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CITL Finals Week Bookings

During finals week, the CITL staff will be available to assist you with any end of the semester questions, help trouble-shoot technology issues, and prepare your courses for Spring 2023. You can book an appointment below. Contact the CITL with questions at

Thousands Celebrate the Arrival of Christmas in Smithville

‘Twas a merry and delightful Saturday night in downtown Smithville as thousands of spectators celebrated the arrival of the holiday season during the Smithville Christmas Parade and Christmas on the Square. It is believed to have been the largest parade in Smithville’s history in terms of participants with the long...

Join Upper Cumberland of TN for “Hallmark Christmas”

3 charming small towns filled with the spirit of Christmas. Upper Cumberland – The Upper Cumberland of TN welcomes travelers and local communities to join them for a festive holiday season because, “it will be filled with the spirit of the season and the joy of a Hallmark Christmas.”

UT Extension News: Paying for a Barn You Never Build

Since 2006, 153 hay barns have been built in Smith County with cost-share assistance from the TN Ag Enhancement Program. Most of those barns are still in use, and once producers see the value in storing hay in the dry, they often decide to build multiple barns to keep their hay from rotting in the elements. On the other hand, there are others who may very well have paid for a hay barn that they never built.

Crawdaddy’s owner talks supply chain issues, fire recovery

Supply chain issues have forced some restaurants to change their menu entirely due to skyrocketing prices of goods. Cookeville – Over a year ago, Crawdaddy’s in Cookeville was gutted and rebuilt. From the ovens to the pipes, the entire restaurant had to be replaced following a fire in December 2020.

Cultivating Communities by UT Extension – Jackson County

UT Extension Smith County is proud to present the latest episode of Cultivating Communities. Join hosts Katie Martin and Chris Hicks as they travel the Upper Cumberland to introduce you to local farmers, families, and Extension agents. In this episode of Cultivating Communities, Chris and Katie travel right across the...

Domestic Argument Leads To Shooting In Putnam County

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Cumby Road Monday (11/28/2022) in reference to a shooting. Once on scene Deputies located Jeff Jackson and determined that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. The Sheriff’s Office reports investigators determined that during an argument with his sister, Jamie Boronda, a firearm was brandished and at some point, discharged striking Jackson in the leg. Jackson was transported to the hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury and was later released. Boronda is charged with Aggravated Assault and has a bond set at $34,000. Boronda has a court date set for December 19, 2022. (Image courtesy Putnam County Sheriff’s Office).

The Wallow at Lazy G Ranch officially opens for business

Pictured above from l. to r.: Jason Gaw, Lucy Gaw, Erin Gaw, Noah Gaw, Luke Gaw, Frida Gaw, Eddie Gaw, Ellie Gaw, Eddie Gaw II, Calina Gaw and Carly Gaw. Cookeville – The Wallow at Lazy G Ranch recently celebrated its grand opening. Lazy G Ranch is a buffalo...

New Business listings for November

COOKEVILLE – The following is a list of the 23 new businesses licensed in Putnam County the month of November 2022. There were 21 new retail businesses licensed along with 2 manufacturing/services businesses. List courtesy of Putnam County Clerk Wayne Nabors.

Tennessee Tech Trustees approve revised 2022-2023 budget

COOKEVILLE, TN -- At the December 2022 meeting, the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approved the university’s nearly $200 million budget, as well as approval of the restructure of the university’s student recruitment and communication functions. The board approved Tech’s October revised budget of $193.41 million for 2022-2023....

Harris’ 32 lead Butler over Tennessee Tech 80-66

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Harris’ 32 points led Butler over Tennessee Tech 80-66 on Saturday. Harris also added five rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-3). Manny Bates scored 17 points while shooting 6 of 14 from the field and 5 for 7 from the line, and added five rebounds and three blocks. Eric Hunter Jr. was […]

Construction strong in Putnam County

Putnam County – Construction in Putnam County has been trending in the right direction for months. But, the number of permits issued was lower in November than in that same month in 2021. In comparison, last month saw 22 permits worth $5 million of construction issued, 15 of which...

Cookeville City Council approves rezoning of Blackwell Road parcel

J Cumby Construction, Plateau Marine and Anderson Printing Solutions sit adjacent parcel. Cookeville – The Cookeville City Council has rezoned 12 acres of an 18-acre parcel at 1650 Blackwell Road from a single family residential to light manufacturing designation. Currently the parcel is split designated between residential and light manufacturing.

After the Buzzer: Butler vs Tennessee Tech Recap 12/03/22

Manny Bates boxes out a Tennessee Tech guard to help lead the Bulldogs to their sixth win of the season on Dec. 3 inside Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs cruise to their sixth win of the season led by star guard Chuck Harris who scored a new career-high 32 points against Tennessee Tech University. Multimedia co-editor Ethan Polak recaps the huge performance as well as the latest updates on the injured Butler basketball players.

Cookies and Pictures with Santa in the Walton Hotel Lobby

Aspire Home Group and Keller Williams Realty will host cookies and pictures with Santa on Saturday, December 3rd in the lobby of the Walton Hotel. The free event includes a visit with Santa, photos and cookies for each child. For more information call of text the number above.

Gordonsville Sweeps Doubleheader Against Rival Smith County

Gordonsville High School earned a pair of wins over county rival Smith County on Friday night, beginning with the Tigerettes’ win over the Lady Owls. Gordonsville got off to a good start on both ends of the floor, as they locked down Smith County’s offense to the tune of eight first-quarter points. Add in 16 points of their own, and the Tigerettes held a 16-8 lead heading into the second quarter.