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.
Accepting Applications—Deputy Sheriff
The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Dept. is accepting applications
for the following position:
You may apply at the Justice Center, Monday-Friday from 8:00-3:00.
All applicants will be required to live in Lauderdale County.
Graduation from an accredited high school or possess a GED.
Must be a minimum age of 21, at the time of application.
Must be of high moral character.
Discharged under honorable conditions from Armed Forces, if applicable.
Must be willing to work various shifts, holidays, and weekends.
Must submit to and be able to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation.
After receiving a contingent offer of employment, must be able to pass a psychological and medical evaluation, and be subject to testing for substance abuse.
Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License.
Must successfully pass a criminal history background check.
The September meeting of the City of Ripley Board of Mayor and Aldermen has been rescheduled due to the Labor Day holiday. The Board will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Ripley City Court Room. All interested persons are urged to attend.
City of Ripley
The following storage units of Burns’ & Burns’
Storage, 880 Industrial Rd., Halls, TN, shall be
auctioned off to satisfy the lessor’s lien:
Nicole Hilliard #8
Fred Jackson #19
LeShawn Brown #23
Jerry Warren #33
The auction will be at 10:00 a.m. on
Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at B&T Body Shop,
880 Industrial Rd., Halls, TN.
The Town of Henning Board will meet at 6:00 on August 22, 2019,
to discuss a beer permit
application by Corey Currie.