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Articles from the May 9, 2024 edition


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  • Lt. Darin Pasold Added to Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    May 9, 2024

    On Thursday, May 2nd, two members of the Hohenwald Fire Department left for a 748 mile journey to Emmitsburg, Maryland to participate in the 2024 Fallen Firefighters Memorial held at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. This year, Hohenwald Lt. Darin Pasold's name was added to the memorial. Darin passed away on Friday, November 27th, 2021 from complications of COVID 19. A backlog of paperwork for the years 2020 & 2021 were the cause of this delay. Darin was joined by 225 other...

  • Lewis County Awarded Grants to Renovate and Expand Library and Archives Facility

    May 9, 2024

    Last week, Governor Bill Lee announced that Lewis County Government had been awarded a $100,000 grant through the state of Tennessee's "Broadband Ready Communities" program, as well as an additional $1,596,114 grant through the state's "Connected Community Facilities" program. The funding will be used to renovate and expand the Lewis County Public Library and Archives facility in order to increase broadband accessibility to our community. The project will include updating and installing...

  • FAFSA Deadline THIS WEEK! Universities Urge Students to Apply for Aid

    May 9, 2024

    As part of the Four the Future initiative, a collaborative effort among 10 public universities in Tennessee aimed at promoting the value of a four-year degree, college applicants are urged to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to secure thousands of dollars in state and university scholarships and aid. University leaders in the Middle Tennessee region encourage applicants to take advantage of Tennessee's May 15 deadline extension for FAFSA completion, ensuring their...

  • Library Expansion Fundraising Project

    May 9, 2024

  • 2024 Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive on May 11

    May 9, 2024

    Saturday, May 11, marks the 32nd anniversary of one of America's great days of giving - the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. Letter carriers travel throughout communities daily, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many - hunger. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from our customers. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people...

  • Lewis County Achieves Historic, Record-Low Unemployment Rate of 2.7%

    May 9, 2024

    According to the latest data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Lewis County achieved a historic, record-low unemployment rate of just 2.7% in February of 2024. Among the main sectors currently driving growth and providing employment opportunities in Lewis County are manufacturing, retail, healthcare, tourism, and agriculture. “I’m thrilled to see Lewis County reach this historic low unemployment rate,” stated Lewis County Mayor, Jonah Keltner. “This remarkable milestone showcases the strength and vibrance...

  • Christine Lynn Leisure

    May 9, 2024

    April 26, 1978 ~ April 27, 2024 Christine Lynn Leisure, affectionately known as Kitty to her friends and family, passed away on April 27, 2024, just one day after celebrating her 46th birthday. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, on April 26, 1978, Kitty grew up in a world that she would fill with love and kindness throughout her life. The picturesque town of Summertown, Tennessee, became her final sanctuary, where she spent her last moments surrounded by the natural beauty, she so cherished. Kitty was...

  • Kenneth Wayne England

    May 9, 2024

    September 28, 1950 - May 2, 2024 Kenneth Wayne England, Sr., age 73, a beloved resident of Hohenwald, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Vanderbilt University Medical University. Ken was born in Williamson County, to the late Arnold Lee England and Ada Mae Fields England. He found joy in the simple pleasures of life, particularly spending time outdoors, where he cherished moments hunting and fishing. In his earlier years, Ken pursued various professions, including driving a...

  • Jeffery Lee Hinson

    May 9, 2024

    Jeffrey Lee Hinson passed away peacefully on May 3, 2024 in Columbia with his wife by his side. He was born on June 15, 1956, in Lewis County to the late Harlon and Betty Jane Hinson. After earning his bachelor's degree in agricultural business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Jeffrey embarked on a fulfilling career as an accountant with Farmers Service Inc. His professional dedication was evident in every task he undertook, and he remained until his well-deserved retirement in...

  • Angela M. Lamberth

    May 9, 2024

    Angela M. "Angie" Lamberth, a source of love and kindness, passed away on May 2, 2024, at the age of 53, Angela was a cherished wife, mother, GiGi, and sister. She was born September 19, 1970, in Hohenwald, she was the beloved daughter of Rodger Dale Carroll and Peggy Cross Carroll, sister to Valerie Jo Carroll, and her late brother Jason Matthew Carroll. Angela's warmth and gentle spirit brought light to the lives of all who knew and loved her. Angela's journey through life was one marked by...

  • Bobby Warren

    May 9, 2024

    November 30, 1950 - April 29, 2024 Bobby E. Warren of Lutts was born November 30,1 950 in Hohenwald the son of the late Eargin J. and Floyce Geneva Johnson Warren. Bobby honorably served his country in the United States Army, he was drafted in 1969 and discharged in 1974 as supply clerk and Buck Sargent. He retired as a truck driver with US Express. In his spare time, Bobby loved spending time with animals, watching old westerns, fishing and hunting. Bobby departed this life on Monday, April...

  • Danny Ray Wright

    May 9, 2024

    December 2, 1963 - May 2, 2024 Danny Ray Wright, age 60, resident of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at his residence. A celebration of Danny's life will be held on Saturday, May 11th, 2024, at 12:00 noon at Heritage Funeral Home, with Jack Smith officiating. Friends are invited to pay their respects and support the family on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. service hour. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Born on December 2, 1963, in Ja...

  • Van Frank Cates

    May 9, 2024

    September 5, 1955 - April 12, 2024 Frank Cates, 68, of Hohenwald, passed away on April 12, 2024, at his home. Born on September 5, 1955, to the late Ollie and Estella Cates, Frank was a beloved husband, brother, and friend. He was married to his loving wife, Doris Cates, and together they shared many cherished moments. Frank found joy in simple pleasures, particularly in the serenity of fishing. He spent many peaceful days by the water, casting his line and enjoying the beauty of nature. Before...

