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Cookeville Offering Another 500 Tree Giveaway

Cookeville is continuing to make trees available to the community to regrow what was lost in the March Tornado. 500 trees are available and all Putnam County residents can come and select as many trees as they need Saturday. Cookeville Urban Forester Jaime Nunan said these giveaways have given residents a chance to start fresh and create new memories. “I’ve ... Read More »

Severe Weather Awareness Week Calls For Planning Ahead

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and serves as a reminder to be prepared for the beginning of storm season. Jackson County EMS PIO Derek Woolbright said the anniversary of Cookeville’s March tornado falling on this week makes it even more relevant. “Not only because it is at the forefront of our minds right now due to last year’s ... Read More »

Community Joins Together At Double Springs Church Of Christ

The Putnam County community joined together at Double Springs Church of Christ Wednesday night to remember lives lost one year ago. Mayor Randy Porter said the community joins in praying for the families to continue their healing. “We remember the pain and suffering that so many of you experienced,” Porter said. “We remember the loss of your family members, friends, ... Read More »

CRMC Medical Staff Honored For Tornado Response

Cookeville Regional honored the medical professionals who treated 95 tornado victims in the hours after the storm. “As everyone knows, March 3rd 2020 changed the lives in the matter of minutes. Families were torn apart. Nineteen lives were lost,” CRMC CEO Paul Korth said. “As quickly as the storm hit and left, Cookeville Regional Medical Center personnel were called in, ... Read More »

Community Remembers March 3 Wednesday

The community remembers the one year anniversary of the Putnam County tornado Wednesday. 19 people died in the early morning hours of March 3rd including five children. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the day offers the community the chance to reflect. “Families lost loved one, lost everything they had sometimes, homes, vehicles and everything,” Porter said. “Every family has ... Read More »

Tornado Scammer’s Work Showing One Year Later

As the one year anniversary of the March tornado approaches, local lawyers stand ready to help residents who were taken advantage of. Marla Williams is the Managing Attorney for the Cookeville’s Legal Aid Society office. Williams said they have attorneys to help with civil cases against scammers. “Some of that work would certainly be coming to light and promises to ... Read More »

UCEMC Cookeville Location To Reopen This December

Cookeville’s Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation office is set to reopen to the public by the end of the month. The highway 70 location sustained severe storm damage during the March tornado. General Manager Jimmy Gregory said about 97 percent of repairs are complete. “We are very pleased,” Gregory said. “The process took a little while to get off the ... Read More »

Flash Floods Affect Putnam County Roads

Putnam County had its hands full with severe weather this weekend. Putnam County Road Supervisor Randy Jones said clean ups were already planned for Monday, before Sunday night’s flash floods. Jones said the flooding caused more than just high water and debris on Putnam County roads. “Several roads that have washed a lot of the asphalt and oil and chip ... Read More »

Barn Destroyed In Warren County Friday Night

Emergency management reports a barn destroyed near Morrison Friday night as strong storms moved through Warren County. The incident happened on Cecil Laxton Road just before 6:00pm Friday. That is just south of Morrison. That is the area in which the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at that same time. No injuries reported. Read More »

Storm Cleanup Ending

The organized cleanup efforts from the March tornado came to a close Tuesday. Custom Tree Care of Topeka, Kansas, has been responsible for debris removal. Project Manager Sean Latzen said volunteer efforts have made a huge impact. “The amount of community response here, with the volunteers, has helped greatly expedite getting this cleaned up,” Latzen said. “There’s other places where ... Read More »