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Siblings open region’s first ‘Sculpting Spa’

COOKEVILLE – A brother and sister duo has opened a one-of-a-kind new business in the Upper Cumberland – one that promises to reduce body fat without the need for surgery. Siblings Natasha and Navin Jain, who grew up in Cookeville, opened The Sculpting Spa LLC in December. The...
Posted On 04 May 2016

⊕ Tech student develops app to improve restaurant wait

COOKEVILLE – All it takes is one good idea. Or maybe for Charles Jordan, it takes two. The 22-year-old Tennessee Tech student has started his own business based off the latter, Wait Saver, a smartphone application/hosting system that could be a big boon for both restaurants and...
Posted On 07 May 2015

Poet’s new owner makes changes, strengthens brand

COOKEVILLE – Poet’s Coffee turns 20 next year. Through those two decades, it’s become a hallmark business for Cookeville, consistently maintaining its popularity with local residents and Tennessee Tech students through several ownership changes. Six months ago, it went through...

Warren County second-home development continues to thrive

WARREN COUNTY – Vacation developments around the region and the state suffered greatly during the housing bust a few years ago along with the rest of the industry. A lot of vacation homes went to foreclosure as owners sought to rid themselves of added expenses in tough...

Updated: New Lafayette strip center claims to offer fastest Internet speeds in Southeast

LAFAYETTE – A new Macon County strip center – one that boosts some of the fastest Internet speeds in the Southeast – recently celebrated the completion of its first phase of construction. Phase one of The Maple Hill Center of Lafayette is officially open for operation. Built on...
Posted On 03 Sep 2014

New home supply center under construction in Pickett County

BYRDSTOWN – Construction is underway in Byrdstown on a new home, garden and building center that’s aiming to be a one-stop shop for both locals and tourists alike. Pickett Farm Supply owners Ken and John Scott will be looking to move into that new structure once...
Posted On 01 Jul 2014

Life of a luthier: Turrentine builds career on passion for music

COOKEVILLE – Zebulon Turrentine is a luthier, a person who makes guitars, and those handcrafted by Turrentine in his small shop in Cookeville are coveted by collectors and musicians throughout the United States. “When I was about 16, I started playing guitar,”...

Food trucks serving up mobile menus in the UC

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Slinging burgers and fries from the average 26-foot mobile trailer may not sound like the most appetizing eating environment, but foodies everywhere have taken to the food truck movement. It’s among the hottest trends in the restaurant industry, a...
Posted On 08 May 2014

McMinnville, Warren County and others make applications for adventure tourism designations

New state program provides tax credits for rock climbing, rafting, equine businesses and more MCMINNVILLE – McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley sees a lot of opportunities for his city under a new program that would designate certain Tennessee communities as adventure tourism...
Posted On 01 Apr 2014
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