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  • Hohenwald Walmart Store New Customer-Centric Features and Community Mural

    May 2, 2024

    Walmart announced a transformative remodel to its Hohenwald Supercenter at 612 E. Main St. on Friday, April 26. Store associates marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, community celebration and donation check presentations, including $5,000 to Davis House Child Advocacy Center, $2,000 to the Lewis County Schools Booster Club to benefit the track and field team, and $2,000 to Hope Hohenwald Inc. The grand reopening celebration was attended by store associates; community members;...

  • Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce $163 Million in Funding to Further Expand Broadband

    May 2, 2024

    Lewis County Projects to Receive Millions! Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter announced Tuesday, April 30, that the state will award $162.7 million in broadband and digital opportunity grants. In total, these investments will provide broadband access and digital opportunity programs to more than 236,000 Tennesseans across 92 counties. “Broadband is essential to all Tennesseans, and that's why we are making strategic investments in our state's broadband i...

  • Library and Archives Receives Grant to Expand Personal Finance Collections

    May 2, 2024

    The Lewis County Public Library and Archives has recently expanded its personal finance collections with the help of a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation). The collection now includes approximately 100 new titles, consisting of physical books available for borrowing at the library and digital ebooks and audiobooks accessible through the Libby app. These materials cater to individuals of all age groups, including children, teens, adults, and seniors. Library Director Crystal Nash expressed gratitude for the gran...

  • Lewis Among Top 10 Most Affordable Counties

    May 2, 2024

    SmartAsset recently released its annual study on the most affordable places in the U.S. To find the most affordable places to buy a home, SmartAsset analyzed closing costs, real estate taxes, homeowners insurance, and mortgage rates. According to the study , Lewis County ranked among the places in Tennessee that are most affordable....

  • Single vehicle crash injures two

    May 2, 2024

    A father and daughter were transported to a Nashville hospital by helicopter after the 2009 Buick they were in left the roadway in the 1900 block of Summertown Highway Sunday, April 28, around 6:15 a.m. Four Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers investigated the accident taking photos and measurements. Early reports indicate speed to be a factor. The family was traveling east and the vehicle became airborne before coming to its final stop. Lewis County Fire and Rescue, Lewis County Sheriff Deputies...

  • Weekly Weather Outlook

    May 2, 2024

  • Lorene "Dee" (Baker) Nance

    May 2, 2024

    January 17, 1950 ~ April 26, 2024 Lorene "Dee" Baker Nance, aged 74, of Hohenwald, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2024, surrounded by the love of her family. Born on January 17, 1950, in Russellville, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Flossie Hinson Baker. Dee was the beloved significant other of Bill Andrews, with whom she shared many cherished moments for over 30 years. Dee was a devoted mother to her five children: Lonnie Wayne Vaughn (Jamie), Donna Lorene DeVasier...

  • April Nicolette Rhinehart

    May 2, 2024

    June 22, 1981 ~ April 26, 2024 April Nicolette Rhinehart, a young woman of joy and love, passed away on April 26, 2024, at the age of 42. Born on June 22, 1981, in Columbia, April's life was a testament to the power of kindness and the joy of serving others. She departed this life in Nashville, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. April was the beloved daughter of Donna Gayle Tharp Anderson and the late James "Ronnie" Rhinehart. She was also the stepdaughter to the late Terry...

  • Glen Coleman Hinson

    May 2, 2024

    Glen Coleman Hinson, a man of wisdom, kindness, and exceptional handiness, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2024, in Hampshire. Born on May 15, 1944, in Perry County, Glen's journey through life was marked by the love and warmth he shared with his family and friends, and the homes he skillfully built throughout his career in construction. He was 79 years old. He was the son of the late Coleman and Eliza Hinson. Glen's devoted wife, Carol Hinson, stood by his side through the ebbs and flows...

  • Bradley Jack Lawson

    May 2, 2024

    Bradley Jack Lawson, known affectionately as Brad to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2024, in Hohenwald, at the age of 44. Born on February 18, 1980, in Dickson, to parents Steven and Jackie Sealey Lawson, Brad grew up with a zest for life and a contagious smile that would light up any room. Brad’s early years in Hohenwald were filled with the love and fun from his family, including his brother Rook Lee Lawson and his wife Marie McNally Lawson, his half-sisters Mia Monroe, Madison Shelton, and Megan Eaton, and his c...

  • Biden-Harris Administration Announces New School Meal Standards to Strengthen Child Nutrition

    May 2, 2024

    K-12 schools serve nutritious breakfasts and lunches to nearly 30 million children every school day. These meals are the main source of nutrition for more than half of these children and help improve child health. That’s why the USDA is gradually updating the nutrition standards for school meals to include less sugar – for the first time – and more menu planning options between Fall 2025 and Fall 2027. The USDA arrived at these changes after listening closely to public feedback and considering the latest science-based recommendations from th...

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    Sen. Joey Hensley|May 2, 2024

    The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2024, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. I will go over the laws passed this session over the next few weeks. 2024 Budget Highlights This year lawmakers faced new budgeting challenges as state revenue collections slowed. Fortunately, years of consistent conservative budgeting from lawmakers enabled the state to be well-prepared to face declining revenues....

