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Hohenwald restaurant manager wins new car

The general manager of McDonald's in Hohenwald has won a new car from a regional association of the national company that wants to make fast food faster. "I still can't believe I won a brand new...

Panthers open season Friday night

The Lewis County High School football team will open their regular season Friday night at home at Bobby W. Sharp Stadium. The Panthers, under the direction of new head coach Derek Rang, will...

South Central Area Fair's First Annual Ag Day!

The South Central Area Fair's activities begin this weekend! This year's fair will begin with a first Annual Agriculture Day on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The fun will kick off by Smokin' up the City... Full story

Lewis County Elks help local Veterans

On August 9, 2022 members of the Lewis County Elks Lodge # 2883 prepared and presented Veterans Care Packages to the American Legion during their regular meeting. The packages were delivered to...

Tribute to Tennessee High School Football Coaches

By Murphy Fair In my first game as a head coach, I was at Stratford High School in 1970 and we were hosting Sparta (White County) when David Culley was their quarterback. Something was happening...

Kids Can Read

For over two decades education reformers have been trying to convince parents, taxpayers and voters that Tennessee public schools are doing a horrible job. They have done this through the manipulation of test result data gathered from state and...

Orthopedic surgeons join Maury Regional medical staff

Orthopedic surgeons Christopher M. Loftis, MD, and Carson D. Strickland, MD, have joined the medical staff at Maury Regional Medical Center. They are associated with Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint...

Book donation

Harrison Knox Atkins recently donated a copy of "Stars Over Tennessee: Tennessee County Sheriffs" in memory of Lynn M. Erwin and in honor of his grandfather, Dwayne Kilpatrick. Stars Over Tennessee,...

Former Hohenwald Police Officer charged with tampering with evidence

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation gave a press release that stated last month, at the request of 21st Judicial District Attorney General Kim Helper, TBI agents began investigating an allegation...

Sheriff Report

The following was submitted by Lewis County Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick for July 29 through August 12, 2022. This is a record of law enforcement action and is neither intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Dakoda Allison, Deerwood...

Ooh La La makes donation to Lewis County Cancer Victims Fund

Ooh La La, run by Laura and Jack Brancewicz, have continued to be a strong supporter of the Lewis County Cancer Victims Fund by donating to the non-profit again this year. Jack said he and Laura love...

Gordonsburg/ Little Swan News

We still had some thundershowers and rain early last week but then the temperatures dropped at night and have been in the sixties during the early morning although during the day it still was in the eighties. The rain that we had has been really...

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review; Senator Joey Hensley, MD

These new laws will improve public education in Tennessee Education was a primary focus of the 2022 legislative session, adding to the books a variety of new laws that will improve our public school system in Tennessee. With the new school year...

Gov. Lee Announces key Governor's Office appointments

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointments of Erin Merrick to succeed Jonathan Skrmetti as Chief Legal Counsel, effective September 1, and Casey Black Sellers to succeed Laine Arnold as Director of Communications, effective September 2....

Tyrades! Do you love state welcome centers?

My family made a recent day trip to a neighboring state, so I decided this week’s column should be a tip of the hat to those oases of the interstate highway system, the state welcome centers. Whether you’re a vacationer, traveling...

Check presented for Dog Park

Lewis County Government recently received a $25,000 check from the Boyd Foundation to establish a Dog Park in our community. Kayla Baxter, the Community Development Specialist with the South Central...

District 71 Capitol Hill Update with Representative David Byrd

Increasing penalties for boating under the influence / Public chapter 910 - To help keep Tennessee waterways safe, a new law increases penalties for boating under the influence. Called “Nicholas’s Law,” it makes a boating under the influence...

AAA: TN Gas Prices Fall to Five Month Lows

Tennesseans are now finding the cheapest prices at the pump since early March. Gas prices across the state fell nearly 16 cents, on average, over last week, continuing an eight week trend of falling pump prices. The Tennessee Gas Price average is...

Buyer Beware for livestock purchases

Any purchase sight-unseen carries risk, and that’s especially true for livestock. Tennessee’s State Veterinarian is advising livestock buyers of best practices and legal requirements before purchasing animals for import into Tennessee....

Music that Matters

Local non-profit, Davis House Child Advocacy Center hosted a fundraising event on July 16, 2022, where some local and all beloved performers volunteered their talents for the organization. Our local...

Celebrating...

Birthdays Denise Hooks, August 18 Tanner Logue, August 18 Alice Ammons, August 18 Mike Tatum, August 18 David Ashmore, August 18 Tony Van Dusen, August 18 Bristal Bennett, August 18 Tom Gray, August 18 Bill Edwards, August 18 Lisa Amacher, August...

Class of 1961 Reunion scheduled

The Lewis County Class of 1961 Reunion has been scheduled for this Saturday, August 20, 2022, for their 61rst Annual Reunion. It will be held at Kimmins Church of Christ Annex from 12:00 noon to 4:00 in the afternoon. Attendees are encouraged to...

One Day at a Time

Well it is a very quiet and peaceful morning here in our little valley. It is really cool here on the front porch and it is making my cup of coffee taste even better. I think the temperature was 59 degrees this morning, this is the first time it...

Panthers host Bulldogs

The Lewis County Panthers football team hosted the Hickman County Bulldogs on a rainy Thursday night, August 11th. On the soft and wet surface of A.B. Sisco field Shawn Lewis returned the opening kickoff 44 yards deep into Bulldog territory, but an...

LCMS Lady Panther volleyball

The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panther volleyball team opened their 2022 season under new head coach Mattie King as they travelled to Leoma to take on the Lady Rebels. The Lady Panthers wasted... Full story

LCMS Golf

The Lewis County Middle school golf team travelled to Centerville Municipal Golf Course for a match with teams from Hickman County Middle, East Hickman Middle, and Fairview on Thursday, August 11th. In boys’ play Lewis County was dominant, firing...

LCHS Golf

The Lewis County High School Panther golf teams traveled to Clifton to play at Ross Creek Landing Golf Course and the Tennessee River Classic with teams from Adamsville, Bolivar, Hardin County, Hickman County, McNairy Central, Perry County,...

Lewis County Commission Agenda

Lewis County Board of Commissioners Regular Session August 22, 2022 • 6:00 P.M. ITEM #08-01-22 Call to order ITEM #08-02-22 Invocation ITEM #08-03-22 Pledge of Allegiance ITEM #08-04-22 Roll call ITEM #08-05-22 Approval of minutes ITEM #08-06-22...

Dennis Davis

Dennis Lee Davis of Clifton was born on June 6, 1958 in Hohenwald, the son of the late John Bradley Davis and Annie Elcia Pope Bates. He was a farmer but had previously worked in the maintenance...

Billy Coble Cothran

January 21, 1933 - August 14, 2022 Billy Cothran of Salem Road in Hohenwald, passed away on Sunday evening, August 14, at the age of 89. He was born January 21, 1933 in Hohenwald to the late Jess...

James Alton Curtis

January 30, 1938 ~ August 15, 2022 James Alton Curtis, age 84, of Hohenwald, passed away Monday, August 15, 2022, at his residence. He was a native of Lawrence County, a retired truck driver, and of...

Beckie Jean Blackburn

November 22, 1962 - August 9, 2022 Beckie Jean Blackburn, age 59, wife of Thomas "Tab" Blackburn, and a resident of Summertown, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Southern Tennessee Regional...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 23, 2018, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 27, 2018, in Book...

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