Area News

PERRY COUNTY GOES TO POLLS TOMORROW

Even with only one county-wide office on the ballot, early voting—which ended Saturday at noon—for tomorrow’s election was brisk. Administrator of Elections Gaye Treadwell reported that 980 Perry County citizens cast early ballots, which represents about 18% of the county’s registered voters. She also said 106 voters—just under two percent of the county’s 5,500 registered—requested…

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Schools Expected to Embrace COVID-19 Regulations & Modifications

  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed Executive Order No. 55, which will include TSSAA member schools in an exception to contact sports restrictions. “We appreciate being able to work with Gov. Lee and his staff on this,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA. “I am pleased that we were able to develop…

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TWF WANTS PERRY COUNTY RESIDENTS TO SHARE PICTURES, VIDEOS, STORIES

Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) wants Perry County residents to share pictures, videos, and stories of how rental canoes, kayaks, and tubes are affecting their favorite river. Commercial canoe and kayak rental services have grown rapidly. As a result, unsafe practices, litter, and conflicts with other citizens have increased while individual anglers and paddlers are crowded…

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Tennessee River Trail Seeks National Designation

  The Tennessee River Trail Scenic Byway is among sixty-four nominations under consideration by the U.S. Department of Transportation to receive federal designation as a member of the National Scenic Byway Program. If awarded, National Scenic Byway designation would pave the way for nine Tennessee River counties—including Perry County—to receive national marketing support and access…

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