Week of June 13, 2024

  • Shooting Sports team competes in regional competition

    Lewis County shooting sports team members, Zoie Clark, Emery Norris, Lane Gobbell, Spencer Clark, Mahaley Bean, KC Braun, Anna Burney, Aiden Johnston, Ryder Ward, Sydney Dixon, Ty Clark, Gracelynn Staggs, Treyson Dixon, Daniel Burcham, Xavier Shook, Caleb Moon, Ayden Brangard, Gabriel Shook, Michael Lyons, Emma Odom, Ian Gillette, Cannon Cates, Katelyn Joswiak, Rylan Ethridge, Liam Holt, Kyden Kilpatrick, Gauge Clayton and Andie Starcher Competed in the 2024 regional competitions in Nashville...

  • Lewis County Sends TWO Teams to State Tournaments!

    LC All...

  • Lewis County Jr Pro season to begin soon

    Brandy Bennett

    If you have a child interested in learning the basics of football or cheerleading we’d love to have them join our pack! Football players between the age of 5 and 13 as well as cheerleaders between the age of 4 and 14 are invited to participate this season. Michelle Harwell is this year’s program Director. A new board has been implemented this season to include Josh Adair; Chairman, Patrick Baxter; Assistant Chairman, Brandy Bates; Secretary, Brandy Bennett; Treasurer and Public Relations, Michael Holder, Rob Inman, and Michelle Harwell....

  • Atkins receives video nomination

    Brenton Atkins and John Dylan Atkins have received a nomination for Music Video of The Year - Group/Duo for the song "Time" from the The Josie Music Awards that will be held at The Grand Ole Opry on October 27th. The JMA's are the biggest award show for independent music there is, and this year they received over 75,000 submissions with only 3% receiving a nomination. Brenton stated, "I wrote the song "Time" 6 months after Drew Hinson passed away. It took me nearly 5 years to be able to start...

  • Couch sisters qualify for national rodeo finals

    Cydney and Carley Couch are hometown Hohenwald rodeo cowgirls who love riding horses and competing in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association. The NLBRA is one of the oldest youth-based rodeo organizations. It was founded in 1952, and sanctions rodeos in over thirty-three states. Cydney and Carley, both, compete in the breakaway roping event. This features a calf and one mounted rider. Once the calf is released from the chute, the horse runs out of the box while the roper attempts to...

  • RC-MoonPie Festival June 15

    You know it! You love it! You wait all year for it! And on Saturday, June 15th, Bell Buckle will be all shook up with excitement when the Best Festival anywhere in the world, the Bell Buckle RC-MoonPie Festival along with the RC-MoonPie 10 Mile and 5K race delights the masses! Viva Bell Buckle! Now all of you with suspicious minds are wondering what in the world Bell Buckle could be up to this year as each year there is a new RC and MoonPie King and Queen crowned. And maybe even a new flavor for the World’s Largest MoonPie that is served to...

  • Grand Opening Held for New Pavilion at the Buffalo River Blueway

    Lewis County Government recently hosted a Grand Opening at the new Pavilion located at the Buffalo River Blueway Public Access Point at the Mouth of Grinder's Creek. This project was paid for with a Tourism Enhancement Grant that the county was awarded earlier this year by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The Pavilion represents a significant milestone for the community, and offers a versatile space that will provide endless opportunities for recreational and social gatherings....

  • Animalogy at Library

    Attendees at the Lewis County Public Library and Archive's "Adventure Begins at your Library: Exploring Lewis County" summer reading event on June 7th had the opportunity to learn about various animals with Shauna from Animalogy. The presentation covered arachnids, including a tarantula and a scorpion, as well as a legless lizard that surprised the audience with its snake-like appearance and interactive nature. Interesting facts were shared, such as the ability of some animals to regrow their...

