Week of July 11, 2024

  • Shooting Sports team competes in state competition

    Lewis County Shooting Sports team members competed in the 2024 State Competitions in Nashville, TN June 17-22, 2024. All shooters shot trap, and various others shot sporting clays, doubles trap, handicap and skeet. Shooters did a great job representing Lewis County; the heat was in the high 90s, but each shooter turned in great scores and did the very best they could. Ladies Varsity Shooter Zoie Clark won 2nd place ladies varsity HOA in the main events, which is huge honor; Junior Varsity...

  • Local P.D. Stays Alert, Continues to Combat Drug Activity

    On June 10, 2024, at approximately 10:57 p.m., City of Hohenwald Police Department Patrolman Kalum Halfacre was patrolling near 412 East Main Street and observed a white 2002 GMC Sierra truck with dark window tint. The vehicle was stopped and contact was made with the driver, Andrew Davis, 54 of Centerville, TN. While checking the percentage of window tint, Patrolman Halfacre noticed a smell of marijuana from the vehicle. While speaking with Mr. Davis, Patrolman Courter arrived and saw a bag of...

  • TBI Asks for Assistance from the Public

    ON JUNE 30, AT APPROXIMATELY 6:15 A.M. WHILE ON PATROL IN SMITH COUNTY AT THE BUFFALO VALLEY REST AREA ON I-40, TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL (THP) TROOPERS WERE INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE PARKED AT THE REST AREA. A TROOPER APPROACHED THE VEHICLE AND OBSERVED A MALE AND FEMALE SLEEPING INSIDE THE VEHICLE. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, THE TROOPER CONFIRMED BY A V.I.N. CHECK THAT THE VEHICLE WAS STOLEN. THE TROOPER INSTRUCTED THE OCCUPANTS OUT OF THE VEHICLE AND DETAINED THEM WITH HANDCUFFS BEHIND THEIR BACKS. THE FEMALE OCCUPANT WAS IDENTIFIED...

  • Pick Tennessee products partners with homegrown by heroes

    Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Pick Tennessee Products (PTP) program has joined together with Homegrown By Heroes to better promote local agricultural products produced by Tennessee farmer veterans. The Homegrown By Heroes label is the official farmer U.S. military veteran branding program. Administered by the National Farmer Veteran Coalition, it certifies ranchers, farmers, and fishermen from all military branches to sell their products as veteran-owned and produced. PTP has been connecting people everywhere to all the great...

  • Building Hope in Hohenwald

    Hope Hohenwald, the youth program located on Park Avenue, is currently running a "Building Hope" campaign to raise funds for larger, much needed facility additions. (See Full Story In Next Week's Edition). During the campaign, the Lewis County Herald will highlight, weekly, the "Hope" being dished out on that side of town! First up: Meet Fallon Toft. Ms. Fallon was born with Cerebral Palsy, and has, in years past, spent summer days bored at her mother's work on a tablet or some other screen....

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    Sen. Joey Hensley

    Legislation passed to protect children and family values, Prohibiting gender transition surgeries and irreversible hormone treatments for minors Tennessee lawmakers have been at the forefront of the fight to stop hormone treatments in children to change their gender identity. Tennessee led the nation when we took our first steps to ban hormone treatment for children. Since then, we have expanded those efforts and now under current law, medical “transition” surgeries that remove body parts...

  • Lewis County Student Returns from Washington D.C.

    Meriwether Lewis' group has returned home from a successful Washington Youth Tour after seven student delegates and two chaperones spent a full week at the nation's capital. The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, MLEC and other electric cooperatives from across the state sponsor the annual event and provide an all-expenses paid, once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington D.C. for high school juniors. Students were selected by writing a short story titled "Electric Cooperatives Connect"...

  • TOP Grant for Lewis County Public Library

    State Sen. Joey Hensley, State Rep. Jody Barrett, and Secretary of State Tre Hargett today announced a Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) Grant totaling $5,461 for the Lewis County Public Library and Archives. The funds will help cover the cost of internal internet connections and Wi-Fi hotspots at the facility. “Libraries are community anchors that provide invaluable services and resources,” said Sen. Hensley. “These grants will help libraries continue to support education, literacy, and lifelong learning.” TOP Grants are...

  • Lewis County Person Of The Week: Crystal Nash

    Q.) Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? A.) My name is Crystal Nash, and I am 44 years old. My parents are Joe and the late Patricia Smith, and my grandparents are the late Clayburn and Robbie Smith. I have an older brother named Joe. I am happily married to Gary Nash, who is the local airport manager, a combat veteran who served two tours in Iraq, and a dedicated father and husband. We have one son named Jesse who was born with a rare genetic condition. I have two sweet little cuddle...

