Articles from the February 3, 2022 edition

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Selling Industrial Park

By Katelin Carroll, Staff Reporter and Clint Confehr, Contributing Writer Summertown Metals, Hohenwald and Lewis County officials have been sorting through regulations so the business may settle in...

 

Commodity food distribution planned for February 17

A commodity food distribution for Lewis County residents is planned for February 17, 2022 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Community Building, 108 Forrest Avenue. The distribution will be drive through and participants are to remain in their...

 

Board of Education discussed necessary qualifications for new Director of Schools

The Lewis County Board of Education met on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, in a special-called workshop meeting to discuss the qualifications applicants should have to be Lewis County’s new Director of Schools following Benny Pace’s decision to...

 

Lewis County Dixie Youth

The Lewis County Dixie Youth Board of Directors recently met to plan for the 2022 t-ball, baseball and softball seasons this spring. Serving as board members for the 2022 ball season are Shane Baker, Kenda Carter, Chad Clayton, Cody Harris, Jonah...

 

VOTE! for your favorites!

We are overway halfway through with the voting in the 2022 Best of Lewis County. Get your ballot submitted for your chance to win an easy $100! Find this year’s ballot on page A-12, write in your choices and return it to our office for a chance to...

 

Warm Up Your Winter

Starting today, play Warm Up Your Winter and enter for a chance to win $100 toward your electric bill! See contest details, page A-10. Be sure to shop with our sponsors and let them know how much you...

 

William Earl Morris

Earl Morris, of Hohenwald, passed from his earthly home to his eternal one on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at the age of 83. Earl was born in Beech Creek, TN, on January 19, 1939, to Willie Coy...

 

Barry King

Barry Joe Cook King unexpectedly passed away at his Hohenwald home on January 28, 2022, at the age of 58. Barry was born in Columbia on April 1, 1963, to Patricia Ann Sealey King and the late Ezra Davis King. He was also preceded in death by his...

 

Steven "Buddy" Michael Roden

On the morning of January 27, 2022, at the age of 65, Steven “Buddy” Michael Roden passed from this earthly world with his wife by his side. Buddy was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 22, 1956, to Lorene Dotson Edwards and the late Odis Roden....

 

Gregory Spetz

Gregory Spetz, of Summertown, passed away on the evening of January 30 at the age of 74. He was born on February 18, 1948, in Chicago, IL to the late Clifford Andoh Spetz & Constance Elizabeth Sif...

 

Gina Anderson Chesworth

Gina Anderson Chesworth unexpectedly passed away on December 5, 2021, at the age of 64. Gina was born on June 2, 1957, to Mrs. Anna Dallas and the late Marvin Hand. She was also preceded in death by...

 

Dennis Wilkinson

Dennis G. Wilkinson, age 75, a resident of Backwoods Drive, Hohenwald, passed away on January 25, 2022. Born May 3, 1946, in London England, he was the son of the late Amos L. Wilkinson and Lillia...

 

Loretta Pac

On January 28, 2022, Loretta M. Pac left this earthly world and was reunited with her late husband, Robert Peter Pac. Mrs. Pac was born in New Britain, Connecticut on April 19, 1943, to the late...

 

Mary Charlene Messer

On the 14th of December 2021, Mary Charlene Messer unexpectedly passed away at the age of 42. She was born in New Orleans on April 30, 1979, to Edward Johnny Messer and the late Delores Mae Battise. She also was preceded in death by her...

 

Ruby Conner Williams

Ruby Conner Williams, 95, a former resident of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, January 27, 2022 in Clarksville. An Order of Eastern Star service and funeral service for Mrs. Williams was conducted... Full story

 

John Ary

John Barkeley Ary unexpectedly passed away at his Linden home on January 26, 2022, at the age of 55. Mr. Ary was born in Gibson County, Tennessee on December 30, 1966. John was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Ray Ary Sr. and Ruth Sunshine...

 

Opal Halbrooks

Opal L. Halbrooks was born in Pleasantville on May 22, 1929 to the late Bessie Joyce and Daniel Tanner. She passed away on January 24, 2022 at the age of 92. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Williams, and...

 

Alma Jean Skelton

April 3, 1948 - January 31, 2022 Mrs. Alma Jean (Knight) Skelton of Hohenwald, passed from this life on Monday, January 31, 2022, at the Life Care Center of Centerville at the age of 78. Alma Jean...

 

A tribute to Alma Jean Skelton

As I sit and think about my friend, Alma Jean, it is hard to express what a wonderful lady she was. Alma Jean was one of the most caring, loving, patriotic people you would have ever met. She loved all people. It didn’t matter who you were or what...

 
 By Clint Confehr    News    February 3, 2022

Lewis and Perry Counties have a new Public Defender

A Lawrenceburg-based lawyer is now the public's defense attorney for Lewis and Perry counties in Hohenwald and Linden. "I have just taken a job as an assistant public defender in the 21st Judicial...

 

Sheriff Report

The following was submitted by Lewis County Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick for January 3 through January 24, 2022. This is a record of law enforcement action and is neither intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Samantha Carroll, Lloyds...

 
 By Jason Fite    Sports    February 3, 2022

LCMS boys in State Tourney

The Lewis County Panthers Middle School boys’ basketball team travelled to Murfreesboro to take part in the James C. Haile State Tournament at Middle Tennessee Christian School on Thursday, January 29th. The Panthers faced the Winfree Bryant Middle...

 
 By Jason Fite    Sports    February 3, 2022

Fifth grade Lady Panthers

The 5th Grade Lewis County Lady Panthers Tennessee Valley Basketball Association team traveled to Lawrenceburg on Saturday, January 15th for matchups against teams from Lincoln County and Loretto at David Crockett Elementary School. The Lady...

 
 By Jason Fite    Sports    February 3, 2022

Third grade basketball action

The 3rd Grade Lewis County Panthers Tennessee Valley Basketball Association team traveled to Florence, Alabama on Saturday, January 15th for games at Rogers High School against Mars Hill and Lauderdale County. The Panthers faced Mars Hill in their...

 

Lewis County Board of Education Teachers of the Year

Koty Couch was recently selected as building level Teacher of the Year to represent the Lewis County Middle School. She currently teaches math and has a total of 11 years of teaching experience. Ms....

 

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