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Council Wants Safeguards On Former Mayor Fireworks Spending

Several Cookeville City Council members want better accountability of the money provided for the Fourth Of July Fireworks. Better Cookeville, started by former Mayor Ricky Shelton, produces the fireworks show. City Manager James Mills said Better Cookeville has asked to increase funding to $20,000 in the new fiscal year. Council Member Eric Walker said the city requires financials of the ... Read More »

Red, White and Boom Classic Car Cruise-In Comes Back For 4th Of July Weekend

The Red, White and Boom Classic Car Cruise-in Celebration returns for its 6th year at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Coordinator Becky Raines said that people can expect interesting cars, music, and a presentation of the colors program, all starting at 9 a.m. “We will be happy to have anyone,” Raines said. “We will have some tents that will be giving ... Read More »

McMinnville Plans Two-Day Long Fourth Of July Celebrations

McMinnville has a weekend jam-packed with events celebrating the 4th of July. Recreation Program Coordinator Michael Benusches said that the town is excited to host so many events and get people out and celebrating. “We’ve been closed for around 18 months now, and we’re just ready to get people out and about again,” Benusches said. “And have a full slate ... Read More »

Busy Boating Season For Local Marinas

Labor Day weekend is considered the end of the summer season, but with Upper Cumberland residents enjoying warn weather into October, is that the case at local marinas? Cedar Hill Boat Dock Master Ned Jones said business usually declines after July Fourth weekend. “People from the northern states they come down and have homes on the lake, and normally after ... Read More »

Cookeville Red, White and Boom Parking and Viewing Guidelines

If you plan to watch fireworks at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Saturday, be prepared to social distance. Putnam County Parks and Recreation Director John Ross Albertson said on arrival, viewers will be guided to specific parking spots with enough space to practice social distancing. County officials ask groups to stay within the designated parking throughout the show. “We have also ... Read More »

Increased Water Patrols This Weekend For The Fourth

TWRA Officials encourage residents to stay safe while on the water this Memorial Day weekend. (Photo: TWRA)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will increase water patrols this weekend as a part of Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is a national campaign to address impaired boat driving during the July 4th holiday. TWRA Information Specialist Mime Barnes said Fourth of July has the highest boating fatality rate across the United States. “This is a time that you ... Read More »

Cookeville Fireworks Ordinances In Place

Cookeville residents have until July 5 to set off their own fireworks according to city ordinances. The city’s safety ordinance prohibits allows firework displays until midnight on the night of the Fourth and not past 10 p.m. on the fifth. City Manager James Mills said always keep water nearby. “You’re prohibited from exploding or igniting fireworks within 600 feet of ... Read More »

Livingston Fireworks Will Happen At Central Park

The Livingston First Baptist Church July Fourth celebration will happen at Central Park. First Baptist Church consulted with local leaders and the Overton County Health Department to make the decision. Chairman of Recreation Ministry Greg Arnold said hosting the celebration at Central Park makes everyone safer. “At our church, everything is wide open and people can come in from everywhere,” Arnold ... Read More »