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.
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.
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.
NOTICE Look for The Halls Water System 2019 Water Quality Report which will be published in the Voice on June 3, 2020. This report will not be directly mailed to customers. You may request a copy by calling 731-836-9654 or come by City Hall to pick up a copy.
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
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)
NOTICE The Town of Halls Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 5:30pm at Halls City Hall. Public is invited to attend using the 6 foot social distancing rule. Site Plan for a Medical Office Building 12181 US Highway 51 Cherry Annexation Application Town of Halls City Hall 208 N Church St Halls, TN 38040