Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Deja Vu All Over Again In Hickman County?

Last May 1, Hickman County received about 18 inches of rainfall and last night and today, we received as much as 8 inches in spots according to one Nashville TV station. I was beginning to wonder if it was going to be the same as last year. However, it finally quit raining.

School was out today because several roads in the Hickman County area were flooded and downed trees blocked roadways. It was the same in several counties in Middle Tennessee. If any of you have been keeping up with the Centerville and Hickman County area, you know that last year was a major disaster with the Duck River overflowing its banks and flooding several homes and creeks leaving their banks and destroying roadways. Many roads are not back to normal yet.

I'm glad history did not repeat itself this time.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hickman County, TN Has A New Football Coach

The Hickman County Bulldog football team in Centerville has a new coach. According to Mike Smithson, the former professional baseball player and now the Bulldogs Athletic Director, Tommy Rewis has been named to the position.

Rewis has been the Ravenwood assistant the past two seasons. His resume includes playing running back at Samford, head coach at Fairview and Heritage in Tennessee and Robert Toombs Academy and Tift Area in Georgia.

Smithson said that there had been about 45 applicants for the position and they took their time to hire a new head coach. He said that he believed that this was an important position that was left vacant when former Bulldog head coach Nick Patterson resigned last month.

Hickman County has a winning tradition, having made it to the playoffs in 2007 and 2008, but only won a couple of games last season.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hickman County Commissioner Charged With Voter Fraud

Hickman County, TN Commissioner, James Hassell has been charged with five counts of voter fraud. Mr. Hassell has served eight years as a County Commissioner from Centerville. According to News Channel 5 in Nashville, Mr. Hassell said that he had been convicted and served time for making and selling moonshine nearly 30 years ago. He also stated that he did not know that he was forbidden from voting and admitted that he had never missed an opportunity to vote. Mr. Hassell's rights of citizenship were restored March 30, 2010, when a circuit court judge signed an order that allowed him to vote again. I have known James for several years and it was common knowledge that he had served time for moonshining. There is a video on of him discussing the time period when he made moonshine: Moonshining in Hickman County. Seems like a "witch hunt" to me.