  • Crowd Shows Up in Record Numbers for 6th Annual Rock the Lot Event

    The 6th Annual Rock The Lot was a huge success, despite the extreme heat! Over 3,700 people came out to enjoy the event, including a family reunion and a class reunion of the 1977 LCHS Senior Class. An estimated 1,500 enjoyed the family activities prior to the concert, with an even larger number arriving as the sun began to set and the temperature cooled down. Attendees came from not only surrounding counties but also as far away as Nashville and Alabama. Local radio personality Kori Plunkett...

  • Mr. and Mrs. Lauback celebrate 60th anniversary

    Jack and Leona Lauback celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception July 2 at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Lauback were married June 6, 1964 and have three children and two grandchildren. They resided in Owosso, Michigan until 1991 when they moved to...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash

    July 8, 1954 The Herald reported, “The Fourth of July passed in a quiet manner here with practically all businesses closed… Insofar as we have been able to learn, there was not a single accident in the county over the weekend…” Bids would be taken for the old Springer Church of Christ building until July 17. The winning bidder would have to remove the building from the land by July 31. Bids could be made at the Hohenwald Bank and Trust Company. Clovis Anderson and Thomas Lawson were...

  • Mathis family reunion held

    The family of the late Johnny and Lenora Mathis met for their annual gathering on July 4, 2024. Two of the oldest grandchildren were there, Charles Mathis and Catherine Pickard. Those from out of town included Kerrie Mathis Gallaga of Westfield, Indiana, Regina Tatum Jennings of Mt. Pleasant, Makayla and Brensley of Columbia, Catherine Pickard and Don Pickard of Jackson; Johnny and Elaine Seiber of Cottontown, Dalton, Kayce and Dexlyn Papajeski, and Joyce Potts of Hampshire; Lawan Panjawat,...

  • Benefit for Chris Carroll

    A benefit auction and fish fry for the family of Chris Carroll will be held Friday, July 19 at 4:00 p.m. at the Community Building at Memorial Park. Chris was involved in a motorcycle accident on May 16 and sustained injuries to his spinal cord resulting in tetraplegia. For more info, contact Tabitha Staggs 931-628-2345 or Crystal Reeves at...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan

    Well it is a nice morning here in our little valley. I am sitting on the front porch swing and there is a nice breeze blowing. It is not as hot as it has been. The cats have really been enjoying this cooler weather, they are stretched out here on the porch taking their morning nap. Later when the day starts to warm up some more they will go and find a cool place to nap until supper time. The birds are singing and I am watching the neighbor’s cows grazing out in their pasture, everyone seems to be enjoying the little cooler weather. Last...

  • Life As Art

    Elissa Tracy

    The Art of Small Space Design As urban areas grow more costly and dense, our living spaces often shrink. Even in larger homes, there’s usually a room that, awkwardly shaped or poorly utilized, becomes a mere storage space. Whether it’s furniture that’s too large or a shortage of space-saving ideas, these rooms frequently fail to serve any practical purpose. Think like a tiny home designer to maximize the functionality of these small spaces. The tiny home movement - popular for those downsizing, living off-grid, or constructing guest...

  • Jo Knows

    Josette Riley

    “Hey, Jo, Could you explain the role and importance of the school board in our town’s education system?” Lewis County School Board plays a crucial role in overseeing the educational policies such as curriculum standards, discipline policies, and educational goals. They are responsible for managing the budget for salaries, facilities maintenance, and educational programs. They hire and evaluate the superintendent, who is responsible for implementing policies and managing day to day operations of our schools. The Lewis County School Board...

  • Ronnie Brewer Announced as Principal of Hampshire Unit School

    Maury County Public Schools Superintendent Lisa Ventura has announced Ronnie Brewer as the new principal of Hampshire Unit School. Mr. Brewer brings 16 years of educational experience to his new role at Hampshire Unit School. For the last two school years (2022-2023 & 2023-2024), he has served as Principal of Hickman County High School in Centerville, TN. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Principal at East Hickman High School during the 2021-2022 school year. His connection to Hampshire Unit...

  • Locals Announce Candidacy in August Primary

    Locals Announce Candidacy in August...

  • Brewer: Announced as Head Baseball Coach/Physical Ed. Instructor

    Lewis County High School has announced Caleb Brewer as the new Head Baseball Coach. Lewis County Schools is excited to announce that Coach Brewer will also be teaching PE at LCES. Coach Brewer is a Lewis County High School 2013 graduate. He attended and played baseball at Bethel from 2014-2016 and attended and played baseball at UT Martin 2016-2018. Brewer was an assistant coach at UT Martin from 2018-2020, assistant coach at Ripley HS from 2021-2022, and a head coach at East Hickman HS from...

  • William "Bud" Rawdon

    March 22, 1938 ~ July 7, 2024 William "Bud" Rawdon, age 86, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2024, at NHC-Maury Regional Transitional Care Center in Columbia. He was a native of Summertown, retried from Murray Ohio, and a member of Summertown Church of Christ. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and watching sports and westerns. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Whitfield and Sara Grace "Sally" Higdon Rawdon; his wife, Ruth Ellen Walker Rawdon; one brother, Cecil...

