Byrdstown-Pickett County Updates 7/10/20


Well, summer is in full force and it is HOT and will continue to be for the next several days at least. Stay hydrated and safe! Unfortunately, with the continued rise in COVID-19 cases Governor Lee has directed local Mayors and County Executives to decide what is best for their communities. County Executive Garner and Mayor Gibson have chosen to highly encourage everyone to wear masks when out in public, keep social distancing and wash those hands well. Masks (free) are available at the County Executives Office, Town Hall and the Pickett County Health Department. 

K&S Farms will be at the Farmers Market Saturday, July 11 from 9AM until noon with their local lavender products. Steve Reagan hopes to be here too, but we are unsure of what he plans to bring. Feel free to call in the morning for the latest updates. (931) 864-7195. We have another Ribbon Cutting to share with you this week, so keep on going to the bottom of the email!

This weekend: Live music at the Dixie Cafe on Friday and Saturday nights. The Obey River Grill at East Port Marina will have Brain Blast Trivia on Friday night. Bald Rock Package will have BBQ and Live Entertainment on Saturday. Plus there are several other wonderful places to grab a bite to eat in the area. You can find our members here: In addition, Tennessee State Parks are open. Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park has several events/workshops/activities in the coming days. Check their calendar here.

The Business of the Month program is starting back in August! WE NEED YOUR INFORMATION!!! If you are a Chamber Member and have not done so yet, please, please, please fill out our survey – you can access it hereIF YOU DO NOT SEND IN THE SURVEY, YOU WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE GROUP THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL CHOOSE FROM. Also, if any business is following the Tennessee Pledge rules and would like a poster to put up, OR OTHER ITEMS, stop by our office and let us know.

DAV will meet at the Welcome Center on July 11 at 9:30AM
July 13 the Town of Byrdstown will meet in regular session at Town Hall at 5PM with a Special Called Meeting on July 17 at 12PM regarding CDBG
July 13 is the School Board Meeting at 6:30PM at the Director of Schools Office
July 14 is Commodity Distribution at the Byrdstown Community Center at 9AM-11AM
July 20 the County Commission will hold their monthly meeting via teleconference hosted by the County Executives Office. A recording will be available to the public 2 days later. Call (931) 864-3798 for more information.
August 13 is our next Monthly Chamber Board of Directors Meeting at 11AM, location TBD

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to cut the ribbon for Backyard Grill following our July Chamber Board of Directors Meeting. Congratulations to Graceann Reagan Page, family and staff! Lunch was delicious! Please stop by soon and enjoy some of the delicious items on the menu. If you aren’t comfortable dining in, curbside pickup is available. Just give them a call at (931) 823-9677. Visit their Facebook page here

If ANYONE needs any help, questions answered, etc., please reach out to our office (931) 864-7195, the County Executive’s Office (931) 864-3798 or Mayor Gibson’s Office (931) 864-6215.

Have a wonderful week!

Bill Robbins, Byrdstown-Pickett Co. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Janice Neal & Donella Beaty, Assistants to the Executive Director