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Local Tourism Spending Up 27.89% in 2021

Tourist spending last year in Perry County jumped 27.89% from the previous year, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, according to data released by the state, based on a report by U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. In 2021, direct tourism spending in Perry County totaled $5.8 million, up from $4.6 million in 2020 and $5.2 million in…

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Hospital Sale Delayed, Title Search Still Not Ready

The possible sale of Perry Community Hospital to settle a lien for an unpaid bill was delayed a little longer Monday morning when attorneys reported to Chancery Court Judge Mike Spitzer that the ordered title search has not yet been completed. Lawrenceburg Glass, Inc. filed a complaint against Perry Community Hospital LLC and Expertus Health…

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Mousetail Partners With Tennessee Serves to Provide Volunteer Opportunity

Tennessee State Parks will partner with Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee’s initiative, Tennessee Serves, to offer volunteer opportunities to the public throughout the month of September. These workdays will also coincide with National Public Lands Day. Perry County’s Mousetail Landing State Park’s event will be this Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. to noon, when volunteers…

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River Road Ramble 5K This Saturday

Friends of Mousetail Landing State Park invite everyone to participate in the River Road Ramble 5k Walk/Run this Saturday, September 24. The race begins at 8:00 a.m., with registration open at 7:00 at the park office. Or, participants may sign up online at riverroadramble5k.racewire.com. Paper race forms are available by calling or texting Kelly Parker, 731-549-4414.…

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Deputy Evans Leaves PCSO to Join Nashville Airport Police

Perry County Deputy Shaun Evans, a ten-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, is leaving the PCSO to become a member of the Nashville International Airport police force. Sheriff Nick Weems wishes Evans well on this new endeavor, and highlighted his decades-long career. Evans began working for the Sheriff’s Office as a jail correctional officer in…

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County to Recognize Constitution Week September 17–23, 2022

PROCLAMATION: Perry County Mayor John Carroll signed a Proclamation for Constitution Week with Daughters of the American Revolution members Johnnia Elkins, Betty Barber, and Coralie James. See story.   JOHNNIA ELKINS Special to the REVIEW Grab a bell and join the Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution at the twenty-first annual Constitution Week Bell Ringing…

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Committee Begins Work on Solid Waste Department Takeover

At a meeting Thursday, September 8, the Perry County Solid Waste Committee began the process of taking control of the solid waste department. The County Commission, by a 10-2 vote on August 22, approved a resolution to “take full control” of the department—which has until now been overseen by County Mayor John Carroll. Last Thursday’s…

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TWRA Hunter Safety Class

A TWRA Hunter Safety Course will be held at Lobelville School cafeteria (196 East 4th Avenue) this Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students must be at least nine years old to sign up and should do so at tnwildlife.org (follow the website through hunter education to find the Perry County class). If…

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Solid Waste Department: Commission Takes Control

Apparently wanting changes to the way the solid waste department is operated, the Perry County Commission approved a resolution at the August 22 meeting to “take full control” of the department. The process for what that change will look like—from the department being supervised by the County Mayor to control by the Commission—begins tomorrow when…

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Gov. Lee Announces School Safety Actions

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee this released information on steps taken to enhance school safety following Executive Order 97, which directed state agencies to engage parents, increase transparency. and collaborate with local law enforcement and school districts. In response to the announcement, Perry County Director of Schools Eric Lomax offered in the following details about security at…

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