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 By Graham Kilsby    News    March 3, 2022

Bunch retires as Housing Authority Director

Terry Bunch is certainly one of the most successful people that has ever worked for government in Lewis County. He is without question well liked, respected and loved for the way he has handled top...

 

Hohenwald: The Times They are a Changing

Week by week, month by month and year by year Hohenwald's times are a changing as the old folk song used to say. This week's changes certainly started the town asking questions, in fact if I was...

 

Free Covid 19 testing in county

If you have worries about Covid 19 tests, or if you do not have a way of getting to a testing facility perhaps you might consider this. Covid 19 tests happen every Tuesday and Thursday here in...

 

Home was saved but barn and contents totally destroyed in Longbranch Road fire

A family home on the 500 block of Longbranch Road in Lewis County was saved this last week, but sadly the barn next door to the home containing the owners trucks, mowers and other equipment was...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    January 27, 2022

State officials meet at old courthouse with Lewis County leaders for coronavirus update

Several Lewis County leaders met earlier last week with State officials to receive an update on the Coronavirus. During the meeting, Dr. John Dunn, State Epidemiologist, gave a very detailed...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    January 13, 2022

Scams and fraud dominate the new world in which we live, even in Hohenwald

Are you an older adult? Do you have savings? Do you live alone? Then be on the lookout for scammers. The Tennessee Attorney General's Office wants seniors, their families, and caretakers to know...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    January 6, 2022

Crazy weather hits Hohenwald over the Christmas Holidays

There is an old adage that says something like, "If you are sick of the weather in Tennessee, or where ever you might be, just hang around for an hour or so because it will change" This was certainly...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    January 6, 2022

Lewis and Clark restaurant was the place to be on New Year's Eve in Hohenwald

In some ways New Year's Eve didn't seem to be the time to celebrate the coming of 2022 this year. Certainly it was a great reason to say good riddance to 2021 A number of things being a factor,...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    December 2, 2021

Enough is Enough March

The coalition of organizers of the faith based "Enough Is Enough" March on the afternoon of Sunday the 14th of November promised at least 1,000 people. That was quickly realized as the march made its...

 

Carol Buckley gets Tarra her elephant back

Tarra, the beloved elephant who gained national attention at The Elephant Sanctuary in Lewis County, was reunited Thursday with her rightful owner Carol Buckley. With the decade long custody battle...

 

Jonesy's annual Toy Ride brings out bikes and volunteers

With all the rain we have had lately, it was nice to see the sun. Although it was a little cold, it was a great day to bring out the Harleys and support a great cause at the Jonesy's Toy Ride...

 

Jonesy's Toy Ride this Saturday

Hohenwald has fast become one of the major bike ride capitals in the South with three or four large bike rides every year, each one raising money for the local community. The last ride of this year...

 

Enough is Enough March a great success but where do we go from here?

The Sunday afternoon march named "Enough is Enough" here in Hohenwald from Blondy Church down Swan Avenue across the 48 junction around the Court House to the City Parking Lot was a great success for...

 

Veterans Day Parade rained out

The rains and winds of Veterans Day made a mess of the Parade in Hohenwald last week, but as usual the ladies of the downtown Church of Christ came to the rescue with a wonderful BBQ lunch as they...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    October 21, 2021

HAITI KIDNAPPINGS HAVE LOCAL CONNECTION

Pictures by Graham Kilsby and New Hope Ministries, Haiti. With the tragic news breaking around the World this week that missionaries in the Caribbean Island of Haiti have been kidnapped and held for...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    October 21, 2021

Lonnie and Kate Sims family reunion

As the banner says, descendants, or should we say some of the descendants of the Lonni and Kate Sims family, came in from near and far to gather at a "Meet and Greet" at the gazebo bandstand to...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    July 1, 2021

Landis Turner 412 Highway dedication

Landis Turner could well have been looking down with pride this past Saturday and it was certainly a proud day for Janet and the Turner household as dignitaries, politicians and friends came into...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    July 1, 2021

Oliver companies still growing after 25 years

It's hard to believe that Oliver Technologies, Hohenwald's major employer started here in Lewis County 25 years ago, and yet they nearly didn't come here at all, in fact as I heard the stories...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    June 24, 2021

The City puts old City Hall up for auction

If you are looking for a part of old Hohenwald's history to buy, then probably the purchase of the old City Hall might be right up your alley. The building was originally owned by Kenneth Kistler who...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    June 24, 2021

Olivers 25th Annual Company Picnic

If you don't count Government employees in Hohenwald and Lewis County, Oliver Technology companys are by far the largest employer in the area. This was shown to be this past Friday when the company...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    June 10, 2021

A sad day for City Hall as Sylvia McCann takes a Covid-19 related early retirement

There really wasn't a dry eye at City Hall this past Monday when the much loved and respected Sylvia McCann came in to say her goodbyes to fellow workers and to accept her early retirement from City...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    June 3, 2021

Hohenwald has the oldest asphalt airport runway in the state of Tennessee

The City of Hohenwald and Lewis County has one more thing to be proud of: our county government secured a $2.5 million grant from the state to refurbish the surface of the aging runway. "Paul Bridges...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    May 13, 2021

Rain and Storms hurt some of the weekend's events, but not Lewis County Cancer Victims Fund

The rains of this past weekend took a toll on some of the fund-raising events in the town, especially the library fundraiser in Memorial Park that was due to introduce the new library extension to...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    May 6, 2021

New owners for Rock House Coffee Company & Event Center

The Rock House Coffee Company and Event Center in the center of Hohenwald changed hands this past month. Ken and Cindy Brown and family, who built the venue, sold it to two people who are not...

 
 By Graham Kilsby    News    April 29, 2021

Lewis County mourns deaths of two icons

It's hard to believe that Hohenwald lost two of its favorite sons in the space of just a few hours last week. First to go was teacher, educator, musician, school principal, band and choir director, Ke...

 

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