Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Greetings from the historic town of Lynnville, Tenn., in the new year of 2017. Lynnville is home to The Robert B. Jones High School, “Purple and Gold” Tigers.

Thought for the month-”Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”--Jim Rohn

The weather has been very different for the month of January and February with very warm temperatures in the seventies and eighties. The warm days have been so enjoyable for everyone.

This is the first column of “Straight From The Tracks of Lynnville, Tennessee” since Christmas. Before Christmas, ornaments were sold by the Lynnville Community Club to be placed in memory or honor of individuals on the large spruce tree next to the gazebo on the town square. Here is a listing of ornaments purchased in memory of the following: Jarrett Gray, Joyce Elaine Young, and Jay Gray by Carol Gray; Donald Green, Opal Green, and David Green by Shirley Green; Grace and Floyd Osborne, Louise and John Hewitt, Sr., J. V. Roberts, and Big Johnny Hewitt by Judy Hewitt Roberts; Mark Thurman by Annie Pearl Thurman; Sarah and Paul H. Dugger, Sr., Bobby Hollis, Sr., Nannie and Freeman Pigg, and Talley Hewitt Underwood by Nancy Jo Dugger Hollis and Family. The Lynnville Community Club would like to thank everyone who participated in this activity and the community club will continue this activity each Christmas. Ornaments will be sold in November of 2017. Read about this activity in this column.

Sympathy is extended to the Annette Woodard Love Family, Beth Hagan Wood Family, Sybil Jenkins Family, and Fred Braden Family.

“The Lynnville Line” a new newsletter for the Town of Lynnville will be published each month to inform citizens of events going on in town. The first newsletter was published on March 1, 2017. Anyone who has something to be printed in the newsletter should call the Lynnville City Hall at 931-527-3158.

The Town of Lynnville would like for everyone to meet Dawn Baron, secretary for the Water Department. Dawn will be answering questions concerning water bills as well as taking your payments. She will be working on Tuesday and Thursdays so the city hall will be open Monday through Friday. If you are in town, go by and welcome Dawn Baron.

Lynnville has new Police Chief, Steve Jones, who was hired in January. Jones is retired from the Maury County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia. The phone number for the Lynnville Police Department is 931- 908-0088. the city Police cell phone is 931-922-1646. We welcome Police Chief Steven Jones to Lynnville.

There are many projects in Lynnville that need to be worked on, but the workers are few. The City Hall in Lynnville has a list of beautification projects in town that need attention. Some projects include: painting, carpentry work, basic cleaning, etc. Any students who need community service hours for the Tennessee Promise Program or any adults who would like to volunteer to help around Lynnville, please go by city hall or call at 931-527-3158.

New hours at the Lynnville City Hall are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Town of Lynnville officials are as follows: Mayor-Larry Chapman, Vice Mayor-Phillip Vandiver, and Lori Edwards, Jim Green, Floyd Pratt, and Sandra White are the alderpersons. In charge of the Lynnville Water Department is Charles Jett; Police Chief is Steve Jones; City Recorder is Angie Jones; and Water Department Secretary is Dawn Baron. We thank these individuals who give their time and efforts to help make Lynnville, Tennessee a better place to live for now and future generations.

The regular meetings of the Town of Lynnville for the Mayor and Alderpersons is held on the first Sunday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Lynnville Municipal Building at 101 Mill Street. The March meeting will be on the 5th.

Welcome to another new business in Lynnville that will be opening on March 1st. The business is “Light Hill Meats” to open in the former Stones Slaughter and Processing Plant located on Highway 129 East. Ben Neale is the new owner and he was raised in Lynnville and graduated at Richland High School. Let’s everyone support Ben in his new business.

We thank Lynnville City Recorder, Angie Jones and Lynnville Water Department Secretary, Dawn Baron for being the editors of “The Lynnville Line,” a monthly newsletter about the happenings in Lynnville, Tennessee.

Anyone wanting to take piano lessons should call 931-527-3466.