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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 »

Monterey May Move Flea Market To Lot South Of Museum

Monterey yard sellers may be moved to the city-owned parking lot south of the Monterey Depot Museum, reserving farmer’s market parking for its intended purpose. Monterey Alderman Alex Garcia said the city discussed marking off spots at the new location to allow the flea market sales to keep operating. He said this was the best decision for both the farmers ... Read More »

Monterey Looking For Grant To Build New Pump Track

Monterey Aldermen agreed Monday night to apply for a Healthy Built Environment Grant to pay for a new pump track for the city. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said a pump track is a small asphalt track with bumps and curves meant to be ridden by various kinds of skaters and cyclists. Cleary said there is a lot of community support ... Read More »

Putnam To Front Senior Centers Grant Money For Kitchen Equipment

Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday night to purchase kitchen equipment for its senior centers that cannot afford to spend reimbursable grant money. Mayor Randy Porter said the state awarded $30,000 reimbursable grants to every senior citizen center across the state. He said the centers in Baxter, Algood, and Monterey have let him know that they can not afford to spend ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Closed For The Week, Chance For Parents To Prepare

Putnam County Schools will be closed for the rest of the week due to unsafe road conditions and temperatures forecasted to fall even further. Director of News and Public Relations Buddy Pearson said the decision ultimately came down to student safety. Pearson said Director of Schools Corby King and his team took many different voices into account before making the ... Read More »

Monterey Amphitheater Loses Portion Of Roof To High Winds

The Monterey Amphitheater had a part of its roof blown off by Friday’s high winds. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the damage is not major, but a section of the roof including several sheets of metal were blown behind the building. Cleary said the damage is unlikely to effect the usability of the venue. “And it’s kind of, I guess, ... Read More »

Monterey Aldermen Postpone Accepting Soccer Field Bid

Monterey Aldermen tabled a decision on the only bid received for a new soccer field at Black Bottoms Sports Park. City officials received one bid for the project last month, $248,250 with an optional extra $35,500 charge to pave a parking lot. The decision tabled after aldermen were unsure about the city’s budget for the project. “I guess we need ... Read More »

Monterey To Negotiate Contract With Possible Engineering Consultant

Monterey Aldermen approved city officials Monday night to begin negotiating a contract with a potential consultant for infrastructure projects. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the projects are part of a T-DOT Tap grant. Cleary said the negotiation process is a requirement of the grant that must be followed per T-DOT’s rules, stopping the city from automatically using its usual engineers. ... Read More »

Putnam County’s Record-Setting 90 Ribbon Cuttings Set Record

Putnam County’s 90 ribbon cuttings in 2023 are by far the county’s most ever in a single year. Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber Membership Manager Natalie Saxon-Adams said the 75 ribbon cuttings last year was the previous record. Saxon-Adams said while the events can serve as celebrations of important milestones for a business, most of them have been grand openings. “It’s just ... Read More »

Monterey Gets One Bid For Soccer Field, Aldermen To Consider

Monterey opened bids for a soccer field and paved parking lot at Black Bottom Sports Fields Thursday, receiving one bid. The bid came in at $248,250 with an additional $35,500 if the city opts to pave the parking lot. Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the city would have liked to get more bids, but the bid they did receive looks ... Read More »