2020-11-23 E-Edition

Wards share good fortune with those who give

“The ‘T’ means turnip greens,” Anna Ward said as she handed three meal plates to Vincent Coates. “That’d be mine,” said the school resource officer, who paused to tell the tale of his wife’s successful effort to convert him to a greens lover. “Thank you,” he told Ward, though “God bless you,” was a favorite comment from those who were […]

HCTN Properties now owns 31 parcels in town

The two companies that began purchasing property in Centerville more than two years ago now have amassed 31 parcels, most of them on or near the Public Square. Since August of 2018, HCTN Properties LLC and HCTN Properties 2 LLC have spent $2,594,080 to buy 20 of those properties — nearly all of them commercially used — according to documents […]

East Hickman High is virtual for quarantine

All East Hickman High School students are learning remotely for four days, sent home by Supt. Michelle Gilbert until after Thanksgiving due to quarantine’s effect on the faculty. It’s the first time a Hickman County school has been closed due to the effects of the covid-19 virus. “We can’t cover sufficiently and provide adequate supervision all the time,” she said. […]

Santa’s waiting on your letters

Christmas is getting closer, and Santa Claus wants to make sure he knows what every boy and girl would like to find under their trees this year. The Times is helping him out again by collecting all of those wish lists in our office. We’ve learned how to make sure they get to the North Pole in time for the […]

Turkey day dinner free at KayJoe’s

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be available to anyone on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Papa KayJoe’s BBQ in Centerville, with help from Hope Church and others. The restaurant, owned by Devin Pickard, has been offering the gift for several years, though this time it is a to-go event. “It would have been very easy for us […]


Deadlines for submissions to the Hickman County Times this week have been advanced by one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Advertisements, public notices and Coming Events must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and news items should be in the newspaper office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Schneider brings movie, music here Dec. 4

‘Dukes’ star at Pink Cadillac

It sort of fits that John Schneider — best known for his lead role on the iconic television series “Dukes of Hazzard” — is pretty much thrilled about bringing his new highspeed movie to a drive-in theatre near you. “I’m so excited the drive-ins are back,” said the 60-year-old actor, musician and movie maker. “Whoever would have thought it?” Schneider […]

70% of District 4 voters cast a ballot

District 4 voters, who cast election-day ballots at Camp Lake Benson, had an overall 70-percent turnout in the November 3 General Election, leading the seven local districts, according to data supplied by the Hickman County Election Commission. One individual precinct, District 5-1 voting at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church had a better showing — at 71 percent participating — though […]

80% of District 6 votes were early/absentee

Early or absentee methods of voting were the choice of 69.9 percent of Hickman County voters on the recent election day — though a few were significantly higher. In District 6, the Centerville precinct, 80.4 percent of those who took part did so by the absentee/early method. That’s 1,286 out of the 1,599 who voted. Six other precincts exceeded the […]