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School Board hears COVID modifications from staff

“The children have been amazing. I think they were starved to be around their peers again,” Director of Schools Benny Pace told during his report to the Lewis County School Board Tuesday, August...

 

Local Broadband Company Awarded $605K for Expansion

Chief Operating Officer Hayden Rawdon announced this week JTM Broadband has been awarded $605,283.20 by the State of Tennessee in Tennessee Emergency Broadband Funds. Part of the CARES Act, the funds...

 

Failed vote for airport runway puts $2.4 million in jeopardy

Members of the Lewis County Commission voted down a 4.25 percent match to a $2,576,477 airport runway reconstruction project Monday night. All commissioners were present with the exception of...

 

City replaces all but one member on the Board of Zoning Appeals

Two local builders were granted variances on Hohenwald's codes and zoning last week during a meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals, August 10, 2020. Only one former member of the BZA, Stephanie Runio...

 

Park Board, local businesses enhance park with new facilities

While attendance at Lewis County's Memorial Park has been less this year, due mainly to the Coronavirus pandemic's effect on youth sports, the facility, just north of the court house, has seen signifi...

 

TDOT projects 412 construction is 5 years out

The final leg of a 51 mile long County Seat Connector highway project for Lewis County faces multiple delays at a high cost. Significant environmental issues of the 6.56 mile stretch of State Route...

 

City planners review hydrology study of Edgefield subdivision

Hohenwald’s Planning Commission convened Monday, where Darrell James, of James & Associates shared information the engineering firm prepared in the Risner Development Project Review. During the...

 

County business conducted for July

Members of Lewis County’s governing body assembled Monday, July 27, conducting business and receiving quarterly reports from department heads. Public Input During a time of Public Input, Edwin...

 

Editorial: Filter out hatred and welcome civility

We are living in unique times. Times that allow us immediate responses via Social Media on a plethora of subjects. Most realize responses are based on our own filters. And that is natural. But it...

 

Technical College breaks ground for new Health Careers building

TCAT President Kelli Kea-Carroll was joined Monday by local elected officials and staff members at the Tennessee College of Applied Technologies for a ground breaking ceremony at the West Main...

 

Yes vote hoped for by school supporters

Voters have one week left to weigh in on the fate of a new high school for Lewis County students. A quarter percent sales tax vote on the August 6, 2020 ballot/referendum would add pennies for...

 

City retains attorney when Chamber requests funding from county

City of Hohenwald officials called on their attorney last week after hearing of a request the local Chamber of Commerce made to Lewis County government for additional funding. A letter from the Hohenw...

 

City Council conducts July business

Members of the Hohenwald City Council met in brief session last Tuesday, with business conducted in five minutes. Councilman Cody Mitchell was absent. Mayor Danny McKnight called the meeting to order...

 

County approves purchase of scales for transfer station

A huge boom for local governments came when members of the Tennessee Legislature recently approved removing restrictions for Local Government Support Grant funds. Lewis County's portion was increased...

 

Joint Economic & Community Development Board meets

Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner called to order the June 30, 2020 quarterly meeting of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lewis County Courthouse. Reports were...

 

Chamber of Commerce schedules Oktober Heritage Festival, cancels Block Parties

Members of the Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently elected officers and made decisions regarding the annual Oktober Heritage Festival, their annual banquet and...

 

County leaders move to solve Solid Waste overages in vote to increase fees, buy scales

After six months of wrangling, hours of committee meetings and a failed resolution, a change in funding for Lewis County's Solid Waste budget was approved Monday evening. All 17 members of the Lewis...

 

City conducts May business

Members of the Hohenwald City Council met in regular session Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the Emergency Operations Center on Oak Street. Absent was Vice Mayor Don Barber. In new business, a resolution...

 

COVID Cases in the Region Lewis ranks low on list

Lewis County ranks third from the bottom in the list of COVID-19 cases in the State of Tennessee. According to the state of Tennessee's Novel Coronavirus website on June 8, 2020, Shelby County ranks...

 

Jim Oliver Honored With Highway 412 Dedication

Members of the James E. (Jim) Oliver family gathered Friday on Highway 412 West near the Perry County line for the unveiling of a sign that named that portion of State Route 412 in honor of the...

 

Architect Fees High for New Jail Project

Architect Bill Allen presented a set of drawings, 95 percent completed, to the Public Safety Committee Monday evening and also addressed an invoice Lewis County Government protested in the amount of $...

 

Committee has Another Plan for Solid Waste Fees

During committee meetings Monday, June 1, 2020 at Lewis County Courthouse, Mayor Jonah Keltner presented a list of findings for consideration by the Solid Waste Committee. The most serious is the...

 

Pilot Pick Me Ups

Ashley Heath and Mable Anne, center, visit with Eva Dudley, assisted by Jessica Whitehead, CNA, Tuesday morning at AHC Lewis County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and a game of Patty Cake ensues....

 

Who Has The Solution?

In yet another Solid Waste focused meeting, the Lewis County Board of Commissioners continued to seek an alternative to increased fees to save the beleaguered Solid Waste Department. "This is the...

 

Voters to determine fate of new school

Lewis County voters in the August 6, 2020 election will have the option to vote in favor of or against a .25 percent increase in sales tax, funds that will be allocated solely for the construction of...

 

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