Thursday, May 21, 2020
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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.

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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.

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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.

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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…

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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.

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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.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Thursday, April 23, 2020
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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…