  • Life as Art

    Elissa Tracy|May 2, 2024

    May The Fourth Be With You: Celebrating Star Wars Day Every year on May 4th, a familiar phrase echoes through the halls of pop culture: “May the Fourth be with you, always!” This playful pun has given rise to Star Wars Day, a celebration of George Lucas’s iconic Star Wars franchise, which has mesmerized audiences worldwide. The origins of Star Wars Day can be traced back to the phrase itself, which cleverly riffs off the legendary line from the movies, “May the Force be with you.” This pun was first used in a full-scale organized event on May 4...

  • Fun Facts:

    May 2, 2024

    Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren’t. In botanical terms, berries are fruits produced from a single ovary, which bananas fit, but strawberries don’t....

  • FOCUS ON VIBRANT HEALTH

    Veronica Tilden DO|May 2, 2024

    Vibrant health is your birthright, and your body is always capable of expressing it. The choices you make in your life are critically important to support it. We have been exploring the facts about good nutrition and healthy water. Now we are going to turn to light. Natural sunlight is critically important for your body to function properly. Sunlight is as important as food. It is a signal from the environment to your body. Your internal circadian clock responds to light that comes in through your eyes and skin, affecting many aspects of your...

  • Lewis County Elks Lodge #2883 Hosts Spring Turkey Shoot

    May 2, 2024

    On Saturday, March 30th, Lewis County, Elks Lodge # 2883 held the spring turkey shoot. There was a great turnout for the fun and lots of winners. Over $800 in prizes was donated by many local businesses including Tracie and Dave Saylor, Tracie's Mobile Kitchen, AutoZone, O'Reillys, A&E Automotive, John's Tires, Trumley's Automotive, Herrin Service Center, and NAPA. Big shoot winners for the day were Danny Hinson, Bob Prager, Don Paul, Briar Sharp, Cody Mathis, Trace Turner, Derek Holt, Rodney...

  • Lewis County Girl Scouts

    May 2, 2024

    The Lewis County Girl Scouts that were able to view the spectacular 2024 Solar Eclipse on April 8th, had more fun discussing the actual event and what it meant to each of them. Each girl was able to look through the specially made eclipse glasses, in the dark and with a flashlight shining toward the lenses, to see the difference. They made working models to show the moon passing in front of the sun as a fun craft project and watched a short video explaining how it happens and the difference...

  • Daisy Girl Scouts

    May 2, 2024

    One of Lewis County's Daisy Girl Scouts and her Dad participated in the 2024 Lewis County Trashercise sponsored by the Elephant Sancturary in observance of Earth Day along with one of the Girl Scout leaders. The three teamed up and picked up enough trash and discarded waste to win the 3rd place trophy! They were so proud to have been able to make a small difference in the short time allotted on the bright sunny morning! We hope to be able to have many more occasions to help clean up our...

  • Grants available to Tennessee animal shelters

    May 2, 2024

    Animal shelters across Tennessee are encouraged to seek grants for spay and neuter services. Applications are accepted until May 17, 2024. “Pet owners can now access more affordable spaying and neutering services,” said State Veterinarian Samantha Beaty, D.V.M. “Choosing these services helps reduce the number of unwanted litters and the strain on animal shelters. Additionally, treated pets are less prone to certain diseases which can prolong their life.” The Animal Friendly Grants program, managed by the Tennessee Department of Agricul...

  • Tennessee Kids Serve Summer Challenge

    May 2, 2024

    First Lady Maria Lee announced the sixth annual Tennessee Kids Serve Summer Challenge. The challenge serves as an encouragement for students across Tennessee to get involved in their communities by serving others throughout their summer break. The challenge is open to rising kindergarteners through rising sixth graders from June 1 to August 1 as part of First Lady Maria Lee’s Tennessee Serves initiative. To complete the challenge, participants must complete a service activity from at least two of the eight service categories provided and a m...

  • Pup Spotlight: Lillie

    May 2, 2024

    Lillie has been at the shelter most of her life. She came in with her sister, Millie, who recently got adopted. This gave Lillie hope that her day is coming soon! She is about 2 years old and is very loving and playful and is so ready for a family of her own! She has never known what that's like. She is spayed & microchipped & up to date on vaccinations. Call Now! 931-796-5204...

  • "Fair Housing Month"

    May 2, 2024

    Mayor Keltner was joined by United Country Real Estate realtors: Back L to R: Lathan Powers & Elizabeth Hinson Front L to R: Jarrod Richardson & Mayor Jonah Keltner...

  • TSSAA Multi-Sport Athlete Awards

    May 2, 2024

    The following Lewis County High School students were honored with the TSSAA Multi-Sport Athlete Award for participating in 3 or more TSSAA Sports for the 2023-24 School Year. Front L to R: Jazalyn Conner, Ruth Jennings, Brodie Unger, Back L to R: Dakota Hull, Bo Banks, and Samuel Moore are shown with Athletic Director Jonathan Owen....

  • Gasparro Completes Co. STARTERS Core Program

    May 2, 2024

    Two Rivers Group is pleased to announce that on April 9th, 2024, Ben Gasparro of Linden, Tennessee successfully completed and graduated from the intense nine-week Business Management course, CO. STARTERS Core Program, hosted by the Ayers Foundation....

  • Bill Arming Some Teachers with Concealed Handguns Passes

    May 2, 2024

    The Republican supermajority passed a bill that allows teachers who go through special training to bring handguns to school. The proposal was staunchly opposed by Democratic lawmakers, as well as activists who condemned lawmakers from the House's public gallery after it was approved. The bill was originally going to be considered in the House in 2023, but the bill was shelved after major demonstrations calling for gun reform and for lawmakers to act on gun violence. The demonstrations turned into condemnations that year as lawmakers failed to...

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