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State Fire Marshal's Office urges fireworks safety ahead of Fourth of July Holiday

NASHVILLE – As Volunteer State residents prepare to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (“SFMO”) urges Tennesseans to consider the risks to your personal safety, your property, and your...

Elephant Sanctuary visits Lewis Library Summer Reading program

Lewis County Public Library and Archives hosted the Elephant Sanctuary on June 24th for Elephant Watersports. At this event, participants learned what it was like to be an elephant. To practice...

Investigation into Hickman County shooting leads to arrest of Billy Alan Pirkle

HICKMAN COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into the shooting of a Hickman County man early Friday morning has resulted in the arrest of a man on...

Special Called Meeting concerning the new High School Project

The Lewis County Board of Commissioners and the Lewis County Board of Education will be having a special called meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 6:00pm in the Board of Education Meeting Room located at 206 South Court Street in Hohenwald. The...

David Sublett graduates TLETA

David Sublett graduated TLETA (Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy) on Friday June 24, 2022. Sublett completed the intensive 12 week program. Pictured, from left, Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick,...

Red, White and Boom! Where to watch fireworks in Tennessee this Fourth of July

Ring in Independence Day in Tennessee this July 4. Spend the weekend surrounded by rich history, special celebrations and southern charm with these festivals, events and fireworks shows across the state by region. East Tennessee Patriot’s...

Upcoming events at Public Library and Archives

The following activities are scheduled for the upcoming week at Lewis County Public Library and Archives: Cleverlys Community Concert, Friday, July 1, 5 p.m., City Parking Lot, (36 North Maple, Hohenwald, TN 38462) Family fun starts at 5 p.m. The...

Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

On Sunday afternoon we finally received some much-needed rain arriving during the thunderstorm in the early afternoon. Not sure how much we got but every little bit helps when it has been dry for so long. Gardens have still been producing but it is...

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 26, 1952 Pvt. Garvis Hensley was reported wounded in Korea. A supplemental registration was scheduled to be held on June 27 and 28 for the purpose of registering all eligible voters who have not yet registered, and to reregister those whose...

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

The 112th General Assembly has adjourned for 2022, 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. I will go over the laws passed this session over the next few...

Aren Ragsdale seeks re-election

My name is Aren Ragsdale and I have been a lifelong resident of Lewis County and District 6. I am the son of Shelly Ragsdale and the late officer Alan Ragsdale. I am a 2008 graduate of Lewis County...

Timmie Hinson announces candidacy

Timmie Hinson announces his candidacy for County Commissioner in the Third District of Lewis County. Timmie is a lifelong resident of Lewis County. Timmie graduated from Lewis County High School and...

High temps mean high energy use

Summer heat is expected to continue across the region this week, driving up demand for the reliable energy TVA and local power companies like Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative supply. TVA builds margins into the system planning to help ensure...

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Second Amendment rights: The Tennessee House of Representatives approved Republican legislation that removes short-barrel rifles and shotguns from the list of prohibited weapons in the state. Current state law prohibits Tennesseans from possessing,...

Lewis County Board of Education met

County High School Top Ten Students; 1. Chloe Dye 2. Jon Lower, III 3. Katelyn Whitwell 4. Allison Lovett 5. Kaden Salyers 6. Luke Lawson 7. Piper Belvin 8. Kaylee Crowell 9. Kael Feichtinger 10. Adilyn Staggs CONSENT AGENDA Upon motion by Mr. Farr...

One Day at a Time

Well it is a beautiful morning here in our little valley, I have got my coffee and I am sitting on the front porch swing. The sky is blue and there is a little breeze blowing, the birds are singing and the squirrels are helping themselves to the...

July 4th Celebration Time

This year families have many events to choose from when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July. There will be three opportunities for a fireworks show, with some serving food and one with a...

LCHS Class of 1982 held reunion

The Lewis County High School Class of 1982 held their 40th Class Reunion on June 25, 2022 at Lomax Church of Christ Christian Service Center. Those attending were, front, from left, Rhonda Hankins...

County Government no longer has to advertise bids under $25,000

A resolution came before the County Commission which read, “Whereas, State of Tennessee Public Chapter No. 1016 (Senate Bill 2489), authorizes the County Commission, by resolution, to increase the threshold over which public advertisement and...

Record number of Dixie Youth are headed to the State Championship

Dixie Youth coaches and players have set a record this year with a total of five teams advancing to the State Championship. This is the most teams Lewis County has ever had going into the State...

Kyle Bobo candidate for re-election

I, Kyle Bobo, would like to formally announce my candidacy in seeking re-election for District 4 County Commissioner. I have been privileged to serve District 4 and I have thoroughly enjoyed serving...

Best year ever

When the 2021-22 fiscal year opened on April 1, it wasn’t a normal year. The country was still in the throes of the pandemic, and the Elks National Foundation started the year with caution. The ENF maintained flexibility for grants, which allowed...

Bill Dyer seeks re-election

My name is Bill Dyer, and I am announcing for re-election as your county commissioner in the 8th District. I am married to Paula Dyer. We have three children, Chris Dyer, Tabitha Dyer Seiber, and...

Sallie Pollock candidacy

To the citizens of Lewis County, my name is Sallie Pollock, and I am excited to announce that I am running for the 7th District seat on the Lewis County School Board. I am running because I truly...

Lewis County is one of the best in the state; Ashmore named Grand Champion

When you're HOT you are HOT! The Lewis County Shooting Sports Team competed in the State Championships June 20-25, 2022 at the Nashville Gun Club. There were over 1080 athletes competing in the...

Tyrades! Do Gallup Poll respondents have a prayer?

You’ve probably seen the screaming headlines about a Gallup survey revealing that Americans’ belief in God has hit an all-time low. I’m not here to quibble with the atheists, agnostics and alternate-spirituality practitioners who answered the...

Bruce Wayne Keltner

July 22, 1955 - June 24, 2022 Bruce Wayne Keltner, age 66, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tennessee. Bruce was born on July 22, 1955, in...

John Peter McCann

October 29, 1940 ~ June 23, 2022 At the age of 81, John Peter McCann passed away at his Hohenwald home on June 23, 2022. He was born on October 29, 1940, in Jim Falls, Wisconsin to the late Nathaniel...

Franklin Anderson

August 22, 1932 - June 25, 2022 Franklin Delanor Anderson, of Hohenwald, born August 22, 1932 to the late Millard Anderson and Gracie (Rutherford) Anderson, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at...

Ronald Eugene Johnson

Ronald Eugene "Hamburger" Johnson, age 57, a resident of Columbia, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at Tri Star Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Born on September 7, 1964, in Hampshire,...

Donna Owen

May 6, 1951 - June 24, 2022 Donna Faye (Garrison) Owen, a lifelong resident of Hohenwald, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, at the age of 71. Donna was born on May 6, 1951, to Henry Garrison and...

Water... The best toast to our health

No one on this planet can live without this precious liquid for more than a few days. After all, we’re made mostly of water. Sixty percent of most adult bodies are water. Infants are true “water babies,” weighing in at eighty percent water....

Dehydration: Not a pretty sight

Every day, we lose an amount of water equal to about four percent of our total body weight. If we do not take in enough perspiring, urinating and defecating, warning signals will go off loud and clear. Early on, when we have lost just a little...

Public Notices

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on July 20, 2022 on or about 2:00PM local time, Lewis County Courthouse, 110 North Park Street, Hohenwald, TN 38462, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein...

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