Straight From The Tracks Of Lynnville

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hope everyone had a great July 4th on Tuesday. The July 4th celebration in Lynnville was certainly a good one at the Robby Dunnavant Park located on the Industrial Park Drive. There was a great crowd at the event and the fireworks were seen as far a Highway 31 North in Old Lynnville. All of the different colors in the fireworks really made them beautiful in the sky. We thank everyone who helped to make July 4th, 2017 a great success in Lynnville, Tennessee, in celebrating America’s two hundredth and forty-first birthday!

Blake Hawthorne, former minister of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church, preached at Lynnville on Sunday, July 9 in the absence of David Wood, minister of the church. Blake and his wife, Mel served the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church for eight years.

The 2nd Annual Lynnville Blackberry Trail will be held on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, 2017. There are ten businesses that are participants in the event. Go by the Lynnville City Hall for a pamphlet or go to or

Rodeo Days will be in Lynnville on July 28th and 29th at the Dunnavant Park located on Industrial Park Drive.

Fresh vegetables are available on the Lynnville Square every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will celebrate its “Sesquicentennial”(150 years) on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The service will start at 10:00 a.m. with a “remember when” and at 11:00 a.m. there will be the morning worship service followed by lunch.

The Lynnville Line, Lynnville’s new newspaper will be out soon for this month. These newspapers are great and we thank Dawn Baron and Angie Jones for the great job they are doing.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Rhonda Blade Thomason of Lynnville. Rhonda attended Jones High School and was a graduate of Richland High School. Rhonda was a nurse.

From the pages of history of Lynnville Historian, Sarah Hewitt Dugger. The following is from The Pulaski Citizen in 1885:

“Captain Barbee of Cheatham County is to be here to take steps to start a newspaper in Lynnville. The matter has been canvassed among our businessmen who think a newspaper can be sustained. We will only want a bank and courthouse to complete our town. We do not intend the newspaper, The Lynnville Times to be in any way a rival of the Citizen, who has stood by us in the past.

Lynnville Academy closed Friday after a very successful year and will open the next session on 29th of January. Six efficient teachers are employed in the school, Prof. G. W. Campbell, principal. The new departments are successfully added with an efficient teacher in each, bookkeeping, music, and art. The students displayed skill. The administration showed the training to be thorough and efficient.”