  • Diane Michelle Dubois Holman

    Diane Michelle Dubois Holman, 70, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2024, in Hohenwald. Born on March 3, 1954, in Berkeley, California, her life was full of joy, kindness, and unwavering dedication to her loved ones. She is the daughter of the late Richard Joseph Dubois, and her mother, Roberta Mooney Dubois, who infused Diane's life with warmth and compassion. Alongside her brothers Robert, Dave, and the late Richard Dubois, Diane's childhood was a cherished time that shaped the wonderful...

  • Evelyn Marie Staggs Pigg

    Evelyn Marie Staggs Pigg, a woman of love and faith, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2024, at the age of 91, in Summertown. Born on April 20, 1933, in Hohenwald, to Ernest and Audie Mae Gray Staggs, Evelyn's life was a true testament to the strength and warmth of her spirit. Evelyn was the cherished wife of Willard Franklin Pigg for an impressive 72 years, a union that was a shining example of commitment and affection. Together, they built a family founded on strong values and unconditional...

  • Charlotte Grace Kosa

    Charlotte Grace Kosa, born on April 4, 1949, in Staten Island, New York, passed away on June 23, 2024, in Hohenwald, She was a daughter of the late Alexander and Rose Kosa, a loving sister, an aunt, and a friend whose radiant spirit and kindness left an indelible mark on the hearts of those she touched. Charlotte grew up in Staten Island, where she shared an inseparable bond with her parents and siblings. Though she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Alexander Kosa Jr., she...

  • Terry Stephen Duncan

    Terry Stephen Duncan, affectionately known to many as “Gomer” despite his distaste for the nickname, passed away peacefully in his hometown of Hohenwald, on July 1, 2024, at the age of 75, he was born on March 16, 1949, to the late James and Hazel Chessor Duncan. Terry, a dedicated employee, devoted many years of service to Genesco before dedicating his days as the groundskeeper of Lewis County Ball Park. A man of few words, Terry was most content when taking his walks through town, often marked by the distinct sound of his whistling and...

  • Loretta Jane Runions

    Loretta Jane Runions, born July 27, 1949, in Hohenwald, to the late Onis Oneal Hinson and Clara Belle Harris Hinson, passed away peacefully at her home in Hohenwald, on July 7, 2024, at the age of 74. Loretta was a devout member of Garrett Baptist Church, where her faith and love for the Lord were evident to all who knew her. Her favorite sayings, "Thank You Jesus," "I Love You More," and "Can I Keep You," reflected her warm, loving spirit. Despite her disabilities, Loretta's resilience and...

  • Healthy for Life Grant Brings Community Together

    The University of Tennessee Extension recently received a second round of grant funds from the American Heart Association and Aramark. The mission for the Healthy for Life grant is to strengthen and empower healthy communities with systematic change. The goals of this project are to improve nutrition education to community members by building food literacy, connecting food choices with daily goals, and increasing consumption of healthier foods. Objectives are met with interactive food...

  • FOCUS ON VIBRANT HEALTH

    Veronica Tilden DO

    Exercise is critically important for your health. The nature of the human body is to be active and moving all day. Ideally you should get 10 minutes of movement for every hour that you sit. And it is best to sit for only 3 hours per day. Where should you start? You must consider your current level of condition. If you can, begin by walking every day for 10 minutes, and work up to a 2 hour walk at least a couple of days per week. If you cannot walk, or cannot go for 10 minutes, likely it is best to seek professional help to get started. You...

  • NOTICE OF GRAND JURY MEETING

    “It is the duty of your Grand Jurors to investigate any public offense which they know or have reason to believe has been committed and which is triable or indictable in this county. Any person having knowledge or proof that such an offense has been committed may apply to testify before the Grand Jury subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotates, 40-12-104.” The foreperson of this county is presently: Bobby Page, 2844 Buffalo Road, Hohenwald, Tennessee. “The Grand Jury will meet on Monday, August 5, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. You may...

  • SCHRA Meetings

    The South Central Human Resource Agency Governing Board Meeting on Thursday, August 1, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., at the SCHRA Central Office, 1437 Winchester Highway, Fayetteville, Tennessee. The SCHRA Budget/Audit/Appropriations, Property, and Personnel Committees will meet prior to the Governing Board Meeting at 10:00...

  • MEETINGS IN LEWIS COUNTY

    SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES Senior Health and Fitness classes with Ann Mobley are scheduled to be held every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Lewis County Senior Center. For more information, call 796-5558 NEWCOMERS GROUP OF NA The Newcomers Group of NA meets seven days a week, Wednesday is a 12 noon meeting and the other six days of the week start at 7 p.m. at 200 South Court Street, basement of First United Methodist Church. We are not affiliated with the Church, but grateful they allow us to meet there. If you need any more information, please...

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