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Local leaders discuss COVID 19 with Governor Lee 

Allyson Hinson

Chamber of Commerce Director

Earlier today, Perry County Mayor John Carroll, Linden City Mayor Wess Ward, Lobelville City Mayor Robby Moore, and Perry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Allyson Dickey met in the County Mayor’s office while adhering to strict social distancing guidelines. They had the opportunity to participate in a statewide conference call with Governor Bill Lee, and discussed measures Perry County and City governments are taking to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Lee once again stressed the importance of Tennesseans staying home when at all possible. He acknowledged that the “Safer at Home” initiative is a delicate balance between public safety and personal liberties. He expressed optimism that Tennesseans would adhere to these guidelines, and as such, we could and would avoid a “Shelter in Place” mandate. The overall tone of the phone call was optimistic. Yes, Tennesseans are in a storm right now, but the storm will pass. PPE is being produced and distributed.

Locally, leaders are doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Perry County Courthouse, while open, has closed the lobby to all but those individuals having business with one of the county offices. All county offices remain open at this time. Security will greet individuals and have someone meet them at the door with the assistance they need, if at all possible. Lobelville City Hall remains open, but their lobby has been closed to the public, except in cases of official business only. Payments can be made through the night drop via cash or check. Cash payments that are not the exact amount will have any overage applied to the next months bill. Payments can also be made over the phone by calling 931-593-2285, or you can pay online at Residents of Perry County can also renew their tags via the kiosk in the outer lobby during business hours Monday-Friday. Linden City Hall also remains open, with the lobby being closed to the public as previously reported. Cash and check payments may be made via the night drop, with any overages in cash being applied to the account holder’s account. Payments may also be made over the phone by calling 931-589-2736, or online at The Perry County Welcome & Heritage Center remains closed at this time. You can still reach the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at 931-589-2453, online at, or on Facebook via My Perry County. Perry County Government, the City of Lobelville, and Town of Linden are committed to ensuring that essential services such as utilities continue throughout the county during this crisis. As always, we will get through this and come through this crisis even stronger, together, but apart.

(Chamber News Release)

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