Pointing Dog Social Club
May18

Pointing Dog Social Club

  The Pointing Dog Social Club is a 30-minute outdoor/musical variety show produced through a collaboration among lilDRAGON Entertainment (creative team of the Joey + Rory Show), Marshall County Community Theatre, The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and Spotted Dog Productions. 🎥 The show is filmed at the famous Dixie Theatre, a classic 1930’s venue located in historic Lewisburg, Tennessee.     The premise...

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The Ways of Country Justice
Apr14

The Ways of Country Justice

My grandfather Bob White worked a farm at Scribner Mill, technically owned by his brother Willis, a Columbia policeman. Bob and Willis had a gentleman’s agreement about splitting the profits and Bob’s growing ownership in the farm. This was during a time when a handshake meant something. By the way, lawmen in the White family probably dates back to Willis’s father and my great-grandfather James Lewis White who had...

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Joseph Haynes
Feb16

Joseph Haynes

If you have a family connection to Haynes Cemetery in the Scribner’s Mill Community of Maury County, be proud. A few heroes and patriots lie there – including two Revolutionary War soldiers, at least five Confederate veterans, and several who served honorably in more recent wars. There also are those who were just plain, good, wonderful, kind, hardworking, church-going people – and more than a few exceedingly colorful country...

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Neighbors and Kin
Jan19

Neighbors and Kin

Lauriston “Laurice” Mayberry was an old man who lived on Silver Creek and rode a little black Walking Horse to Galbreath’s Store. He was the grandson of Revolutionary War soldier Henry Mayberry who came to Tennessee from Virginia in the late 1790s. Both Laurice and his son Hardin took a great liking to my dad’s cousin and best friend Douglas White. In 1934, Doug was a goodlooking cotton-headed boy of 11, with a...

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Three Mules and a Jack
Dec24

Three Mules and a Jack

From the age of ten, my dad worked a brace of mules named Matt and Dinah. “My dad would stay in the field and watch me to make sure I was safe but he turned me loose with them by the time I was twelve or thirteen.” My grandfather Bob White bought them in 1933 at the jockey yard off the courthouse square in Columbia. This is the lot at the corner of East 7th and Woodland Street, behind what are now the offices of the Maury County Clerk...

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