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Articles from the January 28, 2021 edition

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Stolen vehicle recovered in Wayne County

Daniel Byrd contacted Hohenwald Police Department on January 24, 2021 and spoke with Officer Shane McKnight. She reported her 2002 Mercedes-Benz SUV had been stolen from her mother's residence on...

 

Benefit Auction for Tony Staggs

A benefit auction for Tony Staggs is slated from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Summertown Bridle and Saddle Club. Tony is 37 years old, from Hohenwald, and a Lewis County High School...

 

Director Pace gives commission update on new high school

Tornado sirens blared at the beginning of this month’s County Commission meeting, held on Monday at the Courthouse. Commissioners checked their radar and continued with the meeting as planned. Co-chairman Brian Peery filled in for County Mayor...

 

"Monkey" Baker

Gregory Keith "Monkey" Baker, age 59 of Hohenwald, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at his residence, surrounded by some of his closest friends. He was born in Hohenwald on December 21, 1961...

 

Peggy Mayberry

Peggy Faye Bartlett Mayberry, age 84, passed this life on January 24, 2021, surrounded by family at her home in Centerville. She was born on July 15, 1936 in the community of Providence in Lewis...

 

Mable Taylor

Mable Kathleen Bates Taylor, 97, died January 14, 2021. She was born August 17, 1923, Mable was the youngest of eight children of the late John Francis Cordelia (J.C.) ("Kirk") Bates and Mary LouAnna...

 

David Sharp

David Aaron Sharp passed from this life to his eternal home on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the age of 36. He left this earth surrounded by his family, who loved him beyond words. David was born on...

 

Nolah Shinn

Nolah Beatrice (Scully) Shinn, age 77, unexpectedly passed away at her Hohenwald home on January 24, 2021. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Paul and Grace (Brown) Scully. Ms. Nolah...

 

Gwen Cunningham

Gwen (Ray) Cunningham passed away at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia on January 20, 2021 at the age of 69. She was born in Decaturville on April 10, 1951 to the late Elvis and Leola Norman Ray. Ms. Cunningham enjoyed spending her days...

 

Calvin Qualls

Calvin Chester Qualls passed away January 15, 2021 at Maury Regional Medical Center at the age of 89. He was born in Pleasantville on May 14, 1931 to the late Ollie and Birdie Ayers Qualls. Mr. Qualls worked at Great Lake Steel Company for 22 years...

 

Michael Slayman

Michael G. Slayman, age 62, peacefully passed away at his Lobelville home surrounded by family on January 21, 2021. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 25, 1958 to William J. and Mary McCord Slayman. Mr. Slayman enlisted in the United...

 

Davis House Receives Community Grant

Davis House Child Advocacy Center received a grant from The Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling $784,100 in its most recent grant cycle. Davis House’s grant was for $36,000 and will be used for general operational costs. The mission of...

 

Education Foundation begins 28th year

Twenty-eight years ago, 1993, local business and professional leaders formed the Lewis County Education Foundation to assist graduating seniors at Lewis County High School with college tuition. Scholarships are awarded each year at the end of the...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Deviled Egg Dip

In the South, deviled eggs are the side dish everyone loves to see on the dinner table. But if you're the cook, you know deviled eggs are time-consuming and a little messy to prepare. This dish takes...

 

Rollover crash

A young couple new to Lewis County found out how hazardous some of the local roadways can be early Friday, January 23. The driver, Jacob Thomas Eagan, 24, and his wife had just left their home around...

 

Lend a helping hand

Well, there is a light rain falling, cool but not bad cold to be winter, but heavy rain is on the way. Got a warm fire in the old heating stove, a cup of good hot coffee, the cats have eaten and they are snuggled back in their beds for a nice cat...

 

Unemployment Drops in Every Tennessee County

Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced decreased unemployment in November 2020, according to new data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Unemployment rates in 41 counties are now less than 5%....

 

LCHS Library receives funds

Lewis County High School Senior Isabella Bates, left, presented Lewis County High School Librarian Melissa Burney an Adopt-a-Class check from Stephen Bates of Guardian Advisors. LCHS wants to give a...

 

Kaylie Hankins achieves Austin Peay Dean's List

Austin Peay State University is proud to recognize Kaylie Hankins from Hohenwald as one of over 2,000 students named to the Dean's List for academic achievement during the Fall 2020 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a...

 

Rambling...

Birthdays Ricky Cameron, January 28 Rickey Duvall, January 28 Margaret Blevins, January 28 Mary Defoe, January 28 Scott Kidd, January 28 Jill Selby, January 28 Beverly Bunnell, January 28 Billy W. Townsend, January 28 Diana Lynn Nash, January 29...

 
 By Dorothy Warf    News    January 28, 2021

Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

We’ve had lots of rain the last few days, not all at once, but scattered over several days and some was even heavy. Temperatures have not been as cold as it was for several days earlier in this month. I think it is really early but my buttercups...

 

Tyrades! Ever Sing the College Brochure Blues?

It has been a bittersweet experience seeing the mailbox flooded with college recruiting brochures addressed to my son Gideon. Bittersweet because, speaking as a science fiction fan, each “road not taken” represents an alternate timeline...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 28, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 25, 1951 Lewis County continued to lead the state with blood donations (on a per capita basis). A total of 157 pints were donated during the Red Cross Blood Mobile visit held here. It was also reported that a larger number of prospective...

 

Charity Hudspeth named "Rookie of the Year"

At the recent East Hickman Fire Department Awards Banquet and Christmas party, Charity Hudspeth, middle, was named "Rookie of the Year" for her service to the department. Charity is a member of...

 
 By Jason Fite    Sports    January 28, 2021

Panthers win two in district

Panthers vs Bulldogs The Lewis County High School Lady Panthers and Panthers hosted the Hickman County Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs in District 11AA action on January 19, 2021 in a rematch of early-season action. The Lady Panthers took the floor first...

 

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