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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 »

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 Community Advisory Board Works To Meet Family Needs

The Putnam County Community Advisory Board is working to ensure that no child or family in the community is left behind. President Jackie Reynolds said that’s why the organization is constantly looking to meet the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. She said that since the advisory board’s inception, she has seen a difference in the community. “There are ... Read More »

PCSS Admins And Instructional Coaches Undergoing Training To Help Improve Student Learning

Putnam County Schools leaders are working to strengthen teacher collective efficacy skills. The system is partnering with the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET). 9th through 12th-grade Curriculum Supervisor Sharon Anderson said that the goal is to strengthen administrators’ abilities to support their teachers. “We’re trying to get a sense of the learning loss that has occurred due to ... Read More »

Putnam Fire Department Responds To Burgess Falls Road Hay Barn Fire

Putnam County Fire Department responded to an enflamed hay barn on Burgess Falls Road near Williams Lane on Sunday. Captain Coty Nash said that the owners of the property are out of town. He said that passersby noticed that the barn was on fire and called 911. Nash said that the cause of the fire is presently unknown and being ... Read More »

New Emergency Services Radio Tower Will Expand And Enhance Emergency Response Coverage

Putnam County Emergency Services will explore adding another radio tower in the northern part of Cookeville by the Putnam County Soccer Complex. Putnam 911 Assistant Director Brandon Smith said that the new tower will enhance coverage for the Bangham, Hillham, Dodson Branch areas. Smith said that the new 180-foot tower would also fix paging issues for emergency responders. “That paging ... Read More »

Putnam Jail Lifts In-Person Visitation Suspension, Facility COVID Free

In-person visitations at the Putnam County Jail are set to resume Monday. Visitations were temporarily suspended for three weeks after a COVID spike among inmates. Sheriff Eddie Farris said the facility now stands COVID free. “We’ve certainly made some progress over the last few days,” Farris said. “So the 27th everybody will be off quarantine. So, we’re excited about that. ... Read More »

Rodgers Named New Putnam Words On Wheels Bus Coordinator

Dr. Mark Rodgers has been named the new Putnam County Words On Wheels bus coordinator. Rodgers will take over from the retiring Barbara Greeson. Rodgers has been with the early literacy program since its inception. He said its efforts in bringing the joys of reading and learning to children are key in bettering the future of the community. “A really ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Expect Good Year Ahead After First Week Back

Putnam County Schools had their first full day back on Tuesday, and officials say it looks like it will be a good school year. Deputy Director Tim Martin said that the main issue facing schools is long car lines from the influx of students. “Not just newly registered but everybody being back,” Martin said. “All of us kind of got ... Read More »