Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Early voting kicked off this week for the November election and with higher than normal turnout expected, voters are urged to take advantage of the opportunity.

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Well, it’s almost that time of year again. In a few days tobacco stalks will be making their appearance once again as tobacco striping will be in full swing. Holder’s Tobacco Warehouse in Hartsville is one of the few places left in our part of the world where a large quantity of tobacco will…

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The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-10 by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires and obtain a debris burn permit for leaf and brush piles. The official start of wildfire season in …

Thursday, October 08, 2020
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Citizens Bank teamed with Ascension Saint Thomas last week to host its Mobile Mammogram Unit in the bank’s parking lot as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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I’m proud to announce that 105 Lytle Drive is the winner of September’s Yard of the Month. Runners-up include 788 McMurry Blvd. E., 130 Hickory Ridge Lane, 806 McMurry Blvd. E., 514 E. Main St., 418 Andrews Ave. and 786 Melrose Drive.

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A week or so back, I decided to go visit an old friend. So, I packed up some gear and headed for the Brim Hollow. I took two chainsaws, a 12-gauge shotgun, and my favorite little ax; but most importantly, I took my time. You can’t be in a hurry when you spend time with a friend.

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Tennessee revenues were more than the budgeted estimates for the first month of the state’s fiscal year. Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley reported that August revenues were $1.2 billion, which is $22 million more than August 2019, and $115.1 million more than the budgeted e…

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It is hard to believe that in the coming weeks, the temperature will begin its downward trend, and the fall season will already be upon us. This also means that flu season is just around the corner — a period which usually peaks between December and February but can last as late as May.

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Cumberland University and Middle Tennessee State University announced recently that as a precaution to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, each university would alter the academic calendar by adding a Winter Session.

Thursday, October 01, 2020
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Businesses in 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties will no longer have to adhere to social distancing guidelines, Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday, even though cases of COVID-19 in the state have been persistently high.

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We spent September looking at some local talented athletes, particularly high school and college football players. We have not exhausted the subject and will return to it in the future — and there are other sports that we can write about!

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I once heard a successful businessman say the difference in success and failure in life comes down to about a half-dozen things. He didn’t elaborate on what those half-dozen things were, but I understood where he was going with the idea.

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Hartsville will host its second Cruise-In next Saturday, Oct. 3 for vehicle owners wishing to show off their cars, trucks and more.

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Trousdale County will hold what is believed to be the first band competition in Tennessee this fall in Saturday’s 16th annual Marching Yellow Jacket Invitational.

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What a great turnout despite the weekend flooding! The Hartsville-Trousdale Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Celebration and Recognition Banquet last week in the large shelter houses/pavilions near the skate park at Trey Park.

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My earliest memories of a cornfield take me back to a time when I was four years old. In those days my father harvested corn by hand. The process was called “gathering corn.”

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President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
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I was back in the Grand Canyon riding a mule a couple of weeks back — something I have done many times in the past 20 years. My love of mules and mule riding take me back to my boyhood days in the Brim Hollow. My grandfather Brim had two mules, Kate and Liz. That’s Liz with a long “I,” as in…

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The Tennessee gas price average continues to trend lower as Tropical Storm Sally moves toward the Gulf Coast. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.94 which is down three cents from last week, three cents more than one month ago and 34 cents less than one year ago.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has informed the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) funding for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program payments will stop after the week ending Sept. 5, 2020.

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The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) has announces $22.6 million in federal grant funds to be distributed statewide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2020-2021 Federal Fiscal Year.