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Maintenance Work for Cookeville Water Tank

The concrete water tank on Pilot Knob is getting repairs completed. Cookeville Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly said the work will address concrete chipping around the bottom edge. Kelly said this will be about a $14,000 dollar repair. He said he wants to try and have it scheduled in October. “It’s just a maintenance issue, you know every tank, ... Read More »

Baxter Sets Fees to Use Amphitheater

Baxter has set a fee schedule for use of its new amphitheater. Renting the amphitheater will cost $200 for the first four hours, and $50 for each additional hour. Baxter Mayor John Martin said the amphitheater is equipped to handle concerts, which is part of the city’s plan. “The biggest part on concerts is the power that we use, of ... Read More »

Baxter Approves Food Truck Ordinance

The city of Baxter approved modeling its food truck policy off of Cookeville’s fee and rate structure Thursday night. City Attorney Shawn Fry said Cookeville’s mobile food unit policy could carry over to how Baxter allows food trucks to operate. Baxter Mayor John Martin said he talked to the board and they feel comfortable having food trucks for two occasions. ... Read More »

Cookeville’s Pop-up Trump Store

An all Donald Trump store is doing business on Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville. Store Manager Greg Tipton said the idea for the store popped up when the county fair season ended. The store is operated by East Coast Concessions and Tipton said the operators wanted a temporary location so memorabilia can keep selling. “We’re also very big Trump supporters so ... Read More »

Cookeville Completes Water Project on Willow Avenue

Cookeville’s water rehab project is complete on Willow Avenue. Cookeville Water and Sewer Director Ronnie Kelly said the next step is getting Willow milled and paved. Kelly said he is pleased with how the project went and expects the work to have a long lifespan. “What we did, you know, typically a lot of the pipes and so forth will ... Read More »

Tech Officials Happy With First 6 Weeks

As Tennessee Tech enters its sixth week of classes, campus officials are assessing how to move forward into the spring with the COVID backdrop. TTU’s Chief Communications Officer Karen Lykins said student and staff are being surveyed about what they think has worked this semester. As things move along, Lykins said the campus is transforming to fit everyone’s needs. “We ... Read More »

Cummins Filtration Ramps Up Mask Production for Communities

Cummins Filtration is looking to ramp up its mask production that already exceeds 200,000 per day, world wide. Cummins Filtration Chief Engineer Kevin South said making the mask filters in Cookeville is similar to making cotton candy. Which is then hit with an electric charge. Currently masks are being made for internal use, but South said giving masks to Cookeville ... Read More »

Former Commissioner Copeland To Be Laid To Rest

Former Putnam County Commissioner Jim Copeland will be laid to rest Saturday morning. Copeland died Wednesday at the age of 82. He will be buried Saturday at Sand Springs Memorial Gardens. Services will be held Saturday at 11am at Stevens Street Baptist Church. Copeland spent over 40 years at Cumberland Container Corporation. He retired as Vice-President and General Manager. He ... Read More »

Litigation Ends for Bee Rock Easement

Monterey has been granted a summary judgement Friday on the easement for Bee Rock. Monterey Mayor JJ Reels said the dispute was between the city and near by property owners over the trail leading to Bee Rock. Reels said visitors had become afraid to take the trail but now Monterey will control the trail indefinitely. “It’s just a relief to ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioner Votes No on Jail Land Purchase

Putnam County Commissioner Kevin Christopher said he does not support the county jail expanding so close to residential areas. Christopher said the jail has reached its capacity within a generation and believes Cookeville will only continue to grow as time passes. Leading Christopher to vote no Monday on a land purchase to expand the jail’s parking. Christopher said the county ... Read More »