  • Hope Lives in Hohenwald-Loving God, Loving People

    "I was born and raised in Lewis County. This is a wonderful town to grow up in. Unfortunately, my character did not always reflect my surroundings or the way I was raised. I spent years lost in addiction. But God. I am so grateful for a loving and supportive family. Going to Hope Center was life changing. The program gave me all the tools, teaching and love needed to build a relationship with God. I'm so grateful for all the effort they put into recovery. The restoration of not only family,...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash

    June 10, 1954 The Herald reported “Strange Doings with Tomatoes—Potatoes Here.” Wilburn Carroll brought by the newspaper office a tomato vine that was growing from the top of an Irish potato. The odd vine was grown on the farm of Gillie Davis on Buffalo Road. The newspaper dubbed the food item a “Pomato” adding, “if you don’t believe us, come by the Herald as we have the ‘Pomato’ to back us up.” Kenneth Graves, David Griner, Gerald White, and Bobby Wiggins attended Boys...

  • Garden Buzz: The Celebration of Pollinators

    The University of Tennessee Gardens, Jackson, will once again host Garden Buzz: The Celebration of Pollinators in honor of national Pollinator Week. This free and family-friendly event will be hosted on June 18 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, located at 605 Airways Boulevard in Jackson, Tennessee. Participants will be able to enjoy a variety of seasonal activities including a garden tour beginning at 12:30 p.m., arts and crafts for kids, honey tastings and booths featuring local...

  • Veterans Thrive in Lewis County

    Local Businnessman Presented with Patriot...

  • Library Story Time

    The first story time event for Summer 2024 at Lewis County Public Library and Archives featured a puppet show presented by the Pilot Club of Hohenwald on June 4th. The animal puppets engaged in educational activities highlighting brain safety, eliciting laughter from the preschool attendees and their families in attendance. Following the story time, the puppets made a special appearance to interact with the children. We express our gratitude to the Pilot Club of Hohenwald for bringing their...

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    Sen. Joey Hensley

    The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2024, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. This is some of the legislation that was passed during this session. Improving access to charter school facilities - Legislation passed to ensure public charter school students have access to the same quality facilities as other public school students. The new law requires school districts to regularly provide a list...

  • Lewis County 4-H students

    Lewis County 4-H students are spending the week at 4-H Camp at Camp Ridley in...

  • Jo Knows-"Hey Jo, What is going on with roads on Highway 412?"

    Josette Riley

    Highway 412 is currently undergoing maintenance deemed necessary by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The construction will run from the triangle on West Main Street in front of Dr. Hensley’s office down East Main to Kilpatrick Drive, where crews are milling the top layer of the road surface. This process is part of routine maintenance to address wear and tear, ensuring a smoother and safer driving experience. You may have noticed the pot holes, “uneven lanes” and “grooved pavement” signs placed by TDOT. The work is...

  • KENNY DURHAM HITS THE "BIG" 70

    If there is one guy who needs to be thanked for all his generosity over the years it’s our very own Kenny Durham, If someone has a fund raiser in the county or in the town for whatever reason, but usually to raise much needed money to pay hospital bills, medical expenses for someone and they are having a fund raiser, who do they call to help, well it’s usually Hohenwald singer and entertainer Kenny Durham who for close to fifty years has usually said “yes” to sing and be part of the entertainment for these fund raising events. This...

  • LEWIS COUNTY Person Of The Week: Roxanne Cagle

    Q.) Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? A.) Hi! I'm Roxanne Cagle. I'm the daughter of Glenda Goodman & the late Dempsey Goodman. I am the baby of 4 daughters. I am married to Tommy Cagle. Together we have 3 kids, Daniel, Layla Mae & Jaxon. Q.) Where did you grow up? A.) I am born & raised right here in Hohenwald! Q.) What is one of your fondest childhood memories? A.) Probably one of my favorite memories is from spending the summers with both of my grandmothers. While my parents...

  • Gordonsburg / Little Swan News

    Dorothy Warf

    wind. The rain is good for the farmers’ crops and the gardens that many in the area grow. This past Saturday night we had a thunderstorm and it had some fierce lightening and thunder, it would rattle the windows as mom used to say, actually it was early Monday morning but there was no loss of power where we were. Those I know of who are sick either at home, in nursing facilities or in the hospitals are: Kasey Baker, Colene Beasley, Linda Butler, Elizabeth Boggs, Bobby Carroll, Gertie Carroll, Spencer Clark, Robert and Pat Dickson, Paula...

