Volume 51, Number 47

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, November 20, 2014

Year in Review

January 2013
•TDOT Commissioner visits Pickett County
•Pickett K-8 & Allons Elementary teams raise $2749 for Cancer Awareness
•Pickett Grand Jury returns 144 indictments

February 2013
•Traffic stop leads to multiple charges
•Board members approve extension of director's contract
•Three arrested on drug charges
•Two arrested on meth charges
•Town of Byrdstown to receive $500,000 ARC Grant
•Pickett County 5the graders have chance to talk with NASA scientists

March 2013
•Charges from recent Pickett Grand Jury indictments
•Phoenix Rich to have bone marrow transplant
•Pickett County Commission passes resolution supporting people to keep and bear arms

April 2013
•TBI charges Monroe man with homicide
•Two arrested for drug possession
•Board of Education provides office space to Sheriff's Department

May 2013
•Changes to Photo ID Law
•Titans Caravan visits Pickett K-8
•Body discovered after house fire
•High winds cause damage and power outages

June 2013
•Two arrested with possession of Methamphetamine
•Two Kentucky men arrested on drug charges
•County adopts a continuing budget and tax rate
•Pickett County Fair held

July 2013
•Ohio man killed in boating accident on Dale Hollow
•"Low Tax” Looper found dead in prison
•Three arrested on drug related charges
•Sudden heavy rains cause flooding
•Town of Byrdstown employee's raise approved despite Mayor's concerns

August 2013
•Gov. Haslam visits Fitzgeralds Truck Parts & Sales
•New UT Extension Agent for Pickett County hired
•New teachers and school nurse at Pickett K-8 and high school
•Jesse Toler to be at this year's Sierra Hull Bluegrass Festival

September 2013
Four arrested on drug charges
Pickett residents charged with TennCare fraud
Relay For Life raises over $36,000
Commissioners vote to eliminate sticker from wheel tax, but not fee

October 2013
•Missing man found deceased after 10 day search
•Obey River Campgrounds now closed
•Former Pickett man pleads guilty to TennCare fraud
•Former Executive Director of UCDD Askins indicted on State charges
•County Commissioners set tax rate at $1.67
•Travelers on Hwy. 111 will notice change

November 2013
•Pickett County Commissioners accept Daniel Masiongale's resignation at Oct. 21st meeting
•STEM Mobile visits PCK-8 County approves to convert Highway Department outstanding notes into loan

December 2013
•TDOT making safety improvements to Hwy. 111
•Two 13th Judicial District Judges announce retirement
•Town to acquire property for new fire hall
•Welcome Home Phoenix

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