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Hartsville Nutrition now open for business

Hartsville Nutrition held its grand opening and welcomed customers with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week.

Located at 202 River Street at the former site of Hartsville Printing, Hartsville Nutrition offers healthy teas, coffees and protein shakes under the Herbalife brand.

“We were working in Lafayette and that’s how we got introduced to the opportunity,” said Kobe Walker, who owns Hartsville Nutrition along with Haley Ware. “We went to a convention for products and then got introduced to the business side.

“We like the products and once you get introduced to the business side, we wanted to bring it to Hartsville. We were able to find a building and I think it’ll be good here.”

Hartsville Nutrition offers a multitude of options with 19 flavors of protein shakes ranging from simple choices like mint chocolate to more exotic flavors such as Fruity Pebbles and Banana Nut Bread. Protein shakes can even be made dairy free upon request.

The store’s energy teas contain various combinations of fruit flavors such as mango, raspberry, pomegranate and strawberry. Iced coffees or protein-based coffees are also available, and all drinks can be infused with probiotics, energy boosters, fiber, collagen or other enhancers.

According to the menu, the protein shakes are designed to replace a full meal and average between 165-200 calories each, with only one gram of sugar and up to 26 grams of protein.

Hartsville Nutrition will be open six days a week, from 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday thru Saturday.

“We had a really good turnout for the ribbon cutting and we’re excited to be here,” Walker added.

Hartsville Nutrition can be reached at 615-374-1044 or harts villenutrition@gmail.com.

Reach Chris Gregory at 615-450-5756 or cgregory@hartsvillevidette.com.

Hartsville holds annual Fourth of July celebration

Trousdale County’s Fourth of July celebration went off without a hitch over the weekend, and some of the changes were a hit with the crowd.

The annual Independence Day Parade moved to Saturday, July 3 at 7 p.m., in order to take advantage of cooler temperatures. Also new this year was the opportunity to shoot water guns at some of the parade participants, with participants firing back as well.

A number of children and even some older observers took advantage of the opportunity and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

“My husband hasn’t had this much fun in years!” said parade co-organizer Amber Russell, whose husband was on the back of a vehicle shooting a water cannon at crowds. Mark Presley also helped organize this year’s parade.

The procession, which included elected officials, the Trousdale County High School marching band, clowns, classic cars and more started down McMurry Blvd. and onto Broadway.

Parade winners were: Best Antique Car — Ronnie Givens; Best Motorcycle/ATV — James Buckmaster; Best Jeep — Crystal Arnold; Most Patriotic Float — Volunteer Pool & Hardware Supply; Best Horse/Mule Entry — Community Pregnancy Center; Best Antique Tractor — Jerry Towns; Best Float — Grant Cedar Mill; Best Child Entry — Blair Evitts; Best Antique Truck — Mark Sircy; Grand Prize — Taylor Carter.

On July 4 itself, the celebration moved to Hartsville City Park, with food options, vendors and live music.

Live performances were made by SuperSport, Amber Watts and Levi Coby. The Community Band also played a medley of tunes prior to the fireworks display, which began at 9 p.m.

A cake walk to benefit the Band Boosters drew a good crowd as well.

Reach Chris Gregory at 615-450-5756 or cgregory@hartsvillevidette.com.

Tennessee Central gets $31,500 grant for PowerCom industrial park

Trousdale County’s PowerCom industrial park will be among the beneficiaries of a series of Site Development Grants recently announced by the state.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced 15 such grants on June 24, totaling $4.6 million.

Tennessee Central Economic Authority, which owns the PowerCom site, received $31,500 in grant funding for due diligence studies in the North Campus section of the park.

“Before deciding on a site to develop a facility, any potential obstacles should be analyzed and addressed. The due diligence studies (geotechnical, environmental, and hydrologic) are thus being conducted in the North Campus of the PowerCom Industrial Center to reaffirm the developable quality of the site,” said Dan Tidcomb with Tennessee Central. “In addition to complying with applicable regulatory agencies, the goal is to reduce the time, cost, and effort needed for a company to decide to bring their job opportunities to the community. The studies will also be used to acquire Site Certification from the State of Tennessee and help increase the park’s overall marketability to prospective companies.”

Site Development grants are designed to help communities achieve Select Tennessee site certification and prepare industrial sites for economic development projects. The funding helps communities invest in infrastructure and engineering improvements on project-ready sites.

“Thanks to the support of our General Assembly, I’m pleased to announce 15 more communities that will participate in the Site Development Grants program,” Gov. Bill Lee said in a press statement. “Strengthening and supporting rural Tennessee is one of my major priorities, and these grants will help our communities attract jobs and enhance economic growth.”

Since 2016, TNECD has awarded 115 Site Development Grants across the state, totaling nearly $39 million in assistance to local communities.

Reach Chris Gregory at 615-450-5756 or cgregory@hartsvillevidette.com.

Water Department to offer insurance coverage for sewer lines, bills

Trousdale County’s Water Department will soon be offering sewer leak and line protection insurance to eligible customers.

At the Water Board’s June 22 meeting, the board voted to accept an offer from ServLine to provide sewer leak insurance to all customers who have sewer. Those are primarily within the Urban Services District.

The insurance will be billed monthly, just as is currently done with water bills. Trousdale Water began partnering with ServLine in December 2018 to provide leak protection insurance for water bills.

“This is just offering something else to the customer. They don’t have to take it but I don’t know why they wouldn’t,” said board member Dwight Jewell.

The sewer leak protection will be offered in the same manner, with all eligible customers automatically being signed up. Customers who wish to opt out will have to contact the Water Department to do so.

The sewer leak protection will provide up to $2,500 protection per occurrence for $2.35 per month.

Customers will also be able to take advantage of a separate policy that will provide coverage for the sewer line itself for up to $10,000 if damaged, with a cost of $6.50 per month. Customers will have to choose the sewer line coverage and will not be automatically enrolled in that program. In addition to covering damage to a sewer line, the coverage provides up to $500 for landscaping and repaving services if a customer’s yard or driveway has to be dug up to repair a line.

“They’ll come and repair a line, they’ll adjust a sewer bill like they do now with water,” Water Department General Manager Tommy McFarland said. “If they have to tear up your driveway, they’ll fix it.”

Coverage for commercial properties is available as well, and interested customers are asked to contact the Water Department at 615-374-3484 for more information.

Both coverages will go into effect on Sept. 1, and flyers will be included in customers’ water bills for the next two months to provide information on the leak coverage and sewer line programs.

Reach Chris Gregory at 615-450-5756 or cgregory@hartsvillevidette.com.