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.

Lauderdale County Sheriff-Deputy Sheriff Position.8-21-19

Accepting Applications—Deputy Sheriff

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Dept. is accepting applications
for the following position:

Deputy Sheriff

You may apply at the Justice Center, Monday-Friday from 8:00-3:00.
All applicants will be required to live in Lauderdale County.

Minimum Qualifications:
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.

Special Requirements:
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.

Tiger Bowl pictures and more

Find out what Ripley Coach Justin Cruse and Halls Coach Jason Curtis had to say about their teams’ last tune-up before this week’s start to the regular season in this week’s issue of The Lauderdale Voice. Ripley won the Tiger Bowl, 17-6, but Halls gave a good account on itself in the battle against their inter-county rivals. Ripley Middle School won its game with Halls Junior High, 42-0.

Photos by Fran Dew

Football Preview published this week

Football Preview provides complete coverage of local football teams, players
The annual Football Preview of The Lauderdale Voice is included with this week’s paper. The three-section, 56-page section provides complete coverage of the Ripley and Halls High School teams, along with features on the local junior high teams and cheerleaders from Ripley and Halls as well. Exclusive features on former Ripley star Ramon Foster and former Halls star Tyrese Johnson are also included in this section, along with a story on a pair of former local players, Ripley’s Vallee Washington and Halls’ Morgan Cates, who are playing college football as well.
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