Squad responded 31 times in last 2 months

The Hickman County Rescue Squad responded to 31 calls during the last two months of 2022, according to Reporter Amy McMeen. In November, the 16 calls included: Nine to assist the emergency Medical Service, three structure fires, two false or canceled calls, one vehicle fire and one call for public assistance. The Squad also sold concessions at the Christmas tree-lighting […]

Ribboncutting for Hope store is Jan. 24

Hope on the Square will emerge from its refurbishment with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:30 a.m. The store is a project of Hope Church, offering clothes and household items at affordable prices, as provided by donors. Store manager Julie Lewis said the ribbon-cutting event will celebrate a new boutique look and include guest speakers and refreshments, […]

Covid cases decrease to 27 for week

New covid-19 cases in Hickman County were reported at 27 on January 14, the third consecutive week of decline, according to state Department of Health data. The new-case load reached 34 during the week ending January 7. On Christmas day, the total was 18. Deaths from the virus increased to 122, the state reported, up from 121 for the last […]

History of Primm Springs Resort

The property whose mineral springs drew summer visitors to Primm Springs for more than a century was developed by the Primm family in the mid-1830s, when the “curative powers” of its waters were first promoted. “White Sulphur Springs” opened to the public by 1836 and it did not take long for the site, adjacent to Puppy Branch, a Dog Creek […]

3 historic register sites exist in Hickman

Three sites in Hickman County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, all accepted for inclusion in the 1980s. This series looks at each of them: the Primm Springs Historic District, the James Buchanan Walker House in Centerville; and the Bon Aqua Springs Historic District. The detailed nomination forms, based on research by Richard C. Quin of the […]

Bell joins Signature

Amber Bell has joined Signature Realty of Lyles as a Realtor, the firm announced. “My passion is helping people and encouraging them to reach their goals,” she said. “Home ownership is a huge goal for many people and the process of selling or buying a home can be both stressful and scary. My goal is to make that process less […]


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Pudding: a record crowd

2022: Last in a Series

The 12th annual National Banana Pudding Festival was held on October 1 and 2, drawing a record 9,340 attendees with more than 5,000 pounds of pudding served. Winning the national pudding competition was Chris Swift of Brentwood with “Not Your Nanner’s Banana Pudding.” On October 6, the Hickman County Legislative Body agreed to provide $1.2 million in federal grant funds […]

Election draws 38%

2022: Last in a Series

In the November 8 General Election, Republican Jody Barrett of Dickson was elected to the District 69 House seat; Gov. Bill Lee and U.S. Rep. Mark Green won new terms; state Sen. Kerry Roberts was unopposed. Turnout was 38.6 percent. On November 28, county commissioners of the Legislative Body unanimously approved a $1.5 million proposal to create an ambulance station […]

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