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Winell Lee Leaving Cookeville’s Jackson Street For Baxter

Winell Lee’s Jackson Street location will be closing, with the longtime Putnam County company expanding to a brand new facility in Baxter. Marketing and Design Director Jeanie Lee said the store’s 34 years in Cookeville have been great and the store has accomplished a lot. She said the store has run out of space to grow, especially with a new ... Read More »

Cookeville Tree-Mulching System Helps Residents Out After Holidays

Cookeville Public Works has a tree-mulching system to make use of old Christmas trees and ease holiday cleanup for residents. Public Works Director Blake Mayo said allowing citizens to leave trees on the curb limits the risk involved with people burning old trees. He said the department runs the trees through a Vermeer Tub Grinder to produce a fine, nearly ... Read More »

Cane Creek Sportsplex Youth Fields Now Have Paved Parking

Travel in and out of the Cane Creek Sportsplex youth fields will be smoother with the parking lot now renovated. Leisure Service Director Rick Woods said the project has been needed for years now for both practical reasons and safety. Woods said the lot is now paved with lined spots and improved drainage to make parking more orderly and comfortable. ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Decide On Spending Excess Revenue On Paving

Cookeville City Council will consider Thursday using unbudgeted revenue to help pave streets this spring. City Manager James Mills said the city has generated an additional $2.5 million in revenue this year, largely due to increased interest on its accounts. Mills said the additional 6.4 miles of paving work could begin in the next two weeks if council approves. “If ... Read More »

Jackson St. Convenience Center To Open In Roughly Three Months

The  Jackson Street Convenience Center is estimated to open in roughly two to three months. According to Putnam County Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn, the work is close to completion. “Well we’re probably like another six weeks on finishing the building, pouring the pads, and then the paving will begin” Ashburn said. “And I’m assuming it’ll take a week, week ... Read More »

UC Prepares For Flooding Potential With Weekend Rain

On the heels of last week’s ice storm, the Upper Cumberland faces flooding concerns this weekend. As much as four inches of rain could fall before Monday. Putnam County EMA Director Tyler Smith said with the rain being spread out over four days there is potential for isolated flooding. Smith said flooding roadways and residents in low-level areas are the ... Read More »

Jackson Street Convenience Center Expected To Open Summer 2021

The Jackson Street Convenience Center project is 20 to 25 percent complete. That’s according to Putnam Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn who said the next step in the project is ordering equipment and starting the dirt work. Ashburn said the goal is to have the convenience center open in late-Summer. “This site here, it will be for municipal solid waste ... Read More »

Highway 70 Speed Limit Going To 45 Monday

The speed limit along Putnam County’s Highway 70 will return to 45 mph beginning Monday. T-DOT changed the speed limit to 30 mph in the hours after the March 3 tornado between Jackson Street and Baxter. Though cleanup in the area had been completed, the speed limit had remained at 30. The City of Cookeville was conducting a traffic study ... Read More »