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Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition


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  • Commissioners to Request the Completion of Nearly 40 Year Old SR-166 Project

    Jan 25, 2024

    The Lewis County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday night, January 22. Commissioner Kyle Bobo led the Pledge of Allegiance, while Mayor Jonah Keltner led the invocation. All commissioners present with the exception of Bill Dyer who joined his wife, School Board Member Paula Dyer, who is currently in the hospital with heart issues. In attendance was Rick Williams, field representative for Andy Ogles' campaign. Minutes from last month's meeting were approved, and the meeting...

  • snowmageddon

    Jan 25, 2024

    During the "snowmageddon" experienced over the last two weeks, a majority of the community was "stuck" at home. School was out, businesses shut down, and meetings and church services canceled. Some whined and complained, while others enjoyed the forced moments of relaxation afford to them by nature. Like so many others who enjoyed true snow days, Michael G. Knox took matters into his own hands, literally. "I love sculpting in the snow," he said. Knox sculpted this Sheriff for passersby to...

  • Lee Ann Alford

    Jan 25, 2024

    Lee Ann Alford took home the prize in the first week of the Warm Up Your Winter contest. The Lewis County Herald's Hulon Dunn, left, and sponsor Coy Norris of 412 Metals & Building Supply, right, presented Alford with the $100 check at MLEC Don’t forget to play Warm Up Your Winter, and enter for a chance to win $100 toward your electric bill each week! See contest details, page B-6. Be sure to shop with our sponsors and let them know how much you appreciate their support. Sponsors include A...

  • Education

    Jan 25, 2024

    The Education Foundation of Lewis County was started in 1993 by a group of business and professional people in our county. This year will be the 31st year to present scholarships to graduating seniors at Lewis County High School. There are businesses and individuals that donate money each year to support the Foundation and fund scholarships. In the past, some scholarships have been given to encourage students to pursue a particular field of study, some are given in memory of or in honor of someone . Donations can be made at any time. Please...

  • Thelma Louise Adkins Wilkinson

    Jan 25, 2024

    Thelma Louise "Susie" Adkins Wilkinson, age 88, of Summertown, passed away Monday, January 15, 2024, at her residence. She was a native of Carter County, Kentucky, retired from Weather Tamer, Inc., and a member of the Barnesville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Dovie Messer Adkins; her husband, George A. Wilkinson; mother, Thelma Adkins; two daughters, Glenda Butler and Teresa Wilkinson; two grandsons, Billy Lovell III and Jeffery Wilkinson; daughter-in-law,...

  • Terry Wayne Tresp

    Jan 25, 2024

    Terry Wayne Tresp, passed away on January 10, 2024, in Hohenwald, at the age of 70. Born on March 30, 1953, in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the son of the late Donald Wayne Tresp andPhyllis Thurman. Terry was an exceptional artist who found joy in drawing, painting, and leatherwork. His love for music was evident as he skillfully played the bass guitar, with a particular fondness for the melodies of Pink Floyd. Terry's creative spirit was matched only by his dedication to animal welfare,...

  • Judy Ray Bennett

    Jan 25, 2024

    Judy Ray Bennett, 77, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2024, in Hampshire. She was born on October 21, 1946, in Maury County to the late Ray Pilkinton and Marie Gilliam Pilkinton. Judy dedicated 40 years of her life to the Pepsi Bottling Co., where she not only excelled professionally but also formed lasting friendships and became a beloved member of the Pepsi family. Judy loved to bowl, especially with her friends and family. She and her husband, John, shared a love for the outdoors,...

  • Mary Jane Wills

    Jan 25, 2024

    Mary Jane Wills, fondly known as "Janie," departed from this world on December 8, 2023. Born on November 11 in North Carolina, Janie's life was defined by a spirited sense of rebellion. She was the cherished spouse of the renowned James Wills, hailing from Hohenwald. Together, they crafted a tapestry of enduring memories until his passing in 2021. Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Stephanie, and son, Joel. Janie held a deep affection for her family, extending that love to her...

