A former drug task force agent entered a guilty plea last week to charges stemming from the June 2018 death of a Hartsville man.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Trousdale County Schools will examine the possibility of returning K-8 students to in-person classes four days per week at the end of March.
For most of us, this past year was unlike any other we have experienced. Instead of the typical hustle and bustle of holiday parties, family gatherings and being surrounded by those we love — this past year was just different. I know for me personally, I missed being able to gather with my e…
The County Commission approved funding for a video arraignment system at the Justice Center during its February meeting.
Jean Russell’s 90th birthday was a cause for celebration this week at Trousdale Senior Living Center.
Hartsville’s law enforcement community is mourning the loss of one of its own with the passing of former police chief Larry Turnbow.
One of my favorite settings in the wide world is the Brim Hollow, lying silently under a blanket of newly fallen snow. Sometimes when the weather seems most unforgiving I will make the trek to this place I have known so well.
People often ask me about old buildings around the county and old cemeteries. Right now, I am researching several old cemeteries for someone. Old country store buildings, schools and churches are also the source of inquiries.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Freezing rain, sleet and snow brought much of Trousdale County to a halt as the week began, with businesses closing early, schools closed and people urged to stay off the roads whenever possible.
Hartsville has a new option for dining out with the long-awaited opening of Farmer’s Harvest restaurant.
Trousdale County’s swimming pool will be open this summer, barring any further restrictions from the governor’s office.
Tennessee is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers, as well as people who are at least 65 years old, beginning Feb. 22.
Trousdale County High School recognizes the following students who made the honor roll or principal’s list for the second nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year.
February is Black History Month and this week we write about a woman that most of us have never heard of, but who has written a song that has been sung by countless young men and women as a part of their college life.
My son, Joseph, and I have a small cow herd — 30 mama cows in all. I stay involved for two reasons. First, it keeps me tied to the land and to my past. Secondly, it contributes to my mental health. Joseph partners with me because he thinks he’s making money. Of course, raising cattle is not …
Tri-County Electric sent four linemen from its Hartsville district on Tuesday along with a bucket truck and digger truck to assist with repairs after Upper Cumberland EMC had a number of outages in its service area.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Trousdale County residents are being asked to participate in an online survey regarding improvement ideas for the downtown Hartsville area.
Hartsville’s Mark Presley was named earlier this week as a recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Star Award.
Members of the Planning Commission continued discussions Monday evening potential changes to Trousdale County zoning ordinances related to sidewalks.
Trousdale County Schools continue to be in better financial shape than anticipated for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee offered a cautious message of hope Monday in a state drastically upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, unveiling his administration’s top legislative priorities and spending plan for the upcoming year to lawmakers.
Last week, as part of our recognition of Black History Month, we wrote about a former slave whose last name was “Reed.”
Sometimes I wonder if I spend too much of my time looking back. I certainly don’t believe in attempting to live in the past. But I am convinced of the importance of taking the best of your past with you as you take on the future. Professional speaker and businessman Jim Rohn calls it “drawin…
The latest jobless numbers show unemployment increased in each of Tennessee’s counties during December 2020, according to new data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).
For the past seven years, there has been a 24-hour period each May when the community has rallied and showered area nonprofits with its generosity. The 24 hours of giving, known to many as The Big Payback, is a full day to celebrate the spirit of giving and collaboration, and ultimately, the…
Thursday, February 04, 2021
Trousdale Pharmacy will be among over 100 new COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state, officials announced last week.
U.S. Congressman John Rose was the guest speaker at the Jan. 28 meeting of the Hartsville Rotary Club and spoke on a number of topics, including economic relief and the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tri-County Electric has partnered with TVA to launch Home Uplift, a program designed to provide weatherization services that will improve the energy efficiency, indoor air quality and comfort of homes for income-qualified manufactured housing residents in our electric service area.
People have a new opportunity to enroll in health insurance for 2021 on HealthCare.gov, but only for a limited time. This new COVID-19 open enrollment period starts on Feb. 15, 2021 and ends on May 15, 2021.
February is Black History Month so this month we will visit with several of our county’s African American residents and their contributions to our collective history.
I don’t know about you, but I am growing a bit weary with all this fake stuff — fake, artificial, virtual — whatever you choose to call it. I’m not really sure when fake came on the scene.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Trousdale County Schools are developing plans for optional summer learning camps as part of legislation passed by the General Assembly during a special session last week.
Trousdale County rated No. 3 statewide in terms of child wellbeing, according to a recent report from the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth.
Trousdale County’s Industrial Development Board discussed compensation for sewer upgrades to a meat processing plant during its Jan. 21 meeting. The board last year sold property at the corner of Industrial Park Drive and Halltown Road to Steve Anderson of Carthage, who intends to build a me…
Members of the County Commission voted Monday evening to approve funding a wage study to help put together a possible pay scale for county employees.
The Historical Society and our County Archives have boxes of records and documents and accounts of trials — some of which have been grisly murder trials!
That’s what we use to call them, “blue jeans.” Now we call them “jeans.” Jeans are as much a part of Americana as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie.
From staff reports
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Members of the Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Trousdale Medical Center gathered on Jan. 15 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Livingston Family Practice’s new office at 118 McMurry Blvd. E.
Tennessee is continuing its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, although availability remains a concern in some counties.
Newly elected U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty’s Nashville field office will have a bit of a Hartsville feel to it.
This is the third of a three-part series recapping the events of 2020 in Trousdale County.
From staff reports
We are spending this month looking at some old legal records in Hartsville and such things as trials and judges and juries.
Business speaker Jim Rohn has said “of the two great eternities that exert a pull on your life — one is called the past, the other is called the future — make sure the greatest pull on your life is the pull of the future. Because you can’t go back.”
After not meeting in December, the County Commission has a lengthy but mostly routine agenda for its Jan. 25 meeting.
James and Wanda Woodard will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this week. Married on Jan. 22, 1971, James and Wanda have two boys, Tony (Trina) Woodard and Tracy (Leann) Woodard, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
From staff reports
From staff reports