2021-06-21 E-Edition

Pool time

Wesley Kvapil displayed Olympic-level flipping quality as he launched off the diving board at the refurbished Centerville pool last Wednesday afternoon. The town’s facility is open every day, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for swimmers, $5 for senior citizens.

Suspect killed woman because ”she broke his heart,” TBI says

Her husband was injured

A Bon Aqua man is accused of killing a woman with whom he was having an affair and injuring the woman’s husband, both by gunshot, on June 15, the TBI reported. Gary D. Tidwell, 61, was apprehended early the next morning by the Hickman County Special Response Team (SRT) and was scheduled for a bond hearing in Hickman County General […]

$15 cheaper with July renewals as 1997 referendum expires


The county’s Wheel Tax will decrease by $15 per vehicle, from $50.50 to $35.50, beginning with renewals due in July, and new purchases in that month. Clerk Casey Dorton said vehicle owners with July renewals should see the $35.50 figure reflected in the mailing they will received. He said persons with June renewals who wait until July to pay will […]

In summer, learning is innovative and fun

Four-week term ends June 24

Innovation and fun are two of the hallmarks of this month’s summer school program in Hickman County, based on visits last week to three of the six K-8 schools. The four-week program — it concludes this Thursday — was proposed and funded by the Tennessee General Assembly, aiming at students who may have lost ground in Math and English/Language Arts […]

Property tax rate highest, but revenue not nearly

Hickman County’s property tax rate is higher than any surrounding county’s, as Commissioner Claude Callicott explained to the Budget Committee last month. “We’re sitting with the highest tax rate of any surrounding county,” he told the panel. “That’s hard to stomach.” But a tax rate is not the same as tax dollars, as data from the UT County Technical Assistance […]

Officials will get 2 percent raises

Top county officials get raises as dictated by the state government — usually every year, though none was scheduled for 2021-22. Until late May. Now, full-time elected officials and some department heads — whose salaries are tied to full-time officials’ compensation — will see a 2 percent raise in the 2021-22 budget year, according to the UT County Technical Assistance […]

Town budget faces 2nd vote

Tuesday night

If a majority of Centerville aldermen agree on Tuesday night, the town’s 2021-22 budget will win final approval. That is, six affirmative votes from the 10-member board. The plan won approval by a 5-4 vote on June 8 — but a true majority of six is required on the final reading of any ordinance. The budget includes a 2-cent property […]

Election filings

Gary R. Wright has taken out qualifying papers to run for the Ward 5 seat on the Centerville Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Papers are available now from the Election Commission, and must be submitted by July 15 to qualify for the October 2 ballot. Citizens will be asked to elect a mayor and five aldermen, one each from the […]

Mrs. Mary Ann McElhiney, 82

Services for Mrs. Mary Ann McElhiney, 82, of Bon Aqua, who died on Friday, May 28 at TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, were held on Wednesday, June 2 at Dickson Funeral Home. A native of Davidson County, she was the spouse of the late Clark McElhiney, and the daughter of the late Robert C. and Viola Myatt Mitchell. She […]