  • Robert Lee Wesbrooks

    Jan 25, 2024

    Robert Lee Wesbrooks, 71, was born in Lewis County, Tennessee on November 23, 1952 to Sara Christeen Barber Wesbrooks and Billie Robert Wesbrooks, who each predeceased him. After a long, hard-fought battle due to stroke and years of dialysis, Robert left this earth surrounded by his four girls on January 11, 2024 under the gracious care of Alive Hospice. He was also predeceased by his wife, Melba Dugger Wesbrooks, with who he shared their six children: Sheila Sewell, Leoma, Tenn.; Joey (June)...

  • Alton Brent Staggs

    Jan 25, 2024

    Alton Brent Staggs, aged 73, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2024, in Centerville with his wife by his side. He was born on February 10, 1951, in Lawrenceburg, to the late Elvie and Mary Louise McClain Staggs. Brent dedicated 43 years to law enforcement, a testament to his love and commitment to justice and public safety. Brent also served his community as a volunteer firefighter for 17 years. His bravery and selflessness were the cornerstones of his character, and his absence will be...

  • Glenda Kay Morris

    Jan 25, 2024

    Ms. Glenda Kay Morris, 81, passed away at her home on January 17, 2024. She was born in Grandfield, Oklahoma on April 29, 1942. Ms. Morris had crafty hands and a zest for life. Her mouthy, yet endearing humor, left a mark on those closest to her. She was a passionate football fan, but her grandchildren were the light of her life. She devoted countless hours to creating memorable experiences with them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee Walker and Lee Walker; her husband, Joe Morris; d...

  • MRMC earns echocardiography reaccreditation

    Jan 25, 2024

    Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has been granted a three-year term of reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echocardiography in the areas of adult transthoracic and adult stress. An echocardiogram — sometimes called a cardiac ultrasound — is a test that evaluates the heart using ultrasound technology. Echocardiography is used to detect heart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular conditions. “This reaccreditation is reflective of the commitment we have to providing outstanding heart care to our patie...

  • The Art of Ice and Snow Sculptures: Frozen Elegance

    Elissa Tracy|Jan 25, 2024

    Snow harbors a certain beauty all by itself and one way artistically to reimagine snow, is through the art of ice and snow sculpting. Ice sculptures stand as ephemeral masterpieces, captivating audiences with their beauty carved in frozen elegance. These unique creations, meticulously crafted from blocks of ice, showcasing the delicate dance between the artist’s vision and the unforgiving nature of their chosen medium. The art of sculpting ice dates back centuries, originating in regions with colder climates where winter’s icy grasp pro...

  • Year End

    Jan 25, 2024

    Commissioners hear ambulance service proposals With the current extension to the contract with Maury Regional to provide Ambulance Service for Lewis County expiring on August 31, 2023, Lewis County government recently publicly requested proposals to provide ambulance service for our community, with Maury Regional and First Call each submitting a proposal. The request is to establish an exclusive contract for a term of three to five years with a qualified ambulance service to proved Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)...

  • Years of consistent, conservative budgeting will aid lawmakers facing declining revenue

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Jan 25, 2024

    Because of large amounts of ice and snow across the state last week, the legislature postponed our meetings, so we will be going full force on Capitol Hill this week. During the first week of session, the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, on which I sit, heard testimony from experts on the state’s budget and economy. Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Jim Bryson laid out new budgeting challenges but reassured the committee that Tennessee is well-prepared to address t...

  • Do you suffer from the "stillgottas"?

    Danny Tyree|Jan 25, 2024

    Despite my best preventive measures, I have spent decades enduring “the stillgottas.” If you are unfamiliar with the medical terminology, it’s the why-can’t-it-be-terminal-and-give-me-the-sweet-release-of-death condition characterized by perpetually gasping, “I’ve still gotta grab item A and finish project B and clean item C and research the efficacy of an Epi-Pen after absent-mindedly ingesting mystery food D and…” Some guys have a fabulous career releasing their inner drag queen, but all I can...

