Thursday, January 14, 2021
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My mother was an extraordinary person. I suppose any son who was fortunate enough to have a loving, nurturing mother would consider his mother to be exceptional. Mine was blessed with a sharp mind along with loads of common sense — a rare combination.

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, has announced $2,426,677 in grants to 350 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2020 annual grant-making process.

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Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to be approved to receive funding in a lump sum for its Medicaid program through a block grant program, Gov. Bill Lee said last Friday.

Friday, January 08, 2021
Thursday, January 07, 2021
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With 2021 here and 2020 in the rearview mirror (and good riddance, I imagine most of us would say!), The Vidette takes a look back at the biggest headlines from Trousdale County in the previous year. While COVID-19 obviously dominated the headlines, there was plenty more to report on. This w…

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Trousdale County will seek up to $630,000 in grant funding to upgrade sewer capacity and improve performance.

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The Tennessee Department of Education released details Monday on a new $100 million statewide initiative, “Reading 360,” to ensure Tennessee districts, teachers, and families are equipped with tools and resources to help students read on grade level by third grade.

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With the beginning of the New Year, we all hope for better things and perhaps fulfillment of our New Year’s resolutions! Unfortunately, things are not magically returning to normal, including our in-person Community Chamber of Commerce meetings. These will be cancelled through March. Hopeful…

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January 9, 1922 is the birthday of my late father, Frank Thomas McCall, Sr. A veteran of World War II, he served with the Army Air Corps in the European theater. As an airplane mechanic he never saw combat, but he lost his pilot and best friend, who stepped on a land mine while taking a walk…

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Hartsville Health and Rehab announced Sherry Carter, LPN as the October 2020 Employee of the Month, with several of her fellow co-workers cheering her on. Sherry received the most votes from her peers for the award.

Saturday, January 02, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Trousdale County have caused local government to close down the County Administration Building and the Fred A. Vaught Public Library to the public until further notice.

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This week, as we finish one year and head into another, we also finish our look at local groceries. If anyone has photos or memories of any of the old establishments we have written about, please share them with us!

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Well, it seems like yesterday I was writing about the beginning of 2020. I’m being serious. When I began to play my treasured Christmas music back in late November, I had a feeling I had just been listening to it a few months before. There just doesn’t seem to be as much time between annual …

Thursday, December 24, 2020
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Sunday announced new social gathering restrictions while still refusing to implement a mask mandate despite pleas from front-line health care workers in a state experiencing the highest new cases per capita in the country.

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One of the highest compliments I ever received came at the end of a speaking engagement when an old gentleman walked up to me and said, “Son, listening to you is like a dose of good medicine.”

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Tennessee revenue collections for November exceeded the budgeted estimate. Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley announced recently that overall November state revenues were $1.1 billion, which is 1.97% more than November 2019 and $129.5 million more than the budge…

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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In spite of a little rain, the Hartsville Annual Christmas Parade was a success. The weather kept a few entries from participating but a huge crowd showed up to enjoy the parade. Participants and spectators alike followed the special rules implemented for this year’s parade set during the pa…

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Tennessee is preparing to distribute the Pfizer vaccine to combat COVID-19 after the state’s first shipments arrived in Memphis on Sunday, and Lebanon is going to be a key player thanks to Cold Chain Technologies.

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Cumberland University congratulates the following Trousdale County students for their outstanding accomplishment and inclusion on the 2020 Fall Dean’s List.

Friday, December 11, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020