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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 4, 2018
Sam Delk Kennedy, publisher of The Columbia Daily Herald and former judge, died on Tuesday. He was 91. A native of Maury County, Kennedy served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army before attending Cumberland School of Law in Lebanon. After graduation he entered private practice in Columbia, and he later served as general sessions judge and district attorney for the 14th Judicial District. In 1965, he became the publisher of The Daily Herald, a role he held until 1983. Services are being held today at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, with a celebration of life following at Greenway Farm, 1149 Mapleash Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Columbia State Community College, First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, the James K. Polk Home or the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation.