Reed Thompson

first_imgReed Thompson, 66, of Savannah, GA formerly of Milan passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, GA.  Reed was born Thursday, April 24, 1952.  His parents were T.W. (Bill) and Mary Gray (Thompson) Thompson.  He married Appie Schaefer and she survives.Reed worked at the Milan Furniture Factory as a teenager, and the Versailles State Park.  He later was a heavy equipment operator and then owned and operated Thompson’s Auto Parts in the 70’s.  He then was a manufacture sales representative selling hardware to furniture factories.  He then owned the Milan Video Store and later was co-owner with Gary Anderson of Thompson Hardwoods in Milan.   He also built Industrial Hardwoods in Osgood.  He enjoyed spending time with his family the most, other hobbies included open wheel racing – the Indy 500, trains and watching football.  He coached football for 17 years, starting with the peewee league, then Jr. High football and finally High School football. He was the offensive line-coach for the 1996 Milan High School team that went to the semi-state.  He always had a funny story for any occasion.Reed is survived by wife Appie, sons: Tony (Catherine) Thompson of CA, Tommy Thompson of SC, Andy (Holly) Thompson of GA, and Michael (Kali) Thompson of MN, sister Nancy (Eric) Glaser, niece Alexa, 2 grandchildren Emerson and Willa, and a host of friends.A service celebrating his life will be held 7 PM Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Harris Long officiating.  Family and friends may gather to honor and remember him 3 – 7 PM Sunday, January 20, also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Reed to Milan Council of Churches Christmas Project or Milan High School Football.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S. Main St., P.O. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Study ranks most and least innovative states

first_imgBatesville, In. — The researchers from WalletHub ® analyzed all 50 states and the District of Columbia using 24 key indicators to determine the most and least innovative.Indiana is the most innovative in the tri-state according to the study at 28, Ohio was ranked 32 and Kentucky was 44.A link to the full study is here.last_img

Teen among 3 nabbed with gun, ganja

first_imgPolice ranks in ‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara) on Friday morning arrested three men from Sophia, Greater Georgetown, after they were separately found in possession of illegal weapons and ammunition, along with a quantity of marijuana.The discovery was reportedly made during an intelligence-led operation. The ranks were able to seize one Taurus .40 pistol with six live rounds, two .32 Special revolvers with four live rounds, and 79 grams of cannabis sativa.Among the three suspects in custody is a 16-year-old whom Police say is currentlyThe illegal gun and ammunition which were found by Policebeing investigated for armed robbery allegedly committed on a resident of Sophia on Thursday.Guyana Times understands that the Police operation stemmed from that robbery report. At some time on Thursday night, 34-year-old Abinda Accra, a painter of ‘C’ Field, Sophia, was robbed of his cell phone and a sum of cash by an armed teenager. A report was made to the Police, and based on the victim’s description of his attacker, the Police realized that they have the suspect under surveillance.As such, ranks went in search of the young man, and found him on Friday morning at his ‘C’ Field home. Found in possession of a .32 Special revolver, he told investigators during interrogation that he had rented the weapon from another resident of the area.This information led Police to the residence of that individual, and a search conducted on the premises unearthed the .40 Taurus pistol and the second .32 Special revolver under a pillow in the suspect’s room.The ranks also arrested another occupant of the premises, after he was found in possession of narcotics.This newspaper was further told that Accra (robbery victim) returned to the station on Friday morning after word of the arrests spread in the community. While there, he immediately pointed out the 16-year-old as the person who had robbed him.Upon searching through the teenager’s belongings, it was revealed that the cell phone he had in his possession belonged to Accra.The trio remains in Police custody, assisting with further investigations.last_img read more