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Articles from the March 17, 2022 edition


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  • Cleaning up the streets; Major drug busts by local law enforcement

    Mar 17, 2022

    On March 11, 2022, Patrolman Kalum Halfacre, conducted a traffic stop for tag lights not illuminating on a black Toyota Camry on Switzerland Road close to Swiss Colony Road. Before exiting the vehicle, a light colored four door car pulled next to the patrol car. Halfacre spoke with the driver of the vehicle and identified him as Michael Sowell (Black). Mr. Sowell asked "What did I do wrong, was I speeding?" Halfacre advised Mr. Sowell that he was pulling the Camry over. Halfacre then approached...

  • Free lunch for all students ending as EBT funds go up

    Clint Confehr, Roving Reporter|Mar 17, 2022

    Free school lunches for all of Lewis County's K-12 students won't be provided after June 30, except for those who got free lunches before the coronavirus pandemic. Expiration of that economic recovery program was confirmed locally last week. That came just before a Tennessee Senate committee recommended a state budget increase for federally funded electronic benefit transfer cards to help students getting subsidized school lunches. During committee discussion, Sen. Joey Hensley sought...

  • Ethan Brewer honored at LCHS baseball game

    Katelin Carroll, Staff Reporter|Mar 17, 2022

    Monday night's baseball game began with a whole community coming together to celebrate the life of Ethan Brewer. Following his untimely passing, classmates, relatives and friends began working together to do something special for him and his family. Anna Brewer, a cousin to Ethan, and friend Savanna Collie asked for donations from their class. "When we lost Ethan, our community felt it. He was the first person we lost from the Class of 2016, and as a class we wanted to do something special for...

  • Warm Up Your Winter winner

    Mar 17, 2022

    Carolyn Williams, left, was the winner of week 5 of the Warm Up Your Winter contest. The Lewis County Herald's Callie Dunn presented Williams Warm Up Your Winter contest with the sentence, The elementary school is preparing for kindergarten registration shortly....

  • Eva Jo Pollard

    Mar 17, 2022

    November 3, 1943 ~ March 6, 2022 On March 6, 2022, Eva Jo Parrish Pollard, 78, left this earthly world at her Hohenwald home at the age of 78. She was born to the late Frank and Nellie Howard Parrish on November 3, 1943, in Zebulon, Georgia. She enjoyed any time spent with family, from spending time with her sisters to loving on her sweet grandchildren. Many times, the family would gather for a meal prepared by her to showcase her love for cooking. Many may not have guessed that she was a big...

  • Nolan Vern Parrish

    Mar 17, 2022

    September 9, 1938 - March 8, 2022 Nolan Vern Parrish, age 83, passed away on March 8, 2022 at his home in Winchester. He formerly lived in Parsons. He is survived by his daughter, Mary (Carl) Silvertooth of Winchester; brothers, Oneal Parrish and Larry Parrish of Perry County and Roger Parrish of White Bluff; sister, Betty Carroll of Hohenwald; grandchild, Nena Humble of Fredericksburg, VA; step-grandchildren, Sunny Hinton of Knoxville, Zachary Silvertooth of Las Vegas, NV, Summer Silvertooth...

  • Columbia State announces fall 2021 Dean's List

    Mar 17, 2022

    Columbia State Community College is pleased to announce 606 students named to the Dean’s List for earning academic honors during the fall 2021 semester. “Students who earned a spot on the dean’s list proved that hard work, perseverance and the determination to excel can help prepare students for any academic challenge,” said Joni Lenig, vice president of academic affairs and associate vice president of faculty, curriculum and programs. Students from Hohenwald are: Corwin Ashley, Morgan Bailey, Blaise Baxter, Alyssa Grinder, Dylan Hensley...

  • Cake decorating class

    Mar 17, 2022

    A cake decorating class was held at the Elks Lodge on March 12, 2022. Participants were, from left, Linda Brewer, Terry Medina, Jessica Basile, Carol Ashmore, Kaitlyn Basile, Kaysi Morse, Pam Cotham and Instructor Vicky Prager....

