2021-10-18 E-Edition

Junkie’s tale: She lost it all and recovered

“I wanted to be cool,” says Michelle Fuller.

(Ninth in a series) “Raised up in a good, stable Christian environment; was never exposed to any drugs,” Michelle Fuller says, but her life changed drastically as she approached adulthood. She told her story of addiction and overcoming it to the crowd that attended the Booker D. Foundation’s “Our Community Fight” gathering on October 1. Her experience, she said, stands […]

Fallin’ in the fall

Water seeping from a hillside as it travels ever lower: This is a more beneficial way for a life-giving substance to act, would you agree? With no flooding last week, there was time to enjoy it, on Swan Creek Road.

A ‘pass’ vote is allowed again

County commissioners have decided to again allow themselves the privilege of abstaining from any Legislative Body vote. A “pass” vote has not been allowed since May of 2019, when new state provisions for governing board voting went into effect, and were added to the Legislative Body’s procedures. That ban was approved by a voice vote. Abstaining was reinstated at the […]

Town awarded a $150,000 downtown grant

The Town of Centerville has won its second Downtown Improvement Grant, a $150,000 award that will primarily be used to improve exteriors of buildings, with dollars also aimed at visitor-focused signage. “It’s for more than just the front façade,” said Brenda Brock, director of the Hickman County Economic and Community Development Association, which will administer the funds. She said the […]

Watershed funding can aid landowners

Landowners can increase the value of their land, enhance water quality and maintain healthy woods with the Duck and Elk Watershed Initiative. The cost-share application is open for landowners in the 13-county watershed that includes Hickman until October 29. Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry conducts free site visits and consults on an action plan for improving the watershed. […]

Rice, Malugin share role as principals of HCHS

Hickman County High School is operating now with co-principals, as Becky Malugin has joined Julie Rice as the leaders of the school. Rice has most recently been assistant principal, and was named interim principal in September after Craig Shelton’s decision to resign as principal due to health reasons. Malugin is the school system’s secondary-level supervisor, focusing on the two high […]

Meeting delayed

The special Legislative Body meeting to consider making a bid on property being auctioned adjacent to the Justice Center has been rescheduled for October 21 at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Mark Bentley said the auction of the Minick property was delayed until that date; originally, it was scheduled October 14. At their last meeting, commissioners indicated an interest in bidding on […]

Mrs. Gloria D. Martin, 74

Mrs. Gloria Dawn Martin, 74, of Bon Aqua, died on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson. A native of Danbury, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Simalovich Tynanes. She was a homemaker and a teacher. She leaves her daughter, Tammy Martin of Bon Aqua; two sons, Steve Martin of Bon […]

Mrs. Shirley F. Clayborn, 70

A graveside service for Mrs. Shirley Faye Talley Clayborn, 70, of Nunnelly, who died on Friday, October 7, 2021 at her home, was held on Sunday, October 10 at Petty Cemetery in Nunnelly. She was the spouse of Terry Clayborn for 52 years, and the daughter of the late Dalton and Mary Greene Talley. She was a long-time employee of […]