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Jackson County Mayor: UC Needs More Collaboration Between Counties

UCHRA Board Chairman Randy Heady said the region’s success relies on collaboration between county mayors. Heady addressed the board at Thursday’s End-Of-Year Board Meeting. Heady said county mayors need to pretend that there are no borders between cities and counties. “We need to work together,” Heady said. “We’re going to be stronger as an Upper Cumberland region. We have one ... Read More »

County Services Drive Donated To Putnam By Local Business

The road that leads to the Putnam County Health Department and Emergency Services buildings off of Willow Avenue has been donated to the county. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the county had a 60-foot easement on that land for years which has allowed them to freely use County Services Drive. Tennessee General Partnership Company DealMakers donated the property earlier ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Accept Jeff Hicks As New Fire Chief

Putnam County Commissioners ratified Mayor Randy Porter’s appointment of Jeff Hicks as new Putnam County Fire Chief Monday night. Current Chief Tom Brown is retiring after serving Putnam County 31 years, seven of those as Fire chief. Hicks said Brown has been a great leader and a great friend, and he plans to work just as hard as he watched ... Read More »

Porter: I-40 Truck Lane Biggest Citizen Request In Transportation Arena

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the T-DOT addition of a Monterey Mountain climbing lane to its ten-year project plan means improved safety. Porter said congestion and danger on that stretch of Interstate 40 was the number one response on a citizens survey sent out by the Putnam County Transportation Committee. “We have so many accidents on Monterey Mountain,” Porter ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony For Wing Renovations

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for an expansion project that will bring 40 additional beds. The 4 West/5 West project is further along than what a groundbreaking would suggest. Rooms are framed and drywall is up in some places, though some wiring and pipes are still exposed. Chief Executive Officer Buffy Key said the medical center has to ... Read More »

UC Airport Board Updates Agreement Between Local Counties And Cities

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board will take an updated inter-local agreement to the four owners of the airport for approval. The agreement between Cookeville, Sparta, Putnam County and White County governments allocating the airport responsibilities had not been updated since the 1990s. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter chairs the board. He said T-DOT kick started the need to upgrade ... Read More »

VA Considering Six Bids For Clinic At Old Putnam County Fairgrounds

Six developers have submitted bids to build a new VA Clinic on the old Putnam County Fairgrounds property. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said he expects the Veterans Administration to select the winning bidder by April or May. The VA could choose the fairgrounds property or other land in Cookeville. “That’s one of the top properties I think that there ... Read More »

Calfkiller Water Project Approved To Expand Water To Eastern Putnam

Putnam County Commissioners gave final approval to the Calfkiller Water Project with bids coming in just slightly above the expected numbers. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said he was happy with the three bids that came in for the project, between $4 million and $4.4 million. The project will bring water to areas of eastern Putnam County between Monterey and ... Read More »

Putnam School Bus Garage Project Stalls As Bids Come In Over Budget

Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday night to put the county’s new School bus Garage and County Transportation Facility on hold. Bids came in almost three times higher than expected. Only two bidders brought proposals to the county with the low bid at $15.7 million. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the project budget stood at around $5 million. “I think ... Read More »