Remember Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, Oct. 11 Ceremonies: 9:45 a.m., HCHS, and 11 a.m, Public Square See page A10 for more Hickman County Times County Population 22,295 -- Centerville Population 3,793 20 PAGES 2 Sections 50¢ Volume 60 -- Number 43, Centerville, Tennessee (2000 Census) Monday, November 10, 2008 Aetna, Bon Aqua, Brushy, Bucksnort, Coble, Farmer's Exchange, Gray's Bend, Grinders Switch, Little Lot, Locust Creek, Lyles, Nunnelly, Only, Pinewood, Pleasantville, Primm Springs, Shady Grove, Shipp's Bend, Spot, Swan, Totty's Bend, Vernon, Wrigley Obama elected President U.S. Sen. Barack Obama won only one Hickman County precinct but did much better elsewhere in America, winning election as the President of the United States on November 4. The Democratic Party nomi- nee becomes the first African- American citizen to capture the nation’s highest office, defeat- ing U.S. Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee, with 53 percent of the vote, according to the Cable News network web- Dodie C. Lovett (standing,) mainly teaches at Studio D, on the south side of the square; its open 2-7 Monday. site. Square attracts families In Hickman County, the ma- jority of voters supported Mc- Cain, who defeated Obama here with 56.3 percent of the vote, 4,784-3,563. The Republican Churches senator from Arizona won 17 of the 18 precincts plus the early PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA find this is voting tally. Obama was a win- ner in the Armory precinct of million to 1.093 million for a place District 5, taking a 39-38 advan- tage there. Obama. Though popular vote totals to prosper The result was the second consecutive time that a majority are indicative, it is the Electoral College where a president is of Hickman County voters have elected. Obama held a 349-163 By BRADLEY A. MARTIN chosen the Republican nominee edge there on Thursday, with Visitors to the Centerville for the nation’s highest office. Missouri and North Carolina Public Square can see that there President George W. Bush won still counting votes. A candidate is a new dry-goods store on the 50.2 percent of the vote here who earns 270 votes wins the east side and an art studio on the four years ago. election. States get electoral south. On the north side, the old Hickman County was reflec- votes based on the number of dime store is in the middle of a tive of Tennessee as a whole in U.S. Congress members; Ten- refurbishment, and there’s a the presidential race. Statewide, nessee has nine U.S. House bakery about to open this Satur- McCain won 57 percent of the members and two senators. day on the west. total vote and the state’s 11 CNN exit polling of more The place is changing, and if Electoral College votes. He won than 17,000 U.S. voters showed you duck inside any one of majorities in 89 of the 95 coun- the following about the election: them, you’re liable to discover ties, according to CNN report- — Females were predomi- not only an optimistic spirit but ing, with a total margin of 1.48 (continued on page A5) an expectation that the Public Turnout here Square will become a serious drawing card for shoppers once again. Chris (left) and Burt Stouffer operate Dominion Dry Goods. was barely 60% You also may find this: The folks — entrepreneurs, really — His members are just that, “How do you minister to peo- Chris, at the new Dominion Dry who are coming to do business here, and his church is not the ple? Can you have a Bible Goods store, on the east side of downtown are conservative only one who has lately found a church while living in a metro the Square. They promise good The November 4 election tion, when Bush defeated Vice Christians who are focused home in Hickman County area?” prices on name-brand apparel, drew 60.5 percent of registered President Al Gore of Ten- much more on this as a good *** The Stouffers weren’t the only among other things, by access- voters to the polls, a lower per- nessee. place to live and raise their fam- Burt Stouffer is among the ones who found an answer that ing top-of-the-line merchandise centage than in any U.S. Presi- In 1996, 61.8 percent of the ilies than a place to make mon- Heritage Church members who required action. as it’s rotated off the shelves of dential election here in at least local electorate cast ballots in ey. have come here from suburban Their church was looking for well-known stores. 16 years. the presidential election, when “It’s about the Kingdom of Georgia. A consultant for 25 a new place; not everyone The Stouffers home-school The Hickman County Elec- President Bill Clinton won his God first in our lives and then years, he and his wife Christy would go, as it turns out. But their children, and Chris — who tion Commission reported that second term, defeating U.S. living those principles out in the are parents of four who are de- upon identifying the Centerville turned 18 November 3 — is 8,650 citizens cast ballots, out Sen. Bob Dole. one-another passages of scrip- voted to their church and their area as a worthy location, the studying on the college level. of a total registration of In 1992, 75.7 percent of ture,” says Marion Lovett, pas- beliefs. But making a living was Stouffers were the first ones The store is in part to help him 14,296. That’s fewer than in Hickman County voters partic- tor of the Heritage Church, a getting in the way. here. “decide what he wants to do,” as 2004, when 8,776 participated. ipated when Clinton won his Presbyterian congregation that “I was traveling all the time,” Burt Stouffer’s skills include well as to provide a retail spark Of those who voted, 4,735 first term in a race against meets on the south side of the he said. “Our quality of live had selling real estate, and he says for a downtown area where did so during the early voting President George H.W. Bush. Public Square every Sunday at deteriorated while we tried to the prices in Hickman County clothing pretty much disap- process, meaning 54.7 percent In 1988, turnout was 4,915, 10:30. life the American dream.” are attractive; he says he could peared from all the shelves sev- of all the electronic ballots cast but a total electorate was not “We’re here for the long haul. Even delivering a meal to a sell plenty of it if a major prob- eral years ago. here were cast before Novem- available, preventing calcula- We want to see our children fellow church family was no lem was solved: lack of access *** ber 4. tion of the percentage. prosper. We want to see the easy thing. He tells of the day to high-speed internet. Marion Lovett and his family In 2004, 69.9 percent of lo- The next scheduled election town say, ‘We’re glad they’re his wife spent six hours on the But that didn’t deter him. cal voters cast ballots during in Hickman County is in Octo- here.’” road trying to do just that. He now works with his son, (continued on page A6) the November general elec- ber of 2009, when voters in tion, when President George Centerville elect a mayor and W. Bush won a second term five aldermen. Countywide, over U.S. Sen. John Kerry. the next election would come In 2000, 63.6 percent of in 2010 with the August Gen- Hickman County voters partic- eral Election, which will in- Boo! ipated in the presidential elec- clude most local offices. Underway The good news is that characters like this won’t be hanging around the HCHS FFA fruit sale Bobby and Sandy McFar- lin place anymore, scar- ing young people sleep- less. The bad news is that the McFarlins won’t be Through Nov. 21; see page B2 decorating their West End yards for the Hal- loween holiday anymore. See page A2 for more spooky sights. Member FDIC Photo by BOB McCLELLAN www.cfbk.com Centerville - Lyles 931-729-5181
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