2020-11-02

2020-11-02 E-Edition

Turnout remains very high

November 3 election

Voting participation in Hickman County was approaching the total of the entire 2016 turnout as the final day of early balloting approached last Thursday. With one early day remaining, 6,451 ballots had been submitted to the Election Commission, including 449 by mailin absentee ballot. In the 2016 early period, 4,283 ballots had been cast with one day remaining in the […]

Up she goes

Ricky Pittman’s grapevine Minnie Pearl was relocated from the Old Courthouse lawn to the ledge overlooking the Centerville Garden Club’s Bluff Garden on October 24. Her relocation makes room on the lawn not only for Pittman’s 30-foot Christmas tree, in the next few weeks, but the new bronze Minnie Pearl statue, which is due by next summer.

Pleasantville Fire’s work aided by $25,000 grant

The equipment that Pleasantville Fire will purchase with its $25,000 grant from the county may be just as important as the used rescue truck that the department can also buy. Chief Pete Tibbs said the truck being purchased has 16,000 miles on it and has the capability to run through wooded areas, which is a valuable ability in the rural […]

Times opens a website

Subscribers to the Hickman County Times will have access to the newspaper’s new website beginning this week, and an on-line-only subscription is now available. The site, hickmancountytimes.com, is available to current subscribers. By going to that site and hitting the “Subscribe” button, subscribers will see a “subscriber online access” button, which asks for basic information. It will match up with […]

Scenic walk

Stay on Tom Patton Road long enough and you will find plenty of water, including a scenic stretch of falls, which Boy Scout Troop 772 encountered during a 10-mile hike in the Primm Springs area on October 24. Been there yet? Another photo is on page B8.

Foundation aims to help addicts get needed care

A new local foundation seeks to help drug-addicted residents find rehabilitation services, and the funding to pay for it. Booker D. Foundation is named for the late Booker Dalton Beard, 25, of Lyles, who died on October 1 from a drug overdose, according to his family. Mr. Beard’s brother, Byron Beard, said the foundation is an effort to help addicts […]

Jobless rate falls to 4.3%

5th lowest in state

Hickman County’s unemployment rate fell again in September, down to 4.3 percent from 6.0 percent in August. The rate placed Hickman fifth among the 95 counties, all of which showed improvement in their jobless rates in September, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. In Hickman County, the rate improvement is the result of an increase in […]

50 slots at four firms

Legislative Body

Four local companies are seeking a total of 50 new employees, and would like to hear from persons interested. Brenda Brock, the county’s economic development specialist, told county commissioners last Monday that Accurate Energetic Systems, Agrana Fruit US, CMS and Tubular Steel wish to add workers — part and full time — to their staffs. “If you know anybody looking […]

Shrugging off the pandemic

From THE RURAL BLOG

With the pandemic stretching into its 10th month, more and more people are shrugging off social-distancing measures, whether out of necessity or because they’re tired of them. “With no end in sight, many people are flocking to bars, family parties, bowling alleys and sporting events much as they did before the virus hit, and others must return to school or […]