  • Should a sense of humor be mandatory for fathers?

    Danny Tyree

    Some fathers are entirely too serious. They’re paranoid about their children finding out that they had their own youthful indiscretions and regrettable choices. (“I don’t make mistakes. You can ask any of your six stepmoms.”) My late father ‘fessed up to his own errors in judgment, like when he was in the schoolyard and a classmate yelled to him from a second-story window to toss up some of the abundant hedge apples (a.k.a. Osage oranges) that littered the ground. Just as the...

  • The Green Marvel of Philippe Starck

    Elissa Tracy

    Architect Philippe Starck designed and completed the Unhex Nani Nani in 1989. This green copper-sheeted modern structure stands out on an otherwise ordinary street in the middle of Tokyo. The five-story office building, with commercial space at street level, was intended for Unhex, a construction company eager to project a distinctive image. The name “Nani nani” translates to “what is it?” in Japanese, a fitting title given the puzzled reactions to the verdigris metal-clad building. What truly makes this building unique, apart from...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan

    Well it is a beautiful morning here in our little valley. It is a perfect morning for sitting on the front porch and having coffee. The cats are enjoying the morning too. They had their breakfast and are now taking a nap. Yesterday Bobby filled up the bird feeders and this morning the birds are busy and happy also. There are a couple of squirrels under the old apple tree in the yard, they are enjoying the apples that have fallen off the tree. They are carrying some of the apples down near the creek, I guess they are beginning to stock up for...

  • Tennessee Tech Dean's List

    Tennessee Tech University is proud to announce that nearly 4,100 students have been named to the Spring 2024 Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must attend the university full-time and achieve a grade-point average of at least 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. The following local students earned this prestigious honor: Allison Jackson, Liza Amacher and Piper Belvin, all of Hohenwald. “Tennessee Tech students continue to excel in the classroom and beyond. Their dedication to their studies and determination to succeed helps make Tech...

  • From The Lewis County School Board

    Updates: *The Lewis County School Board has given raises to teachers each year. The most recently passed budget includes recently passed budget includes a raise for every employee of the school, from substitutes to school bus drivers. In fact, school bus drivers now receive pay of $100 a day. *Every employee also now has the same inclement weather days and access to health insurance. *Lewis County is 1 of only 7 districts to be chosen to be part of the Teaching as a Profession (TAP) pilot program. *Several Teaching Assistants will be...

  • Woolridge receives master's degree

    Marnaye Woolridge received her Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) at Campbellsville University in Kentucky on May 3, 2024. She graduated from Lewis County High School in 2013 and went to MTSU after graduating high school. Marnaye did her internship at the University of Memphis and graduated from the University of Memphis in 2019 with her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Family Studies. She went back to work on her Masters and recently finished her MSW. Marnaye is the daughter of...

  • Adair Named to Dean's List

    Diene Adair of Hohenwald was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2024 term at University of Maryland Global Campus. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC. University of Maryland Global Campus was founded more than 75 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and military servicemembers. Today, UMGC is the largest provider of postsecondary...

  • Pamela Joan Meek

    June 20, 1959 ~ June 6, 2024 On June 6, 2024, Pamela Joan Meek made her journey home at the age of 64. Her life on this side of heaven was simple and quiet. She was a devoted pastor's wife. They continue their love story as Miss Daisey and Billy are finally reunited in their heavenly home. She was a mother of four and had spent the last decade grieving the loss of her eldest daughter, but now she walks the streets of gold with her Sunny Girl. She was proud to be "Nana Pam" to all her...

  • Damien Calvert

    Damien Blake Calvert, a cherished and loved infant, graced this world with his presence on May 27, 2024, in Columbia, Tennessee. In his brief but impactful time on earth, he brought immeasurable joy and love to his family. On June 7, 2024, surrounded by the love of his family, Damien passed away peacefully in Nashville, Tennessee. Born to proud parents, Harley Calvert and Serenity Hadden, Damien was their shining light and happiness from the moment he entered their lives. Damien's arrival was...