  • Kate Helen (Tatum) Garner

    May 9, 2024

    March 14, 1948 ~ May 4, 2024 Mrs. Kate Garner was born March 14, 1948, in Hohenwald, to the late Woodrow "Pete" Tatum and Emma "Emmie" Gladden Tatum. Mrs. Garner wore many hats and possessed various roles throughout her life but her first priority was her faith in her God, and her unconditional love she had for her family and friends. She will be remembered for her strength and a strong will that sheltered her family during seemingly insurmountable odds during any storm life had to offer. She...

  • Fredrick James Lezotte

    May 9, 2024

    November 27, 1942 ~ May 5, 2024 Fredrick James Lezotte, a husband, father, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2024, in Hampshire. Born on November 27, 1942, in West Enfield, Maine, Fredrick's life was marked by his dedication to family, country, and community. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph Frank Lezotte and Helen Catherine Henderson Lezotte. Fredrick's journey through life was enriched by his loving wife, Reba Lee Guthrie Lezotte, and his adoring children:...

  • Janie Lou Holt

    May 9, 2024

    It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Janie Lou Holt, a beloved grandmother, mother, and entrepreneur. She peacefully departed on April 28, 2024, at Springs of Broadway in West Memphis, Arkansas, leaving behind a legacy of elegance, grace, and unwavering love. Janie, born to Anna Mae Duren and BF Gobbell, embodied strength and resilience from a tender young age. She marched for women’s rights in Washington D.C. and was a long time member of Hohenwald Church of Christ where she also taught Sunday school. In her early years she w...

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    May 9, 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. Public Safety / Crime Jillian’s Law / SB 1769 Jillian’s Law passed which requires criminal defendants deemed incompetent to stand trial to be committed to an appropriate treatment facility. The legislation came from the murder of Jillian Ludwig, an 18-year-old Belmont University freshman who was fatally shot while walking in a Nashville park on Nov. 7, 2023. Her kil...

  • Letter to the Editor

    May 9, 2024

    I really felt saddened by the passing of Sheriff department’s Investigator Bradley Lawson & my sincere condolences for his family & to our Sheriff department’s loss of a true public servant. In 2021, I had a dispute with my neighbor’s contractor about some bricks that my brick layer took upon her husband’s sale to me. I told her,” just call the sheriff to resolve the issue.” She did and investigator Lawson came, asked what is going on and told the woman,” he only is gonna pay for whatever bricks he took; not 500 as you say.” He proceeded to co...

  • Skelton Cemetery Decoration Day

    May 9, 2024

    Decoration Day at Skelton Cemetery will be held Saturday, May 18 at 12 noon. Donations are needed. For more info, call Tammy Skelton Carroll at 931-628-3230....

  • Police Report

    May 9, 2024

    The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for April 19-May 3. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. William H. Clinton, Grover Drive, was charged with driving on a revoked drivers license on April 22. CHARGES DISMISSED. Darren R. Lyle, North Walnut Street, was charged with disorderly conduct on April 22. Jonathan N. DeVault, West Main Street, was charged with public intoxication and resisting stop-arrest on April 19. Dakota J. Allison, Smith Avenue, was charged with...

  • Life as Art

    Elissa Tracy|May 9, 2024

    The Art Of Window Display In the fast paced sphere of retail fashion, the primary goal is to sell stylish clothing and ensure customer satisfaction. This dance begins with the window display, an artful introduction to the store’s offerings designed to draw the customer inside. Much like pausing to peruse a restaurant’s menu before deciding to dine, the window display invites contemplation and entices entry. For many, these stores aren’t just shopping destinations but visual escapades, thanks to the artists behind these creative insta...

  • FOCUS ON VIBRANT HEALTH

    Veronica Tilden DO|May 9, 2024

    Light from man-made sources does not match sunlight. It gives your body incorrect information from your environment and affects your biological functions. Avoid artificial light before sunrise and after dark. Most people work in environments where they are exposed to artificial light during the day. If possible, avoid fluorescent and LED lights, and use incandescent light bulbs instead. These are closer to natural light. And get outside for at least a few minutes throughout the day. Until you have seen the sunrise and given your circadian...

  • Bass Tournament held

    May 9, 2024

    A Bass Tournament was held Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Pin Oak Lake at Natchez State Park. There were 23 boats, 42 anglers, 101 fish, 108.96 pounds total, with a big bass 7.52 lbs. Lewis County anglers participating were second place, Matt Caroll and Miles Staggs-8.8 lbs. fish; fifth place, Keith Smith and Mason Jackson, 5.72 lbs. fish; tenth place, Danny Dillon and Kane Dillon-4.32 lbs. fish; eleventh place, Jerry Brown and Charles Gray with 4.20 lbs. fish; fifteenth place, Hammer Clark and Mutt Leigh with 3.72 lbs. fish; seventeenth place,...

  • University of Tennessee Southern Graduate

    May 9, 2024

    Abbigail Grace Powers graduated on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from the University of Tennessee Southern. Abbi graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science Degree majoring in Elementary Education. During her time at UT Southern, Abbi was a member of the UTS Firehawks Women's Golf Team, Honors Society , FCA, Alpha Chi for the top ten percent of her class. She earned many awards including the Student Teacher Award, All Scholar Team for the Women's Golf Coaches Association, with many semesters...

  • Himes awarded scholarship

    May 9, 2024

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is happy to announce that Lewis County native Andalyn Himes has received the Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship to attend the university. Himes is a Lewis County High School graduate. UT launched the Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship Award in fall 2022 with the goal of awarding a tuition and mandatory fees scholarship, renewable for four years, to one outstanding student from each county across the state. The scholarship is part of UT's continued...

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