Thursday, January 20, 2022
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In the midst of an initiative to change the state’s K-12 funding formula, Gov. Bill Lee said last week he plans to boost spending for public schools next fiscal year.

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Trousdale County’s UT Extension office recently held its annual speech contest. Winners and participants include fifth graders Kendall Guffey (second), Violet Pinzur, Savannah Cope, Kylee Denning (third), Mallory Dies (first); sixth graders Audrey Barton, Laney Barton, Addysyn Spangler (seco…

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I heard it was coming a few weeks back. The possibility of snow was in the works. As the time of its arrival drew nearer, my anticipation grew. I had made up my mind. If it snowed I would head for the Brim Hollow.

Thursday, January 13, 2022
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Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin) said last week that construction plans development for the extension of State Route 141 to SR-25 / SR-10 southeast of Hartsville in Trousdale County are now underway.

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After months of strong engagement and conversations about public education funding in Tennessee and years of consistent feedback, the Tennessee Department of Education released Tuesday an initial draft overview of a potential student-based funding formula.

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Tennessee-area colleges have announced their Dean’s List and Honor Roll recipients for the Fall 2021 term, with multiple Trousdale County natives among the honorees.

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The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) strongly encourages Tennessee agricultural producers who want to enhance their current conservation efforts to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)-Classic, formerly known as CSP-General…

Thursday, January 06, 2022
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A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November, a sign of confidence and more evidence that the U.S. job market is bouncing back strongly from last year’s coronavirus recession.

Thursday, December 30, 2021
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The Trousdale County School Board approved the calendar for the 2022-23 academic year during their Dec. 16 meeting, following the recommendation of the district’s teachers.

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We start off the New Year with a look at the muddy waters of the Cumberland River. And while we will return to the subject of the trees found in Trousdale County and Middle Tennessee, we will see that our forests and the river share a lot of common history!

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Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not for living in the past. But Bob Dylan was right when he wrote, “The times, they are a changin’.” Indeed, they are, and fast.

Thursday, December 23, 2021
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A Tennessee House panel last Friday advanced a new map of the state representative districts despite objections from some lawmakers concerned that the proposal places several Democratic incumbents into the same districts.

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CoreCivic officials are examining how a planned raise for state correctional officers will affect staffing at its privately run facilities, including the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center.

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A Trousdale County woman has been charged with TennCare fraud in Smith County for allegedly reporting false information to the state to obtain healthcare insurance benefits through TennCare.

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Tennessee’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since March 2020, the last month before COVID-19 business closures impacted workers across the state. According to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), Tennessee recorded an unemployment rate of…

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Gov. Bill Lee denied Tuesday that his plan to revamp how Tennessee funds its multibillion dollar K-12 education system will make it easier to implement school voucher programs while responding to concerns submitted by the public following the process.

Thursday, December 16, 2021
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School officials are warning parents to monitor their children’s use of social media in the wake of two incidents of threats of mass violence on school property.