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  • It's Election Time in Tennessee

    Jun 20, 2024

    Local Election Sees Several Write-In Candidates...

  • SUMMERFEST:"A Lotta Summer Fun"

    Jun 20, 2024

    Locals patronized vendors filling Main Street between Maple and Court during the annual Summerfest event held Saturday, June 8, 2024. Attendees enjoyed food trucks, and music all day by way of an open mic, while kids slid down the waterslide and bounce house before getting their face painted by local artist, Toni Crowder. Into the evening, seats were filled as the sounds of Gospel music flowed from the band "Catch Fire," and closing out the night, folks danced to familiar classic rock by the...

  • Rock-the-Lot Brings Good Food & Fun

    Jun 20, 2024

    Rock The Lot is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 29th at the City Parking Lot. We want to see the entire community be a part of this amazing night, creating unforgettable memories together. Going strong for its 6th year, Rock The Lot is completely free for everyone to attend, aside from the yummy food trucks, of course. It is going to be such a fun evening with lots of exciting things planned. Free family activities this year include: •Water slides and inflatable fun ...

  • Jennifer Louise Toungett

    Jun 20, 2024

    May 9, 1952 – June 5, 2024 Jennifer Louise Toungett, age 72, of Summertown, passed away on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 at her residence in Summertown. She was born on May 9th, 1952 to the late Robert L. Staggs and Gladys Louise Staggs. She was a retired seamstress who retired from South Eastern Shirt. In her spare time, she loved to garden, spending time with her canine companions, Chigger and Crickett, watching tv, and spending time with her loving family and friends. In addition to her p...

  • Anita Darlene Coleman

    Jun 20, 2024

    January 25, 1962 ~ June 11, 2024 Anita Darlene Coleman, a woman of warmth and generosity, passed away on June 11, 2024, at the age of 62, in Hohenwald. Born on January 25, 1962, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Anita was the cherished daughter of Barbara Wilson and the late Robert Rose. Her brother, Robert "Bobby" Rose, predeceased her, leaving a legacy of family love that Anita carried throughout her life. Anita's heart was always full, as evidenced by the love she poured into her family. She is survived b...

  • Bonnie J. Smith

    Jun 20, 2024

    May 5, 1941 ~ June 15, 2024 Bonnie J. Smith, 83, was born May 5, 1941 in Hohenwald, and was raised in the Eagle Creek Community in Wayne County. She was the daughter of the late Claude and Annie Staggs. She attended school in Clifton, worked at Clifton Manufacturing for 39 years and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Bonnie and her former husband, Roy Smith, were blessed with a son Roger Smith of Waynesboro and friend Jenilyn Sipes; a daughter Kathy Smith of Lawrenceburg; grandson Josh...

  • Patty Ellien (Armstrong) Coble

    Jun 20, 2024

    January 21, 1962 ~ June 16, 2024 Patty Ellien Coble, a cherished matriarch and beloved friend, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2024, in Hohenwald. Born on January 21, 1962, in Linden, Patty's life was a beautiful life woven with love, kindness, and the joy of simple pleasures. The daughter of the late Jessie Willard and Clara Ozell Hinson Armstrong, Patty grew up surrounded by a large and loving family. Her life was filled with strong bonds of kinship, as she was a devoted mother to her daugh...

  • Robert M. Ellis

    Jun 20, 2024

    October 3, 1953 ~ June 14, 2024 Robert M. Ellis, age 70, of Summertown, passed away Friday, June 14, 2024, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. He was a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, a retired painter, and a member of IATSE #492. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Retha Mae Glover Ellis; and one brother, Wayne E. Ellis. He is survived by his life partner, Sherry McFarland of Summertown; three daughters, Alicia Kaskie (Dan), Jennifer Mehringer (Eric), and Kimberly...

  • Larry Cecil Toungette

    Jun 20, 2024

    November 23, 1951 ~ June 6, 2024 Larry Cecil Toungette, age 72 of Collinwood, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2024, due to complications from Parkinson's disease. Larry was born November 23, 1951 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Ben and Etha Graves Toungette. After graduating from Summertown High School in 1969, he attended Hohewald State Area Vocational-Technical School where he met Kathy Gillis. The two were wed August 15, 1970, and made their life in Collinwood with their three children. Larry...

