Elkton Names Police Chief

The Elkton Board of Mayor and Aldermen named a new police chief at a special meeting June 21.   Thomas Combs, who recently retired from the Ardmore Police Department, was hired as police chief to replace Jeff Miller, who retired.   Vice Mayor Payton Blade voted against hiring Combs, while Aldermen Bill Bonjour, Bill Cary, Frances Neal and Darren Shockney […]

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Ardmore Considers Bids

After opening three bids for building an addition to the library, the Ardmore Board of Mayor and Aldermen has decided to study the bids more closely before accepting one.   Bids were $96,146 from Joe Mitchell Construction Co. in the Ardmore area; $152,909 from Brindley Construction Co., Pulaski, and approximately $168,000, Doss Brothers Construction, Lawrenceburg.   “I’d like to make […]

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Make the Most of Blackberry Season

The early settlers of North America found wild blackberries growing in abundance and used them as food, medicine and dye for cloth. These days blackberries are known for their antioxidant benefits and, though they grow wild in almost every part of the country, they are also cultivated.   In Tennessee you can commonly find them along fence rows, as the […]

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THP Plans Checkpoint

In compliance with a Tennessee Supreme Court ruling for all law enforcement to notify the public of when and where a roadblock will be held, Tennessee Highway Patrol is advising all motorists of a driver license roadside safety checkpoint in Giles County the week of July 14 on State Route 11 at the 13 mile-marker.   Recognizing the danger presented […]

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Elkton Board Passes Budget

A 2017-18 city budget was passed by the Elkton Board of Mayor and Aldermen at a special meeting June 21.   The 2017-18 budget, which passed unanimously, has a .4739 or 48-cent tax rate, which will bring in the same amount of revenue as last year’s 50-cent tax rate.   Because this is a reappraisal year, the 0.4739-cent tax rate […]

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Acreage Report Deadline Is Monday

Local producers are reminded Monday, July 17, is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops.   This includes acreage planted to corn, soybeans, cotton, grain sorghum and vegetable crops.   Filing an annual acreage report is required in order to maintain eligibility in all programs as well as maintaining crop insurance eligibility.   Call the Giles […]

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One Flown From Three-Vehicle Crash

Tennessee Highway Patrol investigates a three-vehicle crash that occurred at 3 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday) at the intersection of Highway 31-A and Sumac Road. One patient was airlifted by AirEvac; no other injuries were reported. Giles County’s EMS, Office of Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue and Sheriff’s Department aided at the scene. More information, if available, will be in next week’s […]

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