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Portobello America Celebrates Grand Opening In Baxter Tuesday

Portobello America hosted an opening ceremony Tuesday, celebrating the company’s history and its new partnership with Tennessee, Putnam County and Baxter. “It’s a great moment for us,” Portobello CEO Cezar Gomez Jr. said. “I would like to thank you very much. Without this partnership with the state and the community this wouldn’t be possible. This is for us a dream ... Read More »

T-DOT Outlines $230M In Improvements To Help 70-Corridor Traffic

A T-DOT study suggests $230 million in road improvements to Highway 70 between Baxter and Cookeville, as well as an extension of Tennessee Avenue. Putnam County Commissioners heard the results Monday night of a study conducted over the last year on growing congestion in the area. In addition to the 70-corridor, they focused on County Farm Road and Pippin Road, ... Read More »

Memorial Park Waiting On TDEC Permit To Build On Small Wetland

Putnam County waiting on a permit from TDEC so they can begin building the Memorial Park set for Highway 70. The delay in the park’s construction came after it was discovered a two-tenths of an acre patch of land is a low-grade wetland. Regulations require a 30-day public comment period before a permit can be issued. County Mayor Randy Porter ... Read More »

Contract Signed For Dirt Work At Tennessee Avenue Fairgrounds

Dirt work at the new Putnam County Fairgrounds on Tennessee Avenue expected to start over the next few days. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the county signed a contract for the work at $6.3 million. “We have another million in the new budget coming up that we will do some paving and stuff after they get this project done,” ... Read More »

Putnam To Absorb Salary Of UC Family Justice Center Director

The Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center director’s position will now need to be locally funded. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the state has indicated that the position will no longer be paid for through a grant. “The Family Justice Center that has been funded by mostly grant money, but there is a small portion off of a fee that ... Read More »

The Blizzard of 1993 Retold By Putnam Officials

This weekend’s snowfall will ironically happen on the 29th anniversary of one of the greatest snowstorms to ever hit the Upper Cumberland. The 1993 blizzard brought record snow measurements for some. 26 inches in Jamestown and 20 and a half inches in Crossville still stand as all-time highs. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said some places in the county saw ... Read More »

New ARP Ruling To Help Counties With Reporting And Speed Of Projects

A new ruling on ARP funding has came down from the federal government allowing up to $10 million to be placed in a county’s general fund as a revenue loss. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said he anticipates the county will take advantage. “Once we take it as loss revenue, then we don’t have to do all the tedious reporting ... Read More »

Aphena Pharma Solutions Showcases New Cookeville Headquarters

The new home and corporate headquarters of Aphena Pharma Solutions was celebrated in Cookeville Tuesday. Local leaders and company executives gathered for the ribbon cutting in the multipurpose room of the facility. CEO Shawn Rilley said the business will support the Cookeville of the future. “We look forward to continuing to work with everyone in Cookeville and Putnam County in ... Read More »

Putnam Sets Its All-Time Construction Record During Fiscal Year

Putnam County has set its all-time record for building construction during the last fiscal year. Mayor Randy Porter said there were 382 permits totaling $61 million issued. Porter said that all of the county is seeing construction as builders look to create or add onto subdivisions. “You would think with all the many things we’ve had going on, especially with ... Read More »