  • Rebecca Ann Byers

    Jun 20, 2024

    June 14, 1974 - June 16, 2024 Rebecca "Becky" Ann Byers, age 50, a resident of Hohenwald, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at her residence. Born on June 14, 1974, in St. Charles, Missouri, Becky was the daughter of Deborah Smith Cope and the late Michael Wayne Cope. She worked eight years as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Hohenwald. She was an avid reader who enjoyed crafting and working in her shop. She loved animals, especially her pot belly pig, Kevin, and her...

  • Justin Roy Carroll

    Jun 20, 2024

    January 12, 1984 ~ June 15, 2024 Justin Roy Carroll, a cherished son, husband, friend, and nurse, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2024, in Columbia, TN, at the age of 40. Born on January 12, 1984, in Lawrenceburg, TN, Justin was a beam of light in the lives of all who knew him. A visitation for Justin was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Adair Funeral & Cremation Services. The funeral service will take place Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. A...

  • Life as Art

    Elissa Tracy|Jun 20, 2024

    Art In Full Circle This month marks one year since I began contributing my column, Life As Art, to the Lewis County Herald. If you are a consistent reader or even if you’ve taken the time to read this column occasionally, I thank you. My hope was and always is to bring art in all its forms to you, the reader, as I truly believe art makes the world more beautiful and interesting. Many writers have different styles of writing, and my articles are drawn from everyday experiences and 30-plus years of art journals, scribbled notations on napkins, t...

  • Tyrades! Are you hopelessly confused about telephone etiquette?

    Danny Tyree|Jun 20, 2024

    “Don’t you dare call me without texting first!” blared a recent headline in the Wall Street Journal. Yes, forget about Taiwan and other potential hot spots; battle lines are being drawn over the divisive issue of modern telephone etiquette. (“Plenty of ink for the battle lines, since we didn’t use any codifying the unwritten rules of cellphone etiquette!”) Some combatants are merely miffed or startled (“The call is coming from inside your circle of friends!”) about receiving an unexpected pers...

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD:Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Jun 20, 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. This is some of the legislation that was passed during this session. Higher Education Policies for AI in higher education – Legislation, which I sponsored, passed this session requiring the governing boards of public colleges and universities, public charter schools, and local boards of education to regulate the r...

  • American Legion

    Jun 20, 2024

    American Legion Fred E. Lomax Post 127 will host a 100 year Centennial Celebration June 24 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post. Senator Joey Hensley will be guest speaker. Attendees will include County Mayor Jonah Keltner, City Mayor Danny McKnight and Judy Runions of the Womens Auxiliary. Members of Post 127 are encouraged to come out for the ribbon cutting, stated Commander Michael M. Fullagar....

  • Confederate Gray Chapter Meeting

    Jun 20, 2024

    Confederate Gray Chapter 2681 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (R) held their monthly meeting on June 15th. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Business of the Chapter was discussed. Noted that the 15th anniversary of the Confederate Gray Chapter is coming up and a special event was planned for August 8th. Member, Stephanie Castleberry, was presented with three Supplemental Certificates based upon the service of Giles W. Coleman; Henry Alford Wilson and John R....

  • Jo Knows

    Josette Riley|Jun 20, 2024

    “Hey, Jo, How do I know what voting district in Lewis County I live in?” Here are some resources to help you easily find the voting district you live in. 1.Lewis County Election Commission Office: 35 Smith Ave. 931-796-0510 or visit lewiscountyelection.org 2.Lewis County Clerk’s Office: 110 N. Park Street, Room 105- 931-796-2200. They can provide information about your voting district based on your address. 3.Voter Registration Card: Your card typically includes your voting district information. 4.Visit GoVoteTN.com and use their voter looku...

