-Hickman County Mayor
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
To All Citizens of Hickman County,
As most of you may know, last Friday, July 3rd, Governor Lee issued Executive Order No. 54. This newest order gives the County Mayors in the 89 counties that do not have a locally run county health department the authority to issue orders requiring the wearing of face coverings in public within each mayors’ jurisdiction.
After much thoughtful consideration and having consulted with our local health officials, other leaders and folks in Hickman County, I have decided that wearing face coverings or masks will not be mandated in Hickman County at this time.
I know not everyone will agree with this decision and I truly respect the opinions of all and am grateful for those of you who have shared yours with me.
While there is not a local mandate to wear masks, I do strongly recommend and encourage Hickman County citizens to wear a mask while in public settings and in situations where social distancing cannot be reasonably practiced. Also as a note of information, free face masks are available at the Hickman County Health Department.
Hickman County folks are good honest folks who have always been ready to help and look out for family, friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens in challenging times. When you wear a mask, you are helping protect our entire community and showing respect for others no matter what your personal opinion may be regarding COVID-19.
We will continue to monitor our local numbers and make decisions accordingly. As of Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, we had less than 100 confirmed cased with most of those folks having recovered. Our Hickman County population (based on 2000 Census) is just shy of 25,000. That makes our infection rate less than ½ of 1 % in Hickman County.
I ask that Hickman County citizens continue to follow CDC guidelines while practicing good hygiene and social distancing when possible.
Thank you for taking the time to consider and follow these requests!!
-Hickman County Mayor
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The Hickman County Justice Center is closed to the public; however, the Clerks are working in the office.
You may contact them at 931-729-2211 or 931-729-4415 for any matters regarding court.
At this time, all in person court appearances are canceled and suspended until after April 30, 2020. Only matters being heard are emergency cases which have been set out by the Tenn Supreme Court.
If you need to file something with the Court Clerks office, you may call them at the number listed and schedule an appointment time.
You may pay any and all court fines, cost etc online at www.courtfeepay.com. If you need assistance paying online please contact the Clerks office.
If you have questions regarding something in the Chancery Court, you may contact them at 931-729-2522.