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Articles from the June 18, 2020 edition

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Chamber of Commerce schedules Oktober Heritage Festival, cancels Block Parties

Members of the Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently elected officers and made decisions regarding the annual Oktober Heritage Festival, their annual banquet and...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

Oak Grove Cancels Fish Fry

Organizers announced last Friday the 2020 Oak Grove Fish Fry has been canceled. “After careful consideration, we have made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 Oak Grove Fish Fry. Although we have had only a few cases of COVID-19 in Lewis County,...

 

Recycle, Pretty Please

A joint effort between employees at the Transfer Station, local businesses and citizens has set in motion a reduction in the amount of trash Lewis County taxpayers pay to have removed each week. Recycling of cardboard, paper, plastics and metals has...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

Carroll candidate for Highway Commissioner

Richie Carroll recently announced he is a candidate for the office of Highway Commissioner in the August 6, 2020 election. He states: "My name is Richie Carroll and I want nothing more than to serve...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

Spears candidate for School Board seat

Chad Spears announced he is a candidate for 8th district School Board member. He states: "My name is Chad Spears and I am running for 8th district school board. I am a lifelong resident of Lewis Count...

 
 By Staff    Obituaries    June 18, 2020

Memorial Service for Tina Gauthier

A memorial service for Tina Gauthier is scheduled to be held Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Springer Church of Christ on Summertown Highway. Mrs. Gauthier passed away May 17, 2020 following a...

 
 By Staff    Obituaries    June 18, 2020

Karen McCormick

On the afternoon of June 8, 2020, Karen Ann McCormick unexpectedly passed away in her Hohenwald home. She was born on August 31, 1945 in Connecticut to the late Joseph and Polly Smith. Along with her...

 
 By Staff    Obituaries    June 18, 2020

Mamie Landers

Mamie Grinder Landers passed from this life at her home in Nashville on June 8, 2020. She was 101 years of age. She was born May 26, 1919, in Lewis County, the daughter of the late Bert Grinder and...

 
 By Staff    Obituaries    June 18, 2020

Nick Chapin

Robert "Nick" Nicholas Chapin, age 30 of Hohenwald, passed away on Sunday, June 14 surrounded by his loving family, following an automobile accident. Though his life was cut short, he impacted the...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020!

More graduation photos can be found under our Photo Gallery section....

 

Manage Mowing to Benefit Wildlife

Mowing or bushhogging can be devasting to many Tennessee wildlife species that nest in fields at this time of year, which include white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, cottontail rabbits, wild turkey, and ground-nesting songbirds, such as eastern...

 

The Elephant Sanctuary Awards Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

The Elephant Sanctuary is excited to award scholarships to four Lewis County High School Seniors to assist them along their academic journey towards science and education-based careers. Each spring, The Sanctuary collaborates with the Lewis County...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

Correction

Two mistakes were made in our special Graduation Edition last week, concerning the names of two graduates. In the Cross Country section, Christopher Diaz was given the incorrect name of Tyler Verde. In the LCHS Basketball section, Hailey Bowen was...

 

County leaders move to solve Solid Waste overages in vote to increase fees, buy scales

After six months of wrangling, hours of committee meetings and a failed resolution, a change in funding for Lewis County's Solid Waste budget was approved Monday evening. All 17 members of the Lewis...

 

Farmers and Ranchers to Receive Direct Support for Losses Related to COVID-19

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “America’s farming community is facing an unprecedented...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Browned Butter Red Potatoes

If you're looking for a super-easy potato recipe you can make at home, or while camping, these potatoes are delicious. I have begun using red potatoes a lot more due to their delicious flavor. I also...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

Junior/Senior Prom set for June 27

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was necessary for Lewis County High School faculty to cancel this year’s Junior/Senior Prom. But that didn’t stop parents who had purchased attire and looked forward to their young men and women participating in...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

9th Annual Ticked off at Cancer Ride June 20

It has been a crazy year already. Due to the Covid-19, the ninth annual Ticked Off At Cancer Ride was delayed, but the committee continued to raise money for the Lewis County Cancer Victims Fund. “There are so many in our town that suffer from...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

Young Farmer Carroll harvests first crop

Summertime in Lewis County finds Parker Carroll four years old, son of Corbin and Jennifer Carroll proudly holding the first set of vegetables he picked from a garden he planted. Parker wants to be a farmer when he grows up, his family...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

High Forest ReLeaf ribbon cutting

High Forest ReLeaf officially opened its doors on Thursday, June 4, on South Park Avenue. Owner, Shawn Thibeault, started out the event by thanking everyone for their support throughout the...

 
 By Staff    News    June 18, 2020

Library's Summer Reading Program Goes Digital

Every summer, Lewis County Public Library offers a literacy program for all ages that includes reading challenges, prizes, and fun programs to attend. The library has re-imagined delivery of the program to ensure the safety of families during this...

 
 By Dorothy Warf    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Gordonsburg/ Little Swan News

This has been another week of summer weather with the nights being in the upper fifties and days into the eighties and low nineties. The humidity for the most part has been low, making for great days and a beautiful time to see the sights of the...

 

Rambling...

Birthdays Ronald Garrison, June 18 Christopher Bailey, June 18 Kittrell Calvert, June 18 Mandy Fowler, June 18 Johnny Starling, June 18 Jim Graham, June 18 Braxton Kain Gay, June 18 Kameron Pugh, June 18 Tonya Simbeck, June 18 Will Barnett, June 19...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 23, 1960 A committee from the Lewis County Civic Club was working with city officials to improve the city’s garbage collection and disposal services, especially within the business section of town. One resident and two youth from Indiana were...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    June 18, 2020

Class of 2020 finally graduated

The humid June air broke just in time for the seniors to officially graduate on Friday, June 12th. Although there were fewer cars parked in the grass due to the 8-ticket per senior limit, that did...

 

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