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  • Poll: Tennessee Small Businesses Support Reforms to Expand Access to Licensing for Justice-Impacted Individuals

    Mar 28, 2024

    Small Business Majority released new research that reveals strong support for licensing reform measures that could expand Tennessee’s small business workforce. A majority (82%) of Tennessee small business owners support legislative solutions that would remove barriers to occupational and professional licensing for justice-impacted individuals. Small businesses are a crucial part of Tennessee’s economy and support almost 42% of the state’s private sector workforce. However, Small Business Majority research revealed that 57% of small busin...

  • Local Man Gives New Meaning to "Twelve Hours in Labor"

    Amanda Curtis|Mar 28, 2024

    The scene was like that of a movie. One of those wholesome, Jesus movies that comes with rave reviews like, "Good for the Whole Family" and "Truly Restores Your Faith in the Unseen." Imagine waking up early to get a head start on your day before the sun beats down on you mercilessly. Imagine working in the dirt in your heavy operating equipment when everything around you suddenly turns red. Once the dust settles, and several rubs of the eyes later, you realize your eyes aren't closed, it's just...

  • 5th Grade Little Panthers Bring Home the Gold Ball!

    Mar 28, 2024

    The 5th grade boys competed in the Final 4 TVBA tournament in Alabama March 7th-10th. Thursday night March 7th the LC Panthers took on the Deshler Tigers and came out victorious 58-48. With a little bit of a slow start the Panthers trailed 17-10 early in the first half, the boys livened up and went on an 11-2 run to take the lead at the half 23-21. The Lil’ Panthers continued to pour it on during the second half and outscored the Tigers 35-27 resulting in a 58-48 victory advancing them to the C...

  • Veterans, Spouses, Widows Invited to 3rd Annual Lunch

    Mar 28, 2024

    The 3rd annual appreciation lunch in honor of Vietnam War Veterans Day will be held Friday, March 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Elks Lodge (416 Swiss Colony Road). Local Vietnam, Korean, World War 2 veterans, widows and spouses are invited to attend. The city/county mayor will sign a proclamation followed by a free lunch. The event is hosted by Lewis County Veterans Services Officer Randy Duncan, and sponsored by Lewis County Government, the local American Legion and VFW....

  • Commission Votes to Send Texas Bottom Bridge Discrepancies to

    Mar 28, 2024

    The Lewis County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on March 18, 2024, opening with prayer, the pledge of allegiance, and approval of February’s meeting minutes. During public input, Michael Fullagar, Commander of the American Legion, gave a positive update on the project to fund the build of their badly needed new roof. For several years now, the condition of their building, mainly roof, has been a topic of every conversation, and when Mr. Fullagar stepped into the Commander role, getting this project finished was high on his l...

  • James Tommy Eastep

    Mar 28, 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...

  • William E. (Willie) McDonald

    Mar 28, 2024

    William E. (Willie) McDonald passed away on March 19, 2024, at the age of 91. He was born in Monterey, Tennessee, on March 27, 1932, one of eleven children, to the late Maurice and Beulah Ledbetter McDonald. Preceded in death by brothers Alden, Charles, James, Roy & Tom, and sisters Mary Frances Luck, Dimple Miller, Deanne Burrum, and Noel Merritt. Willie married his wife, Helen Jean Hinson, on September 3, 1953, and she passed away on January 2, 2023, after 69 years of marriage. Mr. McDonald...

  • Wilma Ann Keeling Landers

    Mar 28, 2024

    Wilma Ann Keeling Landers, 82, passed away March 21, 2024, at Three Rivers Humphreys County Medical Center in Waverly. Graveside Funeral services were held Monday March 25, 2024, at the Holder Cemetery. Ms. Landers was born in Perry County March 5, 1942, to the late Willard Keeling and Eddie McMahon Keeling. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband J.B. Landers; her first husband Claudis Warren; a brother Howard Keeling; a sister Mary Ruth Duncan; and a stepson...

  • Sarah Fuller

    Mar 28, 2024

    Sarah Fuller, a light of love and kindness, passed away on March 21, 2024, at the age of 74, in Hampshire. Born on August 10, 1949, in Barbourville, Kentucky, to the late Tom and Amanda Grubb, Sarah's life was a tapestry of devotion to her family and a testament to her nurturing spirit. Sarah's journey began as a sibling of nine, her childhood in Barbourville was the stage for a life filled with love and laughter. She carried these gifts into her own family life with the late Ronald Fuller, her...

  • SCHRA meeting

    Mar 28, 2024

    The South Central Human Resource Agency Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council meeting will meet at 10:30 a.m. on April 18, 2024, at the South Central Human Resource Agency Central Office, in Fayetteville, Tennessee....

  • Dakota Speas

    Mar 28, 2024

    Dakota Speas Dakota Chase "DayDay" Speas, cherished by all who knew him for his loving nature and creative spirit, passed away on March 18, 2024, in Nashville, at the age of 26. Born on November 27, 1997, in Mt. Airy, North Caroline, Dakota's life was a testament to the beauty of selflessness and the joy of spreading happiness. He was the beloved son of Susan Martin and stepfather Jerry Martin, and he carried the memory of his late father, Mark Daniel Speas, and his brother Aaron D. Speas, in...

