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Articles from the August 13, 2020 edition

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Lewis County voters fail to approve Sales Tax increase for schools

Local and state political candidates fought for their seats all through the summer, waiting for Thursday, August 6, to arrive. Here in Lewis County, we had 2,719 show up to polls to cast their votes....

 
 By Staff    News    August 13, 2020

Dunn presents Dunn with $100 Cool Cash

Editor & Publisher Hulon O. Dunn Jr awarded Hohenwald Police Department Sgt. Michael Dunn $100 in Week 4 of the Lewis County Herald's Cool It With Cash. Ricky DePriest was the winner of week 5...

 
 By Staff    News    August 13, 2020

School officials report on first weeks of classes

School officials reported the opening two weeks of classes went smoothly with both students and staff members in all schools responding well to temperature checks. Extra staff hired continues to assist with cleaning daily. An automated call received...

 

Transfer Station Crew reduces waste, saves $

By Jonah Keltner, Lewis County Mayor Solid Waste Director Bradley Loveless and his landfill attendants continue to make huge strides in reducing, reusing and recycling at our Transfer Station. In...

 

City officials respond to concerned business owners

“We need help,” said Mike Ricketts, owner of The Shop, during citizen input at the City Council Meeting last Tuesday. “Anybody that wants to can come into our town, set up, pay $15, if you’re not doing food, and sit there all year long....

 
 By Staff    Sports    August 13, 2020

LCHS Football Picture Day Saturday

Lewis County High School Panther football will kick off with Picture Day for parents, grandparents and guardians at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2020 on the high school football field. Ads for the football program will be sold to family members at...

 

Glen Ammons

Glen Everett Ammons, age 96, passed away from this home to his eternal home on Friday, August 7, 2020, exactly one month after the loss of his beloved wife and best friend of 71 years, Bettye Ammons....

 

Edith Lawson

Edith Clara Holloway Lawson, age 89 of Hohenwald, left this life to receive her eternal reward on August 9, 2020 in her home surrounded by family. Mrs. Lawson was born in Summertown on November 16,...

 

Martha Vaughan

Martha Elizabeth Vaughan, age 94 of Hohenwald, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 7, 2020 while visiting with family in Bremen, Georgia. Mrs. Vaughan was born on June 19, 1926 in the small...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, On July 15th, our county mayor published the ‘official’ position of mask wearing in Lewis County on the “Jonah Keltner - Lewis County Mayor” FB page. I have commented on this position numerous times in FB without any...

 

Len Womack

Len Watson Womack, Jr. was born on June 24, 1937 to Len Watson Womack, Sr. and Margaret Wakefield Womack, and passed from this life on August 9, 2020. Len's reach was wide. If he knew you, it is...

 

William Turner

William Anthony Turner, age 65, lost his battle with cancer while at home on August 11, 2020 surrounded by family. Mr. Turner was born at the Boyce Clinic in Hohenwald on May 8, 1955 to the late Joe...

 

MLEC honors Lewis County Teacher of the Year

Dasha Lowery has been selected as Lewis County's 2020 Teacher of the Year by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative. Lowery, who teaches first grade at Lewis County Elementary, received a $200 award...

 

Davis House Donation

Lewis County Herald Editor & Publisher Hulon O. Dunn, left, presented a donation of $1000 to Dr. Brent Hutchinson on Monday, July 27, 2020 in support of the Hohenwald office of Davis House Child...

 

Free Car Hangtags to help prevent heated related Child Deaths

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is providing free car hangtags to help prevent heat-related child deaths in cars while simultaneously making it even easier to register to vote. On average, every ten...

 
 By Staff    News    August 13, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Hildenbrandt celebrate 50 years of marriage

Jerry and Joyce Tatum Hildenbrandt will be celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary, 50 years, on August 15, 2020. The couple exchanged vows August 15, 1970 at Springer Church of Christ with...

 

Davis House donations accepted

Davis House Child Advocacy Center recently received a donation from Citizens Bank in support of the Hohenwald office.Davis House provides support to severely and sexually abused children and their...

 

Gordonsburg/ Little Swan News

August is proving to be a hot month with temperatures in the upper eighties and nineties during the day and in the sixties at night, which is pleasant. There have been scattered showers around the area with intermittent patches of rain. That has been...

 

Rambling...

Birthdays Jerry Wayne Sims, August 13 Tina Stacy, August 13 Ruby Carroll, August 13 Randal Mercer, August 13 Jennifer Baker, August 13 Angie Berg, August 13 Geneva Stephens, August 13 Nathan Henley, August 13 Terri Hinson, August 13 Delores...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 11, 1960 Bids on the construction of the new Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company industrial plant were opened at the Court House by J. H. Warf, chair of the Industrial Commission. Bids were being compared and analyzed by the commission and a...

 

August proclaimed Immunization Awareness Month

ImmunizeTN recently announced that Gov. Bill Lee has declared August as Immunization Awareness Month in Tennessee. As a result of COVID-19, many children are not seeing their healthcare providers for annual checkups or routine immunizations...

 
 By Staff    News    August 13, 2020

Sheriff Report

The following was submitted by Lewis County Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick for July 14 thru August 3, 2020. This is a record of law enforcement action and is neither intended to imply innocence nor guilt of charges placed. Kaylie Ann Caplan, Walker Road,...

 

Semi-Truck overturns off Ridgetop Road

A semi-tractor/trailer loaded log truck belonging to Aubrey Edwards of Taylor Farms overturned off Ridgetop Road hill toward 412 Thursday, August 6, 2020 at approximately 10 a.m. The driver sustained...

 

E-911 Calls for July

Lewis County Emergency Communications District E-911 Emergency Dispatch Center report for July 1-31, 2020 is as follows: Lewis County Sheriff Office 4 Wheelers and motorcycles 4 Alarm 1 Animal call 26 Assault 1 Breaking and entering 3 Child...

 

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