Tracks of Lynnville

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Greetings from Lynnville, Tennessee located on the banks of Robertson Fork Creek.

It is now summer time according to the rather warm temperature we have been having. The many colors of green are showing up in the foliage and it is beautiful along with the fresh, pretty landscape. Take a walk and enjoy nature this spring.

“Light Hill Meats” formerly Stones Slaughter and Processing, is now open for business. Light Hill Meats is specializing in beef and deer processing and is located at 3851 Cornersville Road (East 129) in Lynnville. Schedule your booking by calling 931-527-3198. Ben Neale is the owner. We welcome Ben and his new business to the business scene in Lynnville.

The committee at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church met on Tuesday evening, April 18 at six o’clock p.m. in the church to start making plans for the 150th birthday of the church building. Several ideas were discussed and members of the committee are to report back at the next meeting on May 16 at six o’clock p.m. at the church. A date for the celebration will be set at this meeting. More details about this big event will be forthcoming in this column.

Anyone with any history or pictures of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church, Elk Ridge Presbyterian Church, or Hopewell Presbyterian Church, please call 931-527-3466.

When you are in Lynnville, be sure and go by “Dixie Antiques and More” next to the Gun Shop. Dixie Antiques and More has expanded into another room with more and more items. Go by and take a look.

Saturday, June 3 is the annual meeting of the “Purple and Gold Tigers” of the Robert B. Jones High School at the Lynnville Municipal Building. Registering will start at ten o’clock a.m. and a potluck lunch will be served at noon followed by a program. Mark your calendar and plan to be in Lynnville all day on Saturday, June 3.

The Warrior Dash was held on Saturday, April 22nd at the Milky Way Farms located about four and a half miles from Lynnville. The Town of Lynnville was full up after noon with people coming back to eat at the different places in Lynnville. There was not an empty parking place to be found. So glad the Warrior Dash was a success.

June 24th is the date for the Annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival that will be held in downtown Lynnville. Vendors wanting a booth to sell their wares should contact the Lynnville City Hall at 931-527-3158.

Jared Roberts, a senior at Giles County High School and son of Amy and Jason Roberts of Lynnville won the State of Tennessee Elks Scholarship. He received the award at the state convention of the Elk’s Club in Knoxville the first of April. Roberts gave a speech to some three hundred Elks at the convention. Jared is the grandson of Mattie Lou Davis and the late Charles Davis of Elkton and Judy Hewitt Roberts and the late J. V. Roberts of Lynnville. Also, Jared has a brother, Jeb, who is a sixth grader at Richland High School. We congratulate Roberts on this award.

Collins Wilkes, a Lynnville native, celebrated his 95th birthday at Soda Pop Junction on Sunday, April 23rd. Collins is a 1940 graduate of the Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville. Happy Birthday, Mr. Wilkes.