Ben Boston Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2019 AIOPIA'S 10 Best in Tennessee For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Tennessee’s Personal Injury Attorney Ben Boston as 2019 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the "10 Best" list must pass AIOPIA's rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOPIA’s independent evaluation. AIOPIA's annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys' relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney's top priority, AIOPIA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Personal Injury law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.

We congratulate Ben Boston on this achievement and we are honored to have him as a 2019 AIOPIA Member.

Name Merry Gabel
Message Yard and Bake Sale at the St. Joseph Senior Center (119 S. Main) on Saturday, May 25, from 7 am to 12 noon.  Contact 931-845-4194 or 845-4203.


Name Jeanette Wisdom
Message Fish Fry
West End Community Club
Saturday May 4, 2019
4 to 7 Pm
Fish, Chicken, Hush puppies, Fries or baked potato, onion rings, slaw, beans dessert and drink 
Adults $12 kids $6 carry out plates available more info 931-629-8645




Loretto High School Theatre Announcement:
Benny Urban and Abby Walters, two outstanding seniors at Loretto High School, have written a full-length play, Fed Up!, that will be performed as Loretto High School Theatre Department’s spring show. Here’s the official synopsis for Fed Up!:
A family of cannibals might meet their maker when a group of happy-go-lucky dimwits invade the Hopkins’ home. Talk of peanuts, football, and potlucks make for a perfectly comical nightmare. The Hopkins family questions everything they’ve ever known, and they wonder how their family will make it out the same. Exploring the themes of acceptance and survival, Fed Up! asks audiences to consider what they’d do to find their one true love.
Tickets for Fed Up! are available for purchase now at Loretto High School’s front office, and they will be available at the door before each show. They are $5 each.
Times for public showings are listed below:
Thursday, 5/2 at 7 PM
Saturday, 5/4 at 7 PM
Sunday, 5/5 at 2 PM


Name Merry Gabel
Message Swamp Johns at St. Joseph Senior Center (119 S. Main) on Friday, May 10, from 4 to 7 pm.  Plates are $12 including drink & dessert.  Call 845-4194 or 845-4203.  




Civil War Symposium
The Tullahoma Campaign and Beyond

April 17, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Dianne Murray, Executive Director
Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage
P O Box 52
Tullahoma, TN  37388
One of the oldest and longest standing heritage organizations, Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage, will be hosting a day-long Civil War Symposium, “The Tullahoma Campaign and Beyond.”  This Symposium will take you on a journey of the Tullahoma Campaign accompanied by many subjects beyond this important, but lesser known, Campaign.  Topics being presented by various speakers include 1) Dr. Mary Walker, the only recipient of the Medal of Honor, 2) Medical and Surgical Practices of the Union and Confederate Armies, 3) Did General Forrest Really Make a Difference, and 4) Freedom at Estill Springs – the History of the 13th U. S. Colored Troops.  The featured speaker, James Ogden, III, Historian at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will take you beyond the Tullahoma Campaign and explore the migration of troops and chronicle the Civil War as it unfolded from the Stones River Battlefield in Murfreesboro to Chickamauga near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Speakers for the Symposium include Brigadier General John Scales, Huntsville, Alabama, Lewis J. (Jody) Baltz, Tullahoma, Dr. Anthony Hodges, Chattanooga and Linda Moss Mines, Chattanooga.  The program will be moderated by David Currey, Historian and Documentary Filmmaker.  All of the speakers have written books and they will be available for sale.
The Symposium is set for 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (CST) at Jim Oliver’s Smoke House in Monteagle, TN (Off I-24, Exit 134). just a short distance southeast of Nashville.  The meeting venue has been in business for 50+ years and is a Monteagle Mountain icon – serving some fabulous food “up on the mountain.”
Two other features schedule for the day includes an exhibit of Civil War artifacts and an exhibit of surgical and medical instruments used.  There will also be a brief interpretive on-site visit to one of the Tullahoma Campaign self-driving kiosks located on the property of the Smoke House facility.   
The cost for the day’s conference is $95 per person which includes a registration packet, breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack and free parking at the facility.  The Smoke House has offered a special rate of $89 + tax per night for guests – use code: CIVILWAR when making a reservation.  Advance registration is required for this event.
For additional information please contact the Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage office at or call 615-613-5627. 
About the Sponsor
Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that began in the early 1990s.  The southern Middle Tennessee area was identified as a heritage area that was rich in agriculture and history by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  This initiative was a three-year project under the Trust with the idea that the identified area would become self-sustaining after the project.  This year the organization will celebrate being in existence for 25 years. 
The development of the self-driving tour of the Tullahoma Campaign is just one of many initiatives created by this organization.  The Backroads geographic area includes the Tennessee counties/areas of Bedford (Shelbyville/Bell Buckle/Wartrace), Coffee (Tullahoma/Manchester), Franklin (Winchester/Cowan), Lincoln (Fayetteville), Marshall (Lewisburg/Chapel Hill/Cornersville) and Moore (Lynchburg) and the Monteagle Mountain Area. 
The mission of the organization is to promote travel on the backroads and our motto “For Memories That Last A Lifetime” is one that supports a quality and memorable experience.
If you are interested in history or want to learn more about the Civil War, you will not want to miss this program.  The day promises to be a great day for learning as well as a fun-filled time to network with others.




