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Murder Victim’s Family Forced to Wait Even Longer for Trial

Margie and Jerry Barber of Linden have been waiting more than forty-eight months for the man who confessed to killing their son, Jerrel, to stand trial. Now, they will have to wait even longer. The trial for Jimmy Kevin Medlin, charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Jerrel Barber on October 14,…

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Commission Approved Ambulance Service Employee Pay Raises

In an effort to remain competitive and improve recruitment in a quickly changing market, the Perry County Commission approved higher pay for ambulance service employees—the second pay adjustment this calendar year. In an 11-0 unanimous vote at the Monday, November 21, 2022 regular meeting, the Commissioners okayed the new hourly rates, with ranges based on…

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Grant Covers Modular Classroom Coming to Lobelville School

Students at Lobelville School will have a new resource to prepare them for a career path before they reach high school, in a new modular classroom that will also serve as a computer lab and a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning space. The best part—almost all of the………… ……….FOR COMPLETE STORY, PLEASE READ…

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Buddy’s ‘For Love of Paws’ Sunday

The fourth annual “Buddy’s for The Love of Paws” benefit will be held this Sunday, December 4, 2022, 11:30 a.m., at Azbill Community Center, 113 Factory Street, Linden. Enjoy BBQ plates by Papa Kayjoe’s, raffles, an auction with Richardson Real Estate, photos with Santa, and an Ugly Sweater Contest. For more information, or to donate…

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Twenty-Four Winners Took Home Their Holiday Birds

Two dozen lucky Buffalo River Review readers were winners in the 2022 Great Turkey Giveaway. They picked up their birds last Friday. This year’s contest sponsors and winners: –FirstBank: Shirley Barnum and Ann Laster; –Duncan’s Ace Hardware: Cody Nelson and Joyce Marshall; –Food Giant: Mary Elliott and Ellen Harlow; –The Frame Shop & Gifts: Janet…

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More Details About Hospital Debt Emerge from Title Search Results

A scheduled review hearing last week on the court-ordered pending sale of Perry Community Hospital did not occur when attorneys for both sides did not appear before Judge Michael Spitzer. The docket item was read shortly after 9:00 a.m., last Monday, but the court went on with other matters in the attorneys’ absence. As of…

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Please Support Santa Program This Christmas

Perry County High School teacher Cindy Rogers announced that the 14th annual “ FFA Santa Program” clothes, toys, and food collection drive is now underway. Donations from all citizens of Perry County are welcome. The program is conducted by the Perry County High School FFA students, Sisterhood Riders, FirstBank, and Cash Express. Rogers, who is…

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Christmas Essay Contest Deadline

First Baptist-Linden is sponsoring an essay contest for all Linden and Lobelville middle school students in grades five through eight with winners to be announced at the Christmas tree lighting service on the courthouse lawn, Saturday, December 3, 2022, 4:30 p.m., as part of the Chamber’s “A Little Linden Christmas..” The essay subject is “What…

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Hickerson Selected as New Solid Waste Director

In a couple of weeks, Perry County will have a new Solid Waste Director in a position redefined by the county’s Solid Waste Committee which temporarily put itself in total control of that department to address what members saw as problems. County Commissioner Jonathan Hickerson—chosen from a field with four other applicants—was picked in the…

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Schools Closed Four Days Due to High Flu Absences

After being closed Monday through Wednesday last week due to flu and other sickness, Perry County Schools were open on Thursday—but attendance was so low, the four county schools closed again last Friday. Director of Schools Eric Lomax reported absentee numbers for Thursday, November 10: –Linden Middle: 31 students, no adults. –Lobelville School: 54 students…

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