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Dr. McAbee appointed to Governor's Early Literacy Foundation's 2022-2023 Educator Advisory Council

By Katelin Carroll, Staff Reporter The Governor's Early Literacy Foundation announced on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, that Lewis County Director of Schools Dr. Tracy McAbee has been appointed to the 2...

 

Winners of 2022-2023 Chamber Awards Announced

By Katelin Carroll, Staff Reporter This year's Lewis County Chamber of Commerce Awards were given out during a banquet held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Nominees are made by Chamber members and...

 

Lewis County Schools designated as "Exemplary" for 2021-2022

Lewis County Schools are on the up and up! The Tennessee Department of Education announced this year's school designations earned for each school district's performance and improvement for the 2021-20...

 

Commission discusses increased pay and adding a new SRO officer for LCIS

The Lewis County Board of Commissioners met Monday, August 22, 2022, for their regularly scheduled meeting. County Mayor Jonah Keltner and Commissioner Kyle Bobo were absent. In lieu of Mayor Keltner’s absence, Commissioner Brian Peery conducted...

 

Music that Matters

Local non-profit, Davis House Child Advocacy Center hosted a fundraising event on July 16, 2022, where some local and all beloved performers volunteered their talents for the organization. Our local...

 

About Lewis County's Mormon Massacre

Tensions had been brewing for quite some time between the locals and the Mormon missionaries since their arrival in 1878. Mormon elders had passed through the area years prior to settling in Cane...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    August 4, 2022

Cops and Kids Whiffle Ball Match

On Friday, July 22, 2022, Hope Hohenwald hosted their second annual Cops and Kids Whiffle Ball Match where kids play a game of whiffle ball against HPD Officers, Sheriff Deputies and even a Tennessee...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    August 4, 2022

Commission sets Property Tax Rate

The County Commission met on Monday, July 25, 2022, to discuss quarterly reports from other county departments and budgets/appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year. During the alloted time for public input, Commissioner Brian Peery called upon...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    July 28, 2022

Lewis County Trap team ranked Ninth in the Nation; Ashmore takes home gold

The gun smoke cleared, and there were no mirrors, Lewis County has some of the best sharp shooters in the nation! The Lewis County Shooting Sports team traveled up to Marengo, Ohio, last week to compe...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    July 21, 2022

About the local option sales tax...

Talk and debate has spread across our community as of late, concerning whether or not to increase our local option sales tax from 2.5 percent to 2.75 percent in order to help with the building of a...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    June 30, 2022

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...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    June 23, 2022

New high school put on pause

The County Commission met on Monday night to discuss budget amendments, giving donations to Hope Hohenwald and the Lewis County Senior Citizens Center, a new solution to recycle more effectively and the plans for the new high school put on pause. Dur...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    June 23, 2022

28th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour came right through downtown

More than 3,500 show-worthy cars came cruising down Highway 412 on Tuesday, June 14, after kicking off their thousand mile journey in Memphis for the 28th annual Hot Rod Power Tour. The parade of...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    June 16, 2022

Summerfest was a success

The first annual Summerfest was a success that left this year's vendors excited to come back next year, said event organizer and Chamber member Mike Ricketts. If you were redirected from downtown Hohe...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    June 16, 2022

City Council met

At this month’s City Council meeting, held on Tuesday, June 7, the City Mayor and Councilmen spoke about potentially raising fees in the future. Before discussing business, Councilman Cody Mitchell asked if the council should talk about raising...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    June 9, 2022

Lewis County Trap Team earns First Place at Regionals

The Lewis County Trap Team have proven themselves a force to be reckoned at the Nashville Gun Club during the SCTP Regional Competition last weekend. Not only did Lewis County place in the top five in...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    June 2, 2022

Memorial Day; Lest We Forget

There could not have been a prettier day for a Memorial Day Parade than Monday, May 30, 2022, when veterans, their families and Lewis County citizens gathered together in remembrance of the men and...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 26, 2022

County gives donation to reserve deputies, and discusses tax abatement for new apartments, and a bonus for Commissioners

Continuation of May 16 meeting A resolution came before the Commission seeking to authorize a donation of $3,800 from the American Rescue Plan Act Grant to the Lewis County Reserve Deputies, who are not funded by any governing entity. The donation wo...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 19, 2022

Commission approves last hoop for a new High School, County employee bonuses, increasing pit allowance

The Lewis County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, May 16, 2022, at the courthouse to discuss approval of loans for the new high school, giving a one-time bonus to county employees who were left out of the previous bonuses and increasing the...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 19, 2022

Dr. Tracy McAbee officially named Director of Schools

In a unanimous decision by the Lewis County Board of Education, Dr. Tracy McAbee was officially declared Lewis County's preferred candidate for Director of Schools. The decision was announced in an...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 12, 2022

Director of Schools Candidates; An overview of their interviews

The Lewis County School Board met in a special called meeting last Tuesday, May 3, where they interviewed three local candidates. The new director will be announced Tuesday, May 10. An update will be posted on the Herald’s Facebook page and...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 12, 2022

There is Hope in Hohenwald

Although Hohenwald is a great place to call home, when it comes to substance abuse and misuse, it falls in line with other rural communities that are being ravaged by drugs. The Tennessee Department...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 5, 2022

Search continues for new Director of Schools

The Board of Education met on Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Middle School Auditorium. All members were present and they were met with an auditorium full of citizens and teachers, waiting to hear from the final four candidates. Shortly after last...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 5, 2022

Twenty One North is officially On-Air

The eclectic variety shop, Twenty One North, held their "ribbon cuttting" on Friday, April 29, 2022. Business owner Amanda Curtis was excited to share her new venture with all of her friends who were...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    May 5, 2022

Planning Commission discusses hydrology on Industrial Park

Present for the Monday night meeting of the Hohenwald Planning Commission were Chairman John Risner, Connie Sharp, Jim Lech, Steve Keeton, City Mayor Danny McKnight and Don Barber. Committee members Ben Floyd and Eddie DeNicolais were absent. The...

 

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