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CRMC Reports 20th COVID Death

Cookeville Regional reported its 20th COVID-19 fatality Tuesday. The patient from White County passed away in the overnight hours, according to Cookeville Regional Public Relations Director Melahn Finley. A total of 23 patients are currently being treated at CRMC with six in intensive care. Putnam County reports 512 active cases, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. The county is ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Could Benefit From New Connectivity Grant

Governor Bill Lee’s new grant program to fund school connectivity could be a help in the Putnam County Schools. Lee announced a $15 million program Thursday to help districts purchase wi-fi or mi-fi devices for students. Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said those expenses can add up quickly. “We provided about five hundred and fifty hot spots to ... Read More »

Just 8% Of Middle TN Community Foundation Tornado Grants To Putnam

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has made some $3.76 million in grants for tornado relief since March. Of that amount, just $258,550 has gone exclusively to Putnam County organizations. That’s roughly 6.8 percent of the grants. Donor Services Vice President Amy Fair said the lack of money going to Putnam is due to a lack of applications. “Any non-profit ... Read More »

Overton, White & Warren Seeing COVID Increases

COVID rates have increased over the last two days in Overton, White and Warren Counties. Overton County reported double digit positive cases Thursday for the first time since the pandemic began. That brings the active case total to 56 in Overton County. The positivity rate, considered the most accurate data point according to experts, stands at 4.5 percent. White County ... Read More »

2 COVID Deaths At CRMC; Active Cases Down

Cookeville Regional reports two more COVID-19 deaths, both residents from Putnam County. One resident died Monday, the other Sunday. 19 people died statewide Monday from COVID, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. 22 patients remain hospitalized with COVID-19 at CRMC. Seven are in ICU, according to Public Relations Director Melahn Finley. Across Putnam County, 392 active COVID cases are ... Read More »

Putnam Reports $6 Million In Building Permits

Putnam County reported some $6.1 million in building permits issued during the month of July. The 44 permits puts the month behind only June, 2020 for most construction permits in the county’s history. The July number includes 30 new single family residential permits. Five are homes being rebuilt from the tornado. “New construction in Putnam County continues to be very ... Read More »

Officials Seeking Memorial Park Land

Putnam County officials are looking for land to place two memorial parks within the corridor of the March tornado. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said officials hope to erect the parks in memory of those lost in the the storm. “We’d like to have possibly two,” Porter said. “One out in the county down in the area around Hensley Drive, ... Read More »

Putnam Saved $3.6 Million In Interest

Putnam County refinanced its 2013 school bonds this week and saved some $3.6 million in interest. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the county got a current interest rate of 1.35 percent this week, saving the county much more money than he had expected. “We were expecting around a 1.8 percent rate with a $1.8 million savings when we started ... Read More »

Green Mountain Water Plan Approved

Putnam County Commissioners unanimously approved a water improvement plan for Green Mountain residents Monday. The county will join forces with the town of Algood to run water lines and install pumps. The county will pay $150,000 of the $270,000 price tag with the town of Algood footing the rest. “I think it’s a very good project and these people have ... Read More »

Putnam Passes Status Quo Budget

Putnam County Commissioners approved the new fiscal year budget Monday night with a plan that keeps spending below last year’s levels. “Remember we had budgeted conservatively on revenue, so if everything is better than we think, actually any better than we think, we’re going to be in great shape,” County Commissioner Chair Ben Rodgers said. The budget includes no property ... Read More »