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McCaskey volunteers to sell programs at the Bluecross Bowl because of what the three day event means to Cookeville.
"I just think it's good for the community. It's been great for us," said McCaskey.
This is the 4th year the 8 game high school football championship event has been held in Cookeville.
Every year it draws fans from around the state including Lois Ross from Milan.
"We drove up and we've enjoyed ourselves," said Ross.
About 42,000 people attended the event last year.
It's estimated those fans brought a million dollars into the local economy with extra business for hotels and restaurants.
Waitress Chelsea James says she's noticed the extra business at Crawdaddy's.
"People always have a story and they tell what's going on and why they're here," said James.
It's why the community was so happy to hear the Bluecross Bowl will be sticking around at least through 2016.
That gives McCaskey four more years of missed games.
"You just give that up," said McCaskey.
Saturday, December 1 2012, 05:07 AM CST
Courthouse in line for repairs, updates
May 25, 2013 15:50 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials in Coffee County are looking to update their historic courthouse instead of replacing the 141-year-old structure.
After all, they said the building is in pretty good shape. As far as repairs, it just needs some new paint and molding, as well as work to repair some water damage. But county maintenance director Robert Gilliam says the entire structure needs updating in order to make it last until the next century.
Gilliam and County Mayor David Pennington told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/19ivpQ6 ) that officials have taken care to maintain the building and it hasn't had any major renovations in decades.
Historical society spokeswoman Joanna Lewis said the group is trying to come up with fundraising ideas for the project.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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