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Articles from the July 2, 2020 edition

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County approves purchase of scales for transfer station

A huge boom for local governments came when members of the Tennessee Legislature recently approved removing restrictions for Local Government Support Grant funds. Lewis County's portion was increased...

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

Lewis County welcomes new Extension Agent

Lewis County Extension Office welcomes Savannah Gambel to their team. Savannah was born and raised on a family farm called Five Oaks Cattle Farm in Loretto. She has had several years of experience...

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

9th Annual Ticked off at Cancer Ride donates to Cancer Fund

"Even after everything that has been happening this year, and with everything going on in our community Saturday, we had another successful year for our ride," organizers of the 9th annual Ticked Off...

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

Dillon, Graves win MLEC Scholarships

Lewis County High School Juniors Kane Dillon, left, and Emily Graves, right, are winners in Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative's annual short story contest. Graves placed first at LCHS and...

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

Register by July 7 for August Election

If you are not a registered voter but want to cast your vote in the Thursday, August 7, 2020 county general, state and federal primary election, you have until Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Early voting...

 
 By Staff    Obituaries    July 2, 2020

Martha Qualls

Martha Helen (Tanner) Qualls, age 76 of Hohenwald, passed away at NHC Lawrenceburg on June 21, 2020. She was born February 28, 1944 in Pleasantville, to the late Emmitt and Emma Lee (Ayers) Tanner....

 
 By Staff    Obituaries    July 2, 2020

Cody Turner

Cody Jose McKenzie Blake Turner, age 28 of Hohenwald, passed away unexpectedly from a motorcycle accident on June 21, 2020 in Lawrenceburg. He was born in Maury County on July 21, 1991 to Taddie Lee...

 
 By Staff    Obituaries    July 2, 2020

Amelia Hughes

Florence (Amelia) Hughes passed away June 23, 2020 at the age of 95. While never having children, she was the beloved aunt and friend to many. Over the years, Vina Gail Bumgarner became her dear...

 

Red Cross issues top 4th of July safety steps for travel, grilling and fireworks

This Fourth of July, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend. “Everyone looks forward to having...

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

Vegetation Management Spraying Scheduled

Trees and vegetation were responsible for approximately 25 percent of Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s power outages last year. The number is higher when you factor in storms, as evidenced in the severe weather that has already struck in...

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

$3000 COVID Community Fund Grant

Ann English, right, accepts a $3000 grant on behalf of the Lewis County Food Pantry from Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative Director Dr. Jeff Peery. MLEC Director Bill Webb is not pictured. The...

 

Centerstone offers parenting course

Centerstone’s Early Childhood Services is now offering a free 8 week parenting course! The virtual parenting series is designed to give you an expanded toolkit of personal and parenting strategies to improve family relationships. Centerstone uses...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    July 2, 2020

Budgets and financial plans approved at City Council Meeting

The City Council met in a special called session on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Councilman Kevin King was absent. The Old Business included Ordinance Number 735 which was the third reading of legislation to adopt the budget and tax rate for fiscal year...

 

Joint Economic & Community Development Board meets

Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner called to order the June 30, 2020 quarterly meeting of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lewis County Courthouse. Reports were...

 

Unemployment Rates Decrease In Every TN County

Record high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce...

 

Lewis students receive UTM Scholarships

Two Lewis County students have been awarded scholarships to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 2020-2021 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement....

 

Lewis County Recipes: Fried Onion Patties

I grew up next door to one of the South's finest cooks. Aunt Velma watched over me and fed me meals while my parents were at work. That turned out great, because that lady was an amazing cook....

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

Local Teen's Accident Highlights need for Firework Safety

The sound of fireworks still makes Keon Johnson, 17, uneasy. It’s been five years since the Shelbyville, Tennessee, teen nearly lost his left hand after an artillery firework exploded while he was lighting it. While fireworks are synonymous with...

 

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Program ending in July

In accordance to guidelines within the federal government’s CARES Act, Tennessee will discontinue paying Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) the week ending July 25, 2020. FPUC provided $600 per week in federal assistance, in...

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

Miss Henderson, Mr. McDonald exchange June wedding vows

The wedding of Rodger McDonald II, son of Nancy and the late Rodger McDonald of Hohenwald, and Hanna Henderson, daughter of Jim and Sheila Henderson of Lexington took place in a beautiful outside...

 
 By Dorothy Warf    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Gordonsburg/ Little Swan News

I want to wish everyone a very happy and safe July 4th. Our country needs the prayers of all who believe in our nation and in God. Our nation is facing some trying times, but it has in the past and survived. We can do it again by electing leaders...

 

TDOE announces $5 Million in Grants to Support Students with Disabilities

The Tennessee Department of Education today announced an additional $5 million dollars will be available for Tennessee school districts to provide compensatory services and support innovative approaches to the remediation of students with...

 

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BirthdaysSue Amacher, July 2Tommy Lee Tidwell, July 2Dwight Dee Hinson, July 2Chris Gallagher, July 2Shannon Graves, July 2Robert Stratton, July 2Charles Dalton Ingram, July 2Daniel Noll, July 2Barry Birchett, July 3Reginal West, July 3Jessie Smith,...

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

Police Report

The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for June 3-24, 2020. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Austin B. Schafer, Pulaski Highway, COlumbia, charged with simple...

 
 By Staff    News    July 2, 2020

Three car pile-up on the corner of East Linden and North Park

Jade McClain, Elizabeth Wilson and Rebecca Rodgers were all involved in a three car pile-up on the corner of East Linden and North Park on Wednesday, June 17. Witnesses said that Wilson (driving the...

 

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