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Former County Mayor Rod Schuh passes away

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.

Man arrested in double shooting on Church Street

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.

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