  • FHU Announces President's, Dean's Lists

    Jun 20, 2024

    Freed-Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Spring 2024 semester. To be on the President’s List, a student must be full-time and have a 4.0 grade point average. Students on the Dean’s List have earned a minimum 3.4 grade point average for the semester. The following students from Hohenwald were recognized: Molly Gay has been named to the Dean’s List. Gay is earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Molly Reasons has been named to the President’s List. Reasons is earning a B...

  • FHU Spring Commencement

    Jun 20, 2024

    Freed-Hardeman University conferred 377 degrees upon a talented group of students during FHU’s 154th commencement exercises Saturday, May 11, 2024. In addition to the 274 bachelor’s degrees, 11 associate degrees, two education specialist degrees, 81 master’s degrees and nine doctorates were also awarded. Molly Gay, of Hohenwald, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Michael Mullinicks, of Hohenwald, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family Ministry. In his opening remarks, FHU President David R. Shannon noted that thi...

  • Gordonsburg / Little Swan News

    Dorothy Warf|Jun 20, 2024

    We have gotten to the portion of summer where it is hot and dry, have had a few showers but not enough to moisten the ground. The yards, fields, and gardens are suffering and even some leaves are falling from the trees from lack of moisture. The creeks and other water have been inviting to many in the area. Those I know which are sick either at home, in nursing facilities or in the hospitals are: Kasey Baker, Colene Beasley, Linda Butler, Elizabeth Boggs, Bobby Carroll, Gertie Carroll, Spencer Clark, Nita Cottrel, Robert and Pat Dickson, Paula...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Jun 20, 2024

    Well it is a warm and almost hot, sunny morning here in our little valley. It has already been feeling like summertime. Here on our front porch there is always a little cool breeze blowing and during the hot Summer months it is comfortable out here in the mornings. The cats ate their breakfast early this morning and have now gone off to find themselves a cool place to nap for the day. Sometimes it is like they eat, drink and disappear. Bob always keeps fresh water set out for the cats. When it is hot like this or dry, animals need more water,...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Jun 20, 2024

    June 17, 1954 Joe Pollock was discharged from the U.S. Air Force after serving four years. Curtis Devore was promoted to the Army rank of corporal while serving in Korea. Kittrell Appliance Company announced that it was now air conditioned for the comfort of customers. The following General Shoe employees were presented pins for ten years of service: Mae Edwards, Allie Loveless, and Eva Riley. The Oak Grove Fish Fry was announced for June 18th with the proceeds from the sales of plates being...

  • MEETINGS IN LEWIS COUNTY

    Jun 20, 2024

    South Central Bee Keeper Association South Central Bee Keepers Association of Hohenwald meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend. 6:00 p.m., at Hohenwald Housing Authority Meeting Room. REPUBLICAN PARTY Lewis County Republicans will meet for their monthly meeting Monday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the High Forest Room. CELEBRATE RECOVERY Celebrate Recovery meets at First Baptist Church of Hohenwald on Monday’s at 6:30 p.m. The address is 103 S. Oak Street. VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) The VFW meets monthly on the s...

  • Person Of The Week:Randy Duncan

    Jun 20, 2024

    Q-Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? A-I retired after 21 Years in the Army. I am a currently a student at TCAT Hohenwald. I serve as the Veterans Service Officer for Lewis County and as the Commander for our Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1814. I am also a member of the American Legion, Fred E. Lomax Post 127. Q-Where did you grow up? A-Hohenwald, TN. Q-What is one of your fondest childhood memories? A-Hitting my first home run in Dixie Youth Baseball. It was a walk off homer and we...

  • Business Partner of Asylum Tacos in Columbia Faces Additional Charges for Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

    Jun 20, 2024

    MAURY COUNTY – A man arrested earlier this year as part of a large-scale, collaborative operation to target online child exploitation and sextortion in Tennessee, called Operation Protecting Tomorrow, now faces an additional charge after child sexual abuse material was found on devices he owns. Cody J. Wilson (DOB 11/11/1992) was one of a dozen people arrested as part of the joint investigation with special agents with the TBI ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force and the United S...

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