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60 Years Ago Today: JFK Assassination Remembered By Putnam Resident

Sixty years ago Wednesday, the Upper Cumberland and the nation shaken when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Local resident Chuck Johnson was in his fall semester at Tennessee Tech. Johnson said the tragedy led to months of uncertainty for Cookeville locals and the rest of the nation. “Those were very tense times because nobody knew what was ... Read More »

MECCA Mini Music Fest Saturday

A free music festival is coming to Cookeville’s West Side Saturday. The organization is called Music Enrichment for Community Centered Advancement. MECCA Founder Jill Stalnaker said musicians, a food vendor, and a costume contest are scheduled. “You know, how important it is to have a downtown west side culture that’s really rich in art and music,” Stalnaker said. “It gives ... Read More »

Wholesale Furniture Closing Its Doors After 46 Years

After 46 years of selling furniture to families across the Upper Cumberland, Gail Gillespie is closing her Wholesale Furniture store. She said it’s been a labor of love. The doors are expected to close by October or until the inventory runs out. Gillespie said she has sold over half the store’s inventory the past two weeks. The store is currently ... Read More »

Art Prowl Director Excited For Cookeville’s Art Future

The new director of Cookeville’s Art Prowl said she’s excited to see what the future holds for Cookeville’s art scene. Jen Luna took the job this spring. She said she believes Cookeville’s art scene is vibrant for a small town. “Really, there’s so many talented people here that I think a lot of people don’t even know about,” Luna said. ... Read More »