees as they need Saturday. Cookeville Urban Forester Jaime Nunan said these giveaways have given residents a chance to start fresh and create new memories. “I’ve ... Read More »

COVID Vaccine Wait Time Down In Putnam

If you are in the group eligible for COVID vaccinations, you could sign up today and get vaccinated today. That is according to Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter. 1-C vaccinations continue at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The number of those 65-70 who have received the vaccine has been lower than expected. “Only about 54 percent, so we’re concerned that there’s ... Read More »

Tech Poultry Building Expected To Open In Fall Semester

Tennessee Tech wants to be conducting research and holding classes in its new Poultry Science Building by Fall. Dean of Agriculture and Human Ecology Darron Smith said the poultry industry is huge in Tennessee. Smith said students can get job offers of $60,000 a year after studying animal science. “We actually place a lot of our students in the Tennessee ... Read More »

Williams Introduces Bill Based On Cookeville Panhandling History

State Representative Ryan Williams has introduced a bill to answer safety concerns for panhandlers in the Cookeville area. Williams said he communicated with Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris and Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans while drafting it. “So the goal of this bill is just to give law enforcement the ability to be able to better control public safety as ... Read More »

One Week Left For Putnam Virtual Learning Survey

Putnam County families still have one week to respond to a school system survey gauging interest in virtual learning going forward. Sam Brooks is the Putnam County School System Supervisor for Personalized Learning. Brooks said this survey for VITAL is about getting the numbers together from students at each school so it can be staffed effectively. “Around April 15 when all ... Read More »

Cookeville Hiring Agency Earns Top Company Award

Cookeville’s Express Employment Professionals has earned the top award at the company’s annual leadership conference. The Circle of Excellence Gold Award is given to offices for achievements in sales, recruitment and placement. Cookeville Owner Kristi Nixon said she is honored by the recognition. “It is truly an honor to be recognized for these achievements,” Nixon said. “We’re so grateful for ... Read More »

Cookeville In Running To Host Blue Cross Bowl

Cookeville is competing against Chattanooga to host the next two years of the TSSAA Blue Cross Bowl. Assistant Executive Director Matthew Gillespie said TSSAA usually conducts exploratory visits with potential hosts. But, Gillespie said the organization is comfortable with what Tennessee Tech has to offer. “Obviously, we were there as recent as December for the football championships,” Gillespie said. “That’s ... Read More »

Crossville Man Arrested For Alleged Capitol Riots Connection

A Crossville man was arrested in Cookeville Thursday for connections to the U.S. Capitol riots about two months ago. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Middle District of Tennessee Office, FBI agents apprehended 28-year-old Bryan Wayne Ivey. Ivey is set to make an appearance before a U.S. Magistrate judge in Nashville later today. According to an arrest warrant, Ivey faces charges ... Read More »

Connecting During Pandemic Highlighted In Backstage Series Show

A collection of six plays focusing on human connection during the pandemic is coming to CPAC’s Backstage Series. The show is titled Alone, Together and directed by Matthew Wilson. Wilson said connecting during the digital age and COVID creates topics everyone can relate to. “I think that’s been a very universal thing is we need that connection with other people ... Read More »

Community Joins Together At Double Springs Church Of Christ

The Putnam County community joined together at Double Springs Church of Christ Wednesday night to remember lives lost one year ago. Mayor Randy Porter said the community joins in praying for the families to continue their healing. “We remember the pain and suffering that so many of you experienced,” Porter said. “We remember the loss of your family members, friends, ... Read More »