2021-01-18 E-Edition

Town brings in trucks to haul Harvill property

The Town of Centerville brought in a contractor last Wednesday to remove three truckloads of items from the yard and carport of Thomas “Budgie” Harvill. The clean-up work — 5.5 hours of it — followed an order by Robert Atkinson, the town’s property maintenance hearing officer, in December. It fined Harvill $50 a day for up to 10 days for […]

Independent physician’s challenges

Dr. Christopher Burress is the only pediatrician in Hickman County, and the only independent primary care provider, which means he’s not affiliated with larger hospital networks that have boards and CEOs to make decisions even though they aren’t in the room with patients. In normal times, this is an advantage. Dr. Burress can spend more time with clients, and his […]

Child status

From a No. 8 ranking among the 95 counties in Family and Community to No. 75 in Health, the new state report looks at child well being in many areas. A detailed chart of statistics appears on page B8.

Aldermen approve pool work

$89,835 liner

Centerville’s pool should be ready for splashing and swimming by Memorial Day weekend, after the Board of Aldermen approved a $89,835 plan to replace its liner, on January 12. The board has been struggling with the issue since last spring, when leaks led to the cancellation of the entire 2020 pool season. Mayor Gary Jacobs said the contractor, RenoSys Corp. […]

Split of Hwy. 7 property drawn

As many as five acres will be available to Hickman County Solid Waste and two acres will meet the needs of an animal shelter, leaving “seven or eight” acres available on the county-owned property along Highway 7. Hickman County Mayor Mark Bentley said he’s expecting a drawing of the 14-acre tract from engineer Darrell James this week. James was assigned […]

Traffic: 14 died in ‘20 5 on I-40

Fourteen persons lost their lives in Hickman County during 2020 due to vehicle collisions, the highway patrol reports. That’s more than any year since at least 2010, when there were four. In 2017, 13 fatalities were reported, with 10 in each of the next two years. Of the 14, five deaths occurred due to collisions on Interstate 40.

Call to make a vaccine appointment

Persons 75 and older who wish to receive the covid-19 vaccine may contact the Hickman County Health Department at 729- 3516 to set up an appointment. Those older residents also may get assistance from the Hickman County Senior Citizens Center, at 729-2102. To get an appointment, you also may visit this on-line site: covid19. tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/ vaccine-phases/. You also may call […]

Green votes against Trump impeachment

Trial is next step, in Senate

U.S. Rep. Mark Green, a Republican whose 19-county district includes Hickman, voted against the impeachment of President Donald Trump on January 13. The measure was approved 232-197 — 10 Republicans voted in favor — and now will go to the U.S. Senate for trial. Green issued this statement following the vote: “Our country just witnessed an unthinkable act of violence […]

Green opposed electoral OK

On the day of but just prior to the January 6 vote in the U.S. House on whether to approve the Electoral College report on the presidential election, U.S. Rep. Mark Green — a Republican whose district includes Hickman County and voted “No” — issued this statement: “Since the election, I’ve heard from countless Tennesseans who have serious doubts about […]