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Articles from the August 12, 2021 edition

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Covid-19 has resurged in Lewis County

Lewis County currently has 97 active cases of Covid-19 as of Monday, August 9, 2021, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health. In mid-July, there were only four active cases. From Jul...

 

MLEC honors LC Teacher of the Year

Tara Tiller was selected as Lewis County's 2021 Teacher of the Year. Tiller, who teaches at Lewis County Middle School, received a $200 award from Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative for this...

 

Last Cool It With Cash winner

Jessica Roden, left , accepted a check for $100 as the final winner in Cool It With Cash from Lewis County Herald's Callie Dunn. Sponsors for the 2021 Cool It With Cash summer game series included...

 

Block Party with Fireworks on Friday

The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their monthly block party on Friday night, August 13, at the City Parking Lot from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The Outlaw Country Band will be performing for the very last time. They take the stage at...

 

Accident left 1,100 MLEC members without power

On Friday, August 6, 2021, a semi-truck pulling a log trailer attempted to turn onto Swiss Colony Road from Hwy 20 when the driver took the turn too sharp and hung a pole, knocking it down. The...

 

Meet the Panthers...Media Day at LCHS

Media Day will be held Saturday, August 14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bobby W. Sharp Stadium at Lewis County High School. High school cheerleaders, band and football players will be introduced, along with the Lewis County Middle School football team....

 

John Edwin Trull, Sr.

John Edwin Trull, Sr., 76, of Lobelville passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at St. Thomas West Hospital. He was born in Linden to the late Lelon Trull and Dessie Chandler Trull. He was a retired Cons...

 

MaryAnn Turnbow

MaryAnn Takacs Turnbow, age 78, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021, in her home surrounded by family in Hohenwald. MaryAnn was born to the late Louis and Mary Banko Takacs on October 9, 1942, in...

 

Lisa Joan Edwards

December 6, 1960 - August 7, 2021 Lisa Joan Edwards was born December 6, 1960, in Hohenwald, to the late Robert Joe and Jessie Burlison Parnell and died on August 7, 2021, at her home. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her...

 

David L. Quillen

David L. Quillen was born on July 28, 1943 in Nashville to Emmett and Eva Quillen of Hohenwald. He passed at his home in Gulfport, Florida on July 19, 2021 with his wife of 50 years holding his hand....

 
 By Clint Confehr    News    August 12, 2021

Question on the Street: What Would You Ask?

Our trusty pollster was stumped last week when there was no immediate answer to the question: What should the pollster ask? And that's the answer. "What do you think the Question on the Street should...

 

MLEC offering two, $1000 grants to teachers in each county

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is accepting Adopt-A-School Grant applications through August 31, 2021. The cooperative offers two, $1000 grants in each county it serves to support its commitment to the community through education. This annual...

 

Freed-Hardeman University Theatre Presents "Failure: A Love Story"

HENDERSON, Tennessee — (August 10, 2021) — Freed-Hardeman University Theatre presents “Failure: A Love Story” as its first production of the season beginning Thursday, August 12 through Saturday, August 14, 2021. Written by Philip Dawkins,...

 

Los Hermanos held official ribbon cutting

The Correa family gathered together at their newly opened restaurant, Los Hermanos, on Monday, August 9, 2021, to meet and celebrate with city and county officials by officially cutting the ribbon...

 
 By Jason Fite    Sports    August 12, 2021

LCMS Volleyball Season begins

The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers volleyball team began play for the Fall ‘21 season participating in a playday in Lawrenceburg at E.O. Coffman Middle School, squaring off with teams from E.O. Coffman and Ethridge. The first match of...

 

Local educators attend International Conference

Five members of Alpha Rho Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG), joined women educators from around the globe in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, July 22-24, 2021. DKG is a...

 

Anonymous benefactor makes large donation to Library Expansion Project

Last week, with staff members shelving and sorting books away from the checkout counter, the sound of the outside book drop door opening and closing did not draw much attention. Within a few minutes,...

 

One Day At A Time

Well it is another quiet morning here in our little valley. There is a nice breeze blowing across the front porch, everything is fresh and clean from the good rain that we had yesterday and last night. It is getting closer and closer to fall of the...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 12, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 09, 1951 Representatives of local agricultural agencies met at the Court House on July 31 to organize a Lewis County Agricultural Council for the purpose of securing a more coordinated effort in coping with farm issues. M. E. Davis was...

 

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

We are off to a new school year! It is always an exciting time for students to get back into the classroom as the new academic year starts. Recently, Governor Lee announced the results of our...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Drag racing – Public Chapter 573 stiffens the penalty for drag racing from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class A misdemeanor to deter drivers from engaging in this reckless behavior. Enhanced penalties...

 

Tyrades! Do morning people deserve to live?

A 1986 Pantene commercial carried the tagline “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful.” Similarly, I must ask my readers, “Don’t hate me because I’ve heard a rooster crow.” I tend to get up at the crack of dawn, even though I eventually...

 

We must rein in partisan government spending

By Senator Bill Hagerty As the Senate continues its debate around a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, we know what is just around the corner: It’s a completely partisan 50-50 vote with Vice President Kamala Harris as tiebreaker, and we can...

 

Goodwin to serve life sentence for 2001 murder of 15 month old

By Mike Christen Columbia Daily Herald Christopher Lee Goodwin will serve a life sentence for the murder of 15 month old Jeffry Kelton Skaggs, who died more then 20 years ago under Goodwin's care. A...

 

AAA: SCHOOL TRAFFIC IS BACK; BE CAUTIOUS ON THE ROADS

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (August 9, 2021) — Tennessee roads are about to get more crowded as millions of students and teachers return to school. AAA is launching its “School’s Open Drive Carefully” campaign, reminding drivers to slow down,...

 

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