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 By Katelin Carroll    News    January 20, 2022 

Snow for third weekend in a row

This weekend marks three in a row with a blanket of snow covering the ground. Although some measured the snowfall to be around five and a half inches, it measured nine inches in other parts of Lewis...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    January 20, 2022 

County Audit findings; 2022 County Election reminder

At the time of last week’s County Committee meeting, County Mayor Jonah Keltner was happy to announce to the commissioners that Lewis County is still ranked among the top in the state for sales tax revenue. The November sales tax report came out...

 

Why Director Pace is leaving

In last week's issue, the Lewis County Herald was given information that Director of Schools Benny Pace had announced his resignation during a teacher's meeting last Tuesday morning. Although Mr....

 

Lewis County Government found airport manager replacement

Monday night marked the first County Committee meeting of the new year. As such, the audit reports for the county came back, and new business had to be discussed. One problem the Solid Waste department faced was finding a buyer for their bales of...

 

Snow kicks off New Year

The holiday weekend started off with the promise of severe storms and temperatures of 70 degrees, but rain quickly turned into snow by Sunday night, making for a winter wonderland. Our local...

 

Lewis County is fourth in state's highest unemployment rates

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce released an updated unemployment rate for the month of November on December 22, 2021. In that release Lewis County came in fourth for the state's...

 

Tennessee's new license plate

By now it is no secret that the rolling mountains of Tennessee are going to be replaced on our license plate with a new design, featuring a blue background, white writing, an outline of Tennessee at...

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit AHC Lewis County

Mable Anne Heath and her mom, Ashley, had a special guest to help visit their friends at the nursing home last week. The residents' special visitor was none other than good ole Santa Claus and his wif...

 

County established Audit Committee and amended Solid Waste Appeals Process

The County Commission meeting was held on Monday night, December 13, 2021, in the Courthouse. Commissioners discussed solid waste, the purchase of gift certificates for county employees, leasing office space and budget amendments. All commissioners...

 

Christmas in Hohenwald

Christmas in Hohenwald is finally here! Mark your calendars for all the special events and fun activities in which you and your family can participate, right here in our own wonderful town. It kicks...

 

Stevens named 2021 Reindeer Games Grand Marshal

Each December the South Central Area Fair Board takes on their favorite task of selecting a Grand Marshal for the Christmas Parade. The goal is to give credit where credit is due. The Grand Marshal is...

 

Lewis County had Third Highest Unemployment Rate in the State

Lewis County ranked third for the highest county unemployment rate for the month of September, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The unemployment rate was recorded at six percent for Lewis...

 

Debate over Industrial Park Purchase Continues

During this month’s County Commission Meeting, the purchase of land at the Industrial Park became the center of attention as Ray Brewer, Darren Breaud and the Industrial Development Board all wished to purchase parcels of land. Ray Brewer’s...

 

Kinzie's first year of barrel racing

Jessie Kinzie started barrel racing in October of last year at the age of twelve. Since then she has made it to State and World Championships, turned 13 and has already qualified for next year's...

 

Commission Approves Premium Pay for Highway Dept. and Industrial Park Purchase after heated debate

All eighteen commissioners were present for Monday night’s Commission Meeting where the purchase of Industrial Park, premium pay for the Highway Department employees and budget amendments were discussed and voted on by the Commission. The meeting...

 

County seeks to include Highway Dept. in premium pay and rescind EMA apprenticeship resolution

The County Solid Waste, Public Safety and Budget Committees met on Monday, November 1, 2021, to discuss including the Highway Department Employees in the premium pay for county employees and rescinding the resolution which hired Terry Cotham as an...

 

Halloween Happenings

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year which has left many wondering when to get all dressed up and go trick-or-treating. Luckily for Halloween enthusiasts, having Halloween on a Sunday means there...

 

County Officially Opposed Federal Vaccine Mandates

At last Monday night’s meeting on October 18, 2021, Commissioners Aren Ragsdale and Austin Carroll sponsored a resolution that sought to hire local grant writer, Laurie Wagner, to assist the county as a consultant in finding and writing grants....

 

Commission approved county employee bonus pay with amendments

Citizens filled the courtroom on Monday night to await the County Commission’s vote on whether or not county employees would be given bonus pay with American Rescue Plan Act funds. Commissioners Robert Brewer, Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Bobo were...

 

County Committees discuss bonus pay, new loader for landfill and IRS

The Solid Waste, Public Safety and Budget Committees met on Monday night, October 11 to discuss a potential bonus for county employees, approval for the county tax attorney to send the IRS a Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement form, the...

 

Creasy to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Kevin Creasy, son of Johnny and Wanda Creasy of Hohenwald, got word that he was to be inducted into the Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on December 4, 2021, after being nominated...

 

LCHS Recognized by the State

Lewis County High School was recently named a Rewards School which means that, based on testing data for the school year 2020-2021, LCHS was in the top five percent for academic achievement and in...

 

Cheerleaders visit AHC

Inspired by the mother and daughter duo, Ashley and Mable Anne Heath, LCMS Cheerleading coach Katye Forrester and her group of cheerleaders visited AHC Lewis County on Wednesday, September 22, 2021....

 

Transfer Station to Sell Discarded Items to Reduce Pit Material

The County Commission met on Monday, September 20, 2021, to appoint commissioners to committees, and to discuss the sale of discarded items at the Transfer Station and other new business. All commissioners were present except for Doug Jobbitt and...

 

Happy Grandparents Day Parade at AHC Lewis County

AHC Lewis County organized a parade for their residents where family members and friends could walk by all the windows and say hello to their loved ones just in time for Grandparents Day. Several of...

 

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