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Articles from the February 25, 2021 edition

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Stolen vehicle leads law enforcement on chase

The Lewis County Sheriff Department received a call of a vehicle stolen from 412 Market on Linden Highway/Highway 412 West at 9:41 a.m. Thursday, February 18. Captain Matt Tiller was first on the scen...

 

Commission renames Airport; discusses Solid Waste Discount for Disabled Veterans

A resolution was brought before the County Commission on Monday night requesting that the Airport’s name be changed from “John A. Baker Field” to “Paul Bridges Field.” All commissioners were present except for Ronnie Brewer and Jason Fite....

 

'Biff' Bradley Jr.

Talmadge "Biff" Spencer Bradley Jr., age 65 of Hohenwald, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Maury Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a native of Lawrence County and...

 

Thomas L. South

On the evening of February 15, 2021, Thomas L. South left this earthly world at the age of 69 in his Hohenwald home. He was born on May 28, 1951 in Lawrence County to the late Riley Preston and Lovie...

 

Owen McCrory Derryberry, Jr.

Owen McCrory Derryberry, Jr., of the Totty’s Bend Community, was born January 26, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, to Owen McCrory Derryberry, Sr. and Ethel Talley Derryberry and died February 12, 2021, at the age of 92 years. In addition to his...

 

Mamie Duncan

Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth (Whitehead) Duncan passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at AHC Lewis County, at the age of 99. Mamie was born on September 19, 1921, to Enoch Whitehead and Myrtle...

 

Sidney Roy Tompkins

Mr. Sidney Roy Tompkins, age 76 of Hohenwald, passed away on February 17, 2021 at Maury Regional with his wife by his side. He was born in Presque Isle, Maine on June 17, 1944 to the late Leon and...

 

Wayne Russell Beasley

Wayne Russell Beasley was born on March 19, 1947 and went to join his loved ones on February 18, 2021. He is survived by the love of his life, wife of 54 years, Doris Leverette Beasley; daughter,...

 

Edward Huston Gray

Edward Huston Gray, age 70, of Summertown, passed away Monday, February 08, 2021, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Huston is survived by his wife, Angela Gray of Summertown; h...

 

Doug Spurgeon

Mr. Douglas Wayne Spurgeon, age 69 of Hohenwald, unexpectedly passed away at his home on February 15, 2021. He was born in Lewis County on October 14, 1951 to the late Clarence and Mildred Duncan...

 

'Sonny' Bates

Lonnie "Sonny" Creighton Bates passed away peacefully at home on February 16, 2021. Sonny was born on June 13, 1933 in Hanna, LA to Nora Allen Bates and Lyman Creighton Bates. He was preceded in...

 

Barbara Smith

Barbara Gail Royse Smith, age 73, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg. She was a native of Pulaski, retired Contract Manager...

 

Landon Cicero

Landon Cicero Landon Joseph Cicero, 13, resident of Overhead Bridge Road in the Hampshire Community, died Sunday, February 21, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes...

 

Letter to the Editor: John Baker

Dear Editor, The United States is not a Democracy, it is a Republic. When asked what kind of country we have, Benjamin Franklin said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Our Pledge of Allegiance states, “and to the Republic for which it...

 

Elks Give Gift baskets for First Responders

The Lewis County Elks delivered gift baskets to our local First Responders including the Police Department, Sheriff's Department, Dispatch, Fire Department, and EMS personnel on Monday, February 8....

 

Meeting Notice: Lewis County Election Commission

Lewis County Election Commission will meet on Tuesday, March 9 at 5:30 pm at the Election Commission Office, 35 Smith Avenue, Hohenwald, TN....

 

Elephant Sanctuary announces the passing of Shirley

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Asian elephant Shirley at age 72. Shirley retired to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee in 1999 after spending 24...

 
 By Dorothy Warf    News    February 25, 2021

Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

Just ended a week of ice and snow and it hung around for a long time. Some of it is still around even after the rain we had last night. It is on the buildings and on the ground, but a lot of it has left and maybe it will be the last one for the...

 

Rambling...

Birthdays Shaunda Sealey, February 25 Crystal Talley, February 25 Shawn Pollock, February 25 Jamie Stovall, February 25 Dustin Stutts, February 25 Ruth Brown, February 25 Bobby Williams, February 26 Janie Cogdill, February 26 Michael Wix, February...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

February 23, 1961 Statistics were published on each of the members of the LCHS Panthers boys basketball team. Melvin Brackeen was the high scorer for the year with 252 points, hitting 43 percent from the field and 63 percent from the foul line. Jerry...

 

$300 Million Lost: 4 Stimulus Check Scams Tennessee Residents Should Avoid

The second stimulus check for $600 being distributed to Americans has led to unprecedented online scams that broke the $300 million milestone. The IRS reported 3.3 million payments totaling $5.7 billion were made in Tennessee for the first round and...

 

Tyrades! What Shall We Say About Grandmothers?

Yes, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since February 20, 1971 – but it’s still hard to believe that Granny Tyree (my father’s mother) has been gone for 50 years. Oh, I shouldn’t have been caught off-guard. All the joys, sorrows,...

 

Tennessee ranked # 1 for Workforce Development in South Central Region

Top ranking is testament to innovative post-secondary education initiatives Tennessee’s innovative workforce partnerships and game-changing education reform for skills which are in high demand has created a steady pipeline of qualified workers. It...

 

Space Heater Safety

Many people turn to space heaters—both electric models and those powered by kerosene or wood— as a convenient source of warmth in winter months. However, space heaters can be dangerous if not used properly. Space heater hazards stem not just...

 

Energy Bill Assistance

Are you or someone you know struggling to afford your energy bills right now? A federally funded program may be able to help. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, may be able to help you pay your home energy costs through a...

 

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