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ONE YEAR LATER: HOSPITAL REMAINS CLOSED, OWNER OFFERS NO UPDATE

A year after Perry Community Hospital closed its doors temporarily—for approximately two months according to information in the WARN letter to the state—only unanswered questions remain about the medical facility’s future. Perry Community Hospital ceased services at noon on Friday, November 27, 2020, the day after Thanksgiving. Repeated requests to owner Jason Weil about a…

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‘LITTLE LINDEN CHRISTMAS’ SATURDAY: CONTEST DEADLINES

The Perry County Chamber of Commerce invites you to “A Little Linden Christmas” this Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Main Street. Shop at local businesses as you listen to Christmas music. Participate in the ornament and holiday baking contests, stop by the UT Extension Service Santa’s Workshop from 10:00 to…

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‘LIGHT UP LOBELVILLE’ EVENTW & PARADE THIS FRIDAY

The City of Lobelville is getting into the holiday spirit this year in a big way. Mayor Robby Moore, Lobelville Aldermen, and city employees invite you to “Light Up Lobelville” this Friday, December 3, 2021. In addition to the annual Christmas Parade, the tree lighting ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. The fire hall…

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BUDDY’S PAWS BENEFIT

The third annual Buddy’s for the Love of Paws Benefit will be held this Sunday, December 5, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at Azbill Community Center in Linden. Papa Kay Joe’s BBQ plates will be available for purchase, and many items are ready for the auction conducted by Richardson Realty & Auction. For more information or to…

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COMMISSION DISCUSSED VETS PARK WASTE ISSUE, GPS MAPPING SERVICE

At their most recent monthly meeting, Monday, November 15, 2021, the Perry County Commission handled mostly routine business, heard an update from Assessor of Property Brett Skelton on a contract renewal for GPS mapping services, and discussed waste disposal problems at Veterans Park. In routine business, the Commission okayed unanimously, with one exception: –quarterly reports…

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THE GREAT TURKEY GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Thank you to everyone who clipped coupons, visited sponsors, and participated in the Buffalo River Review’s annual Great Turkey Giveaway sponsored by fifteen businesses. Thirty lucky winning entries drawn from hundreds of coupons were notified last week and picked up their birds at the Review office on Friday. The grand prize winner who received all…

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REPUBLICANS RESCIND REQUEST FOR 2022 PERRY COUNTY PRIMARY

As the Review reported in August, the Perry County Republican Party submitted a formal request for a county primary which would have been held in May of 2022 ahead of the county general election in August. Last week, before the Friday, November 19 deadline, the local GOP rescinded that request. Perry County Republican Party Chairman…

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HEATING COSTS ARE ON RISE, BUT MAYBE NOT HERE

Linden Mayor Wess Ward tells the Review that the Town of Linden will be able to hold natural gas prices at current levels for a year—maybe two—for local customers, but national trends indicate that the cost of staying warm could be spiking this winter for many. And in Lobelville, Mayor Robby Moore told the Review:…

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JUDGE SPITZER IS LOOKING FOR PERRY COUNTY ‘ANGELS’

Editor’s Note: The following story, which first appeared in a recent issue of the Hickman County Times, appears here with permission—and at the request of Judge Michael Spitzer who has been (as the story notes) visiting Perry County churches this month spreading the word about TARRP and inviting “angels” to join the effort. The program…

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BARBER MURDER: NEW JUDGE HAS FAMILY HOPING FOR TRIAL DATE

Three years have passed since Perry County resident Jerrel Barber was gunned down in Decatur County—and a year has gone by since his accused killer, Jimmy Kevin Medlin, was released on bond by a now-retired Circuit Court judge. The appointment of a new judge in the 24th District has Barber’s family hoping that a trial…

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