Skip to content

Area News

PROPOSED LEGISLATION WILL ADD PERRY COUNTY TO ARC

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate, if approved, will add Perry, Hickman, and Humphreys counties to the Appalachian Regional Commission and potentially open up new opportunities to compete for $110 million in federal funding provided by the ARC. The bill was introduced by Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty. “Perry County is excited about its…

Read More

SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONTINUES DRUG ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS

Twenty-two individuals were booked into the Perry County Jail on drug-related charges between mid-June and mid-September, according to information provided to the Buffalo River Review by Sheriff Nick Weems. In addition, drug-related charges were also filed against some of the same persons—as well as others—but they were not booked into the local jail because of…

Read More

$163,785 RECOVERED FOR UNPAID FORMER EMPLOYEES OF PERRY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

The U.S. Department of Labor has completed an investigation into the failure of Perry Community Hospital to pay workers during November of last year—and recovered $163,785 in back wages for the 72 affected workers from the facility’s owner, Expertus Health LLC. The U.S. department’s Wage and Hour Division stated: “Amid the pandemic, Linden hospital essential healthcare…

Read More

AXE-WIELDING OFFENDER SAFELY ARRESTED BY DEPUTIES

What could easily have been a deadly encounter between a violent offender and local deputies concluded in the successful arrest of a Perry County man with the use of a taser instead of a service revolver. Sheriff Nick Weems attributed the favorable outcome to “tremendous amounts of restraint and phenomenal tactical skills” by the arresting…

Read More

GOV. & FIRST LADY DISTRIBUTED SHOES TO 923 PERRY COUNTY STUDENTS

Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee visited local schools last Wednesday, September 8, 2021, as part of the First Lady’s Tennessee Serves initiative. Partnering with Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit organization that “shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new…

Read More

$187,876.98 IS WAITING FOR PERRY COUNTY FOLKS TO CLAIM

DAVID H, LILLARD, JR. Tennessee State Treasurer As Tennessee State Treasurer, I am responsible for managing the state’s financial resources and serving Tennesseans as a leader in public financial stewardship. The Tennessee Department of Treasury administers services that vary from college savings, to claims against the state, to the state’s retirement plan. One program under…

Read More

FLORIDA DEPUTY STEPS UP TO HELP LOCAL CHURCHES HIT BY THIEVES

Stealing from a church might seem unfathomable, but it does happen—even in Perry County, But, a good Samaritan from another state is working to make sure the stolen HVAC units are replaced. Sheriff Nick Weems offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing the units from Mt. Auburn…

Read More

WELL WATER SURVEYS IN PERRY COUNTY

The Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University’s Drinking Water Justice lab have been conducting door -to-door surveys in rural parts of Perry and Hickman counties to determine how many households may be using water wells. Roads are selected randomly in areas where the data suggests residents are not connected to city water. Residents in…

Read More

Linden Man Arrested: Patronizing Prostitution of Minor

A Linden man is one of eleven arrested in Jackson during an undercover operation aimed at individuals seeking illicit sex from minors. Gene DePriest, 79, of Linden, was charged with one count of patronizing prostitution of a minor. His bond was originally set at $100,000, but a judge later lowered it to $10,000, according to…

Read More

Linden Water Extensions Could Begin Soon

Water lines to underserved areas of the county could begin being laid by the first of the year, following information this week about a state revolving loan forgiveness rate on funds for the project. The Review reported in October that the Town of Linden had been approved by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation…

Read More