MUD reminds customers of holiday schedule and lock offs

The MUD offices will be closed on November 26-27 for Thanksgiving. To avoid lock off, customers should make past due payments prior to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. (File Graphic)

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Utilities Department (MUD) reminds customers that their offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. This means that water customers with a past due bill will need to make a payment no later than 4 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving in order to avoid a water lock off. Lock offs will not take place until after the holiday on Monday, November 30.

MUD officials say that they have made attempts to contact everyone that is currently on the lock off list. Payments can be made via U.S. mail, at the MUD offices, or 24/7 online.

There is a $100 reconnection fee. MUD officials say that if you make your payment in the night drop off box after 4 p.m. on November 25, it should include the additional $100 plus the balance due.

If you have questions, call the MUD offices at 931-759-4297 or visit their website by clicking here. •

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MCHS Student Council launches Thanksgiving Basket Drive

MCHS Student Council will put together baskets for the second year with everything a local family needs to put together a Thanksgiving feast. (File Photo)

Last year the student council at Moore County High School took on a Thanksgiving mission: put together baskets containing everything a local family might need to enjoy the day in a single Thanksgiving basket. Last year the group put together over 30 baskets that were distributed discreetly to local families.

Each basket will include: a jar of peanut butter, a box of tea bags or instant drink mix, five cans of vegetables, two cans of fruit, a large box of all purpose baking mix, a box of cornbread mix, a box of stuffing, gravy, a large box of instant potatoes, two boxes of mac and cheese, brownie or cookie mix, two pounds of sugar, and a gift card or gift certificate for a turkey to be purchased at Woodard’s Market. They also need plastic laundry baskets to hold all the Thanksgiving items.

The student council is asking for donations from the community to help with the project. Items may be dropped off at the high school. Baskets will be distributed on Sunday, November 22 and the student council asks that all donation be dropped off by Friday, November 20.

Questions? Call Moore County High School at 931-759-4231. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg, Tennessee. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

You’re So Lynchburg If …Thanksgiving Edition

What a great time to come home for the holidays. They now sell beer on the Lynchburg Square. The weather’s gonna be absolutely perfect this weekend. And you know mama’s been in the kitchen since at least Tuesday cooking all your favorites. There are some things that just make Lynchburg special. After all … we are the most famous small town in America. So we asked our readers, “What makes you so Lynchburg if …” and they did not disappoint.

You’re so Lynchburg if …

1 | At least one relative around the Thanksgiving table is furious that you can now buy beer with your pizza and barbecue on the square.

2| There’s a little local product in at least one of your family’s Thanksgiving desserts.

3| You nearly called 9-1-1 after a near miss with a fried turkey.

4 | You’re a little hungover during Thanksgiving because had too much fun “up town” in Tullahoma the Wednesday before but you tell your grandma it’s the stomach flu … again this year.

5 | That friendly game of touch football got out of hand and now your brothers aren’t speaking to one another.

6 | There’s at least one dish on your table that someone hunted, fished, or grew in their backyard.

7| You really need to know what time Woodard’s closes around Thanksgiving in case you need one more thing.

8 | Despite the fact that you’re of legal drinking age, you still sit at the “kid’s table” during Thanksgiving because there isn’t enough room for everyone at the “big table.”

9 | Several family members show up with their own “Tupperware” to secure their fair share of the leftovers.

10 | You run into someone who used to know you as a child and they ask, “now who’s your daddy again?”.

11 | The cranberry sauce is served with those little dents from the tin can still in it.

12 | Cousin Joey isn’t allowed to leave the table until he tries at least one spoonful of everything … and it’s turned into a standoff.

13 | Someone says, “bless her heart” in reference to dry dressing.

14 | There’s a deviled eggs goblin.

15 | You brother’s new girlfriend just has to go tour the distillery … so you make a day of playing tourist.

MCHS Student Council collecting items for Thanksgiving gift baskets

LOCAL NEWS — Moore County High School’s Student Council will collect items for Thanksgiving baskets to be delivered to Moore County families. The drive began this week and will extend until November 26.

According to student council sponsor Jonah Deal, the students decided to make baskets instead of just host a holiday food pantry because they wanted families to receive everything they’d need for a Thanksgiving meal in one place. Baskets will contain peanut butter, tea, instant mixed drinks, five cans of vegetables, two cans of fruit, all-purpose baking mix, cornbread mix, stuffing mix, gravy, instant potatoes, mac and cheese, brownie or cookie mix, cooking oil, bag of sugar, and a $12 Woodard’s gift certificate to purchase a turkey.

Community members who would like to help with the drive can drop off any of these items at the front desk at Moore County High School. Baskets will be distributed at the Moore County Health Department from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on November 26. If you or someone you know would like to receive a basket, contact Peggy Gold at 931-759-7285.•

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper that publishes new stories every morning. Covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}