  • Patricia Ann Moore

    October 7, 1963 - June 8, 2024 Patricia Ann Moore of Hohenwald, born October 7, 1963, to the late Alton and Marie Peach, passed away on June 8, 2024, in Nashville, at the age of 60. She was known for her loving and giving nature, with a heart as big as her smile. She would go without before someone else did. Patricia found joy in spending time with her family, fishing, and caring for others. She had a passion for hunting and collecting rocks and marbles, which brought her much happiness...

  • Reverend Jack Tharp

    November 25, 1931 ~ June 7, 2024 Reverend Jack D. Tharp, a cherished faith leader and devoted family man, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2024, in his hometown of Hohenwald. Born on November 25, 1931, to Jessie and Elmer Tharp, he was a ray of light and a pillar of strength to all who knew him. From a young age, Reverend Tharp felt a profound calling to serve. His journey with the Pentecostal church began at a young age in Akron, Ohio. It was there that he discovered his true passion for...

  • Brenda Kay Cowley

    December 29, 1963 - June 2, 2024 Brenda Kay Cowley, age 60, a resident of Summertown, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at her residence. A funeral service was held on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Heritage Funeral Home in Columbia. Following the service, she was entombed at Maury Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Born on December 29, 1963, Brenda was the daughter of the late Lanny McCandless and the late Jewell Matthews McCandless. She...

  • Danny Dale Mathis

    December 9, 1954 ~ June 1, 2024 Mr. Danny Dale Mathis was born on December 9, 1954, in Hohenwald, to the late William J. and Ellen Mae Hendrix Mathis. He was a member of the Waynesboro Church of Christ and spent his life working as a brick mason. Mr. Mathis enjoyed watching sports particularly watching the "TN Vols", eating strawberry ice cream, and relaxing with his best furry friend "Baby" his little dog he spent many hours with. Mr. Mathis departed this life to be with his Lord on June 1,...

  • Barbara Ann Basner

    March 28, 1936 - June 4, 2024 Barbara Ann Basner, aged 88, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2024, in Hohenwald, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 28, 1936, in Orofino, Idaho to the late Jack Taylor and Katherine Ashley Taylor. Barbara was an example of strength and independence, spending many years as a single mother. Her dedication to her children was unparalleled. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her joy in life. Barbara's adventurous soul led...

  • Chris Corbin

    Funeral services for Chris D. Corbin, 65 of Leesville, Louisiana, were held on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Leesville with Rev. Joseph L. Garner officiating. Burial followed in the Central Louisiana Veteran's Cemetery in Leesville. Chris D. Corbin passed away on June 2, 2024, in Alexandria surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by husband of 37 years, Ronnie T. Corbin and son Jovan "Rudy" Corbin of Leesville, Louisiana; brothers: Jackie Frazier of Centerville, Terry Frazier of Spokane, Washington,...

  • Police Report

    The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for June 3-11, 2024. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Samantha M. McClain, North Oak Street, was charged with methamphetamine-manufacture, deliver, sell or possessing; simple possession/casual exchange, drug paraphernalia on June 3. Clesha L. Seiber, Buffalo Road, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange on June 3. David Roshto, Linden Highway, was charged with criminal trespassing on June 8. William L. Smith,...

  • Notice To Creditors

    Case number 2024-PR-20. Estate of Kenneth Wayne England, Sr., deceased. Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of May, 2024, Letters of Administration, in respect of the estate of Kenneth Wayne England, Sr., who died May 2, 2024, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Lewis County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above-named court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2),...

  • MEETINGS IN LEWIS COUNTY

    REPUBLICAN PARTY Lewis County Republicans will meet for their monthly meeting Monday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the High Forest Room. CELEBRATE RECOVERY Celebrate Recovery meets at First Baptist Church of Hohenwald on Monday’s at 6:30 p.m. The address is 103 S. Oak Street. VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) The VFW meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at the War Memorial Building, 29 Smith Avenue, in the Veterans Service Office. Red Hats of Lewis County Want to meet new friends, go new places, have adventures, go...

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