Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

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Elephant Sanctuary announces the passing of Shirley

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Asian elephant Shirley at age 72. Shirley retired to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee in 1999 after spending 24...

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Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Girl Scouts held a Cookie Booth sale at Shoe Sensation on February 12th. Girls pictured above are Savannah Duncan of Troop 2114, Eva Duncan, Kaitlynn Tripp, and Raelynn Estep, all of Troop 1521, and...

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Stolen vehicle leads law enforcement on chase

The Lewis County Sheriff Department received a call of a vehicle stolen from 412 Market on Linden Highway/Highway 412 West at 9:41 a.m. Thursday, February 18. Captain Matt Tiller was first on the...

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Jeep Rollover

Tyler Horner had been helping a friend with his pick-up Wednesday, February 17, and was headed back to town around 5 p.m. when he hit a patch of black ice on a bridge over Swan Creek. According to...

$300 Million Lost: 4 Stimulus Check Scams Tennessee Residents Should Avoid

The second stimulus check for $600 being distributed to Americans has led to unprecedented online scams that broke the $300 million milestone. The IRS reported 3.3 million payments totaling $5.7 billion were made in Tennessee for the first round...

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Elks Give Gift baskets for First Responders

The Lewis County Elks delivered gift baskets to our local First Responders including the Police Department, Sheriff's Department, Dispatch, Fire Department, and EMS personnel on Monday, February 8....

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

February 23, 1961 Statistics were published on each of the members of the LCHS Panthers boys basketball team. Melvin Brackeen was the high scorer for the year with 252 points, hitting 43 percent from the field and 63 percent from the foul line....

Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

Just ended a week of ice and snow and it hung around for a long time. Some of it is still around even after the rain we had last night. It is on the buildings and on the ground, but a lot of it has left and maybe it will be the last one for the...

Police Report

The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for January 27-February 22 , 2021. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. January 27, Christopher S. Frazier, Victor Cabbage Road,...

Tyrades! What Shall We Say About Grandmothers?

Yes, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since February 20, 1971 – but it’s still hard to believe that Granny Tyree (my father’s mother) has been gone for 50 years. Oh, I shouldn’t have been caught off-guard. All the joys, sorrows,...

Letter to the Editor: John Baker

Dear Editor, The United States is not a Democracy, it is a Republic. When asked what kind of country we have, Benjamin Franklin said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Our Pledge of Allegiance states, “and to the Republic for which it...

Public Notices

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 24, 2021 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the East door steps of the Lewis County Courthouse, Hohenwald, Tennessee , conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set...

Meeting Notice: Lewis County Election Commission

Lewis County Election Commission will meet on Tuesday, March 9 at 5:30 pm at the Election Commission Office, 35 Smith Avenue, Hohenwald,...

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Landon Cicero

Landon Cicero Landon Joseph Cicero, 13, resident of Overhead Bridge Road in the Hampshire Community, died Sunday, February 21, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes...

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Barbara Smith

Barbara Gail Royse Smith, age 73, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg. She was a native of Pulaski, retired Contract Manager...

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Mamie Duncan

Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth (Whitehead) Duncan passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at AHC Lewis County, at the age of 99. Mamie was born on September 19, 1921, to Enoch Whitehead and Myrtle...

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Wayne Russell Beasley

Wayne Russell Beasley was born on March 19, 1947 and went to join his loved ones on February 18, 2021. He is survived by the love of his life, wife of 54 years, Doris Leverette Beasley; daughter,...

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Sidney Roy Tompkins

Mr. Sidney Roy Tompkins, age 76 of Hohenwald, passed away on February 17, 2021 at Maury Regional with his wife by his side. He was born in Presque Isle, Maine on June 17, 1944 to the late Leon and...

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'Biff' Bradley Jr.

Talmadge "Biff" Spencer Bradley Jr., age 65 of Hohenwald, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Maury Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a native of Lawrence County and...

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Doug Spurgeon

Mr. Douglas Wayne Spurgeon, age 69 of Hohenwald, unexpectedly passed away at his home on February 15, 2021. He was born in Lewis County on October 14, 1951 to the late Clarence and Mildred Duncan...

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Edward Huston Gray

Edward Huston Gray, age 70, of Summertown, passed away Monday, February 08, 2021, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Huston is survived by his wife, Angela Gray of Summertown;...

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Thomas L. South

On the evening of February 15, 2021, Thomas L. South left this earthly world at the age of 69 in his Hohenwald home. He was born on May 28, 1951 in Lawrence County to the late Riley Preston and Lovie...

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'Sonny' Bates

Lonnie "Sonny" Creighton Bates passed away peacefully at home on February 16, 2021. Sonny was born on June 13, 1933 in Hanna, LA to Nora Allen Bates and Lyman Creighton Bates. He was preceded in...

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