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  • Historic Win for Lewis County School's First Ever Soccer Team!

    Freddy Sharp, Contributing Sports Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    Freddy Sharp, Contributing Sports Writer The Lewis County Middle School Panther Soccer Team began its inaugural season at A.B. Sisco Field in dominating fashion! Led by coaches Braden Brewer and Shannon Denton, the Panthers controlled the ball from the opening whistle against the visiting Waynesboro Wildcats. An early first half goal off the foot of #27 Henry Sharp gave the Panthers their first lead and first ever goal. Lewis County would strike again with a goal from Aaron Gomez. The Panthers...

  • Blackburn Visits Lewis County on Annual 95 County Tour

    Hulon O. Dunn, Editor and Publisher|Mar 21, 2024

    United States Senator Marsha Blackman visited Summertown Metals’ main headquarters Thursday, March 14, while on her 95 County tour and spoke with Matt Stoll and several Lewis County officials. “It is so important to listen to people and find out what is important to them, and I have enjoyed that so much,” said Blackburn of her annual 95 county tour. “Being in the county meeting with citizens, elected officials, police chiefs and sheriffs, and citizens that own businesses and employ their f...

  • Mental Health Court Offers Alternative to Incarceration

    Mar 21, 2024

    There is an alternative to incarceration for your loved one within the Criminal Justice System in the 32nd Judicial District. If you have a loved one who has been arrested in Lewis, Hickman, or Perry County and is living with mental health challenges, the 32nd Judicial District Mental Health (MH) Court may be able to assist with an alternative to incarceration for your loved one within the criminal justice system. The MH Court is a voluntary program designed to be a minimum of 12 months, consisting of five (5) phases; each phase having a...

  • "SR-166 4-Lane Project from Lewis County to Mt. Pleasant Not in TDOT's 10-Year Plan," Says Deputy Governor Eley

    Mar 21, 2024

    Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner regrettably informed Commissioners this past Monday night that he recently received a letter from Deputy Governor/State Commissioner of Transportation, Butch Eley, which stated the SR-166 four lane project from Lewis County to Mt. Pleasant was not in TDOT’s 10-year road plan. Commissioner Eley wrote the state considers three main aspects when prioritizing its projects: 1) Performance – such as safety, congestion, and economic impact; 2) Delivery – such as time to deliver the project and the risks invol...

  • Bob Barker Leaves $100,000.00 of His Estate to Horse Plus Humane Society

    Mar 21, 2024

    Horse Plus Humane Society is deeply touched to announce that the late, renowned The Price Is Right host, Bob Barker, generously bequeathed $100,000.00 of his estate to our cause. Out of 40 animal and military charities benefiting from Bob Barker's estate, Horse Plus Humane Society is incredibly grateful to be included in the estate. Bob Barker, a devoted advocate for animals, passed away on August 26, 2023, yet his legacy continues to shine. His enduring message, "Get your pets spayed or...

  • Weekly Weather Outlook

    Mar 21, 2024

  • Letter to the Editor: Marsha Perkins

    Mar 21, 2024

  • Police Report: Feb 22-March 4, 2024

    Mar 21, 2024

    The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for February 22-March 4, 2024. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Robert C. McCullough, West Fourth Avenue, was charged with aggravated burglary, vandalism and assault x4 on February 22. Ruby C. Maddox, Quail Hollow Road, Summertown, was charged with driving on a revoked drivers license on February 28. Antonio L. Jenkins, Columbia Avenue, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange on February 29. Collin W. Townsend,...

  • Notice of Substitute Trustee Sale: Glenn Baker, Joseph D'Amico, Sharon A Cullip

    Mar 21, 2024

    Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated June 9, 2020, executed by Glenn Baker, a single person, and Joseph D’Amico and Sharon A Cullip, husband and wife, to Bankers Title as Trustee, for the benefit of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee, of record in Record Book 270, Page 329, in the Register’s Office for Lewis County, Tennessee, conveying certain real property therein described, and Edward D. Russell of The SR Law...