The Lawrence County Public Library's 4th annual quilt show will be held April 23rd - April 27th during business hours. Anyone wishing to display a quilt is asked to bring it to the library between 9:00 a.m. and noon on Monday, April 22nd.



Tennessee NRCS Announces FY2019 Application Deadline for Eligible Agricultural Entities and Individual Landowners to Apply for ACEP

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced an application deadline for Tennessee eligible entities to apply for fiscal year 2019 funding for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program  (ACEP).  The deadline to apply is Friday, April 19, 2019. Tennessee will accept applications for ACEP on a continuous basis, but deadlines must be set to evaluate the applications. The full news release can be found on our TN website by clicking here.



The Loretto Band will be hosting a supper and auction this Saturday, April 6 at the Loretto Civic Center. Food will be taco, or crockpot pot luck with the crockpots donated by the Leoma Baptist Church. Meal with dessert and drink is $6.00. Serving starts at 4:00pm. The Weathers Family will be providing music at 5:00 and our live auction will start at 6:00. Many wonderful items have been donated such as a Toby Keith signed guitar, Carrie Underwood signed album, Nashville Predators signed hockey puck, Tim McGraw signed books, family pass to all attractions in Gatlinburg $1200 value, several hotel stays in Gatlinburg, two truck loads of gravel, Tennessee Titans fan pack, Cincinnati Reds tickets, Nashville Sounds tickets, several meal deals from local restaurants and much more. All proceeds go towards our Washington trip as we will be representing the state of Tennessee in the National Memorial Day Parade


Name Jessica Ingram
Message Christian Dinner and Movie Matinee on April 6th 2019
Playing the God’s Not Dead Trilogy and Spaghetti Dinner at Cornerstone Christian Church at 602 Old Florence Rd, L’Burg. 
The Cornerstone Christian Youth Group is raising funds for a youth conference in Smyrna, TN.
Come join us for all three inspirational movies or any combination of the three. 

One Movie is $5
Two Movies is $9
Three Movies is $13

Movie Times
1st movie starts at 11am
2nd movie starts at 2pm
3rd movie starts at 5pm

Movie and Dinner Info 
Children under 10 are free
Dinner includes a serving of spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert, a drink, and popcorn. Free Refills on drinks and popcorn.
Tickets may be purchased in advance from Cornerstone Christian Church members or at the door the day of the matinee. Call 931-629-2305 for tickets. 






The Lawrence County Board of Education will conduct a planning session on March 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office, 700 Mahr. Ave., Lawrenceburg.


Online Pre-K and Kindergarten registration for the Lawrence County School System will be available Monday, March 25 through April 18 on the Lawrence County Schools webpage found at Computers will be available at each of the elementary schools on April 4 during Parent/Teacher Conferences for those needing access or assistance with the online process.

