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  • HEADED TO THE WORLD SERIES! LEWIS COUNTY 8U SOFTBALL TEAM REMAINS UNDEFEATED

    Jul 4, 2024

    The Lewis County 8U Diamond Youth Softball team went undefeated during both 3rd district and state games. This all-winning journey of hard work has paid off, as these little ladies are headed to Fairview Tennessee to battle it out in the WORLD SERIES! The girls will go head-to-head with South Carolina on July 18th at 4 P.M. The coaches, teammates and families invite the community to cheer on Lewis County as they represent the State of Tennessee in the Diamond Youth Softball World Series....

  • Play Cool It With Cash:Wins $100

    Jul 4, 2024

    Starting today, play Cool It With Cash and enter for a chance to win $100 toward your electric bill! See contest details, page B-8. Be sure to shop with our sponsors and let them know how much you appreciate their support. Sponsors include Bank of Lewis County, 412 Metals & Building Supply, McDonald Funeral Home, Bowen Home Center, Randy Hinson - Write-In Candidate for Commissioner of Highways and Community Title and Escrow, PLLC. Return your entry forms to our office for your chance to win!...

  • ELKS Honor Vets with Flag Day

    Jul 4, 2024

    On June 14, 2024, Elks Lodges across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Panama Canal celebrated Flag Day, continuing a proud tradition established by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 1908. The Elks remain the only fraternal organization that mandates a formal observance of Flag Day. The Lewis County Elks Lodge # 2883 proudly celebrated the Flag Day with the traditional Elks Ceremony followed by a Flag Retirement Ceremony which is held annually at the lodge. The Elks' commitmen...

  • How To Write-In Your Vote

    Jul 4, 2024

    EARLY VOTING opens July 12th and runs through the 27th, with the primary being held August 1st. With several citizens running as a write-in candidate, the ballot may seem intimidating, but Administrator of Elections Rusty Isbell ensures the community, "There is an extra step or two, but the process remains simple to understand and able to be easily used." On the Scan Voting System, a line is provided for casting a write-in vote following the names of the candidates or the designation "No Candidate Filed" for each office listed on the ballot....

  • Sammie Taylor Moore

    Jul 4, 2024

    November 5, 1951 - June 26, 2024 On June 26, 2024, Sammie Taylor Moore of Waynesboro, passed away at the age of 72. Sammie was born in Hohenwald, the son of the late Harvel Leon and Nettie Ruth Burks Moore. He was united in marriage to Margaret Jewel Moore on June 25, 1985, as they embarked on a journey of love and companionship. Sammie honorably served in the United States Navy, embodying dedication and service. Sammie's professional path led him to the Wayne County Bootcamp, where he served as...

  • Robert Noel Verdin

    Jul 4, 2024

    November 22, 1961 ~ June 29, 2024 Robert Noel Verdin, a man whose laughter and creativity brightened the lives of those around him, passed away on the 29th of June 2024, at his home in Hohenwald. Born in Agana, Guam, on November 22, 1961, Robert's journey through life was marked by his loving nature, his ingenuity, and his unwavering spirit of generosity. The son of Roylyn Barber and the late Robert James Verdin, Robert grew up in a family that valued close ties and resilience. Though he faced t...

  • Kimberly Jean Pace Osborne

    Jul 4, 2024

    Kimberly Jean Pace Osborne, known affectionately as Kim by her loved ones, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2024, in Hohenwald, at the age of 62. Born on February 15, 1962, in Linden, she was a source of love and kindness to all who knew her. Kim is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 46 years, James Richard "Rick" Osborne. Their union was a beautiful example of love and commitment, a foundation upon which they built a vibrant family. She leaves behind her cherished sons, Justin Osborne...

