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West End Park To Receive Security Upgrades After Meeting With Non Profit

Cookeville’s West End Park will receive security upgrades and maintenance improvements after a meeting with a concerned non-profit earlier this week. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said discussions with the group West End Connection centered around upgrading cameras and signage. Woods said the city plans to run fiber to the park that will allow cameras to be monitored. Woods said ... Read More »

Cookeville Officials Dialogue With West End Connection Regarding Concerns

Cookeville city officials opening dialogue with the non-profit West End Connection regarding West End Park concerns. West End Connection officials particularly concerned with increased park traffic and security. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the Connection’s worry about security a response, in part, to the recent death of a Cookeville High School student killed earlier this month. “There are other ... Read More »

West End Connection Asks City For Renovations With Popularity Growing

The non-profit West End Connection wants Cookeville to work with the organization on improvements to West End Park and its policies. Changes include more security and public signage posted throughout the park. West End Connection President Natalie Okorji said they would like to see signs posted alerting visitors that the park does employ security cameras. Okorji said many more people ... Read More »

Join the Darwin Dash on Memorial Day to preserve Cookeville’s Historic West End

Cookeville’s West End Connection will hold its first Darwin Dash on Memorial Day. The race will raise funds for West End preservation including the records and memories of the Darwin School, the only African American school during segregated education in Cookeville. West End Connection’s Lori Strode said it’s important to preserve Darwin’s history. “I feel like if we didn’t who ... Read More »

West End Connection Members Working To Set Up Darwin School Reunion

West End Connection Members working to set up the first-ever Darwin School Reunion for alumni and the community. Reunion Co-Chair Lori Strode said they plan on having music, dancing, food, and celebration. Strode said that they wanted to take the time to honor all of those who paved the way for future generations. “We want to pay tribute to the ... Read More »

West End Connection: Cookeville Non-Profit Working For The Historical Community

A new Cookeville non-profit has formed in Cookeville preserving the history of the West End community. The organization West End Connection was created by President Natalie Okorji (Oh-Core-Gee) alongside other community members. Okorji said she grew up in West End and wanted to keep its story alive. “West End area is historic to the Cookeville city due to it being ... Read More »