Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Council To Consider Support For Cummins Falls

The Cookeville city council Thursday night will consider a resolution expressing support for the effort to raise money for the purchase of the area of Jackson County known as Cummins Falls.  The resolution also asks for a commitment from the State of Tennessee and the designation of Cummins Falls as a state park or natural area.  It's being brought to the council at the request of Vice Mayor Larry Epps.  In May of last year, 186 acres of the northeast side of Blackburn Fork River, the home of Cummins Falls, was sold at public auction to Cookeville resident, Dr. Glenn Hall. And officials say Hall agreed to give the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation until June 16th of this year to buy the land from him. Fundraising efforts have been underway ever since then.