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Tails and Tales: Animal Adventures in Hohenwald

Tails and Tales: Animal Adventures in Hohenwald took a digital adventure on Saturday, July 10th. Katelyn Collison welcomed virtual and in-person attendees to her island in Animal Crossing. In the...

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Longtime Judge Billy Townsend Passes Away

Former Judge Billy W. Townsend, age 78, passed away suddenly at his home Wednesday, July 14, 2021. He was born January 28, 1943, in Decatur County, son of the late Wayne and Virginia Townsend. Judge...

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Reasons represents state at Anchor Summit

Molly Reasons, daughter of Michelle and Larry Reasons, represented Tennessee at the Anchor Summit at the Pilot International Convention on July 8, in Atlanta, Georgia. Reasons used resources from...

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Cool It With Cash winner

Donna Shelby, right, accepted a check for $100 as week three winner in Cool It With Cash from Lewis County Herald's Callie Dunn. Sponsors for the 2021 Cool It With Cash summer game series include...

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Solid Waste Department closes year out under budget

Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner recently announced that the Solid Waste Department closed out its Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget approximately $90,000 under budget. According to Mayor Keltner, "This...

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Paycheck protection borrowers are forgiven

Bankers who wrote paycheck protection loans are helping businesses get forgiveness, and while economic hardship from the coronavirus quarantine prompted that government assistance, the pandemic...

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LCHS Class of 1957 celebrate 64th Reunion

The Lewis County High School Class of 1957 met at the Freedom Holy Temple Church July 17, 2021 to celebrate the 64th anniversary of their graduation. Members started arriving about noon. Everyone...

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Lewis County Museum and Discovery Park hosted Summer Reading event

The Lewis County Museum and Discovery Park hosted the library's last Friday Summer Reading event on Friday, July 16, 2021. Barbara Hinson and Annette Peery told attendees of their picture safari...

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Lewis County Teens Compete in SCTP National Championship

Three teenagers, Zoie Clark, Spencer Clark and Daniel Burcham, from Lewis County and their families traveled to Marengo, Ohio, last week to compete in the SCTP National Championship against teens...

Gordonsburg Little Swan News

We are still having thunderstorms pop up around the area but as far as I know there has not been much damage except limbs and debris along the roads and yards. Some have also had to work on fences where limbs and trees have fallen on the fences or...

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 19, 1951 The 1951 Lewis County Fair was announced for August 27 through September 1. Braleys Circus had been secured as the grand stand attraction. Sidney Ashmore enlisted in the U. S. Army. Johnie Zimmerman enlisted in the U. S. Navy. The...

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Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Session Highlights from 112th General Assembly Jim Coley Protection for Rape Survivors Act - Public Chapter 362 provides more transparency regarding the rape kit backlog process. It makes sure the...

Blackburn congratulates Tennessee ranking fifth for business growth

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) celebrates Tennessee ranking fifth in America’s Top States for Business. This is the Volunteer State’s first appearance in the top five for the CNBC report evaluating state competitiveness and economic...

Police Report

The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for July 11 through July 16, 2021. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Tressa M. Melton, West Sheepneck Road, Mount Pleasant, was...

Sales tax holidays set to begin July 30

State Senator Joey Hensley (R- Hohenwald) encourages citizens to take advantage of Tennessee’s new and traditional sales tax holidays which are set to begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 30th. The 16th annual tax holiday on clothing, school...

American Legion Post 127 Golf Tournament held

The American Legion Post 127 Golf Tournament was held recently. Winners in the first flight were: first place - TJ. Hinson, Jeremy Lumpki, Jordan Chard, and Garrett Daniel; second place - Eric Lomax, Crystal Lomax, Jaxx Plunkett, and Jeff Depriest;...

One Day At A Time

Well it is a quiet and peaceful morning here in our little valley, I’m on the front porch and having my cup of coffee and just enjoying the quiet. Not many sounds this morning, the cats are napping, a squirrel just went across the yard with an...

Lewis County Board of Education met

The Lewis County Board of Education met in a regular called session on Tuesday, July, 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis County Board of Education Board Meeting Room located at 206 South Court Street. All board members were present: Chair Glenda...

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Lewis County Golfers Placed Fourth

Some of our Lewis County Golfers recently traveled to Woodland Hills Golf Club in Pinson. They won first place in the first flight and placed fourth over all out...

Tyrades! Have you been avoiding the dentist?

Life is returning to normal; but where dental health is concerned, normal may not be good enough. According to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even BEFORE the pandemic, one-third of American adults under 65...

Letter to the Editor: Debbie Landers

Dear Ms Tache, Thank you for your interest in the future of our area. As the executive director of the Hohenwald-Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, I am always looking for growth opportunities for our town and county.  Nashville’s Big Back Yard...

Letter to the Editor: Marsha Perkins

Just imagine “truth” matters. We all agree everyone makes mistakes, so let’s not forget The Founding Fathers. When they wrote “and all men were created equal” they left off the LY! We are created equally, by the sperm and the egg!...

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Joyce Ann St. John

July 9, 1942 - July 11, 2021 Joyce A. St. John, 79, of Decaturville passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, July 11, 2021 at Jackson General Hospital. Joyce was born July 9, 1942, in Syracuse,...

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Timothy Malone

Timothy Alfred Malone, age 64, husband of Shirley Ruth Harwell Malone, a resident of Culleoka, and a longtime Maury County paramedic, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Maury Regional Medical...

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Michael Jones

1979 - 2021 Michael Antoine Jones, 42, of Linden passed away unexpectedly at his Linden home on July 8, 2021. He was born June 3, 1979 to Steve Johnson and the late Royce Jones. On November 25, 2018...

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Kathryn Grimes

October 20, 1928 - July 16, 2021 Kathryn King Grimes, age 92, long-time resident of the Mt. Joy community, passed away on Friday, July 16th, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. Kathryn was born on...

Loretta Gifford

1961 - 2021 Loretta Anne Moore Gifford, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away on July 11, 2021 at AHC Lewis County. She was born on August 13, 1961 in Shelbyville to the late Anne Ruth King. Along with her mother she was preceded in death by her husband,...

Public Notices

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...

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