  • Proposed 199-foot Monopole Telecommunications Tower

    Mar 21, 2024

    The Towers, LLC and Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) is proposing to build a 199-foot Monopole Telecommunications Tower located at Barnsville Rd, Summertown, Lewis County, TN 38483 (35° 27’ 50.65” North, 87° 21’ 55.17” West). HISTORICAL PROPERTIES EFFECT -- Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to J. Wood, Terracon, 2105 Newpoint Place, Suite 600, Lawrencev...

  • Notice to Creditors: Estate of Eddie Want Anderson, Deceased

    Mar 21, 2024

    Case number 2024-PR-11. Estate of Eddie Wayne Anderson, deceased. Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of March 2024, Letters Testamentary in respect of the estate of Eddie Wayne Anderson who died on October 18, 2023, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Lewis County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above-named court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise...

  • Peggy Ann Talley Potts

    Mar 21, 2024

    Peggy Ann Talley Potts, age 73, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 17, 2024. Peggy was born at Lee's Lake in Hohenwald, on November 3, 1950. She is survived by her husband Billy Gene Potts; daughters Coral (David) Potts and Brande (Hugh) Smith; grandchildren Taylor (Drew) Wright, Maddie Smith, Hueston (Debra Warren) Smith, David Chance Potts, Micah Potts, and great-granddaughter Kylie Butler. Surviving siblings are Marion Sloan, Fred (Karen) Talley, and Carmie (Jerry) Floyd,...

  • George Norman Brown

    Mar 21, 2024

    George Norman Brown, 91, of Linden, passed away on Friday March 15, 2024 peacefully at his home. He was born in Clifton to the late George Washington Brown and Ethel Culp Brown. After graduating high school, from BGA in Franklin, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was stationed in San Diego, California on the USS Yorktown CV10. After being discharged in 1953, he moved to Nashville, and worked for R C Cola Co. He then owned and operated Brown's Gulf Service Station on...

  • James Tommy Eastep

    Mar 21, 2024

    James Tommy Eastep, a cherished family man known for his loving and generous spirit, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2024, in Columbia. Born on July 2, 1952, in Spring Hill, Tommy was a bundle of kindness and joy to all who knew him throughout his 71 years. Raised in the unique environment of an orphanage where his late parents, Jessie Lee Eastep Sr. and Maggie Carene Dugger Eastep, worked, Tommy developed an early sense of community and service. His childhood experiences at the orphanage...

  • Robert 'Bob' Newman, Jr.

    Mar 21, 2024

    Robert “Bob” Newman, Jr., a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on March 10, 2024, in Hermitage. Born to Mary Louise Newman (Harman) and Robert Newman, Sr. on March 19, 1955, Bob was a native of East Brunswick, New Jersey until he moved to Hohenwald, where he spent the past 18 years. Bob’s early years were shared with his brothers, Charles, William and Richard, creating a tapestry of memories filled with laughter, mischief, camaraderie, and many backyard baseball games. A graduate of East Brunswick in 1973, he carri...

  • Stephen Michael Sewell

    Mar 21, 2024

    Stephen Michael Sewell was born on September 16, 1980 at 5:56 a.m. in Lewis County, to Sheila Reeves Sewell, and the late Marvin Franklin Sewell. Stephen left this world in the morning hours of March 9, 2024. He was 44.. Stephen is survived by not only his mother, Sheila, but also, his brother, Ben Sewell; niece, Alexis Barnes; and nephew, Gavin Sewell, all of Leoma. He will be missed by many, including his aunts, Tracy Fortner (Joey), Kristi Tinin-Hodge (Billy), Kayla Parnell (Mason), Ramona De...

