Partners at a Glance
Our Partners in Success
Perry County Chamber
Perry County Chamber
Perry County Partners begin with exploring the resources of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce. The business community is a vibrant part of anyone’s start to moving a family or a business into the area.
The Perry County Chamber of Commerce maintains a community happenings calendar of social, business and community-wide events. There are recommendations of places to stay, shop, dine and play while you are visiting the area and a full business directory to connect with the commercial district of the county.
The Chamber of Commerce Board Members: Mitchell Rhodes, Board Chair Amanda Mathenia, Secretary Josh Warren, Treasurer Crystal Rosson, Member Sam Warf, Member Scott Hudson, Member Wess Ward, Member Robbie Ward, Member
Cities of Linden and Lobelville
Perry County’s governmental seat is the City of Linden. With a population of 908, Wess Ward serves as the City Mayor of Linden. Perry County’s other city is Lobelville. Lobelville has a population of 897 and is served by Mayor Robbie Ward.
Utilities in Perry County are supplied by Meriwether Lewis Electric Co-Operative and the Northern part of the County has natural gas hookups from Humphreys County Gas. There are 4 residential choices between broadband, fixed wire and other for Internet Service. Not all areas of the county are able to receive all choices of internet providers. For Business connections there is only one choice with a fixed wire connection. The Perry County Library offers a broadband internet connection.
Perry County Humane Society
The Perry County Humane Society is a 501(c)3 corporation run with donations and a caring Board of volunteers. Bringing an animal to the shelter or adopting an animal is done by appointment only by calling 931-589-5352 or 931-306-2156.
For dogs, call 931-305-9836. The Mission of the Society is to eliminate pet overpopulation in Perry County through education and spay or neuter of all pets.
ANNUAL ANIMAL STATISTIC DATA YTD 2017 328 total animal intake (299 dogs and 29 cats) 293 live outcomes for dogs and 8 other outcomes for dogs 29 live outcomes for cats and 0 other outcomes for cats 98.17% lifesaving percentage for all intakes
Human Society Board of Directors:
President: Treena Breaud Vice President: no one at this time Treasurer: Joni Hulce Secretary: Susan May, Joni Hulce Donations/Fundraising volunteer: Angie Clifton Thiel
Senior Citizens Center
113 Factory St., Linden, TN 37096
8 a.m – 5 p.m.
If you are over 60, you are eligible to join the Senior Citizens Center in either Linden or Lobelville. AND there are lots of reasons to join! The Centers offer a wide array of activities and events. Activities at Tennessee Senior Centers include: Exercise and Fitness programs; Computer classes; Arts and Crafts; Games; various Educational classes; Recreational and Social activities; Health Screenings and services; Special Events and Guest speakers. Senior Centers also offer Dances and Dance classes, Clubs, Group Travel opportunities, and much more.
For a small fee, Seniors are welcome to take part in monthly day trips to destinations in Middle Tennessee. These occur on the 2nd Monday of each month. Destinations vary and you will want to sign up early to get a seat on the bus as the trips are popular! Lunch is a social event at the Senior Citizens Center and everyone is welcome to join the community table. Get together with friends for quilting, billiards, Wii, bowling or an array of other daily and weekly groups. Use the exercise equipment to stay in shape. And you celebrate holidays with festive parties! (Warning – some parties require costumes!)
One of the most popular services of the Senior Center is the door-to-door bus service. Operating Monday – Friday, you can arrange to be picked up at your home, chauffeured to doctor’s appointments, grocery, drug store, or doctors visits in Nashville and then returned to your home. The bus ride is $3 each way, but you are allowed to sneak in up to 3 extra stops along your route for $1 each. A trip to the doctor might cost $6 roundtrip, but for an extra $1 you can stop by the pharmacy on the way home.
Perry County Neighborhood Service Center
100 Poplar St., Linden 37096
931-589-2130 M-T-Th-F: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed 1 Hour for Lunch Noon – 1 p.m.
The Neighborhood Service Center provides assistance to Perry County residents who need help with meal delivery, weatherizing a home, assistance with paying energy bills and emergency food access. Many of these resources are available to those with lower incomes. When you come to the Center for financial assistance, you will need to bring proof of household income to include any additional sources such as SSI, spouses income, as well as the date of birth and Social Security Cards for all household members. For heating or cooling assistance, you will need to bring the latest copy of your electric bill.
For commodities distribution, you or your designated representative will need to bring the commodities card issued by this office. The Center is also able to help you access the Head Start program for your children. Head Start is a child development program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to children and their families. We have qualified teachers that work together with families to ensure children are getting ready for school. For additional information you may contact Patricia Warren at (931) 589-2130.