Mickey Lee Fisher

Posted by | April 5, 2019 9:24 am

Mickey Lee Fisher, 31, of Spencer, passed away unexpectedly, on April 2, 2019, in Spencer.

Mr. Fisher was born May 22, 1987, in Sparta, to Billy Jones and Mary E. Bennett.

He was a 2005 graduate of Van Buren County High School and a utility worker for the City of Spencer. Mr. Fisher was a member of the Church of God and was with Leadership Van Buren. He was a devoted father to his son.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Marcus Jack Bouldin; grandparents, William H. Jones and Mary A. Mills and Kenneth D. Bennett and Barbara G. Madewell.

In addition to his parents, he … Read More


Five employers to participate in job fair April 9 in Cookeville

Posted by | April 5, 2019 9:18 am

The Goodwill Career Solutions Center, at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., in Cookeville, will host a job fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., on April 9, for five employers seeking to fill more than 100 positions in Putnam, White, and surrounding counties.

Employers include Quality Inn, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, Malone Staffing, Senior Solutions Home Care, and Goodwill. Openings include retail associate, housekeeping, machine operator, assembly, correctional officer, caregiver and other positions. Rates of pay reach $15 per hour.

Representatives from these companies will be on-site and interviews are possible, so job-seekers should dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged to bring a resume, photo ID and their Social Security card … Read More


TTU’s speech and debate team has national champion, scores high in national tournament

Posted by | April 5, 2019 9:14 am

Showing off their trophies from the Pi Kappa Delta tournament held at Hofstra University, from left, are Tennessee Tech Speech and debate Team members Sarah Stansbury, Madison (Mik) Davis and Sistina Hammonds.

The Tennessee Tech Speech and Debate team members at the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament.

Tennessee Tech’s Speech and Debate team has established a national prominence the past two seasons. Madison (Mik) Davis earned a second national championship while several other students enjoyed a great deal of success recently at Hofstra University in the Pi Kappa Delta national tournament.

Davis, a junior political science and journalism major from Hendersonville, was named the national champion speaker in … Read More


Train tales

Posted by | April 5, 2019 9:04 am

Stories and fun

Train Tales is a Friday favorite for preschoolers at the Cookeville Depot Museum, 116 W. Broad St. Enjoy a train story and fun activity from 10:30-11 a.m. Afterward, be sure explore the cabooses and train cars outside. Admission is free. For more information, call (931) 520-5455.


Fish attractors

Posted by | April 5, 2019 9:02 am

Better fishing at Cane Creek

Leisure Services was pleased to partner with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee Tech Student Fisheries Association, Tennessee Tech Bass Fishing Team and U.S. Geological Survey Coop Unit to improve fishing opportunities at Cane Creek Park by installing a variety of fish attractors, including Mossback fish habitats, brush and stake beds. These structures provide cover and shade for the fish, prompting them to congregate, thus boosting an angler’s fishing experience.


Summer camps

Posted by | April 5, 2019 9:00 am

Registration opens April 15

Summer is a time for having fun and making new friends. Leisure Services offers the perfect opportunity through its day camps: Recreational Day Camp, May 28-July 26; Basketball Camp, June 3-7, June 24-28 and July 15-19; Lacrosse Camp, June 10-14; and All Sports Camp, June 17-21, July 8-12 and July 22-26. Camps are held at Cane Creek Recreation Center and Cane Creek Gymnasium, 180 C C Camp Road. Registration for basketball camp is now open. Registration for all other camps begins April 15. Space is limited. For more information, call (931) 526-7393.


Pioneer Day

Posted by | April 5, 2019 8:58 am

Learn about pioneer life during the first History Hike of the year April 13, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Cookeville History Museum, 40 E. Broad St. This free, fun and educational activity features hands-on stations and demonstrations, including butter making, quill writing, washboard laundry, soap carving, weaving and animal pelts. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a Lazy Cow Creamery gift card. History Hikes continue the second Saturday of each month through October. Each month has a different theme. For more information, call (931) 520-5455.


Boats are back

Posted by | April 5, 2019 8:54 am

Enjoy the sights of spring on a paddleboat, kayak or canoe at Cane Creek Park beginning April 6 on Saturdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 1-6 p.m. through Memorial Day at 201 C C Camp Road. (They’re available daily during the summer season.) Paddleboats are $4 per half hour; kayaks, $6-$8 per hour; and canoes, $8 per hour. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult and wear a life jacket, which is provided. For more information, call 520-4386.


Celebrating nursing

Posted by | April 5, 2019 8:52 am

Cookeville History Museum’s new exhibit, “Celebrating Nursing in the Upper Cumberland,” continues through May 11 at 40 E. Broad St. This exhibit celebrates the hard work and dedication of area nursing professionals. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free.


Storytelling workshops

Posted by | April 5, 2019 8:51 am

For adults and kids

This year’s Storyfest in the Park is offering something new – storytelling workshops on May 3 (the day before Storyfest) for adults and children. Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake is offering two workshops for adults from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at Cookeville First United Methodist Church. Sessions are $25 each or $40 for both. Call the Cookeville History Museum at (931) 520-5455 or register at the link below. For the kids, storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin will offer two sessions at the same location – 4:15-5 p.m. for little ones (which will be more of a show) and 5:15-6 p.m. for ages 9 and up. These … Read More


Dogapalooza

Posted by | April 5, 2019 8:49 am

Here’s a chance to brag on your dog. Leisure Services is seeking Top Dog photos for display during the 10th annual Dogapalooza on April 27. Send photos to ls@cookeville-tn.gov by April 24, along with your name, your dog’s name and breed, and a brief description (two to three sentences) of why your dog is Top Dog to you. Photos may also be posted on the Cookeville Leisure Services Department Facebook page on our pinned Top Dog post. Dogapalooza is a free event from 1-4 p.m. at Dogwood Park for dogs and the people who love them. It features an off-leash play area, pet-related booths, adoptable pets and a … Read More


WCHS Warriorettes fall to Upperman, win against Stone

Posted by | April 4, 2019 2:45 pm

The Warriorettes faced off against Upperman and Stone Memorial on Monday and Tuesday nights, earning different results in each contest.

In Monday’s game versus the Lady Bees, the Warriorettes were unable to gain an edge in what was a well-pitched game that they lost by the score of 1-0. They were able to turn things around in Tuesday’s matchup in which their offense was kick started en route to a 16-1 dismantling of the Lady Panthers.

Offense was hard to come by when the Warriorettes took on Upperman. With only nine hits between both teams, pitchers took control in the tightly contested battle. The girls faced very few … Read More


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