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on to your pitchforks . . .
City Attorney Mike O'Mara run for DA?
Reeves discusses character's dilemma
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what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his
own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his
-- Matthew 16:26
County's watchdog press
of official corruption, abuse of authority, civil rights violations and
outright theft from Cookeville and Putnam County, Tennessee
Watchdog for All Seasons
got your eggs right here.'
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your children be the next jailhouse suicides or arson victims. More
employees' goof off at work page
Attorney T. Michael O'Mara's pay increased from 35,953.50 in 1998, to $62,133.35
in 2000, but
legal bills don't bug Cookeville's city manager
has always held
a special place in the minds — and stomachs — of many who have had the
pleasure of tasting the regional cuisine. Alexander Smalls, father of “Southern
revival cooking” and owner of the acclaimed Cafe Beulah, shares some of
his favorite dishes of the South. Check out the recipes below.
to Cookeville government, home of the Shipley gang.
say who the press is. No, really, Thomas Jefferson of one of them must
have given them permission, or else how could they?)
us your change or we'll annex you and shut off your utilities, and you
freeze to death the sheriff'll make it look like suicide, he might as well
7.3 % water rate hike
"Our own costs
for services and demands upon our system now requires a price increase,"
Cookeville Water Czar Ronnie Kelly writes to Mayor Jeff Wilhite
more and more resources going to DA Bill Gibson's Drug Task Force,
Commerce lists member restaurants; nine are threatened with closure for
state health violations.
promote, just list them,' says Eldon Leslie, chamber president-- Story
restaurant that has the same critical item twice in a row receives a "Warning
letter" if it scores below 80 on the inspection, explains Jimmy Ashburn,
and environmentalist with the Tennessee Department of health.
does not mean that is is dirty or unsafe," he says. "It is simply a warning
to not let that violation happen again. If a restaurant has the same critical
violation three times in a row and their score on the third inspection
is below 70 their permit can be revoked and they can be closed for 24 hours
and have to clean up the restaurant and pass another inspection before
reopening. So a warning letter is generated on the second violation as
a preliminary to possible revocation. However, if their score is not below
70 on the third inspection the revocation procedure is not acted upon.
At this time it is policy not to send a 'warning letter' to any establishment
unless the score on their inspection is below 80."
City of Cookeville
government food outlet gets state
revocation notice for health violations
web site visitors think about other claims made by the Chamber if there
is no minimum standard of performance or quality?
story on recent drug busts does not include even one by the DTF. Story
you hate regulation, you'll love the Cookeville political climate:
Move your toxins and
meth labs to Putnam County, Tenn.
by the TBI? No problem!
Our friends get away
with murder, our critics are destroyed and . . .
We're insured by the
Tennessee Municipal League!
your environmentally insensitive business to Cookeville, Tenn.
Check the map at
right to locate fresh land to spoil. [Hurry, it's going faster than we
can deal with.] Then, add your site to our Local Links pages below.
to get sick in Putnam County
You don't have
to go to Love Canal to benefit from environmental neglect. Click here
for a detailed look at toxic Putnam County sites.
to get poisoned in Putnam County
to shut down more than 20 food outlets -- including one run by the City
of Cookeville -- for health violations.
We name them
pollution sites in Putnam County