By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ
COOKEVILLE – Thursday night, the city of Cookeville adopted a new city flag to better illustrate and represent the current city. The new flag will be flown at the new police headquarters on Neal Street, city hall and other city facilities.
The city of Cookeville first adopted a city flag in 1986. The flag was the result of a partnership between the Cookeville Rotary Club and the city, and it was designed by artists Rosemary DuBoise and Romola Drost.
Last year, the city chose to design a new City Seal and City Flag to better represent the current city, its positive growth and community highlights. It wasn’t until the design for the new flag was almost complete that city leaders discovered that the first flag had been adopted.
“The 1986 flag is a fine flag, but we believe the city has grown and significantly changed since then and a new flag is justified,” said City Manager James Mills.
The original flag will be retired and placed at the Cookeville History Museum.