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Hall Family Pharmacy In Jamestown Recognized For Community Work And Leadership

Philip Hall, owner of Hall Family Pharmacy in Jamestown, has been recognized by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation as its pharmacist of the year. Hall called the honor as humbling. “Whenever we came into our market our market was plagued with prescription drug abuse,” Hall said. “So, we immediately came in and wanted to be a part of the solution ... Read More »

14th Annual Jamestown Community Concert This Saturday

Jamestown will host its 14th annual Community Concert this Saturday. Event organizer and performer Justin Miller said that the event at the Jamestown Community Center will feature about 2 and a half hours of Elvis, country, and Christmas music. He said that the concert is free, but asks that attendees bring a new toy for admission if they can. “I ... Read More »

State Fire Marshal’s Office Hears Needs Of UC Volunteer FD

The Muddy Pond Volunteer Fire Department identified funding as its main need to the state Fire Marshal’s Office Friday. State officials visited Overton volunteer fire fighters as their first stop of several across the region. Fire Prevention Assistant Commissioner Gary Farley said he will bring the feedback to Nashville. “We’re going to be doing a 95 county tour across the ... Read More »

Work Starting To Upgrade Jamestown Water Treatment Plant

Jamestown began updates to its water treatment plant on Thursday. Chief Financial Officer Gail Dishmon said the work will be done in phases, this portion replaces the plant’s control system. Dishmon said the quicker this work can be completed, the quicker they can apply for more grant funding. “We’re putting in for other grants as of right now anyways,” Dishmon ... Read More »

One New Fentress Chamber Leader Has Vision For Future

The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce’s new Tourism and Membership Director Seth Vaughn has big goals for the county. Vaughn said that his focus is growing business development in areas like Clarkrange with restaurant and entertainment options. Vaughn said he and chamber leadership want to create opportunities to leave a lasting impression on visitors. “One thing that I would like ... Read More »

Rose Working To Fund Fentress ER Equipment

U.S. Congressman John Rose is working to secure federal funding to get equipment for Fentress County’s standalone ER. That is according to Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson. Johnson said that Rose and his team came and toured the facility this week. “It will actually be a large impact on our rural medicine in Fentress County,” Johnson said. “We’re just tickled ... Read More »

Fentress Gets Approval For Standalone ER

Fentress County and UT-Medical have received approval from the state to establish its standalone ER in Jamestown. The facility will include nine treatment rooms, including one trauma room. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said after nearly two years without a hospital, an accomplishment was reached, proving the naysayers wrong. “It’s just a good day for us here and this is nothing ... Read More »

Fentress Nearing Finish Line For Standalone ER Approval

Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the county’s standalone ER could receive approval as soon as Wednesday. Johnson said they are going to Nashville tomorrow for approval of the certificate of need. Current federal rules require a transferring facility connected to a major hospital be within 35 miles. “We’re just a little small pebble in the ocean here and it ... Read More »

Fentress County Executive Wants More Improvements At Ball Park

Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said he wants to prioritize improvements to the Kirby Johnson Memorial Ball Park. Johnson said the two things he sees as the biggest needs are another field and additional parking. Johnson said some nights draw as many as 500 people. “Hopefully we can come up with something in the works to be able to do ... Read More »

Fentress Highway Loan Denied After Supervisor Takes Hard Stance

The Fentress County Commission approved a $2.1 million dollar capital outlay note for the new agriculture pavilion Monday night. The note did not include money for the highway department. Road Supervisor Joey Reagan asked for $1.5 million to upgrade county roads. Reagan was unwilling to budge on that number during the meeting. “I believe he made the suggestion that he ... Read More »