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  • Tennessee Aquarium visits Lewis County Library

    Jun 23, 2022

    Lewis County Public Library and Archives was joined by aquarist Stephanie Soto from the Tennessee Aquarium virtually on Friday, June 17, 2022. Soto showed a "fish-eye view" of the coral on display at the Aquarium and quizzed participants on coral life. Ms. Soto explained how they feed the animals in the aquarium and introduced everyone to Stewie the sea turtle. Then she introduced Boxer the box turtle, a native of Tennessee. The audience was amazed when she shared that from the Aquarium in...

  • Police Report

    Jun 23, 2022

    The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for June 6-14, 2022. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Austin A. White, Smith Hollow Road, Mt. Pleasant, was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license on June 6. Loran W. Pate, Rainey Street, Columbia, was charged with aggravated assault on June 9. Vernon E. Beard, Sycamore Lane, was charged with aggravated assault on June 9. Leonna M. Norris, Denton Road, Linden, was charged with unlawful drug paraphernalia on J...

  • Sheriff Report

    Jun 23, 2022

    The following was submitted by Lewis County Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick for June 4 through June 16, 2022. This is a record of law enforcement action and is neither intended to imply innocence nor guilt of charges placed. Austin Sharp, Swan Avenue, was charged with joyriding on June 4. Jalea Sparks, Shelton Street, Linden, was charged with failure to appear on June 5. Christopher Waller, Kimberly Road, was charged with driving under the influence and evading arrest on June 5. Tayler Kauffman, Blue Hole Road, Summertown, was charged with driving...

  • SCTDD to hold Medicare Info Class

    Jun 23, 2022

    South Central Tennessee Development District will present an ABC’s of Medicare class on Wednesday, July 20th from 9 a.m. until noon. This free event will take place at the SCTDD Building in Mt. Pleasant, TN. If you need your Medicare questions answered or you want to help a friend or a family member, this is the class for you. Some of the topics covered are: How do I pick a Part D Plan? When do I enroll in Medicare? Can I get help with Medicare costs? SCTDD is also looking for volunteers. If you are looking for a way to help people in your c...

  • Correction

    Jun 23, 2022

    Members of the Lewis County Historic Preservation Commission were listed incorrectly last week. Present for the June 7th meeting were Annette Peery, Barbara Hinson, Janet Turner, Savannah Buchanan, Bob Woodward, Danny McKnight and Brad Rasbury. Not present were Lampright and Woodall....

  • Local educators attend State Convention

    Jun 23, 2022

    Members of the Alpha Rho Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) attended the 86th Tennessee State Convention at The University of South in Sewanee, Tennessee on June 204, 2022. A highlight of the convention was the presence and participation of the Society's International President Becky Sadowski and keynote speaker Jill Speering. Speering is a thirty-five year veteran educator who has served two terms on the Metro Nashville School Board of Education. She is the author of R...

  • Power Pole Inspections – Lewis County

    Jun 23, 2022

    Lewis County residents will see Power Pole Maintenance Company trucks beginning the week of June 27. They will be conducting electric pole inspections on behalf of Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative. "Identifying and correcting problems such as weakened or broken poles before they create an outage goes a long way in controlling costs and keeping the lights on," says MLEC System Engineer Brent Warf. Power Pole Maintenance Company vehicles will be marked with an "MLEC Contractor" logo....

  • Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve Bass Tournament

    Jun 23, 2022

    Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve held a bass tournament at Chief Creek Lake on May 14, 2022. There were a total of 31 boats, 59 anglers and 71 fish caught totaling 81.82 pounds. Anglers in the top 10 from Lewis County were: Matt Carroll and Miles Staggs, first, catching five fish weighing 11.1 pounds; Danny and Kane Dillon, sixth, catching five fish weighing 4.42 pounds; and Caleb Moore and Kegan Clayton, tenth, catching four fish weighing 3.20 pounds. This tournament was the last TVBA event for 2022 due to maintenance and repairs in the lake...

  • New Program Assistant for UT Extension

    Shelley Ray|Jun 23, 2022

    The Lewis County Extension office would like to welcome Mrs. Gena Powers as the new program assistant. Gena will be working with FCS agent, Shelly Ray to implement programming teaching to both adult and youth audiences on how to become more health conscious through nutritious intake, meal planning, and portion control. Gena is married to Derek Powers and together they have six children. Gena is very family orientated and enjoys crafts in her spare time. Gena will begin her career with UT on...

  • Hohenwald Medical Center will be closed July 1 and July 4

    Jun 23, 2022

    Hohenwald Medical Center will be closed July 1 and July 4. We will reopen Tuesday, July 5 at 8:00 a.m.. We wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!...

  • E-911 Meeting Notice

    Jun 23, 2022

    The previously scheduled E-911 Budget meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the E-911 Center on Commerce Road. This is our Annual Budget Meeting, it is important for all Trustees to attend....

