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Raising Cane's renowned chicken restaurant to open in Cookeville, TN

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A new restaurant, Raising Cane's, is coming to Middle Tennessee Friday and chicken lovers will want to stop by. This fast-growing chicken finger concept is set to debut in Cookeville, TN at 1100 Interstate Drive. The new restaurant will kick off its grand opening celebration...
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Raising Cane’s opens first Middle TN location Friday

COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Raising Cane’s officials announced the grand opening of their first Tennessee location Tuesday. Restaurant officials expressed their excitement about joining the Cookeville community. The restaurant, known for its chicken fingers that are marinated, hand-battered, and cooked to order, plans to host a large celebration Friday in honor of its new location.
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Cookeville Murder Suspect Extradited To Putnam Jail

A Cookeville man that allegedly murdered his 23-year-old fiancee was transported back to Putnam County from Louisiana Saturday. Christian Luna is currently being held with a $250,000 bond at the Putnam County Jail. Luna was arrested out-of-state in February for the first degree murder of Lyndzy Bounds. Bounds’ body was...

Cookeville FD On Scene At North Dixie Apartment Fire Tuesday Morning

Cookeville Fire Department was on the scene for an hour Tuesday morning at approximately 4:22 a.m. to address a crawl space fire at a North Dixie Avenue apartment complex. Acting Captain Paul Parrish said that it appeared to be a bag of garbage or clothes that had caught part of the subflooring of apartment number six on fire. He said that residents in the complex had told him they had seen people going in and out of the crawl space.

Gallatin Manufacturer Moves Operations To Sparta

A new manufacturing business has moved from Gallatin to Sparta. Fusion Tools Inc creates cable ropes and shackles for the industrial market. Vice-President Wes Howard said family, expansion opportunities and more employees is why the company selected Sparta. ‘We actually scoured the state all the way from Dickson, Tennnessee over...

New Council To Oversee Monterey Events In The Works

The idea of a new Monterey council that would oversee events and sports has been introduced. Mayor Nathan Walker said the concept resulted from a Monday night work session. Walker said the goal would be to bring all the community events and civic organizations together. “Of course, this was just...
Overton County News

Wildcats eliminated by Cumberland County

During the regular season, the Livingston Academy Wildcats baseballers took care of Cumberland County twice, 6-1 and 5-4.But when it really counted last week in the district playoffs, the Jets reversed the course, taking two from the Cats and ending their season. But before Livingston and Cumberland could square off,...

Mills: Goal For New Budget To Step Up Employee Salaries

Stepping up for city employees. That’s the goal Cookeville City Manager James Mills outlined for city council members as they wrapped up a two-day budget work session Tuesday. Under the proposed $36.8 million budget, employees would receive about a $4,600 raise. Mills said city employees deserve the increase. “This...

Further Work Needed On Portion Of Tennessee Avenue, $400K Cost

Cookeville City Council will consider a $250,000 payment to help pay for road improvements on Tennessee Avenue. Some 900 feet of roadway will be brought up to industrial road standards to handle truck traffic from the new Fed Ex and Garrett Brothers Concrete Company facilities in the area. City Manager...

Cats crush Tennessee Tech in final midweek game of regular season

In its final midweek affair of the 2022 regular season, Kentucky Baseball took care of business as it scored a 13-0 seven-inning win over Tennessee Tech at Kentucky Proud Park. The Wildcat bats scored early and often Tuesday evening as in the bottom of the first, Hunter Jump came home...

Kentucky run-rules Tennessee Tech

LEXINGTON, KY. – Chase Estep drove in four runs and Oraj Anu had a career night as Kentucky scored a 13-0 run-rule victory in seven innings over Tennessee Tech on Tuesday evening. It was UK’s first shutout victory of the season. The Wildcats (28-23) now turn their attention...

Breaking: Bressler suspends City Council campaign

COOKEVILLE – Business leader and local community advocate Gene Bressler announced today that he is suspending his campaign for the upcoming City Council race in Cookeville. Bressler qualified for the race on April 5 with the submittal of his documents to be on the ballot. But since then, a deteriorating health situation with some of Bressler’s closest elderly relatives whom he is immediately responsible has forced him to reconsider the best use of his personal time over the next several months.

Cookeville City Council Candidate Gene Bressler Withdraws

Cookeville City Council Candidate Gene Bressler announced on Monday he would withdraw from the upcoming council race. Bressler was one of 12 candidates to qualify for the city council ballot in the August election. Due to a family health situation, Bressler decided he must withdraw to dedicate his time to his family. Bressler said that he hopes to return to the race in the next cycle.

Registry delves into fire-hall check-cashing complaint against state Rep. Paul Sherrell

The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance is looking into a complaint that state Rep. Paul Sherrell wrote checks from his campaign account to local fire halls and asked for cash back, potentially pocketing it while campaigning this year. Sparta resident Dale Walker, director of the Tennessee Pastors Network, filed the sworn complaint asking for an […] The post Registry delves into fire-hall check-cashing complaint against state Rep. Paul Sherrell appeared first on Tennessee Lookout.
Overton County News

Race to Build Hope set for June 3

A new race is coming to Livingston on Friday, June 3 – Race to Build Hope, a 5k glow run sponsored by Overton Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds from the race are to benefit the Senior Repair program in Overton County. Awards will be presented in various age classifications for this 5k.
Overton County News

Bobby Anderson

Funeral services for Ret. Cookeville Police Dept. Capt. Bobby Lee Anderson, age 50, were held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Stevens Street Baptist Church. Pastor Scott Parkison officiated the service. Interment with Police Honor Guard Honors were followed at Saylors Cemetery in White County. Mr. Anderson passed away suddenly on...

Retired Cookeville Police Captain Dies In Crash

The Cookeville Police Department is mourning the death of retired Captain Bobby Anderson who died following a motor vehicle crash on Friday, May 13, 2022. He was 50. According to the Department’s Facebook page, at approximately 9:16 AM on Friday, officers of the Cookeville Police Department responded to the area of Buffalo Valley Road near Eagles Landing Drive in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a truck. Upon realizing that Captain Anderson was involved, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) was asked to respond to conduct the investigation.