  • Lewis County Boys and Girls State nominees

    Mar 17, 2022

    American Legion Post 127 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 127 recently announced the Lewis County Boys State and Girls State nominees. Boys/Girls State is a practical week-long experience of how government works in this state and nation. The boys will be on campus at Tennessee Tech and the girls will be on campus at Lipscomb University. Tennessee is considered to have one of the best programs in the nation and after a two year hiatus, students are able to get this opportunity in person again....

  • Sheriff Report

    Mar 17, 2022

    The following was submitted by Lewis County Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick for February 19 through March 4, 2022. This is a record of law enforcement action and is neither intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Stephanie Melina, Piccadily Road, Antioch, was charged with a capias on February 19. Corey Anthony, Thomas Avenue, was charged with a capias on February 23. Antonio Sowell, Ridgetop Road, Hampshire, was charged with theft of property on February 24. Michelle Carpenter, Piney Creek Road, was charged with domestic assault on Fe...

  • Columbia State announces fall 2021 President's List

    Mar 17, 2022

    Columbia State Community College is pleased to announce 114 students named to the president’s list for earning academic honors during the fall 2021 semester. Those students from Hohenwald are: Karli Bennett, Dionicio Lopez, and Asa Rentschler. “Students who achieve academic excellence at this level are to be lauded for their achievement,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president. “They are maintaining a high level of academic performance while managing multiple obligations that for some may include jobs, families and extra-c...

  • Girl Scouts try Origami

    Mar 17, 2022

    At a recent meeting, Girl Scouts finished with Vi petal for Daisy's, Discussing Women's Day celebrated March 8, 2022. The Scouts also tried their hand at Origami. Pictured are, from left, Eva Duncan, Dorothy Warf, Kaitlyn Tripp, Raelynn Eastep and Maria Tripp. The girls enjoyed snacks after the meeting was over....

  • Hohenwald's Historic Preservation Commission discusses new houses on Park Avenue South

    Katelin Carroll, Staff Reporter|Mar 17, 2022

    Hohenwald's Historic Preservation Commission held a special called meeting on Monday, March 15, 2022, concerning the two houses being built on Park Avenue South by partners Stoney Anthony and Derrick Graves. Commission members Blake Farr, Scarlette Woodall, Annette Peery, Barbara Hinson, Janet Turner, Brad Rasbury and Danny McKnight were present which made a quorum. Members DeAnna Darden-Carroll and Melissa Wickline were absent. Derrick Graves and his wife Stacey Graves were present for the...

  • Buchanan earns awards

    Mar 17, 2022

    United Country Real Estate held their annual conference and awards banquet last week in Florida. Local realtor Kim Buchanan earned the Pinnacle Elite award ($10,000,000 in sales) and the Listing Excellence award (50 plus listings)....

  • Celebrating...

    Callie Dunn|Mar 17, 2022

    Birthdays Teresa Kilpatrick, March 17 Donna Foerster, March 17 David Ryan Clayton, March 17 Atticus Reasons, March 17 Maria Brewer Kilpatrick, March 17 Sandra Collins, March 17 Kevin Randall Spears II, March 17 Debra Kaye Barber, March 17 Ethan Yates, March 17 Dennis Wayne Barber, March 18 Shaina Schwartz, March 18 Barry Field, March 18 Mike Pace, March 18 Catie Cameron Stewart, March 18 Troy Woodie, March 19 Melinda Williams, March 19 Vikki Cogdill, March 19 Russ Carroll, March 19 Jeremy Ricketts, March 19 Melissa Quillen, March 19 Tony Holt,...

  • Dallas turns three

    Mar 17, 2022

    Dallas Rebecca Lane Whitehead turned three on February 20, 2022. She is the daughter of Steven and Savannah Whitehead of Hohenwald. Little Dallas pretends she's a dinosaur 90 percent of the time, her lifelong dream is to go to the moon and she eats a whole avocado every day by herself....