  • Election Commission Meeting Notice

    Jun 23, 2022

    The Lewis County Commission will meet on Monday, June 27 at 5:00 p.m. at the Election Commission Office, 35 Smith Avenue, Hohenwald, TN 38462....

  • Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Notice

    Jun 23, 2022

    The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Tuesday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Hohenwald City Hall....

  • NOTICE OF BIDS

    Jun 23, 2022

    The Lewis County Highway Department will be accepting bids for the following: 1. Crushed stone 2. Concrete slabs/box culverts (in place) 3. Rental per hour for heavy equipment 4. Metal and plastic pipe These bids will be for the fiscal year July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Size specifications for crushed stone and pipes may be obtained at the office of the Highway department. Submit Class A for concrete in place. Bids should be sealed and will be opened on Monday, JUNE 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the office of the Highway department at 327...

  • The Lewis County School System will accept applications for: Paraprofessional

    Jun 23, 2022

    June 17, 2022 The Lewis County School System will accept applications for: PARAPROFESSIONAL ( FORMER TITLE -EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT) Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Applicant is required to meet one of the following qualifications outlined in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001/ESSA act of 2015. ▪ Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education ▪ Have an associates or higher degree; or ▪ Must pass a test that demonstrates the competencies outlined in No Child Left Behind. This...

  • Lewis County Schools announces acceptance of applications for: Middle School Secretary/Receptionist

    Jun 23, 2022

    June 17, 2022 The Director of Lewis County Schools announces acceptance of applications in the following area: MIDDLE SCHOOL SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST Applicants must have high school diploma or GED equivalent. Minimum qualifications include excellent grammar, general office and phone skills, Microsoft Word, Excel proficiency and able to interact in a professional and respectful manner with students, faculty members, parents, and support staff personnel. Interested applicants are to submit a completed application to the Lewis County Board of Educa...

  • Lewis County School System will accept applications for the following: High School Principal and Assistant Principal

    Jun 23, 2022

    ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS June 13, 2022 The Lewis County School System will accept applications for the following: HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL To be considered for certificated administrative or supervisory positions, the applicant must submit proof for the following qualifications: • Professional teaching certification • Minimum Beginning Administrator License (BAL) The application must be completed in its entirety and include: -Cover Letter (must specify position) - Application -Resume -Three recommendations -Of...

  • Lewis County Schools announces acceptance of applications for: Bus Driver

    Jun 23, 2022

    JUNE 13, 2022 The Director of Lewis County Schools announces acceptance of applications in the following area: BUS DRIVER MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED • High School Diploma (or GED) required • Must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age • Must pass a DOT physical • Must have CDL with “P” and “S” endorsements • Five (5) years of unrestricted driving experience • Must possess a valid Tennessee state driver’s license BENEFITS FOR ALL BUS DRIVERS • Some paid training • Summers off • $36.35 per run (2 runs per day) • Reimbursement fo...

  • Lewis County Schools announces acceptance of applications for: Bus Lot Maintenance and Mechanic

    Jun 23, 2022

    JUNE 13, 2022 The Director of Lewis County Schools announces acceptance of applications for Bus Lot Maintenance and Mechanic. Applications are available at: http://lewisk12.org. or the Lewis County Board of Education office, 206 South Court Street, Hohenwald, TN 38462. Applications must be completed in its entirety. Applicant must have HS Diploma and Commitment to obtain a valid CDL license with Passenger and School Bus endorsements upon employment. Bus Lot Maintenance and Mechanic is a system-wide position with responsibility for the following...

  • Lewis County Government seeking bids on Lighting Fixture Retrofit

    Jun 23, 2022

    LEWIS COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS (6) LIGHTING FIXTURE RETROFIT HOHENWALD, TN 38462 SECTION 00 00 04 – ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Lashlee, Rich, Inc., Construction Manager for Lewis County Government will receive sealed bids for Lighting Fixture Retrofit for Lewis County Government Buildings, (6), Hohenwald, TN. Bids will be received at The Lewis County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Court Room, 110 North Park Avenue, Room 108, Hohenwald, TN 38462 until 2:00 P.M., Local Time, Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Bids will be opened and read aloud. No bid will be receive...

  • MLEC Now Hiring

    Jun 23, 2022

    Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified individual for our Humphreys County, Tennessee office. JOURNEY LINEWORKER OR HIGH STEP APPRENTICE LINEWORKER Applicants should possess a minimum of three years of experience in the electric utility business and have experience in climbing poles, operating digger and bucket trucks, line construction and maintenance, and system feeders. Applicants must be able to safely handle primary and secondary voltages using protective equipment. Completion of a certified apprenticeship program is...

  • Farmer's Home Furniture Grand Opening Scheduled

    Jun 23, 2022

    Farmer's Home Furniture has scheduled their Grand Opening for Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 9:00 in the morning. The public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served 539 East Main Street...

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