Area News

ORIGINAL COUNTY SEAT HISTORICAL MARKER UNVEILING: PUBLIC INVITED

As part of Perry County’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Decatur County Historical Society is inviting all Perry Countians to attend the unveiling of a historical marker at Perryville, the first county seat of Perry County. The ceremony will begin at noon on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 1249 Perryville Road, across from Perryville First Baptist Church.…

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MOTORCYCLIST LED DEPUTIES ON CHASE, EVADED ROADBLOCKS

A Nashville man faces a fistful of charges after leading local deputies on a chase and refusing to surrender at several roadblocks. Arresting officer, Deputy Shaun Evans, filed the report which stated the incident began Thursday, September 6, around 9:20 p.m. when he received a dispatch that an intoxicated man who had spoken to a…

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FORMER MTSU FOOTBALL PLAYER DROWNS IN PERRY COUNTY

A Memphis resident, on a Labor Day trip with friends to Perry County to canoe the Buffalo River—died of drowning on Monday, September 2—one day before his twenty-second birthday. Authorities believe Brandon Archer died from drowning after his sandal tangled in a submerged obstruction and he was swept under. He and his friends had stopped…

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DONEGAN CHARGED: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT OF ELDERLY PINEVIEW MAN

A Cardinal Hollow Drive man described by Perry County Sheriff Nick Weems as a “career criminal” and “nuisance to the Pineview Community” has been charged with assault and aggravated assault against an elderly citizen. Ronnie Donegan, 42, was arrested August 29 by Deputy James Capps, who stated in his report that Bobby Franklin was driving…

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COMMISSIONERS SET TAX RATE, INCREASED THEIR PER MEETING SALARIES

The Perry County Commission last week approved the 2019-2020 budget, set the property tax rate, okayed a one-time, $100,000 allocation to Perry County Schools to help fund bus purchases, and gave themselves a substantial pay raise. The property tax rate was set at $2.48—the same as last year—with $1.51 to county general, 71 cents to…

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