  • FOCUS ON VIBRANT HEALTH

    Veronica Tilden DO|Jan 25, 2024

    Are you living in accordance with the natural laws for a human? If not, your health will suffer. Last time you learned about some of the consequences of poor nutrition. If you do not eat the foods that your body needs to function properly, infections and chronic disease are the result. As you have discovered, your doctor does not have a magic pill to help you. It is up to you to make better choices. 10 PRINCIPLES OF GOOD NUTRITION There are 10 basic principles of nutrition that are based on the observation of healthy groups of people from...

  • Fair Board attends convention

    Jan 25, 2024

    This weekend, the South Central Area Fair Board traveled to Murfreesboro, for the annual Tennessee Association of Fairs Convention. A great time was had by all as the group ate great meals, networked with other fairs and board members, ate, attended breakout sessions such as: Digital Ticketing, State Fair Entries, and more, ate, cheered on our Fairest of the Fair winner in the State Competition, escaped not one but two escape rooms, and ate some more. It was a great time of networking and...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Jan 25, 2024

    Well last week we had some bad cold weather here in our little valley, lots of mornings it was in the single digits with snow and ice everywhere, but this week they called for warmer weather and for rain almost every day. After the freezing rain I looked down by the creek and all the trees looked like they were made of glass, they were covered in ice, it was so pretty. Ice had covered all the snow and everything, it was so cold. I know some of you are saying, well E.T. got her snow that she wanted. It sure was pretty but after several days of...

  • Gordonsburg / Little Swan News

    Dorothy Warf|Jan 25, 2024

    I guess everyone has something to say about the weather this past week. On Sunday afternoon around 4:30pm it began to snow and by the time we got out of church and home the roads were white and our back road was completely covered. By Monday afternoon there was over five inches of snow on the ground and even the main highways were treacherous and even those with four-wheel drives found it hard to get around. There was more snow and some sleet on top of that and the days the sun did shine much what melted only froze back during the night making...

  • Naomi Annalise Davis

    Jan 25, 2024

    Ashton Smith of Hohenwald and Sylvester Davis of Milan announce the birth of their daughter, Naomi Annalise Davis. She was born January 18 at 8:48 a.m. at Maury Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Lori and Stan Smith of Hohenwald, the late Sylvester and Annie Davis from Milan, and Dave and Joann Newell from St Louis, Missouri....

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past By Crystal Nash

    Crystal Nash|Jan 25, 2024

    January 22, 1954 The Lewis County Soil Conservation District reported that county farmers planned orders for over 125,000 tree seedlings to be planted in the 1953-54 planting season. The trees were furnished free of charge by TVA. Hohenwald native Mutt Quillen was named assistant coach at Tennessee Tech University. The LCHS girls basketball team defeated Lobelville with a score of 38 to 35. The following births were announced, Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Shaffer; Karen Dinise,...

  • Sheriff Report

    Jan 25, 2024

    The following is the Lewis County Sheriff Department report for December 28, 2023- January 23, 2024. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Amber M. Brackeen, Swan Avenue, was charged with failure to appear on January 7. William R. Frazier, Swan Avenue, was charged with violation of probation on January 22. David N. King, Woodmere Drive, was charged with violation of probation on January 19. Dylan R. Pugh, Trace Creek Road, McEwen, was charged with violation of probation on January...

  • Police Report

    Jan 25, 2024

    The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for January 14-22, 2024. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Kimberly A. Woodie, East Main Street, was charged with shoplifting on January 14. David N. King, Woodmere Drive, was charged with unlawful drug paraphernalia and arrest on warrant on January 19. Forrest S. Holsinger, Red Lane, Summertown, was charged with simple possession of schedule VI with intent on January 20. Rachel Bowie, Red Lane, Summertown, was charged with...

  • Notices

    Jan 25, 2024

    NOTICE OF GRAND JURY MEETING “It is the duty of your Grand Jurors to investigate any public offense which they know or have reason to believe has been committed and which is triable or indictable in this county. Any person having knowledge or proof that such an offense has been committed may apply to testify before the Grand Jury subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotates, 40-12-104.” The foreperson of this county is presently: Bobby Page, 2844 Buffalo Road, Hohenwald, Tennessee. “The Grand Jury will meet on Monday, February 5, 20...

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