Articles from the June 1, 2023 edition

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Memorial Day ceremonies

Hohenwald’s annual Memorial Day Parade held Monday brought out the dedicated friends and families who come together each year to honor the fallen veterans of Lewis County. A small service took...

 

St. Jude's Golf Tournament a success despite rain

The annual St. Jude’s Golf Tournament in Hohenwald has raised between $250,000 to $300,000 over the last 18 years for the Children’s Hospital in Memphis. This year’s 18th annual event had to be...

 

Excellence in Education banquet

On May 8, 2023 Lewis County Schools hosted their first Excellence in Education Banquet at Camryn’s Place. It was an honor to recognize building level teachers of the year, academic excellence for...

 

MLEC Announces Scholarship Recipients

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative has selected Lewis County High School students Hadley Spitzer and Zoie Clark as this year’s Washington Youth Tour Short Story Contest winners. Each junior will...

 

Henry Boyce Sims

Mr. Boyce Sims of Hohenwald, was born May 25, 1945, to the late Roy Sims and Pauline Gobble Sims, and passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023, at the age of 78. Born and raised in Hohenwald, Boyce worked...

 

Lannie Keeton, Jr.

Lannie Keeton, Jr. was born August 16, 1936 in Wayne County, the son of the late Lannie David and Lula Morgan Keeton. He was the owner of Keeton Sawmill. Lannie departed this life on May 22, 2023 in...

 

Barbara Elizabeth Draus

Barbara Elizabeth Draus, 81, retired employee of Motorola and resident of Hohenwald, died Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Maury Regional Medical Center. No services are scheduled at this time. Oakes and Nichols Funeral Directors in Columbia is assisting...

 

Sandra Peery Pogue

Sandra Peery Pogue, 84, retired Cafeteria Manager for Hampshire Unit School for 30 years and resident of Hampshire, died Monday, May 29, 2023 at West Meade Place in Nashville surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 2...

 

Cub Scouts replace flags

On Tuesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 25, the Lewis County Cub Scout Dens and their parents faithfully endeavored to replace the American flags at the grave sites of the veterans in both the Hohenwald...

 

Calendar of Events

AMERICAN LEGION MEETS Fred E. Lomax American Legion Post 127 will meet Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 7 p.m at the Legion Hall on Park Avenue North. All Legionnaires are encouraged to attend. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS The American Legion Ladies Auxi...

 

School Board Called Meeting

The Lewis County Board of Education met in a special called session on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis County Board of Education board meeting room located at 206 South Court Street, Hohenwald. With the exception of Phyllis Townsend,...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    June 1, 2023

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

2023 Session of the 113th General Assembly The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2023, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live,...

 

Make A Difference for Elephants this Endangered Species Day

At the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, we believe that “Sanctuary” means providing a safe haven and natural habitat, dedicated solely to elephant wellbeing. This Endangered Species Day, we celebrate our ability to provide individualized...

 
 By Danny Tyree    News    June 1, 2023

Are you a drive-in theater enthusiast?

I still remember one of the houses that my parents ALMOST bought back in 1970. The domicile was memorable because it was right next door to the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in Theater and filled my young mind...

 

2023 College Grads

4 College Grads, Ready to take on the world!...

 

Letter to the Editor

Mr. K. Wesley Carroll, thank you so much for your comments in your letter of May 4th on the recent shooting at The Covenant School. It was a tragic event, and I think your letter illustrated how deeply it affected us all. It also showed how much we...

 
 By Callie Dunn Sharp    News    June 1, 2023

Celebrating

Birthdays Kenny Durham, June 1 Darrin Garner, June 1 Donna Lay, June 1 Diane Mitchell Lomax, June 1 Ramona Runions, June 1 Glenda Harper, June 1 Ricky Brown Jr., June 1 Corey Betts, June 1 Earlene Wood, June 1 Theresa Bartel, June 1 Jessica...

 
 By Callie Dunn Sharp    News    June 1, 2023

Celebrating

Anniversaries Mr. and Mrs. Terry Carroll, June 1 Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Duncan, June 2 Mr. and Mrs. David Polk, June 2 Mr. and Mrs. Larry Carroll, June 3 Mr. and Mrs. Joe McCann, June 3 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Oswald, June 6 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baxter,...

 

80's Prom

Neon colors, big hair, leg warmers and 80’s hits were just part of the fun of a recent event in town. Rock House Coffee Company and Event Center held their first ever 80’s Adult Prom Night on...

 
 By Dorothy Warf    News    June 1, 2023

Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

The past week has been like summer weather, still having showers which is a good thing for pastures and gardens will not grow without rain and the sunny day have been good for those who have been cutting hay. Those I know of who are sick either at ho...

 

One Day at a Time

Well it is cool morning here in our little valley, there are a few clouds but the sun is peeking through, it is a beautiful spring morning. The cats were hungry, they were up and waiting for breakfast this morning. They are now finished and they are...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 1, 2023

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 28, 1953 D.D. Humphreys, Jr. was appointed U.S. Commissioner for the Middle District of Tennessee by Judge Elmer Davies. The Herald reported that rabid dog went on a rampage. According to...

 

MLEC opens electric vehicle charging station

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative recently installed electric vehicle charging stations on the South side of their office in downtown Hohenwald. According to the Department of Energy, tens of...

 

Lewis Countians visit the Big Apple

A group of girls on a girls trip to New York last week visited the Today Show and got their picture made with Hoda Kotb. Cindy Carroll McClain, Shannon Schmittou, Leaann Graham, Ashlyn Cameron and...

 

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