Area News

COUNTY MAYOR URGES EVERYONE TO TAKE COVID ANTIBODY TES

Perry County Mayor John Carroll found out last week through an antibody test that contracted the coronavirus and recovered, perhaps as early as January when he was ill. The Mayor received the antibody test at Perry Community Hospital—as did his son Wyatt and wife Ashley—and urges everyone to have the simple procedure. He issued the…

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EFFECT OF PANDEMIC ON EMERGENCY CALLS IN PERRY COUNTY

Has the COVID-19 pandemic had any effect on crime and other emergency calls in Perry County. Data from 911 calls would suggest it has. Alycia Rosson, Perry County E911 Director, released the following figures to the Buffalo River Review for two comparable periods—just before the pandemic and during. From January 1 to March 15, 2020,…

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ERG ISSUES UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL, ALLOWS LARGE ATTRACTIONS TO OPEN

Tennessee continues to advance the state’s reopening plan under the Tennessee Pledge, as the Economic Recovery Group (ERG) issued updated guidelines for restaurants and retail, along with new guidelines that enable attractions and larger venues to reopen with social distancing and capacity restrictions effective May 22. The state continues to meet the White House gating criteria…

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COUNTY EMPLOYEES CAN NOW PARTICIPATE IN 401K PLAN

Perry County employees—excluding those who work for the school system—now have the option to participate in a 401K in addition to their savings in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS). The County Commission, meeting in regular session on Monday, May 18, approved the program. The county can match the employee contribution up to 3%, according…

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RICHARDSON NAMED GROUP PUBLISHER, SEVEN NEWSPAPERS

Richardson named group publisher at MVP Daniel Richardson has been named group publisher of the eastern division of Magic Valley Publishing Co. (MVP). The group is made up of seven newspapers in West and Middle Tennessee, including the Buffalo River Review,Shopper News/Family Classifieds, Crockett County Times, Carroll County News-Leader, Camden Chronicle, Waverly News-Democrat, and the…

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