Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is asking all Tennesseans to make disaster resilience a priority today with his proclamation recognizing September as National Preparedness Month. “September is preparedness month, and it is a good reminder to all Tennesseans that now is always a good time to be prepared,” says Governor Bill Lee. “Emergencies and disasters can happen anytime, often without warning and citizens need to take action to be ready for when the unexpected comes,” he added. As a nationwide event, now in its 15th year, National Preparedness Month serves a month-long observance to encourage households, businesses, and communities to be ready now before disasters occur. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will highlight key preparedness topics, such as youth preparedness and disaster costs, throughout September to emphasize important components of individual and community disaster planning. “Just one year ago, TEMA was coordinating the deployment of emergency personnel to help with the hurricane response in Florida and the Carolinas,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan. “Tennesseans should not wait for the next disaster to strike and then hope for help to come. Most likely, neighbors will be the first help at the disaster scene before the first responders arrive. So, it’s important to prepare in advance in order to help yourself, your family, and your community,” he added.
On August 27th, Officer Tyler Johnson, with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, was traveling north on Highway 27 in Huntsville when a vehicle was observed traveling south at 66 MPH according to radar. [ Read More ]
Lorena Sexton Phillips, age 92, of the Paint Rock Community, departed this life on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Baptist Health of Corbin, KY.. She was born March 12, 1927 in Paint Rock, Tennessee to the late Everett Sexton and Clona Laxton Sexton. She was a faithful member of Paint Rock Baptist Church. [ Read More ]
Irene Perkins Adkins, age 88 of Winfield, TN passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Huntsville Manor. Born May 9, 1931 in Silerville, KY, she was the daughter of Carl and Della Stephens Perkins. She was a member of the Clay Hill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years: Floyd Lee Adkins; beloved daughter: Delores Ann Adkins Roark; grandson: Dwayne (Junior) Adkins and Jason Lee Adkins; Great-great grandson: Jayden Allen Blevins; nephew: Dustin Posey; niece: Charlotte Strunk Smith; siblings: Eugene, Jack and Carl Perkins, Jr., Blanche Perkins Strunk and Shirley Perkins Taylor; and special brother-in-law: Melvin Newport. Irene is survived by her sons: Dwayne (Sharon) Adkins, and David (Judy) Adkins, special friend Chessie KIng ; grandchildren: Robbie Adkins, Stacy (Chris) Marlow, Pennie and Renee Trammell; great grandchildren: Ashley (Matt) Stephens, Dwayne Aaron Adkins, Jordan (Rafael) Ortiz, Raysa (Corey) Lay, Christian (Matt) Blevins, Logan Marlow and Jaylee Adkins; great-great grandchildren: Hunter and Lexi Stephens, Levi Adkins, Rylan Blevins, Chloe and Brannon Lay and Victoria Ortiz; special brother-in-law: Morris Adkins; siblings: Jerry (Judy) Perkins and Carolyn (Carroll) Clark; special niece: Tracey Posey Douglas, and other nieces and nephews; her extended family that took care of her this last year: Huntsville Manor Staff: Taylor, Kasey, Wendy, Lodena, Lindsay and Kelsi; as well as many other family members and friends. Friends may visit with the Adkins family on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Lee Strunk and Bro. Jim Strunk officiating. Music will be provided by Bro. Chris Sewell. Committal service will follow in the Floyd Adkins Cemetery in Winfield, TN. Pallbearers will be: Robbie Adkins, Morris Adkins, Matt Blevins, Corey Lay, Chris Marlow, Logan Marlow, Rafael Ortiz and Brian Smith. Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Irene Perkins Adkins.
Beatrice Lewallen, age 86 of Robbins, TN passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at her home with her loving family by her side. Born in Fentress County, TN on July 1, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Warren Omar and Effie Collins Garrett. [ Read More ]
Shirlene (Faye) Boyatt Hicks, age 76 of Oneida, TN passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on April 25, 1943 in Oneida, TN. She was a long-time member of Foster Cross Roads Baptist Church. [ Read More ]