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HOHENWALD WOMAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT, USED EMPLOYER INFO TO MAKE PURCHASES

A Hohenwald woman working for a Perry County business has been arrested on theft charges after opening an Amazon account in her employer’s name and using a company credit card to make purchases. Kari Mackowski was charged with theft over $2,500 following her arrest on Saturday, May 21—just minutes before a cancer victims’ fundraiser event…

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BUFFALO RIVER TRUSS, LLC TO EXPAND IN PERRY COUNTY: 40 NEW JOBS

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Buffalo River Truss, LLC officials announced today the company will expand to a new location, creating 40 new jobs in Perry County. Buffalo River Truss, headquartered in one of Tennessee’s Tier 4, distressed counties, will invest $1.5 million as the company relocates and consolidates…

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PERRY COUNTY COMMUNITY MAINTAINS THREE-STAR STATUS

Perry County has again maintained its status as a Tennessee ThreeStar community, having successfully met all requirements for this distinction. Perry County Mayor John Carroll and Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Executive Director Allyson Dickey attended the South Central Tennessee Development District meeting to accept the award for years 2020-2022. As a ThreeStar community, Perry…

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MAJORITY OF LOCAL DRIVERS CHOOSING ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ TAG

Almost two out of three Perry County drivers are making a clear choice when they renew their tag this year: 61.4% are asking for the newly-designed “In God We Trust” license plate. So far in 2022—the new blue plate with white lettering became available January 3—2,186 local drivers have picked the tag with a religious…

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EMERGENCY RESPONDERS HONORED FOR SAVING INFANT’S LIFE

When you pick up the phone at your most vulnerable moment and call for help, it’s nice to know the people on the other end are capable, caring, and committed. That dedication to helping others was recognized on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, when Perry County 911, Perry County Emergency Medical Service, Air Methods Communications, and…

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What Will TISA Mean for Perry County Schools?

The legislature has approved a record funding for school systems in Tennessee—an additional $1 billion over what it has been spending—all to pay for Governor Bill Lee’s education plan, Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA), also approved by the General Assembly. What does TISA and the added funding mean for Perry County Schools? According to…

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Local Veterans Group Leader Died in Mowing Accident

A mowing accident claimed the life of a Perry County resident on Thursday afternoon, April 21. Michael Caldwell died at the scene after the mower he was operating tumbled down a steep embankment at his home in the southern end of the county. Caldwell was active in local veterans groups, serving as chairman of the…

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PERRY COUNTY IN BOTTOM FIFTH FOR CHILD WELL-BEING

Tennessee county profiles provide insight into child well-being across the state The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth has released its County Profiles of Child Well-Being in Tennessee. The profiles include substantial county-level data and county ranks in important areas affecting child development: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. At 81st, Perry County is…

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