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Cookeville Hires Knoxville Attorney For Shelton Hiring Investigation

Cookeville has retained the services of a Knoxville attorney for its investigation of CRMC’s hiring of Mayor Ricky Shelton. That attorney is William J. Carver from the firm Kramer Rayson LLP. City Manager James Mills said Carver met the qualifications he was looking for. That includes extensive experience in local government and having no ties to Cookeville. “I’m hopeful that ... Read More »

Bells Ring At Tech, Across Putnam Honoring 19 Lives Lost

Hundreds of Tennessee Tech students signed up for volunteer efforts over the Spring semester and Spring break as part of the campus remembrance of the 2020 tornado. Tennessee Tech President Dr. Phil Oldham said Tech is blessed to be a part of a community with a strong, healthy spirit. “Words cannot express our gratitude to all the first responders and ... Read More »

Cookeville Survey For 10-Year Recreation Master Plan

Cookeville is asking residents to take a survey about what they want to see for a 10-year recreation master plan. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the community is the best source for what the city is missing and can improve on. Woods said planning without reaching out is not the way to use city resources. “It doesn’t do us ... Read More »

Inflation Throws Wrench In East Spring Street Sidewalk Plans

Cookeville hopes to move forward with sidewalks on East Spring Street this Spring. The question is, how much sidewalk can they buy six years after getting the grant? City Manager James Mills said the estimated project cost has doubled since applying. “A new estimate we’ve got Greg is substantially more than what we originally budgeted for this,” Mills said. “What ... Read More »

Contact Sports Return To Cane Creek Gym With New Hours

Contact sports made a return to Cookeville’s Cane Creek Gymnasium Monday. Basketball and soccer have been excluded since COVID guidelines went into effect. Athletic Coordinator Lori Medlin said the community wanted the opportunity to return. “It’s been almost a year for no contact sports,” Medlin said. “We’ve had pickle ball and volleyball as non-contact sports when we reopened back in ... Read More »

Cane Creek Sportsplex Softball Registration Opens

Registration is open Monday for the return of the Cookeville Recreational and Church League Softball. There is a 10 person minimum, 12 person maximum and teams must have at least three women to be a co-ed team. Cane Creek Sportsplex Athletic Coordinator Tyler Johnson said it’s exciting to play again after this past year. “It just took away pretty much ... Read More »

Tech Begins Preparation For State Basketball Championships

Tennessee Tech is working to get the campus and Hooper-Eblen Center ready for the TSSAA Division II Basketball Tournament. Athletic Director Mark Wilson said the university is putting together the seating plan, organizing staff and volunteers. Wilson said hosting the tournament depended on Tech’s own athletic schedule during a busy Spring semester. “We did talk to our facilities and game ... Read More »

Cookeville On Schedule For August Double Springs Utility Takeover

Integrating portions of the Double Springs Utility District under Cookeville control is going as scheduled. That is according to Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly. Kelly said the task at hand is separating the purchased 500 some meters from the district. “We sell water whole sale to Double Springs through a master meter,” Kelly said. “They then resale it to ... Read More »

TN Songwriter’s Week, Jake Hoot On His Inspiration And Process

The state’s music history, talents and venues are being celebrated this week as a part of Tennessee’s Songwriter Week. One of the talents that came from the Upper Cumberland Region is country artist Jake Hoot. The Tennessee Tech alumni lived in Cookeville for 12 years and was the 2019 winner of the The Voice. Hoot said while pursing his music ... Read More »

Annual Trog Sinkhole Cleanup Postponed For Weather

Cookeville’s annual Trog Sinkhole cleanup has been postponed for impending rain. The cleanup has been moved from Saturday to March 27. Cookeville Public Works Stormwater Manager Blake Mayo said the rain could cause unsafe conditions due to high water in the sinkhole. This cleanup was to address litter and debris that collects in the Trog Sinkhole. Mayo said that anyone ... Read More »