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Philbilly Cancer Ride a huge success!

"It was amazing," said Phillip "Philbilly" Andrews, organizer of the annual Philbilly Cancer Ride, "I can't thank the community enough." Nearly 100 bikers showed up to ride for the Lewis County Cancer...

 

Budget approved for airport runway reconstruction

The runway at the John A. Baker Airfield is the oldest in the state of Tennessee. A Tennessee Airport Inspection Report was made on July 14, 2020, stating that the runway “is in need of rehabilitation due to excess degradation,” and a project to...

 

Human trafficking victims and how to protect them

Every adult, 18 and older, is a mandated reporter in Tennessee for child abuse. That means each of us is legally required to report a suspicious situation when we see it. An increase in reports leads...

 

Commissioner Sharp Resigns

At the end of Monday’s County Commission meeting, Commissioner Connie Sharp announced that she would be resigning from her term as Commissioner for the 8th District. “It has been my privilege and honor to serve the citizens of the 8th District...

 

Human trafficking is not just an urban problem

Human trafficking knows no socio-economic, racial or geographic barriers. Often when we think of human trafficking, we think of big cities, urban areas and stories that we have heard or read about...

 

Human trafficking awareness

In the United States alone, a child is bought or sold for sex every two minutes on average. For the next three weeks, there will be a series about human trafficking. The hashtag #SaveOurChildren has...

 

City officially appoints new members to Board of Zoning Appeals and approves beer permit

The City Council officially replaced former Board of Zoning Appeals members Larry McCutcheon, Jerry Risner, June Defoe and Barbara Hinson during a City Council Meeting that occurred on September 1 at City Hall. “We’ve discussed this before and...

 

Lewis County Museum of Natural History introduces new, rotating exhibit

Clyde and Opal Hinson (whose maiden name was McClarean) made their living shooting photography at their home on Cedar Street here in Hohenwald during the World War II era. The Hinsons were mainly...

 

Beer Board Meeting sparks debate

A Lewis County Beer Board meeting was held on August 11, 2020 in which a beer permit for LaToya Coleman was considered for the use of an over-night festival on 830 Walker Road. The festival is planned to consist of a Spanish-style rodeo and live...

 

Lewis County voters fail to approve Sales Tax increase for schools

Local and state political candidates fought for their seats all through the summer, waiting for Thursday, August 6, to arrive. Here in Lewis County, we had 2,719 show up to polls to cast their votes....

 

City officials respond to concerned business owners

“We need help,” said Mike Ricketts, owner of The Shop, during citizen input at the City Council Meeting last Tuesday. “Anybody that wants to can come into our town, set up, pay $15, if you’re not doing food, and sit there all year long....

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    August 6, 2020

Local Save A Lot Grocery To Close

"I never expected this," said Autumn Runions. "We have customers that only shop here... We have appreciated their support throughout the years." Last Thursday, July 30, Save-A-Lot's Store Manager...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    August 6, 2020

Honor a Purple Heart Veteran this Friday

"For those who fought for it, freedom has a meaning that the protected will never know," quoted Purple Heart Veteran, Jack Cothran, after thanking those who came out to the courthouse, officially...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    July 30, 2020

Christmas in July at AHC Lewis County

Christmas came early for residents at AHC Lewis County. Barbara Hinson, Annette Peery, Santa (played by Steve Holloway), Mabel Anne and her mom, Ashley Heath, went around spreading joy from window to...

 

Lewis Youth Compete In National Clay Target Championship in Ohio

Guns popped, shooters shot and coaches watched as their athletes competed in the week-long SCTP National Championship Tournament for shooting sports in Marengo, Ohio. Coach Maranda Clark and four...

 

There's a comet over Lewis County and you just might see it!

Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE began to pass over Lewis County this past week, and Photographer Pete Noblin was there to catch it on camera. The comet was first spotted by NASA on March 27, 2020, while they...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    July 16, 2020

Schools announce reopening plans with COVID guidelines

By Katelin Carroll, Staff Reporter Lewis County School officials have spent their summer break planning for scenarios for a reopening of schools. A plan was submitted by school officials this week. Wh...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    July 2, 2020

Budgets and financial plans approved at City Council Meeting

The City Council met in a special called session on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Councilman Kevin King was absent. The Old Business included Ordinance Number 735 which was the third reading of legislation to adopt the budget and tax rate for fiscal year...

 

TCAT Hohenwald students made it to their graduation

TCAT Hohenwald's President, Kelli Kea-Carroll, broke into song during her graduation speech on Friday, June 19. "Standing in the hall of fame, everybody's gonna know your name. 'Cause you burn with...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    June 18, 2020

Class of 2020 finally graduated

The humid June air broke just in time for the seniors to officially graduate on Friday, June 12th. Although there were fewer cars parked in the grass due to the 8-ticket per senior limit, that did...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 28, 2020

Fourteen Flags

Memorial Day is a holiday used by many to spend the long weekend grilling out, riding boats on the river, or simply spending time with family and friends. But for veterans, their families and most...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 28, 2020

Memorial Day Parade 2020; We Will Remember

Veterans embrace following a Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at Lewis County Courthouse, Monday, May 25, 2020. Members of the Fred E. Lomax American Legion Post #127 hosted the event which welcomed...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 14, 2020

Tennessee National Guard salutes healthcare workers with statewide flyovers

A C-17 streaked across Hohenwald's skies on Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 12:54 p.m., loud enough for everyone in town to hear. The Tennessee National Guard scheduled a flight path for two...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 7, 2020

Widespread damage and power outages after Sunday's storm

A severe thunderstorm system with winds that reached up to 70 mph roared through Hohenwald and middle Tennessee on Sunday, May 3, uprooting trees and taking down power lines. Lewis County had a total...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 7, 2020

LCHS Class of 2020 closes out senior year with a time capsule

Lewis County High School seniors lined up six feet apart in the high school gym to gather their belongings left behind, pick up their cap and gown, and sign a time capsule. COVID-19 came in a hurry...

 

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