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American Legion Post 60 Celebrates 75 Years ‘On the Hill’


American Legion Post 60 will celebrate 75 years of being in its Post Home with a party Saturday, Feb. 24. “We want everyone to come join us for our 75th Anniversary together ‘On the Hill,’” Post Adjutant Diana Steelman said. Built in 1857, Perkins House has been many things over the last 165-plus years, including a private residence, a hospital […]

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,” […]

Commission to Consider Beer Distance Resolution Again



Update: Additional information made available after this article was sent to printed in the newspaper includes: • Economic Development Director Phil Reese is scheduled to address the county commission. • A proposed resolution added to the agenda concerning the Bridgeforth Middle School project bond issuance states: “Authorizing the issuance of not to exceed eight million seven hundred thousand dollars ($8,700,000 […]

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State of UT Event Highlights Statewide Impact, Value of Education

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The annual State of the University address, hosted by University of Tennessee System President Randy Boyd, highlighted the substantial value of higher education, the University’s statewide influence on workforce development and how those elements interconnect to foster a thriving economic future. The event featured a panel discussion between the leaders of all five UT campuses located in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, […]

UT Southern Receives Historic 600-Acre Gift

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In a momentous occasion for the University of Tennessee Southern, a generous gift of 600 acres has been bequeathed by the late Dr. Bruce Wilson, a respected cardiologist and native of Prospect. This gift, the largest in the history of the campus, was officially secured following a declaratory judgment by Judge Joe Townsend of the Shelby County Probate Court Jan. […]

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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Utility Districts Vote for Consolidation


The boards of directors of the South Giles Utility District and Tarpley Shop Utility District voted to consolidate at a joint meeting last week. Present for the Feb. 7 meeting were South Giles Utility District board members Forrest Bates, Chris Edgmon and Carol Cary; Tarpley Shop Utility District board members Chairman Daryl Williamson, Vice Chairman Sean Collins and Clint King; […]

Radio Auction Kicks Off Sunday

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Items are being collected and preparations are in full swing for the 2024 Community Radio Auction to benefit the Bodenham Community Club. The auction will be held Sundays, Feb. 18 and 25, from 12:30-10 p.m. Each year, citizens of Giles County come together to donate their time, skills, crafts, baked goods, services, trips, gift cards, a car and much, much […]

AAA: Tennessee gas prices rise two cents

Tennessee is 14th least-expensive state in nation for gas prices

Tennessee gas prices dipped slightly lower early last week but moved more expensive over the weekend. Overall, gas prices moved two cents higher over last week, on average. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.86 which is 12 cents more expensive than one month ago but 24 cents less than one year ago.   “‘Tis the season for scheduled seasonal refinery maintenance and an increase in gasoline […]

Grant Awarded to Construct EV Charging Station in Giles County


Federal grant funds totaling $592,341 have been allocated for the construction of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Giles County in an effort to establish a series of charging stations along major roadways to support the growing EV market. The $88 million federally-funded initiative is overseen in the state by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Tennessee Department […]

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