Friday, December 16, 2011

Santa Claus Visits Centerville, Tennessee

Once again, Santa Claus will visit Centerville, TN aboard the Grinder's Switch Express train. The train will arrive on December 17, 2011 at 10:00 at the old Centerville Armory. Drawings will be held for toy trains and other goodies. Be there and have a good time.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Centerville, Tennessee Christmas Parade 2011

The Centerville, TN Christmas parade has been scheduled for Saturday night on December 3. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will follow the usual route with the participants lining up at the Centerville Church of Christ parking lot and circling the Centerville Square. This is usually a big event in Hickman County, Tennessee..

The theme for this year's parade is "Toyland." Since the parade is at night, lighting on the floats is encouraged.

Those wanting to participate must register. You can do so by calling Rob Mitchell at 729-5941 or emailing him at

According to the November 21 edition of the Hickman County Times, float riders may distribute candy but can only do on the side of the floats.

Come on and have a good time!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pigs Are Flying In Centerville, Tennessee

I must be dreaming. But, I just saw in the October 10, 2011 edition of the Hickman County Times that the residents of Centerville Tennessee voted to allow a package liquor store to open. Knowing the history of Centerville, it surprises me, but I thought that there was a chance that it could happen.

Let me say that I don't drink and I have seen the problems that liquor can cause families - from broken homes to car wrecks. But, I am not going to argue that it shouldn't be allowed. Because I believe that a responsible adult should be allowed to drink in his own home as long as it is not harming someone else.

There is the problem. It seems that when some people drink, they think they are indestructible and that they can drive.

What surprises me is that only 19.6% voted and it passed with 71% (351 voters) of those voting; 29% (144 voters) voted no. It amazes that no more than that voted. That is another topic for another day.

But, for today, lets just say that the devil needs a coat.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Quilt Show, Car Show, Banana Pudding Festival, Oh My!

This is the weekend for the Centerville In The Fall Car Show, The Quilt Show, and the Banana Pudding Festival in Centerville in Hickman County in Tennessee. Each of these events have their own websites or Facebook pages where you can find out all the information. Check them out.

I will be there at the various activities throughout the day. If you see me, say hello.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hickman County, Tennessee - The Place To Be!

The Centerville, TN square is the place to be Saturday, September 10th starting at 10:00 a.m. The annual Grinder's Switch Music and Arts Festival promises to be bigger and better this year. Most of the booth spaces have been rented, however there are a few remaining. There will be plenty of music throughout the day. There will also be plenty of food that should satisfy any appetite. For more information, you can contact the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce at (931) 729-5774 or visit their website for information aboujt all of the upcoming events.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Drew Luckett Memorial Golf Tournament

The ninth annual Drew Luckett Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the Skyview Country Club in Centerville, TN.. Tee off is at 8:00. The proceeds go to a scholarship for a Hickman County Student.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Spaghetti Supper to Support Hickman County Bulldogs

Come meet the players and Coach Rewis! The Hickman County Bulldog Quarterback Club is hosting a spaghetti supper on August 18, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $6.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. The supper is being held in the Hickman County High School cafeteria in Centerville, Tennessee and will help the quarterback club provide meals for the Bulldog football players prior to the games. Come on out and show your support the Bulldogs.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Good Morning, Hickman County TN Students!

The Hickman County Tennessee School Board has made a few changes to the school calendar this year. The Hickman County Schools in Centerville and Lyles will begin on Friday, August 5, 2011. This is a change because usually the first day is only a 1/2 day. This year it is a full day.

Students will not get a fall break as they usually do, but instead will be off the entire week of Thanksgiving. They will only get two days for spring break instead of the whole week. This is to allow more instruction time before the standardized TCAP test that the students are required to take each year. To view the entire school year calendar, you can visit the Hickman County Schools website.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Banana Pudding Festival In Centerville, TN

The date has been set for the Hickman County's Banana Pudding Festival has been set. It will be held October 1, 2011 at the Grinder's Switch Ag Pavilion just outside of Centerville. Last year was the first year of what I hope will be many for the festival. Someone estimated that over 3,000 people attended the event.

Last year's event coincided with the Car Show and the Quilt show. I have not heard whether they all will be on the same day or not. However, it makes sense if they do. It provides a chance for a lot of tourists to visit Hickman County.

I will keep you informed and maybe it won't be too long, before I find out.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

KKK On Centerville, TN Square

I never thought I would see it. It always happened somewhere else. Not in my hometown. We are above that. But today there they were, covered up just like roaches hiding in the dark.

I started not to write anything about them because I don't want to give them the publicity that they want. But as Edmund Burke said "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

I consider myself a good man and I may not be able to do much, but if this blog can shed light on the injustices that continue today then I will do my part. I do not agree with what the KKK stands for, but as an American, I agree that they have the right to free speech - just as I do.

I am sorry that my friends witnessed today's display of ignorance, but this should serve as a reminder to all that there is still plenty of work to be done.

I don't see many problems in Hickman County and Centerville between the races. Are some there? Probably. But, what I see is everyone here concerned about the economy and jobs and the wars we are fighting - not whether someone is black or white.

I copied a picture off of Facebook that a friend of mine made and started to post it here, but I changed my mind because everyone knows what a roach looks like.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snow Again and Again

WOW! It snowed again today in Hickman County. I don't know how many times it has snowed so far this year, but the weathermen are predicting another snowstorm for Wednesday evening into Thursday. The school system only has two more days that they can miss before they start taking Spring Break days. The roads in Centerville, TN are clear though. I guess the temperature was warm enough before the snowfall that it didn't stick to the roads. However, just to be safe, schools were dismissed 2.5 hours early.

I don't know if all school systems have the automatic calling system to let you know what is going on at the school, but Hickman County started it about three years ago and I really like it. I usually receive a text message on my cell phone, an email, and a phone call on my home phone. They make sure that I am aware of the situation. I think it is one of the best ideas in a long time.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fish Camp Reopening in Centerville

Eight months after the flood that completely destroyed so many houses and businesses in Middle Tennessee and Hickman County, Fish Camp Restaurant is reopening today. I know that it has been a long road for the owners and workers. The picture that is attached is from the Fish Camp Page on Facebook. I hope they don't mind that I "stole" it, but at least I am giving them a "plug."

If you are ever in Centerville, TN and are in the mood for fish, this is a good place to eat. This is not to say that there are not plenty of other good places to eat, because there are. This is just a way of helping out. I hope for them the best in the new year and beyond.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Again?

I have just been sitting here and decided to post on this blog. I haven't in the new year. Sometimes it is hard to think of what to say. In a small town, it is not always easy to come up with new ideas.

In case you didn't know it, Hickman County, Tennessee has already had another snow fall. I only mention this because it is unusual for us to receive that much snow. It was about 3 inches on my deck. The entire south received quite a bit of snow. I am tired of snow already and am ready for Spring to arrive.

I watched the Weather Channel the other day and the weatherman said that the reason that we were having this snow storm was because warming. Apparently, there is a high pressure system near the arctic that is pushing the jet stream way to the south. Well, it can just stop being a bully and let the cold air go back where it is supposed to be - in the North. I have had enough cold weather in Centerville, TN already this year.