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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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Who Has The Solution?

In yet another Solid Waste focused meeting, the Lewis County Board of Commissioners continued to seek an alternative to increased fees to save the beleaguered Solid Waste Department. "This is the...

 

Voters to determine fate of new school

Lewis County voters in the August 6, 2020 election will have the option to vote in favor of or against a .25 percent increase in sales tax, funds that will be allocated solely for the construction of...

 

Memorial Day Parade 2020

There will be a Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 25 in Lewis County. The parade will start at the Hohenwald Church of Christ parking lot on South Park and proceed north to the courthouse for a program. “All that would like to participate in the...

 

County Contests Extra Architect Jail Invoice

An additional invoice for Professional Services from TLM Associates for the Lewis County Jail project was recently received in the amount of $114,147. Pushing the additional services expenses budget close to the total of the entire project, Lewis...

 

Correction

In a private message via Facebook to the managing editor on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Jay Pollock clarified he had brought some demo and remodeling material that a friend had torn down in Hickman County to the Lewis County Landfill over a year ago,...

 

BBB's hot topics for May 2020

May is National Military Appreciation month, so beware of scams targeting the military. Watch out for fake charities claiming to raise funds for military organizations, con artists posing as the Veterans Administration, and scammers offering...

 

Sharron Beasley Hanke

Sharron Marie Beasley Hanke of Pooler, Georgia died at her home on January 2, 2020 after a brief illness. She was 59 years old. She was honored with a memorial service followed by a military...

 

Lewis Recipes: Southwestern Pasta Salad

This delicious vegan salad has all the flavors of the southwest, with none of the guilt. I love to serve this dish with a side of roasted sweet potatoes cooked with a little spice (cayenne pepper or...

 

Technology isn't life..

I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn’t resist myself and asked...“Dad, why don’t we activate your internet banking?’’ “Why would I do that?’’ he asked. ‘’Well, then you won’t...

 

Virtual Teen Safe Program

Lewis County Middle School seventh and eighth graders are encouraged to participate in a Zoom video conference party to play Kahoot. All students participating will receive a certificate for a Snappy’s personal pan pizza. All students taking the Ka...

 

Just Married: Keathley, Hamer married at Pigeon Forge

One couple did not let COVID-19 restrictions stop them from getting married. Misty Renee Keathley and Bryan Hamer were married at a cabin in Pigeon Forge, on May 9, 2020. "We were planning a big...

 

Mercy Webb Lomax

Mercy Webb Lomax was born at Maury Regional Hospital on May 14, 2020 to Michael and Abby Lomax. She weighed 6 lbs 3.8 oz and was 19 inches long. Mercy is the granddaughter of Nicki and the late Randy...

 
 By Dorothy Warf    Opinion    May 21, 2020

Gordonsburg/ Little Swan News

The temperatures have been more like summertime and it really feels good. Of course, when it gets really hot, we will be saying it is too hot. It is just human nature to not be satisfied with what we have at least for the most part. If the rain...

 

Rambling...

Birthdays Daryl Odom, May 21 Alice Stephens, May 21 Iva Mae Staggs, May 21 Jessie Mayberry, May 22 Rhonda Tucker, May 22 Helen Ozier, May 22 Ruth Talley, May 22 Melody Carroll, May 22 Ray Carroll, May 23 Rachel Cotton, May 23 Brian Talley, May 23...

 
 By Crystal Nash    Education    May 21, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 19, 1960 Mayor W. C. Keaton was presented a certificate making him an honorary citizen of Nashville at ceremonies held at the Lewis County Court House. The presentation was made by Nashville Mayor Ben West during the visit of the Nashville...

 

Lewis County Person of the Week: Eddie De Nicolais

Eddie De Nicolais Age: 75 Q: Where did you grow up? A: The first 20 years was in Massachusetts. Right outside of Boston, 20 miles outside of Boston. I went away to all boys private schools from when...

 

Tireless investigation results in four arrests in 2013 murder

After an exhaustive investigation that spanned more than six years, Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested four individuals in a 2013 murder in Decatur County, includi...

 

Illegally imported livestock a risk to all

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is reminding citizens that illegally importing livestock to Tennessee can have wide-reaching negative effects for us all. Livestock producers, dealers, and citizens must adhere to state and federal...

 

Hampshire Resident Earns Degree from WGU

Shelby Voss of Hampshire has earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 178,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997. WGU...

 

Great Turkey Kill

The spring turkey season in Tennessee ended May 17, 2020. Derrick Staggs was lucky the week before season ended to harvest himself a 24 pound gobbler in Lewis County. The bird sported an almost 11...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    May 21, 2020

Tyrades!

One of my biggest pet peeves: people who can’t hold up their end of a conversation. Oh, I’m not saying that every single human being is obligated to bring jaw-dropping factoids, whimsical quips and provocative perspectives to every mundane conver...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 21, 2020

Senator Joey Hensley: 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Final actions of the 2020 legislative session through March 19 Although our 2020 legislative session was cut short due to the Pandemic, we were able to pass key legislation before we adjourned. Last...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    May 21, 2020

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Memorial Day History Memorial Day, originally called DecorationDay, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actuarial beginnings, wi...

 

Tina Gauthier

Tina Jane Gauthier, age 56 of Hohenwald, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 17, 2020 surrounded by family. She was born December 21, 1963 in Hohenwald to Wilda Jane Williams Spears and the...

 

Dewey Hinson

Dewey Casey Hinson Jr., age 88, passed away peacefully on the evening of May 16, 2020 surround by family in his Hohenwald home. He was born August 18, 1931 in Dyersburg to the late Dewey C. and Eula...

 

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