Halls volleyball team rolling in State

The Halls High School volleyball team is on a roll with the first two wins in the school’s history in the State Volleyball Tournament in Murfreesboro.

Halls opened play on Tuesday with a loss to powerhouse South Green, 12-25, 15-25, 26-24, 17-25, before bouncing back in a big way with a thrilling three-set sweep of Sale Creek, 27-25, 25-20, 25-23.

That win sent Halls to an early Wednesday morning match-up with Gatlinburg Pittman, who the Lady Tigers eliminated from the tournament with a four-set win, 25-21, 25-18, 13-25, 25-15.

Halls advanced to play again on Wednesday at approximately 2:30 p.m. against the winner of a match between South Greene and Harpeth.

Halls is already assured of a top four finish in the State Tournament.

Special class reunions highlight of Labor Day Parade.9-2-19

Former Lauderdale High Principal Samuel Lee leads the Class of 1969 one more time.

Every year, the Labor Day Parade brings classes from years gone by back to Ripley to enjoy reunions. This year’s was extra special as the Lauderdale High Class of 1969, that school’s last class, held a reunion with former Principal Samuel Lee leading the way on the class’s float. Ripley High School Classes of 1974 and 2009 were also represented at this year’s Labor Day Parade for their 45th and 10th year reunions, respectively.

Members of the Lauderdale High Class of 1969 on their float at the Labor Day Parade.
The Ripley High School Class of 1974 enjoyed their 45th class reunion celebration at the Labor Day Parade in Ripley.
The Ripley High School Class of 2009 enjoyed their 10-year reunion celebration at the Labor Day Parade on Monday on the Square in Ripley.

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.

McDowell Center for Children-Help Wanted-Cook, Part and Full Time.5-27-20

Cook – Full Time & Part Time
McDowell Center for Children, in Dyersburg, is a Residential Treatment Center for teenage boys.
We are seeking a full time cook to work 12:30 – 6:30 pm Monday – Friday.
We are seeking a part time cook to work weekends from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm.
Applicant may also need to be fill in week days as needed.
The cook is responsible for preparing meals for residents and staff (40 plates per meal).
Apply on line at http://www.uhsinc.com or send resume to Paula.Pardue@uhsinc.com

Lauderdale County Schools-Public Notice-LEAPS grant application.5-27-20

Public Notice
Lauderdale County School System will be applying for the Lottery for Education Afterschool Programs (LEAPS) grant. The grant will be formally submitted to the TN Department of Education by June 19, 2020. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about this grant application, please contact Samantha Culver at the District Office (731-635-2941)

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