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Baxter Primary Pick-Up Line Repaving Coming Soon

The Baxter Primary School car pick-up line is set for paving in two to three weeks. Deputy Schools Director Tim Martin said Elmore Town Road loop as well as the connector drive running between the new park and softball field, will be paved. Martin said the project disrupting student pick up is yet to be determined. “I don’t have that ... Read More »

Monterey To Replace Water Line On West Stewart Avenue

Monterey will replace some 725 feet of water line on West Stewart Avenue near South Walnut Street. Engineer Nathaniel Green said that the bid with W&O Construction would cost the city approximately $15,116. “If we were to bid that right now say by itself, you’d be looking somewhere around $50,000 to do that particular line,” Green said. “If we had ... Read More »

Putnam FD Responds To Southfork Road Barn Fire

The Putnam County Fire Department responded to an accidental barn fire around 12:28 p.m. Tuesday near Southfork Road in Baxter. Chief Tom Brown said the barn was being demolished and had a small fire next to it that led to the barn itself catching fire. Brown said that although there was a small grass fire around the area, there was ... Read More »

State ARP Funding Coming Down To Putnam For Water Projects

Putnam County will receive some $11.3 million dollars from TDEC for water expansion projects. Mayor Randy Porter said the funding comes from the state’s portion of the American Rescue Plan. “What they are going to do is ask the county’s to work with the city’s and water utility districts to come up with projects that will either extend water lines, ... Read More »

Putnam Redistricting Eliminates 9 District Commission Plan

The Putnam County Redistricting Committee will not consider a nine district option for the county commission. CTAS Consultant Ben Rodgers said that the committee believes a nine district committee was not feasible for the commission. “Basically the nine district plan brought the Monterey district all the way to the Cookeville city limits,” Rodgers said. “It was going to cause some ... Read More »

16th Light of Hope Event Raising Suicide Awareness In Cookeville

The Upper Cumberland Region’s 16th annual Light of Hope event comes Tuesday as part of Suicide Awareness Month. Michael Anderson is Regional Director for The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. He said this event promotes healing for people who lost someone to suicide. Anderson said sharing this event in-person is critical to those effected. “The ability to connect with others, to ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Open Doors For Parent Questions On Special Needs

The Putnam County School System is opening its doors Tuesday to any parents with questions about their child’s special needs. Kids in private school or home school can use the system’s Child Find program. Special Education Supervisor Sheri Roberson said Child Find is there for parents who are noticing any struggles in their child’s development. “They may be struggling with ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners To Return To Meetings In Cookeville Community Center

Putnam County Commissioners will move their county commission meetings back to the Cookeville Community Center. Mayor Randy Porter said that after conversations with Chair Mike Atwood, they made the decision citing concern over rising COVID numbers. “I know our hospital is feeling the effects and having a lot of COVID cases and is kind of maxed out right now so ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Surveying White Plains For Site Expansion

The Putnam County School System is taking another step towards an expansion at White Plains Academy. Deputy Director Tim Martin said a land survey has been contracted. Martin said the purpose is finding the best location on the campus for the VITAL Center and Student Services. “They’ll have to go out there and determine if there’s any water lines, electric ... Read More »