Two more inmates at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center died over the past two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Hay season is here and farmers are itching to start harvesting hay any day now.
Trousdale County’s Veteran Services Office is now fully up and running again with new hours.
Webster’s Dictionary defines alarmist as “one disposed to expect or prophesy calamity.”
The photo for last week’s article was unfortunately left out of the Vidette. However, the old Coleman Winston Bridge is again the subject of our article and can be seen in this week’s photo.
Trousdale County’s School Board set Friday, June 26, 2020 as the makeup date for graduation during its May 14 meeting.
The Hartsville/Trousdale County Commission will take a first vote on the proposed 2020-21 budget at its upcoming meeting.
Trousdale County Schools will take a short break from its emergency feeding program and then resume in June, school officials announced Monday.
The Hartsville/Trousdale Chamber of Commerce is launching a “Hartsville Yard of the Month” award to recognize the hard work and pride exhibited by residents who maintain and beautify their yard.
A Hendersonville man was killed on May 15 in a motorcycle accident on Highway 141 in Hartsville.
Trousdale County’s banks have approved over $5 million in loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in efforts to support local businesses.
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As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee on June 1.
Editor’s Note: The following are suspects booked in the Trousdale County jail during the specified timeframe. All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Four inmates who escaped from the Macon County Jail during the overnight hours last Wednesday were quickly located and captured.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
I’m not quite sure from where the motivation came; but years ago one of my goals, when I began to seriously make the professional speaking circuit, was to make a speech in each of the 50 United States. The first 20 or 30 states came rather quickly. The last 10 or so were a while in coming.
Our look at bridges in Trousdale County has shown how they evolved from “wading the creek” to wooden structures and then to modern cast iron or steel bridges.
Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley announced Tuesday that revenues for April were less than the monthly revenues from the previous year.
Jim Satterfield Middle School recognizes those students who made the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the third nine weeks of the 2019-20 school year.
Construction of a meat-processing plant in Hartsville could begin as soon as next week after the Planning Commission gave site approval for plans during Monday night’s meeting.
Trousdale County’s Parks & Recreation Committee voted Tuesday night to keep the park’s swimming pool closed for the 2020 season amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
Tim Wilson would like to announce his candidacy for the office of Trousdale County Property Assessor.
Members of the Budget & Finance Committee gave preliminary approval last Thursday to the sheriff’s budget request and that of the school system during the second night of 2020-21 budget hearings.
The Class of 2020 has had to miss out of several of the milestones that would normally mark their final few weeks at Trousdale County High School, from prom to pictures and even their graduation ceremony.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Tennessee Tech and MTSU have both set goals to bring students back to campus this fall, offering the traditional college experience students say they expect.
Hey everyone! It’s your FCS Agent, Shelby Boyer, and it is now time to move onto the second portion of Shopping Safe during the COVID-19. The last time you heard about what to do before you head to the grocery store and what precautions to take when you go. You also learned ways that can hel…
Our look at old bridges in Hartsville and Trousdale County continues this month as we go from wooden bridges to iron bridges and eventually to concrete — but it was a long transition.
In last week’s column I wrote of how, in the face of our being required to practice social distancing due to the coronavirus, we have in fact been becoming more distant socially in the post-modern era for quite some time now.
While businesses are beginning to return to normal in Trousdale County, government facilities are also working on plans to reopen.
Trousdale County Schools are moving ahead with registration for pre-K and Head Start for the 2020-21 academic year.
Newly released unemployment data shows the jobless rate dropped in two-thirds of Tennessee’s 95 counties during March 2020. The unemployment data for the month does not take into account the impact of the COVID-19 health emergency.
Hartsville’s salons were back open Wednesday and business was booming.
Trousdale County taxpayers can expect to see no increase in property taxes as part of the 2020-21 budget.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Trousdale County voters will have the opportunity in August to vote on a half-cent sales tax increase.
In 2020 a record number of area nonprofits are busy preparing in a big way for The Big Payback’s seventh annual, 24-hour online giving day.
Most of Hartsville’s restaurants are taking a cautious approach despite Gov. Bill Lee allowing them to reopen under certain conditions this week.
Trousdale County Schools’ effort to feed children during the extended school closure is “going quite well,” officials reported.
Over a third of inmates tested last week for COVID-19 at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center came back with positive results, CoreCivic announced Monday.
Robert Fulghum wrote an interesting book a few years ago titled, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. As best I can recall, one of the lessons he learned in kindergarten was how to follow directions. I learned that lesson in kindergarten. So as we continue to fight the corona…
The process of building a bridge can be as simple as felling a tree and letting it fall across a narrow creek, or as complicated as building supports and piers to hold the heavy cut timbers for the framework.
In just more than four months, high school football season is scheduled to kick off across Tennessee, bringing with it the return of a much-needed sense of normalcy.
The state of Tennessee has begun providing economic relief to thousands of self-employed individuals by paying Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits made available to them through the federal government’s CARES Act.
The Tennessee gas price average continues to decline and has dropped nearly 4 cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.56 which is 25 cents less than one month ago and nearly $1.07 less than one year ago.
The recent events due to the coronavirus and social distancing have really hit everyone hard. Small business, medical personnel, and workers who have been laid off have all had their fair share of difficulties. Local farmers are no different.
A Lafayette man and a Hartsville woman were arrested on Sunday evening after they allegedly were carrying weapons around a Lafayette residence and attempted to flee from law enforcement.
I feel like I’ve been in a time warp for the past month. Normal activities that mark the progress of our days and weeks are missing. I’m reminded of the movie “Groundhog Day” where the same day is repeated over and over.
The Hartsville Civic League and the Trousdale County Historical Society have received Volume II of their sesquicentennial history of Trousdale County.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
The first bridges built in Trousdale County were simple wooden structures.
We are all at a crossroad. The difficulties we have all experienced with the COVID-19 quarantine has affected our jobs, community activities, worship services, our children’s education and socialization. We have lived through a pandemic that will go down in history. Some of us have had the v…
Having grown up in the South, I have, for most of my life, considered the mid-day meal to be dinner.