  • One Day At A Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan, Contributing Writer|Mar 17, 2022

    Well here it is another cold and snowy morning here in our little valley. We got up to 5 1/2 inches of snow on our back porch last night. Today the sun is shining but there is a very, very cold wind blowing. Yesterday it was almost 70 degrees and today it is 32 degrees and on TV they said it feels like 23, and here it is already almost mid-March. We have finished our breakfast. I made homemade biscuits and gravy. Homemade food sure does taste extra good on a cold morning like this one. The house is good and warm with a little fire in the old...

  • Wrenley turns one

    Mar 17, 2022

    Wrenley Rae Joyner celebrated her first birthday at The Antrim in Columbia on March 5, 2022 with a Winnie the Pooh theme party. Wrenley is the daughter of Justin and Kenzie Joyner. Her maternal grandparents are Scott and Kolonda Jones, the late Barry Brown, Lynn and Iris Carroll and her paternal grandparents are Eddie and Darlene Joyner....

  • LCHS Class of 1966 plan reunion

    Mar 17, 2022

    The Lewis County High School Class of 1966 plans to hold their 55th reunion on March 26, 2022 at Camryn’s Place at Cane Creek from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be served and the cost per person is $30. Classmates can mail their registration money to P.O. Box 190, Hohenwald, or call Tommy Carroll at 931-626-2049 or David Adcox at 931-628-0737....

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Mar 17, 2022

    March 13, 1952 Otis Holley earned a sales award from Investors Diversified Services, Inc. Ward Clayton enlisted in the Marine Corps and was stationed at Parris Island, SC. The following births were announced: Sherry Elaine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Quillen; and James Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Aydelotte. Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Bastin celebrated their 54th anniversary with a reception hosted by their children. Funeral services were held for Mrs. Percy Lyell, 63; Bessie Rich, 56; Mrs. J....

  • Public Notices

    Mar 17, 2022

    NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 2, 2016, executed by SHANE AVERY, TONYA AVERY, conveying certain real property therein described to JOSEPH B. PITT, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Lewis County, Tennessee recorded December 16, 2016, in Deed Book 178, Page 617 ; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Rocket Mortgage, LLC f/k...

  • LCMS baseball

    Jason Fite, Contributing Sports Writer|Mar 17, 2022

    The Lewis County Middle School Panthers travelled to Chapel Hill on Friday, March 11th for baseball action against the Forrest Rockets. Maddox Tanner led off the game for Lewis County with a walk and stole two bases to move to third. With two outs in the inning, Tanner came across to score on a passed ball and the Panthers took an early 1-0 lead. Dakota Hull started the game on the mound for Lewis County and worked around a leadoff infield single to hold the Rockets scoreless. Lewis County would go down in order, all by strikeout, in the top of...

  • LCMS Softball

    Jason Fite, Contributing Sports Writer|Mar 17, 2022

    The Lewis County Lady Panthers took the field at home on Thursday, March 3rd as they hosted the Ethridge Lady Bulldogs. Kinlee Keltner started the game on the mound for the Lady Panthers and pitched around a leadoff single to pitch a scoreless first inning. Makaela Dodson led off the bottom half of the first drawing a walk and Taya Tiller followed with a single and CJ Tanner would reach on an error to load the bases ahead of a base-clearing double by Keltner. Kabry Adkins and Brailey Carroll each singled, with a run crossing on Carroll’s s...

  • Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

    Rep. David Byrd|Mar 17, 2022

    Republicans protect students, employees against divisive concepts on campuses - The House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation that prohibits Tennessee’s public universities and colleges from taking adverse actions against students or employees for their viewpoints. House Bill 2670 aims to ensure diversity and inclusion efforts are not undermined by divisive concepts that seek to drive Tennesseans apart. It establishes that students nor employees may be discriminated against for r...

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD; Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Mar 17, 2022

    Bill aims to expand access to broadband internet in rural Legislation aimed at expanding access to broadband internet in rural communities advanced through the Commerce and Labor Committee this week. Building on successful legislation passed in 2017, Senate Bill 2034 would allow rural electric and community services cooperatives to provide broadband services outside their service area to people who do not purchase electricity from the cooperative. Existing law makes such allowances for...

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