  • Edith Westbrooks

    Mar 28, 2024

    Edith Westbrooks Edith Westbrooks, a woman of love and kindness, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2024, at the age of 88 in Columbia, TN. Born on February 20, 1936, in Hohenwald, TN, she was the cherished daughter of the late Jeff and Gina Escue. As a dedicated homemaker, Edith's hands were rarely still; she filled her home with the love woven into her sewing and quilting. Her passion for creating beauty was matched only by her love for nurturing the flowers in her garden. Yet, it was her...

  • Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Mar 28, 2024

    Several bills advance to improve school safety This week, several measures advanced to continue efforts to improve school safety across the state for public and private K-12 schools as well as at higher education institutions. Those school safety bills are highlighted below. School de-escalation training – The Senate Education Committee advanced school safety legislation to require de-escalation training for teachers and administrators in Tennessee. Senate Bill 1721, which I sponsored would e...

  • Panthers win Back to Back: Soccer

    Freddy Sharp|Mar 28, 2024

    The LCMS soccer team would return to action in week two with a trip to Loretto against the South Lawrence Stallions. The Stallions would strike first with an early first half goal. The Panthers would get the equalizing goal soon after with a goal from #6 Aaron Gomez. The Panthers would take the lead just before the half with a goal from #14 Ryland Englett. The second half would be all Panthers, with 2 goals from #22 Ryker Wade and another from #6 Cal Cunningham. The Panthers would go on for a convincing 5-1 victory. The JV squad would continue...

  • MEETINGS IN LEWIS COUNTY

    Mar 28, 2024

    RTC-RECOVERY THROUGH CHRIST RTC meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Blondy Church Office Building at 529 Swan Ave. SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES Senior Health and Fitness classes with Ann Mobley are scheduled to be held every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Lewis County Senior Center. For more information, call 796-5558 NEWCOMERS GROUP OF NA The Newcomers Group of NA meets seven days a week, Wednesday is a 12 noon meeting and the other six days of the week start at 7 p.m. at 200 South Court Street, basement of First United Methodist Church. We are not...

  • Weekly Devotional: Service

    Mar 28, 2024

  • Pup Spotlight: Loki

    Mar 28, 2024

    Loki is very sweet and mild natured. He's good with other dogs and loves to play with people. He is potty trained and would be good in a home with a yard to run around in....

  • Super Tuesday Results

    Mar 28, 2024

    Rusty Isbell, Administrator of Elections in Lewis County, reports that 1,113 residents voted in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary concluding on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 in Lewis County. Twenty two voted Absentee, 287 participated in Early Voting and 804 voted on Super Tuesday. Donald J. Trump received 1,035 votes, Nikki Haley 69, Ron DeSantis 7 and Chris Christie 1. In the Democrat Presidential Preference Primary 127 participated with 117 votes for Joseph R. Biden and 10 Uncommitted. 8 voted Absentee, 35 voted in Early Voting and 81...

  • Life as Art; The Art of Bunnies: A Whimsical Tale

    Elissa Tracy|Mar 28, 2024

    March, named after Mars, the Roman God of War, carries the vibrant energy of transformation. The expression “Mad as a March Hare,” originating in the 1500s, reflects the excitable behavior of hares, akin yet distinct from rabbits, during this springtime period. Lewis Carroll immortalized the March Hare in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865), presenting a character brimming with whimsy. Yet, for many, March heralds a season of celebration, a welcome shift to brighter days and vibrant colors in nature. This month ushers in handful o...

  • Burn Permits Required Through May 15

    Mar 28, 2024

    To reduce wildland fire risk, Tennesseans are reminded that a burn permit from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Forestry Division is required through May 15 for all open burning where local restrictions do not apply. “Fire prevention starts with each of us practicing safe burning and only burning when it’s safe. The burn permit process communicates to residents the safe locations and times for open burning,” State Forester Heather Slayton said. “During hazardous fire conditions like high winds or extreme drought, permit issuance pauses...

  • $148 Million in Life Insurance Benefits Located for Tennesseans through Life Insurance Policy Locator Service

    Mar 28, 2024

    The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”) proudly announces that insurance policies totaling $148.1 million were located in 2023 for Tennesseans through the Life Insurance Policy Locator Service Developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”), the Life Insurance Policy Locator Service is a free service that enables beneficiaries, executors, or legal representatives of a deceased person to locate life insurance policies and annuity contracts of their late family members, clients, or friends. “Life i...

  • 2024 congressional art competition

    Mar 28, 2024

    Congressman Andy Ogles (TN-05) announced he is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. Each year, high school students across the country participate in this contest to have their artwork displayed in the nation’s Capitol for the year. One piece is selected for each congressional district. All high school students in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District are encouraged to participate! “The Congressional Art Competition is a fantastic competition that encourages young men and women to create beautiful works...

  • Poll: Tennessee Small Businesses Support Reforms to Expand Access to Licensing for Justice-Impacted Individuals

    Mar 28, 2024

    Small Business Majority released new research that reveals strong support for licensing reform measures that could expand Tennessee’s small business workforce. A majority (82%) of Tennessee small business owners support legislative solutions that would remove barriers to occupational and professional licensing for justice-impacted individuals. Small businesses are a crucial part of Tennessee’s economy and support almost 42% of the state’s private sector workforce. However, Small Business Majority research revealed that 57% of small busin...

  • NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE: Glenn Baker, a single person, and Joseph D'Amico and Sharon A Cullip,

    Mar 28, 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...

  • NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Estate of Eddie Wayne Anderson, deceased.

    Mar 28, 2024

    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 their claims will be forever barred. (1) (A) Four (4) months from the...

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