Monday, August 20, 2018

Vikings Come Up Short In Season Opening Loss At Richland

photo courtesy of Jessica Thompson Wheat

LYNNVILLE, TN- The Vikings (0-1) were coming off a (1-9) 2017 campaign last season that saw the black and gold lose some good talent on offense (Jeff Martin) and defense (Cannon Daniel) due to graduation. Coach Billy Sawyer is in his sixth season as head coach of Perry County Football and throughout the first half, this team had a lot of bright spots. Ultimately, the Vikings fell short of their first win, falling 29-8 to the Richland Raiders.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Man Arrested For Stealing County Road Materials

PCSO Photo

LINDEN, TN (WOPC) A Perry County man has been arrested after allegedly stealing gravel material from a county supply barn, and using it on his own driveway.

Perry County Sheriff Nick Weems says Ricky Simmons of Lick Creek Road was arrested late Wednesday after allegedly being caught placing the stolen materials on his driveway.

Weems says deputies placed cameras around the County Highway Department barn after concerns about theft. Investigators say Simmons' truck was on camera loading the materials just after hours Wednesday.

Simmons' bond was set at $1,000.00.

Simmons (PCSO) 

Investigation Photo - Released by PCSO

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mayor Ward: Hundreds Of Thousands Approved For Downtown Improvement

LINDEN, TN (WOPC) Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been approved to expand sidewalks and infrastructure in downtown Linden.

Linden Mayor Wess Ward tells WOPC that $385,260.00 in state funding was approved late Wednesday. The funding will allow sidewalk improvements and features such as lights to be added to a section of Highway 412 (West Main Street) towards apartments and buildings beyond the city park. 

The project is considered 'phase 4' of an overall plan that has dramatically reshaped the look of Linden over the past decade.

This announcement comes as work is soon scheduled to begin on another stretch of sidewalk that will connect downtown to the Buffalo River. All told, the sidewalk program will connect pedestrians to a safe way to travel to numerous businesses, the city park, the square, schools, and the river.

A timeline for completion has not been announced. "This is a great moment for the city. We are better connected than we have ever been" Mayor Ward told WOPC.