Volume 51, Number 42

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pickett County gets powerful storm last week

Pickett County gets  powerful storm last week  During a powerful storm that hit Pickett County last Tuesday evening, June 21st, several trees were snapped and uprooted causing property damage and power outages.
According to Pickett County Road Superintendent Jimmy Cope, the Greenbriar Community had the most damage with roads covered by fallen trees, homes were damaged and power lines were blown down. County workers spent many hours clearing debris from roadways.
One person was driving on Bakers Point above the Farmhouse during the storm and a big tree fell on top of the vehicle (pictured at right), luckily the man was not injured.
There has not been a confirmation on what type of winds did the damage that uprooted trees and twisted tree tops.

TOP STORIES

The Sound of Music opens at Good Neighbors Theatre - The Sound Of Music opening night is October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Good Neighbors Theatre, located at 8... Keep Reading

Double Murder case bound over to grand jury - The Pickett County Grand Jury will be presented with the double homicide case involving a father and... Keep Reading

Outdoor burning permit now required - Tennessee’s outdoor burning permit season will begin Wednesday, October 15. Outdoor burning permits ... Keep Reading