  • Ann Curtis Pitts

    Jul 4, 2024

    May 14, 1931 - March 9, 2024 Mrs. Ann Curtis Pitts, age 92, of Mount Pleasant, passed away on March 9, 2024, at NHC in Columbia. Ann was born on May 14, 1931, to the late WR and Evelyn Curtis in Summertown. Ann was married to William Pitts for 53 years before he preceded her in death on May 22, 2009. Mrs. Pitts was a very special homemaker with a passion in her life for her family. A lady of deep faith, Ann was a member of The Tabernacle Church in Summertown. Ann is survived by her son: Ricky Wi...

  • Highland presents STEM Grants

    Jul 4, 2024

    Highland, LLC, an Exxon Wholesaler, received STEM Educational Grants that were awarded to our local schools. $4,000 overall was given away. Teachers receiving grants were: Lewis Co. Elementary: Landree Carroll and Chanda Reeves; Lewis Co. Intermediate: Elizabeth Redmon, Beth Howard, Neci Baker and Sherri Anderson; Lewis Co. Middle: Emily James and Jennifer Carroll; Lewis Co. High: Christina Franks, Tabitha Dickerson and Dr. Tabitha Coble Highland also presented an additional $3,000 in grants to...

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Jul 4, 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. Protecting Victims Marsy’s Law - Victims’ Rights - Tennessee lawmakers passed a measure proposing to put Marsy’s Law in the state constitution to ensure crime victims’ rights are protected. Marsy’s Law will ensure that victims have equal access to ju...

  • Life as Art

    Elissa Tracy|Jul 4, 2024

    Drawing! Drawing! Drawing! From the first crayon scribbles of childhood to the finesse of adult sketches, drawing is a universal course waiting for every one of us. By grasping a pencil and exploring its angles, we begin to shape lines that evolve into the artistry of painting and beyond. Drawing is inherently mathematical; many everyday objects are composed of repetitive, evenly spaced elements. Math is problem solving, just as drawing is a tool for thought. Think of fences, ladders, door panels, and windows—each a canvas of symmetrical p...

  • Tyrades! What's a good age gap for couples?

    Danny Tyree|Jul 4, 2024

    A recent news development has left some folks scandalized and others envious. (And still others grumbling, “I don’t need no stinking news developments! I’m too busy getting ready to vote!”) I’m speaking of the revelation that former New England Patriots coaching legend Bill Belichick (age 72) is dating 24-year-old beauty pageant contestant Jordon Hudson. (Please hold your fainting spells or “Attaboy!” outbursts until later.) This (and similar situations, including reports that 49-year-old L...

  • LCHS Information Technology Students Attend Engineering Summer Camp

    Jul 4, 2024

    Lewis County High School's Information Technology students had an enriching experience at Tennessee Tech's College of Engineering Summer Camp from June 23-26th. The students engaged in hands-on activities, including group design projects, experiments, and problem-solving challenges across various engineering disciplines. Their visit concluded with a campus tour, offering them a glimpse into campus life and the diverse programs available at Tennessee Tech....

  • BASS TOURNAMENT RESULTS:from Saturday, June 22, 2024 at Pin Oak Lake at Natchez Trace State Park.

    Jul 4, 2024

    Matt Carroll,Miles Staggs: Fish-9.02 lbs. Danny & Kane Dillon: Fish-5.04 lbs. Andrew Pirtle, Dennis Johnson: Fish-3.70 lbs. Jeff & Zack Adkins: Fish-2.72 lbs. Hammer Clark, Mutt Leigh: Fish-2.24lbs....

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Jul 4, 2024

    Well it is a quiet morning here in our little valley. There is a little breeze blowing but it is very humid. We have been having some really hot days and even the nights have been humid. It is so hot and humid that there are no birds or anything out this morning The cats ate their breakfast early and have now gone to try and find a cool spot to nap. We finally got some rain and there is a little in the creek, but we need a lot more because it has been so dry. The farmers in some places are in bad need of rain and in some places they are having...