  • Joyce Faye Chandler

    Mar 21, 2024

    Joyce Faye Chandler passed away peacefully on March 16, 2024, in her home in Hohenwald, with her loving husband by her side after a meaningful life filled with love, laughter and purpose. Forever steadfast to what mattered to her most, she spent her final moments surrounded by her family. Faye was born on April 15, 1936, in Hohenwald, to Tommy and Bitha Simmons Bullion. She stole Paul Chandler's heart when he saw her in a polka-dot dress while in grade school. Their love story lasted over 68...

  • Hagerty, Vance Introduce Legislation to Ban Sanctuary Cities From Receiving Housing Grants

    Mar 21, 2024

    United States Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and JD Vance (R-OH) introduced the No Community Development Block Grants for Sanctuary Cities Act, legislation to amend the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to prevent sanctuary cities from receiving federal housing grants. “Cities that encourage illegal immigration shouldn’t be rewarded with federal housing subsidies,” said Senator Hagerty. “I’m proud to support this legislation that prevents taxpayer dollars from flowing to sanctuary cities th...

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

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Mar 21, 2024

    Senate takes major steps to protect children from danger online This week, lawmakers prioritized legislation to protect children from harmful online content, as well as protect the religious freedom of foster and adoptive parents in Tennessee. Other legislation advanced this week to crack down on the opioid crisis by punishing distributors of deadly drugs and expanding the ability for providers to treat opioid addiction. Protecting Children from Social Media Act - It is vital to ensure the...

  • Life As Art - Underwater Art: A Mystical Fusion of Nature's Depth and Human Creativity

    Elissa Tracy|Mar 21, 2024

    Less than a mile from the sugar-white sands of Grayton Beach State Park, at a depth of 58 feet, lies a one-acre permit patch of seabed known as the Underwater Museum Of Art (UMA). UMA is North America’s first permanent underwater sculpture park, nestled in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of South Walton, Florida. Beneath the surface, art and the aquatic environment fuse together as one, creating breathtaking experiences that dare our perceptions of the beauty of art and its potential. One purpose of UMA is to create art that becomes marine h...

  • PRINCIPLE 9 OF GOOD NUTRITION: Include bones and collagen rich foods in your diet

    Veronica Tilden DO|Mar 21, 2024

    Bones?! Yes. Bones are an excellent source of nutrients, and all traditional cultures, past and present, use them. They can be cooked until soft, fermented, or used to make bone broth. People from many cultures chew on the ends of soft bones. Bone broth is an important base for fine cuisine. The best broth is that you make yourself. Do not use bullion cubes, aseptic packages or canned items on the grocery shelf. Sometimes you can find it frozen. Broth is made using marrow and joint bones and collagen rich animal parts, such as chicken feet,...

  • Board of Education Meets

    Mar 21, 2024

    The Lewis County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis County Board of Education board meeting room located at 206 South Court Street, Hohenwald, Tn. Board members present were Board Chair Lindsey Himes, Vice Chair Paula Dyer, Glenda Atkinson, Derek Cotham, Jackie Holt, Cody Mitchell, and Sallie Pollock. Matthew Adkins joined the board meeting via Facetime. Cassie Couch was absent. Prior to the meeting there was a workshop. During the workshop Gary and Jesse Clardy gave a presentation of...

  • Weekly Comic: "A Not So Good Idea"

    Olivia James|Mar 21, 2024

  • On the Food Trail with Meriwether Market: Fiesta Chicken Dip

    Mar 21, 2024

  • One Day at a Time: March 21, 2024

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Mar 21, 2024

    Well it is a little cool this morning here in our little valley. The sun is shining and the sky is blue. The cats were up and ready for their breakfast this morning. I do not think they like the time changes, I guess it takes everybody a good while to get used to going back or forward an hour. Our fruit trees are blooming. We have been having some very cool mornings with some light frost. I hope the frost has not got all the fruit, now a days it is hard to have fruit trees in a valley and next to a creek. Bob has got the breakfast dishes done...

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