Two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate stopped in Hartsville over the past week to shore up support in advance of Thursday’s primary.
Thursday, August 06, 2020
The Trousdale County Fair will hold its 65th annual event this week, although it will look considerably different from the 64 before it.
The first few days of school in Trousdale County have “exceeded expectations,” according to Director of Schools Clint Satterfield.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on Monday, Aug. 10, for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds.
I am not a horseman. I have never claimed to be. I grew up on a farm with cattle and hogs, cats and dogs. The only horse I vividly remember was Ol’ Charlie, a big, black workhorse. By the time I was old enough to be around him he had been replaced with a Super A Farmall tractor. He was turne…
Since this is a column devoted to our history and the past in general, we sometimes find ourselves going way back.
As we continue our lives in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chamber of Commerce is constantly searching for new ways to serve our community. Here are a few of our new ideas.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
High school football season in Trousdale County appears set to begin on time after Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday he would issue an executive order allowing contact sports to resume.
Trousdale County Schools were prepared to open Thursday under its blended model that will incorporate both in-person and online classes.
A group of local men volunteered their time and work last Saturday to help repair and rebuild the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ gazebo in downtown Hartsville.
As the school year begins, finding the necessary supplies for kids can sometimes be a challenge. But a local group is trying to fill that need as much as possible.
CoreCivic said it was investigating after someone who was not authorized made it through the prison checkpoint last week and into the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center.
The County Commission approved a resolution supporting a half-cent increase in the local option sales tax during Monday night’s meeting.
We have been wading in the waters of our local creeks, casting our lines in the mighty Cumber- land River and even doing a little deep-sea fishing. But this week we turn to the muddy bottom of the river.
I heard and read a while back, with both disdain and amazement, that some of our major cities have outlawed a number of kids’ games because of safety risks. Among the games listed were freeze tag, kick the can, red rover, dodgeball, and (will someone help me please!) wiffle ball.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Trousdale Pharmacy opened its doors for business Monday morning, providing another local option for consumers.
Trousdale County’s School Board heard concerns from a number of parents about the district’s plans for reopening schools during their meeting last week.
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee continues to rise, a number of the largest retailers in the country are beginning to require customers to wear face masks.
Denice Jackson is announcing her candidacy for re-election to a fourth term representing Districts 1 and 2 on the Trousdale County School Board.
A vacancy will soon be forming on the County Commission with the upcoming resignation of 4th District Commissioner Grace Thomas.
Summer, even during the hottest days, is fishing season for most people.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but there seems to be lot of purging going on in our world these days. There are those among us who are intent on removing any vestige of our history that they find offensive.
Friday, July 17, 2020
Effective on July 20, the Hartsville Vidette will be closing its office at 206 River Street and transitioning editorial operations to Lebanon.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Vacation Bible School is a longstanding tradition in the community of churches. But one Hartsville church is giving a new look to its VBS plans this year.
Trousdale County’s Administration Building has once again been closed to the public amid rising numbers of COVID-19 cases both statewide and locally.
Trousdale County’s Water Board deferred action during a special called meeting Tuesday on whether to hire an outside company to address needed repairs or replacement of fire hydrants.
Weather permitting, power will be interrupted to all areas served from the Hartsville substation beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 18.
Early voting for Tennessee’s August election begins this week and everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to avoid wait times.
Barbara Towns is announcing her candidacy for School Board member from Districts 1 and 2.
The Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission each signed off Monday on plans for Verizon to build a cell tower on Highway 10.
The urge to go fishing on a lazy summer afternoon is hard to ignore!
Not too long ago, my speaking travels took me to Lexington, S.C. I was speaking for a privately owned trucking company. The occasion was the 23rd annual Safety Awards Banquet.
Thursday, July 09, 2020
The Trousdale County Fair will continue its run as Tennessee’s longest running youth fair in 2020, but in a much more limited capacity because of COVID-19.
Trousdale County’s Water Board will hold a special called meeting next week to discuss and potentially approve hiring an outside company to repair and/or replace fire hydrants.
Trousdale County Schools have opened the application process for a virtual school option for the 2020-21 academic year, as well as the Wednesday Learn From School program for grades K-5.
Trousdale County does not plan to issue a mandate to wear face masks amid growing cases of COVID-19.
Bill Scruggs officially announces his candidacy for re-election as Hartsville/Trousdale County Superintendent of Roads.
Trousdale County’s Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission are scheduled next week to examine a request from Verizon to build a cell tower on Highway 10.
Our first winner in the Yard of the Month contest was 102 Greentop Street, the home of Mark and Misty Presley. Please take time to drive by and enjoy all the unique features — and its patriotic theme. Congratulations on all your hard work in beautifying Hartsville.
Regina Waller of Hartsville has been re-elected to the Utrust Board of Trustees to serve a seven-year term on the statewide board.
Last week we wrote about a type of fishing that involved little more than a pair of hands and a bit of bravado!
On this Fourth of July weekend just past I decided to go back and dig up a few memories (no pun intended). Let me begin with digging potatoes.
Hartsville Health and Rehab honored Sherry Carter as its May 2020 Employee of the Month.
Mark your calendars. For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recently released its 2019 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report, which details the volume and nature of criminal activities across the state.
This month we are going fishing!
On behalf of District H (Hartsville) Director Tommy Thompson, the cooperative and TVA, Tri-County Electric’s Executive V.P. & General Manager, Paul Thompson, recently presented a check in the amount of $4,000 to the Community Help Center to provide meals to residents in Trousdale County.
On this the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence I am moved to write of my love for our homeland, The United States of America.
Jon Henry of Riddleton is tossing his name into the pool of candidates seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
NOTE: Lineup subject to change prior to event