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The site for the proposed Shoppes at Eagle Point development is currently being prepped for construction; with heavy machinery spotted moving debris this week. Stay tuned to the UCBJ for more details as the project advances. The approximate 230,000 square-foot development is expected to open in Spring 2018.  
Progress ramps up on Fifth Interchange   By Amye Anderson UCBJ Managing Editor   COOKEVILLE – With the eastbound ramps of the Fifth Interchange now open to traffic, the Fifth Interchange project is beginning to look and feel less like a construction site and more like Cookeville’s newest I-40 exit. If the project maintains its current pace, work at the site should wrap by April....
Governor announces changes to welfare, SNAP programs   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes today announced plans to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that was waived in 2008 during the economic recession. With the state’s record low unemployment rates...
Sparta Krystal eyes October opening      By Amye Anderson UCBJ Managing Editor   SPARTA – Krystal lovers rejoice – the popular restaurant chain, known for its speedy service, affordable menu options and pint-sized burgers, is coming back to town. Construction on the restaurant kicked off last Wednesday. But it won’t take long to wrap up the project. That’s because the new Krystal restaurant will...
Tesla Supercharging station taking shape   By Amye Anderson UCBJ Managing Editor   COOKEVILLE – The city’s latest electric car charging station ­– the site of eight individual Tesla Supercharger docks – located in the Jackson Plaza shopping center, is taking shape. The station is anticipated to open by the end of 2017, according to the Tesla website. Tesla claims the Supercharger to be...
FIRST LOOK: SAIC holds open house, sets sights on recruiting    By Amye Anderson UCBJ Managing Editor   COOKEVILLE – Local government officials and business leaders were able to get a first-hand look of SAIC (Science Applications International Corp.), one of the newest companies to call the city home, during an open house event Monday evening. The facility, located in the heart of the city’s...