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Perry County Chamber’s Community Excellence Banquet

The annual Perry County Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards Banquet was held Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Linden Baptist Conference Center. The 2023 winners were: –Volunteer of the Year: Amanda Bell . –Public Servant of the Year: Ashley Wheeler Weems. –Good Neighbor of the Year: Brittany Mackin. –Student of the Year: Wyatt Carroll. –Student Athlete…

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 Free Cable Gun Locks Offered Through Safe Store Tennessee

Through its new Safe Store Tennessee program, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, (TDOSHS), is offering free cable gun locks to any Tennessean available on request at Driver Services Centers and Tennessee Highway Patrol district headquarters. “Safe firearm storage saves lives, and as a gun owner, the safe storage of your firearm is…

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A Look Back at 2023’s Top Stories Continues

As Perry County settles in to the routines of 2024, the Buffalo River Review will continue to share over the next couple of weeks excerpts from some favorite stories and photos from 2023. ————— July 2023 Thanks to a state grant secured by Circuit Court Judge Michael Spitzer, the 32nd Judicial District—Perry, Lewis, and Hickman…

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Frigid Temps And Lingering Snowfall Bring County To A Standstill

It was probably the largest snowfall in recent memory for many Perry County residents. The “official” accumulation was 6.5 inches at the Town of Linden Water Plant, followed by an official low in the days after of two degrees. Of course, depending on where you live in the county, those numbers varied. Online posts reported…

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Annual Report Provides An In-Depth Look at Youngest Tennesseans

Creating a state, community or neighborhood where children thrive requires a wide-ranging assessment of outcomes from birth and maternal health into adulthood, education and career readiness. The State of the Child 2023 in Tennessee, an annual report from the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, aims to provide that assessment. The report provides a comprehensive…

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Lascassas VFD Donated Truck & $50,000 in Equipment

Members of the Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department were welcomed last week by the Pineview Community VFD—the recipients of surprised support. Lascassas visitors donated a brush truck and nearly $50,000 worth of firefighting equipment. The Lascassas VFD Department was recently decommissioned when Rutherford County opted for a different fire protection plan. The Lascassas VFD voted to…

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Continuing A Look Back at 2023’s Top Stories

As Perry County settles into the routines of 2024, the Buffalo River Review will share over the next few weeks excerpts from some favorite stories and photos from 2023. ————— APRIL 2023 While Perry County High FFA students were attending the organization’s conference in Gatlinburg, eight local members received the impressive FFA State Degrees: Kalin…

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State Comptroller Releases ‘22-’23 Audit Report of Perry County Government Finances

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released its 2022-23 audit of Perry County Government finances, resulting in only seven findings which are published here just as they were released, along with explanations, recommendations, and management responses when available. OFFICE OF COUNTY MAYOR Finding 2023-001 Material Audit Adjustments Were Required For Proper Financial Statement (Internal Control –…

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