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Baxter Officials: Hooters Sign A Joke

Baxter officials said the sign proclaiming the national restaurant chain Hooters coming to town is a joke. The sign on the Cumby Property across from the Dollar Store said “Hooters Coming 2025.” Mayor John Martin said he spoke to the property owner who said it would be coming down ASAP. Martin said he nor council members knew anything about the ... Read More »

Baxter Citizens Concerned About Wheeler Street Activities

Multiple Baxter residents concerned about the activities they are seeing from certain people on Wheeler Street. Multiple citizens said they have seen people from a specific house on the street acting as if they are on drugs throughout the day and night. Residents also said there was recently a stabbing in the area. Lifelong Resident Cathy Jones said the people ... Read More »

Public Hearing Brings Pro & Con To Baxter One-Way Decision

Baxter residents and business owners shared differing opinions for the plan to turn Broad Street into a one-way street during a public hearing on Thursday. Veterans Barber Shop Owner Jonathan Williams said the change would provide much-needed parking and make the street safer. Williams said the decision should be made based off of facts and data. “I know if you ... Read More »

Baxter To One-Way Broad Street To Improve Flow

Baxter Aldermen voted Thursday night to one-way Broad Street in an effort to continue the revitalization of the downtown. Mayor John Martin said he had talked to a lot of the business owners who saw the increased parking as a benefit. Martin said the plan would also include clear markings and signage to move people eastbound. “I think it’d be ... Read More »

Baxter Aldermen Change Minds On Speed Bumps For Deer Creek

Baxter’s Deer Creek Subdivision will not be getting speed bumps after all. Baxter Alderman Willie Allison rescinded a motion Thursday night to install the speed control devices after hearing from several concerned citizens at a November meeting complaining of excessive speeding. Allison was absent from the December meeting where other Deer Crest residents attended and opposed the use of speed ... Read More »

Baxter Aldermen Vote To Put Speed Bumps In Deer Crest Subdivision

The Baxter Board of Aldermen voted Thursday night to put speed bumps in Deer Crest subdivision Thursday. Several citizens voiced their concerns about vehicles speeding through the neighborhood including Deer Crest resident Cynthia Hall. “We have a huge, bad speeding issue, we’ve got to resolve it,” Hall said. “Our speed limit is 15 in there, we’ve caught people doing 50 ... Read More »

Final Testing Underway On Baxter Sewer Project For Portobello

Final testing underway and completing several punch list items for Baxter’s water and sewer expansion to the new Portobello plant. Mayor John Martin said the pump station is operational, but work crews are working through some of the final details. Martin said the whole process was “an adventure.” “Well, it’s just coordinating everything, the water lines and all,” Martin said. ... Read More »

Baxter Makes Plans For Ditty Road Closure Starting June 20th

Baxter officials met with contractors and Portobello officials to discuss Ditty Road’s planned closure starting Tuesday, June 20th. Mayor John Martin said that the road will be closed as they extend water and sewer to Portobello’s new facility. “We’re going to close Ditty Road to all local traffic,” Martin said. “But we’re going to leave it open to the large ... Read More »

Hotel Company Verbally Committed To Build In Baxter

A hotel company has expressed interest in constructing a new hotel in Baxter on Olan Maxwell Road. Cookeville Developer Donny Meadows shared plans of a two-phased residential development to the Baxter Planning Commission Thursday. The company has verbally agreed to build on the site. “I think it’s a great project,” Mayor John Martin said. “Like Donnie said, we’ve got a ... Read More »

Putnam Commission Approves Baxter Partnership To Rehab Sewer System

Putnam County has partnered with Baxter to seek funding for a wastewater rehabilitation project. Baxter Mayor John Martin and Engineer Tom Bennett presented the proposal to the county commission Tuesday night. Bennett said the city needs to rehab 50 percent of its sewer system to keep up with growth. “I think we can say two main topics,” Bennett said. “Baxter ... Read More »