2022-01-31

2022-01-31 E-Edition

Lick Creek would be discharge for sewer


The Water Authority of Dickson County (WADC) is seeking a state permit to discharge treated wastewater into Lick Creek, in the Primm Springs area. According to the authority’s 27-page permit application, the wastewater will come from a treatment plant that will be built not far from that creek; a schedule in the application calls for it to be completed in […]

Family of 3 found killed in wreck along 840

A family of three died in a crash, likely on January 16, when their Chevy Silverado plunged 100 feet off Interstate 840 in Williamson County, authorities said. Bodies of Jeremy Cook, 39 and Johanan Manor, 29, along with their daughter, Adlicia Manor, 8, were found on January 26 in a ravine below the interstate at Boston Theta Road, west of […]

Six residences in HOME program

Six Centerville homes are eligible for a portion of HOME grant funds awarded to the town last year, the South Central Tennessee Development District announced. In all, $400,000 in funding is available to help homeowners make repairs to their residences. In some cases a residence could be replaced. Funding does not require a contribution from the residence or the town. […]

Grant for Pinewood center is sought

County commissioners voted 13-3 last Monday to seek a state grant for the creation of a multipurpose government services building in the Pinewood Community. Mayor Mark Bentley said the facility would include space for ambulance, fire and law enforcement to work from. In approving the application, the Legislative Body committed to providing a 17 percent match, or $74,000, for a […]

Covid-19 cases rise 26% in a week

Active cases of covid-19 in Hickman County rose to 698 on January 22, a 26-percent increase in one week, the Department of Health reported. The caseload had hit a pandemic high point on January 15, when it reached 553. That was an increase of 300 active cases from January 8. Total deaths here increased to 95 on January 22, from […]

Martin: in the right place

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

They can identify vowels and consonants, and will be able to count to 100 by the end of the school year. They are kindergarten students, 15 of them, at Centerville Elementary School. Heather Martin is their teacher. “This is the best age ever,” she says, walking past a visitor as she moves from one table to another, instructing as she […]

State OKs new maps

Redistricting

Despite the potential for a lawsuit, the Republican controlled House passed congressional, state Senate and House redistricting plans on January 24 as Democrats complained about gerrymandering and splitting Black votes. The House voted 70-26 to pass a congressional plan that splits Davidson County into three districts, then by similar margins adopted a Senate plan and a House plan that pits […]

TN jobless rate lowest in 2 years

Unemployment in Tennessee reached a two-year low in December, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The state ended 2021 with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent, which was 0.2 of a percentage point lower than the rate it recorded in November. For 2021, Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 5.6 percent to 3.8 percent. Tennessee last […]

Make ads effective

In business

(12th in a series) As a local business owner, make sure that your advertising campaign is as effective as possible. Incorporating the right information with the correct tone and stellar design elements won’t be easy — but it’s possible! These steps will help you create the perfect advertisement no matter how rare or special your product or service is. And […]