All Pre-K and Kindergarten students entering schools are required by law to meet certain immunization and medical requirements. The following information must be obtained and submitted to your child’s school in order for your child to attend any Pre-K or Kindergarten program in the Lawrence County School System. 

Certified Birth Certificate
Immunization Records on Permanent Tennessee Certificate of Immunization TCA (49-1765-1769) available from health department or family physician.
Physical Examination (No earlier than August 2018)

Pre-K students must be 4 years of age by August 15, 2019. LCSS Pre-K programs are income-based and preference will be given to economically disadvantaged students first. Those registering a Pre-K student will receive a letter notifying them of when and where to take the required paperwork. 

Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by August 15, 2019. A Sneak-a-Peek will be held at each of the elementary schools on Monday, May 6 at 6:00 P.M. for Kindergarten student orientation and to submit the required paperwork.

Your child will not be allowed to begin school without required immunizations, health physical, and birth certificate. If you have questions or need assistance in obtaining the required information, you may contact your school or the Coordinator of School Health, April Abercrombie at 762-5251 ext. 119.

Shannon Watson



The Lawrenceburg Animal Shelter is at capacity

If you are looking for a best friend please consider adopting from the animal shelter. There are many friendly, healthy and beautiful puppies and dogs at the shelter who are seeking their forever homes.

Directions: Take West Gaines, turn left onto Skyline Drive (at Parkview Motel) and when the road forks the driveway to the dog park and shelter are on the right.
The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10-2 and Saturdays from 9-12. To contact the shelter call Rene Segraves 242-3511




Miranda Vansandt
Message Southside church of Christ in St. Joseph, TN will be having a FREE pancake breakfast from 7-10am. Everyone welcome!



The Lawrence County BPW invites you to attend the BPW Regional meeting on March 2nd beginning at 10am.  The meeting will be held at the Ethridge Civic Center located at 111 Park Street, Ethridge TN 38456. This event will be a great networking opportunity for all women and a chance to enjoy a few hours of fun.  Men are also welcome. Our guest speaker promises to be both funny and inspirational. 
Guest speaker, Jessica Yokley is a mother to Preston and Gavin, wife, political figure, and non-profit founder. Jessica spent 15 years directing a no-kill animal rescue, but began focusing her efforts in politics and charitable foundations benefiting women and children after the death of her daughter, Cora. She and her family also created the "A Cora Christmas" foundation which benefits women and children in the community. After being elected as Chair of the Lawrence County Democrat Party in 2017 as the third female chair, she became the first female candidate for 70th District State Representative. Currently, Jessica is focusing on aiding the homeless in her community as a founding member of BWG Homeless Outreach, an organization founded and run by women. She is also a member of the Lawrence County Business Professional Women, Lawrence County Substance Abuse Coalition, Ethridge United Methodist Church, and the Community Baby Shower Committee.

Registration begins at the door at 9:30 a.m with the meeting set to begin at 10 or you may pre-register by  Cost, including lunch, is $10.



Lawrenceburg Lions Club White Bean and Chili Dinner
Attach Photo White Bean & Chili Dinner Flyer 2019.docx
Phone Number (931) 242-3862




Loretto City offices will be closed Monday, February 18 in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. Trash pickup will be rescheduled for Wednesday, February 20. 

Jesse E. Turner
City of Loretto

The Lawrence County Board of Education will conduct a Safety Committee Meeting on February 21, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. then will meet in Regular Session at 5:30 p.m.  Both meetings will be at the Central Office, 700 Mahr Ave., Lawrenceburg.




South Lawrence girls basketball won the class A section 3 tournament in Lincoln County on January 31st. This win will advance them to the first ever state tournament in middle school basketball on Feb. 8th and 9th in Murfreesboro.




The City of Loretto Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session Tuesday, February 5 at 5 pm to consider the following agenda item and any other business that may come before the Board:

Approval of a resolution to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a water tank in the Liberty Grove Community as a joint project with Lawrence County.














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