Saturday, June 26, 2010

FEMA Extends Flood Aid Deadline In Hickman County

According to Gov. Phil Bredesen, Tennessee requested and received a 30 day extension on the deadline to file for aid through the FEMA programs. Instead of July 6 as the deadline, individuals will now have until August 5 to apply for assistance. Forty-six counties were eligible for disaster relief from FEMA.

Hickman County is slowly recovering from the Great Flood of 2010 although there is plenty of work left to do. The baseball and football park for junior pro in Centerville and probably Lyles still needs lots of repairs and some roads are still barely passable. Several churches are still waiting on being repaired. But sooner or later, everything will get back to normal.

For more information about the filing deadline you can read the article from The Tennessean here

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Look What I Found!

I was trying to clean out my basement the other day, but it seemed as though the more I moved stuff the messier it got. And, I wasted a lot of time looking at things that I had not looked at in several years. But, one thing that I came across was an autographed baseball card from Mike Smithson.

Most of you may know that Mike graduated from Hickman County High School and then played baseball for the University of Tennessee and went on to play baseball professionally with the Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins in the eighties. Mike is now the athletic director for the Hickman County High School. Several years ago, Mike was helping out at a charity event and signing baseball cards for a donation to the charity and I got him to sign this card.

I just thought I would share this story. You just never know what you may find when you look in my basement.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pete Springer Day In Hickman County

The Hickman County Democratic Party has scheduled an event to celebrate Pete Springer Day. He was a long-time state Senator from Lyles, Tennessee. Tickets to the June 19 BBQ dinner are $10 and all candidates for any office are invited to join in the festivities. It is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the East Hickman Community Center on Highway 100.

Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, Pete was a "good ole boy." that lived near my parents for many years and no matter where I saw him, he would always take the time to ask about my folks.

If you want to hear a lot of bull, I think that you will hear plenty of it at this event.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Find Me On Facebook

I have been trying to get this image to work as a link, but I haven't been able. As soon as I get it to work, I will change this post.

Highway 50 E In Hickman County To Reopen

According to one of my "friends" on Facebook, Highway 50 E from Centerville to Columbia is supposed to reopen today. This road has been closed since the flood of May 1-2. In order to get to Columbia from here, you had to take a detour through a chert road, or you had to go Highway 7 which had its own detour through Santa Fe. I guess you could have even gone to Hohenwald and gone through that way. There was no easy way so the opening will help a lot of people that live in Hickman County and work or shop in Columbia.

If I can figure out how, I am going to put the Facebook logo on this blog where you can become my "friend" if you want to. I don't post much there, but what I do post is positively worth reading :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Blog For Hickman County, Tennessee Created

I have written a blog for a year or two. I started out and titled it You can check it out here: , but lately, I have written more about Hickman County, Tennessee than just Centerville. Therefore, I decided to create a blog that was more about the whole county than just one area of it. I don't know how often that I will post to it, although usually I post every week or two. Sometimes, I may make a statement that you don't agree with. That is OK. There is an old saying that if two partners agree all the time, one ain't needed.

If you have any comments, you can add them, although I review them before I post them.

I will post stuff about real estate from time to time, because that is what I do. Although, the blog will not be about real estate. But, to get my plug in the first thing, if you are someone you know is thinking about buying or selling real estate, let me know. I can help.

There, I said it. Now, as time goes by, I hope to have interesting things that you want to read.