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Medlin Trial Set to Begin Monday in 2018 Death of Barber

The trial for a man accused of killing Perry County resident Jerrel Barber is set to begin next Monday, November 21, 2022—more than four years since the shooting occurred at Beech Bend Park & Campground in Decatur County on October 14, 2018. The trial will be held in Decatur County before Judge Brent Bradbury, according…

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Local Veteran Knows Healing Power of Art

Dr. RANDY MACKIN REVIEW Editor When Don Rex Talley arrived at Perry County Nursing Home three years, the outlook was not bright. The Tennessee National Guard and U.S. Air Force veteran had suffered a series of falls at home—one of them down a couple of flights of stairs. In one mishap, he hit his head…

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Health Department Wants to Help You ‘Fight Flu in 22’

The Perry County Health Department is proud to be a part of Fight Flu ’22 which begins today, Wednesday, November 9, 2022, and encourages everyone who is eligible to receive a flu shot to do so. “We want to protect people in our communities from the flu and receiving your annual flu shot is the…

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Assessor’s Report: Parcel Count & Revenue Jumps

At the October 24, 2022 meeting, the Perry County Commission approved a state tourism grant, authorized the Perry County Health Council to apply for a half-million dollar grant, and received a revealing report from Assessor of Property Brett Skelton. The approved tourism grant of $18,000 is earmarked by the South Central Tourism Association for a…

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Perry County Veterans Services

Perry County Veterans Services Office is located at Azbill Community Center, 113 Factory Street Linden. Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Call or email for appointments: 931-589-2786, vsoperrycotn@gmail.com.

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Perry County Teachers Received $3,000 in MLEC Grants

Fifteen $1,000 grants have been awarded to teachers through Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2022 Adopt-A-School. The program is made possible by matching funds from MLEC and its partners at CoBank and the Tennessee Valley Authority. In Perry County, grants went to Jenna Bailey  at Linden Elementary for Frax Math, Shelley Bowers  at Linden Elementary for…

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SRO Funding Extension Is Under Consideration by State

Even if state funding for School Resource Officers next fiscal year is still uncertain, it appears that money to continue their presence at all four Perry County Schools will be provided. At the September meeting of the Perry County Commission—as the body discussed budget matters—County Mayor John Carroll pointed out that SRO funding this current…

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Sheriff: ‘Like No Other Drug We’ve Seen’

The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the United States. In August 2022, DEA and law enforcement partners seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 18 states—including Tennessee. “Fentanyl is like no other drug we’ve ever encountered. While we have made numerous arrests lately of…

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Take Part in Inmate ‘Christmas Card’ Initiative

“We want them to know we care about them,” said Sarah Stewart, a local volunteer who is helping put together a special “Christmas card” for inmates at the Perry County Jail. “The card is a way to show support and encouragement, and to let them know the citizens haven’t forgotten them,” Stewart said, and invited…

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Property Tax Bills in Mail: Relief Information

The 2022 Perry County tax roll is downloaded and ready to take payments in the County Trustee’s office or online at gov.perrycountytn.com. Tax bills, along with tax relief vouchers for those who have previously been approved, will be in the mail this month. If you are coming in to pay with a tax relief voucher,…

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