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MAKING PROGRESS: MLCONNECT BROADBAND REACHING DEEPER INTO RURAL AREAS

Main line fiber construction is currently underway in rural Perry, Hickman, and Lewis counties for Meriwether Lewis Connect. The goal is to be doing in-home/business installations of broadband in all areas of MLEC’s service area by the end of 2022. “Weather, demand, Covid’s impact on labor and equipment availability, as well as other uncontrollable factors…

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SYLVIA LOIS GIBSON

SYLVIA LOIS GIBSON Mrs. Gibson, 84, of Lobelville, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at her residence. A funeral service was held Friday, October 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Young Funeral Home, with David Weatherly officiating. Burial was at Dr. O.A. Kirk Memorial Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Willie Nathaniel…

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION HONORED FALLEN

Friday, October 8, 2021, was a special night at Viking Stadium as Perry County veterans were recognized and thirteen fallen service members were remembered during a special presentation of American flags. Each flag represented one of the thirteen military service members killed August 26 in the Taliban suicide bombing at the Kabul, Afghanistan airport. Viking…

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GOVERNOR’S SUMMIT FOCUSED ON DISTRESSED COUNTIES, INCLUDING PERRY

The good news coming from the West Tennessee Rural Economic Summit, held last week at Pickwick Landing, is that the number of “distressed” counties in Tennessee has dropped from fifteen to nine. Governor Bill Lee made the announcement: “Early on, we set a goal that we would have less than ten distressed counties by 2025,”…

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CHARLES DUNCAN QUALLS

CHARLES DUNCAN QUALLS Mr. Qualls, 93, died Sunday, October 3, 2021, at his residence. A funeral service was held Thursday, October 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Young Funeral Home, with Keith Fulton officiating. Burial was at Qualls Cemetery, with military honors. He was born in Perry County, the son of the late…

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JOE CARUSO

JOE CARUSO Mr. Caruso, 44, of Linden, died Sunday, September 5, 2021, at his residence. The family chose cremation; no service is planned. McDonald Funeral Homes of Perry County was in charge of arrangements. He was the son of the late Robert Caruso and Marjorie Caruso. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in…

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FFA’S ANNUAL AUTUMN EVENT IS THIS SATURDAY

The twelfth annual Perry County FFA Tractor and Truck Pull will be this Saturday, October 16, 2021, 8:00 a.m., at the Perry County FFA Alumni Blue and Gold Park (former Perry County Saddle Club), Highway 13 South, Linden. Admission is $5; children under 10 and participants entering a tractor or truck get in free. Events…

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DANNY LYNN LOMAX

DANNY LYNN LOMAX Mr. Lomax, 62, of Linden, died Friday, October 1, 2021, at his residence. A funeral service was held Monday, October 11, 2021, 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Young Funeral Homem with Bob Cook officiating. Burial was at Almost Heaven Cemetery. He was the son of the late Joe Dan Lomax and…

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