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AAA: Tennessee gas prices rise 11 cents

Tennessee is 15th least-expensive state in nation for gas prices

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (February 19, 2024) — Rising prices at the pump picked up steam last week, rising 11 cents, on average. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.97 which is 26 cents more expensive than one month ago but 14 cents less than one year ago.   “Tennessee drivers likely felt the pain at the pump last week as we saw a pretty significant increase in our state average,” […]

Presidents Day Closings

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The following closings have been announced in observance of the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19: Federal officesState officesUnited States Postal ServiceCity of EthridgeCity of Lawrenceburg Monday’s residential garbage cart pickup will be on Thursday, February 22. Please place carts at the curb Wednesday night.City of LorettoCity of St. Joseph Lawrence County GovernmentLawrence County Solid Waste Transfer Station (Landfill)

Saint Joseph To Purchase Trucks



Leaders with the City of Saint Joseph voted during their recent business meeting to purchase two new work trucks to better meet the city’s needs.   During their Feb. 6 business meeting, members of the commission discussed the need to purchase a three-quarter ton truck as well as a Ford F150. Following the discussion, the council voted to approve the […]

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Early Voting Begins Today

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  The early voting period for the March 5 Presidential Preference and County Primary Election gets underway today.   The two-week early voting period begins today, Feb. 14, and ends Tuesday, Feb. 27.   Early voting is held at the offices of the Lawrence County Election Commission on Centennial Boulevard. You may cast votes during business hours, Monday through Friday, […]

Governor Unveils Legislative Priorities, Budget




Gov. Bill Lee delivered his sixth State of the State address on Feb. 5 during a joint session of the General Assembly. During his speech in the House chamber, Lee highlighted his legislative priorities for 2024 along with a proposed $52.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year that enhances education, strengthens public safety, cuts taxes and supports families across […]

Tennessee’s Blue Book dedicated to first responders


Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has announced the 2023-2024 Tennessee Blue Book is dedicated to Tennessee’s first responders. “I am pleased to dedicate the 2023-2024 Tennessee Blue Book to these public servants,” Hargett said in a news release. “These heroic individuals put the well-being of their fellow citizens above their own to render lifesaving services and protect families. This […]

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Historical Society Meets Feb. 22

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 The Lawrence County Historical Society will meet on Thursday, Feb.22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Tennessee Higher Education Center. The guest speaker will be History Professor, Dr. Tim Johnson, from Lipscomb University. Dr. Johnson, one of Lipscomb’s first designated University Research Professors, has appeared on The History Channel, on C-SPAN’s Book TV, and public television. Dr. Johnson will present a program […]

LUS Board Approves Rate Increase



The Lawrenceburg Utility System Board of Directors approved an electric rate increase last month that will go into effect in May. The rate increase is in response to what have been monthly reports of skyrocketing materials costs for LUS, particularly on the electrical side. Rate consultant Chris Mitchell was asked to study LUS’s rates in light of what has continued […]

Town Criers

LIVING FREE CLASS – Have you ever been trapped by life controlling issues? Have you ever wondered if others felt the same? Then join us at United Church at 716 S. Locust Avenue in Lawrenceburg on Mondays at 6 p.m. for our classes for men and women designed to help individuals deal with life controlling issues and find wholeness in […]

Firefighter Training

Firefighters from Lawrence, Wayne and Giles counties spent a number of hours at the Jason Dickey Memorial Training Center recently, building their knowledge and experience by participating in the Basic Firefighting Class, lead by instructors with the Lawrenceburg Fire Department and Lawrence County Fire and Rescue. Friday evening, they participated in the ladder deployment portion of the class.  Submitted

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