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The vehicle that struck Larry”Tommy” Olds Jr. was recovered by police yesterday, July 11. It was found abandoned and officers are searching for the owner to try and determine who the driver was on the night Olds was struck. Anyone with any information concerning this case is asked to contact the Ripley Police Department at 635-1515.
Former Lauderdale County Mayor Rod Schuh passed away this morning. Schuh recently had a heart attack and stroke.
Prior to serving as County Mayor, Schuh was instrumental in the growth of youth baseball for many years. Schuh was one of the key figures in youth baseball, and an annual high school baseball tournament at Ripley High School honors the memory of his son, Aaron Schuh.
The thoughts and prayers of the staff of The Lauderdale Voice are with Mrs. Carolyn Schuh and the family. More information on the life of Mr. Schuh will be included in next week’s edition of The Voice.
Cancer survivors and caregivers were celebrated on Friday on the Square in Ripley during the annual Relay for Life event.
Ripley High School basketball stars Jermaine Bonds and Jamari Bostic signed with Columbia State Community College last week. See the complete story in this week’s issue of The Lauderdale Voice.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Ripley Police Department and the United States Marshals Service has resulted in the arrest of an Alamo man in connection with a double shooting in Ripley.
At the request of 25th District Attorney General Mark Davidson, on Sunday, TBI Agents joined the Ripley Police Department in investigating a shooting that occurred that evening at a home on Church Street. A visitor of the home, William Black (DOB: 10/27/89), died as a result of his injuries. Another visitor was critically wounded. During the course of the investigation, Agents identified Terry Johnson as the individual responsible for the shootings.
On Monday, Terry Lee Johnson (DOB: 4/23/80) turned himself in to the Lauderdale County Jail. He is charged with one count of Second Degree Murder and one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder. He has a bond of $350,000.
Several local churches and Ripley Downtown Development told the story of Holy Week with eight scenes showing the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This year’s parade was highlighted by several groups of local children, community leaders and various organizations interested in helping in the fight against child abuse.
Halls High School has named Jason Curtis the new head football Coach. The former assistant under Scott Blair takes over the program after one year as an assistant. More to come in next week’s edition of The Lauderdale Voice.