Area News

PERRY COUNTIAN SELECTED ONE OF TENNESSEE’S TOP 100 SUMMER READERS

Perry Countian Selected One of Tennessee’s Top 100 Summer Readers Tennessee’s First Lady Chrissy Haslam issued the challenge and nine-year-old Emma Rose accepted. The First Lady’s Statewide Reading Competition was a free, summer-long literacy challenge designed to motivate children to read more books and visit their local library over the break. The competition was aimed…

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MLEC ACCESSING BROADBAND NEEDS THROUGH PUBLIC SURVEY

Tennessee legislation passed earlier this year allows electric cooperatives such as Meriwether Lewis to offer broadband internet to their members. To evaluate access, interest and other related information, MLEC is conducting a survey of all households, businesses and organizations in its five-county service area. “Broadband is new territory for electric cooperatives, and MLEC wants to…

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PERRY COUNTY LIBRARIES SET NEW RECORDS

GAIL SPRAGINS, CPLM Director, Perry County Public Library System The 2016-17 fiscal year ended on June 30 with new records of activity at our two libraries: Perry County Public Library in Linden and Lobelville Branch Library. During the year, Perry Countians visited the libraries 36,832 times and checked-out 58,605 items (books, movies, and books on…

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