  • Gordonsburg / Little Swan News

    Dorothy Warf|Jul 4, 2024

    Goes without saying we are still very hot and dry; many have been playing in ball tournaments and it really hot especially if you can’t find some shade to sit in. the players have made it good even though it has been so hot but guess the heat doesn’t bother them as much as it does us older ones. My great grand daughter is playing with a team that has not lost a game as on Monday in the state tournament. They play today and then we will know where we go from here. Congratulations to this ball team and others as they play their games. Those I k...

  • Thanks to Local Youth, Dragons Brood at Pubic Library

    Jul 4, 2024

    With the help of Josiah, Aubrey, and Nathaniel Pfaff, dragons have taken nest in Castle Lewis for this year's Summer Reading Program: "Adventure Begins at Your Library: Exploring Lewis County Library." The Pfaff siblings have displayed their combined dragon collection of figurines and leho creations in the front display case. They have also worked to create the dragons soaring above the library shelves. Each dragon was designed, built, and painted by the siblings. Be sure to visit the Castle...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Jul 4, 2024

    July 1, 1954 Officials from Wynn Industries visited Hohenwald to look over the progress that had been made on the Industrial Building, and to make plans for bringing in machinery and equipment for use in the plant. The Herald reported that the factory to make men’s suits would be fully operational within 45 days. The City of Hohenwald requested that residents water their gardens and lawns in the following manner: Those with an even last house number were to water on Monday, Wednesday, and F...

  • Lewis County Person Of The Week: Becky King

    Jul 4, 2024

    Q.) Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? A.) My name is Rebecca Susan Barrett King. I go by "Becky King." I'm the daughter of the late Rev. Eugene Barrett and Wanda Jones Barrett. I'm the oldest of three children. My brothers are Brad Barrett and Bob Barrett. I'm the wife of Clifford King Jr., we have been married for 58 years. We lost our daughter Kelly Hughes just this year. Q.) Where did you grow up? A.) I was born in Princeton, Ky. We moved to New Providence a community between Fort...

  • ASA Announces Glen Dale Floyd, Jr. as 2024-2025 Real Property Discipline Member-At-Large

    Jul 4, 2024

    American Society of Appraisers (ASA) proudly announces the election of Glen Dale Floyd, Jr. as the ASA's Real Property Discipline Member-At-Large for the 2024-2025 term. Glen Dale Floyd, Jr. has been a member of ASA since 2018, and a member of the NAIFA (merged) since 1992 . Glen has participated in ASA leadership, serving previously as the Member-At-Large for the Real Property-NAIFA Discipline Committee. He also served as a member to both the Real Property NAIFA Education Subcommittee and Real...

  • Jo Knows

    Josette Riley|Jul 4, 2024

    “Hey, Jo, When I was a kid, I used to jump in the water from the bridge on Indian Creek. Now, there’s no water. How does that happen?” If not maintained, there can be a vegetation overgrowth, plants and trees surrounding the swimming hole can absorb significant amounts of water, contributing to its drying up....

  • Stephens celebrates 6 years as dispatcher

    Jul 4, 2024

    Mashaya Stephens celebrated 6 years of employment with the City of Hohenwald as a 911 Dispatcher. “I love the job,” said Mashaya, “and being the best dispatcher I can be for our guys and gals that serve and the people who call Lewis County their home.” She goes on to say, “I truly believe I am where I am supposed to be in life. I am thankful for the opportunity and hope to only get better for our community....

  • Education Update

    Jul 4, 2024

    7 LCHS seniors earned the Work Ethics Distinction. This number is up about 33% from the previous year. About 31 students have taken advantage of the American Job Center's Working Youth opportunity. These students can work during the school day as an office helper, library worker, on the ball field, after school hours, and/or over summer break. Regarding the construction on the new school: foundations are now complete, and the concrete crew has begun working on casting walls. The loading dock fo...

  • Perry County Headed to the World Series!

    Jul 4, 2024

    Softball adventures in Perry County are on schedule to continue! The Perry County 10U Diamond Youth Softball team has been promoted to Team Tennessee in the World Series. Due to their hard work and determination, the girls battled and won their way to the top with a 27 straight-win, undefeated season....

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