Area News

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANT

The state of Tennessee will use millions of dollars in grant money to help thirty-eight distressed and at-risk counties across Tennessee bolster workforce development efforts. The funding was approved by the Tennessee Workforce Development Board and aligns with Governor Bill Lee’s rural initiatives. Perry County has been approved for a $168,867 grant for work-based learning,…

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COUNTDOWN TO OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

The countdown to Operation Christmas Child is here again. Very soon, the Perry County Drop-off Center will be open for business. All boxes can be dropped off at First Baptist Church’s Upper Room (old sanctuary) on Main Street beginning Monday. Times are: –Monday, November 18, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.; –Tuesday, November 19, 4:00 to 6:00…

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TDS SAYS PROGRESS BEING MADE TO RESTORE PHONE & INTERNET SERVICE

Solid progress is being made to restore phone, internet and TV services for approximately 1,000 customers in parts of Parsons, Decaturville, Lobelville, and Scotts Hill, TDS reported on Friday. Over a week ago, straight-line winds came through West Tennessee, taking out hundreds of power poles. Since that time, the power company has replaced or fixed…

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