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PERRY IDB AWARDED $794,200 SITE GRANT

Perry County Industrial Development Board Awarded $794,200 Grant Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced last week twelve new Site Development Grants, totaling approximately $8.3 million. Among them, the Perry County Industrial Development Board will receive $794,200 to replace the water line, clear, and grade the I-40 industrial…

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NOVEMBER: PERRY COUNTY AGAIN HAD HIGHEST JOBLESS RATE

The employment situation improved in a majority of Tennessee’s counties during November, according to data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This comes after the statewide unemployment rate returned to pre-pandemic levels for the month. Eighty-five counties recorded lower unemployment rates in November, while five counties saw no movement with their rates, and…

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ELECTRIC RATES WILL INCREASE 6.48% On December Bills

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative members will see changes on their December statement. In comparison to last month, the overall impact is a 6.48 percent ($9.21) increase for residential members using 1200 kilowatt-hours of energy. The largest contributors are the Tennessee Valley Authority fuel cost adjustment and a switch from the lower transition month price (October-November)…

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GRAHAM: A NEW LIFE & PARDON FROM GOVERNOR

RANDY MACKIN REVIEW Editor “Hello, this is Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee.” Michael Graham says he was “kind of shocked” when he answered a phone call from Tennessee’s top elected official—but it turned out to be good news. After a moment of silence when Michael didn’t know what to say, Governor Lee asked, “Are you…

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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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SUBMIT YOUR 5 GENERATION PHOTOS

People who perform genealogy work—either for themselves or others—will tell you how much they depend on newspapers for information. From birthday parties to obituaries, newspapers offer a valuable resource that often provides a critical ink when connecting one family name to another. In that light, the Buffalo River Review is reaching out to local families…

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PERRY COUNTY BUSINESSES: SEND IN YOUR PROFILE

The Buffalo River Review is surveying Perry County businesses, asking for a profile that can be used for an ongoing feature in the newspaper. One business will be featured each week in the order that information is received, with a photograph you provide (high resolution jpg only, please), or we can make a photo for…

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