2022-10-17

2022-10-17 E-Edition

Leak grant cut; East schools sewer line proposed

Legislative Body

Meeting in special session on October 6, county commissioners pared a grant award to the Town of Centerville down from a proposed $3.7 to an actual $1.2 million. That leaves $2.5 million to be approved for other water, wastewater or stormwater projects by a November 1 state deadline. Commissioner Danny Clark, who proposed the cut to the original resolution, said […]

Town accepts funds


Aldermen voted unanimously to accept $1.2 million in grant funds from the county government, though Mayor Gary Jacobs was concerned about the process. Though the Department of Environment and Conservation had directed the county — through county Mayor Jim Bates and Jacobs — to provide $3.7 million to the town, county commissioners reduced that to $1.2 million on October 6. […]

Rackley/W.A.R. celebrates first victory

Expansion in the works

The crew of 15 that makes up Rackley/ W.A.R.’s racing team celebrated its first major NASCAR victory with a pizza-and-milkshake party for family and friends last Monday. “It still seems unreal that we’re standing here — it’s a dream come true,” said Willie Allen, whose Willie Allen Racing group is co-owner of the Centerville based Camping World Truck Series team. […]

Early voting begins Wednesday

Elect four people. Say yes or no to four proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution. That’s what voters are being asked to do on the November 8 State and Federal General Election. Early voting begins on Wednesday, October 19 and continues through November 3. In Hickman County, voters may case ballots at the Hickman County Election Commission office in Centerville […]

Accident kills farmer

A Nunnelly man died in a farming accident on October 8, Centerville Police reported. According to Officer Tyler Mobley’s report, William C. “Billy” Rochelle, 28, was killed when he became stuck in a hay baler and was crushed while working in a field off Lower Shipps Bend Road. The officer was called to the scene about 5:30 p.m. by the […]

A place to enjoy Prine’s music



Few places in rural America are so cherished for their connection to a song as Muhlenberg County, Ky., is to people who revered the singer-songwriter John Prine for his blend of country and folk music. His song “Paradise” — about the tiny coal town on the Green River that was wiped out by strip mining — immortalized the community for […]

Mr. Joshua E. Williams, 18

A memorial service for Mr. Joshua Eugene “Little Josh” Williams, 18, of Nunnelly, who died on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at his home, was held on Tuesday, October 11 at Crossroads Cowboy Church in Lyles. A native of Nashville, he was the son of Joshua Dewayne Williams and Amanda Nicole Lancashire. He was a senior at Hickman County High School […]

Mrs. Barbara A. Mauss, 79

Mrs. Barbara Ann Mauss, 79, of Murfreesboro, died on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in Murfreesboro. A native of the Little Lot Community, she was the spouse of Edwin Eugene Mauss for 48 years, and the daughter of the late Lonnie Fleet and Narvie Eurene Potts Smith. She was a hairdresser for Castner-Knott department stores. In addition to her spouse, she […]

Mr. Michael P. Headley, 29

A memorial service for Mr. Michael Paul Headley, 29, of Lyles, who died on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 1 p.m. at Ricky Valley Church of Christ in Lyles. A native of Birmingham, Ala., he was the son of Rhonda Droke Headley Lucas and Michael Headley. He was disabled, a quadriplegic since an […]