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Articles from the August 17, 2023 edition


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  • Detrimental Conditions

    Amanda Curtis|Aug 17, 2023

    Earlier this year, The Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities responded to several tips, and reports of abuse and "disgusting living conditions" at the local AHC Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Following those reports led the board to travel to Hohenwald, Tennessee to conduct an investigation. That ended June 1 and revealed violations of licensure statutes and regulations that are "detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of residents." According to law, "the executive director has...

  • Lewis County Schools abbreviated day/Labor Day holiday

    Aug 17, 2023

    Friday, September 1, 2023, is an abbreviated day for students at Lewis County Schools. Buses will leave the middle school campus at 10:00 a.m. All schools and central office will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023, in observance of the Labor Day holiday....

  • A Threat to Take a Life Saves Several

    Aug 17, 2023

    On Monday, August 7, officers with the Hohenwald Police Department responded to a possible suicidal subject in the Ponderosa Drive area. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the mother of a female who advised she had to take a knife away from the subject, because she was stating she wanted to kill herself. Prior to law enforcement's arrival to that residence, the subject left to go with a "friend" who lives at Village Lane Apartments. Upon arrival at the complex, Sgt. Alkire attempted to conduct a...

  • Cool It With Cash WINNER

    Aug 17, 2023

    Mary Whitehead won last week's Cool It With Cash contest. She received a check for $100 off her electric bill from the Lewis County Herald's Hulon Dunn. The sentence was, "The county approved funding to upgrade emergency equipment." If you'd like a chance to win $100 towards your electric bill, turn to page B-8 of this newspaper and see contest details. Be sure to let our sponsors know how much you appreciate their support. Sponsors include Adair Funeral & Cremation Services, Bank of Lewis...

  • William "Burrell" Brown

    Aug 17, 2023

    We sadly announce the passing of a remarkable man, Mr. William Burrell Brown, affectionately known as Burrell. Burrell was born on October 23, 1937, in Hohenwald, and passed on to eternal rest on August 10, 2023, in Columbia at the age of 85. Burrell was a beacon of kindness, wisdom, and love. His family, friends, and community will forever remember him for these qualities. Burrell was the beloved husband of Barbara Lynn Carroll Brown, cherished father of Brad Brown, and proud grandfather of Emi...

  • Eleanor (Murdock) O'Guin

    Aug 17, 2023

    Mrs. Eleanor H. O'Guin was born in Sumter, South Carolina. to the late Hugh and Peggy Flippo Murdock on August 4, 1957. Eleanor passed away on April 19, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Nancy Skelton and a brother Marvin Murdock. In her quiet time, she enjoyed sitting down and crocheting while watching episodes of 'Andy Griffith' and 'Murder she wrote.' She always cherished every minute spent with family and friends. Mrs. Eleanor was the glue that held the family...

  • David Medford

    Aug 17, 2023

    David B. Medford, age 80, husband of Susanne Medford, and a resident of Centerville, passed away Saturday evening, July 8, 2023, at his residence. David was born on February 10, 1943, in Memphis, Texas, and was the son of the late David N. Medford and the late Minnie Juanita Bishop Medford Manis. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1964 and in the United States Navy from 1965-1967. He married Susanne Buse on June 15, 1966, and together they had two children. David worked as an X-R...

  • Catherine Jane Davis

    Aug 17, 2023

    Catherine Jane (Cothran) Davis passed from this earthly life on August 10, 2023, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born on November 16, 1944, in Columbia, to the late Boyd and Estes (Harlow) Cothran. She was married to Wayne Davis in 1964 and they had two sons together: Jeff (Becky) Davis and the late Mike (Melanie) Davis, who passed in 2013 from cancer at the age of 44. Ms. Davis was a schoolteacher in Lewis County for 34 years. Thirty-three of those years were spent teaching...

  • Debbie Lynn (Moore) Skelton

    Aug 17, 2023

    Funerals services for Debbie Moore Skelton, 59, were held Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Central Christian Fellowship, in Hohenwald. Debbie was the daughter of Cecil B. Moore, Sr, and Mary Annette Patrick; the granddaughter of William Bernice Moore and Alice Mirya Hogge, and Berville Clifton Patrick and Goldie Pearl Hall. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Annette Moore, Cecil B. Moore, Sr., brothers Cecil Burnell Moore, Jr., and Roger Larnell Moore and her niece, Kassie Lynn...

  • Dennis James Wilbrett

    Aug 17, 2023

    Dennis James Wilbrett, 69, a man of passion, love, and thoughtfulness, was born on April 16, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan, and passed away peacefully on August 8, 2023, in Hohenwald. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, whose memory will continue to inspire and guide his family. Dennis was a devoted husband to Cindy Wilbrett, whom he married on April 30, 1984. Their union was one of deep love, mutual respect, and shared interests, setting an example for their...

  • Robert Anthony Reeves

    Aug 17, 2023

    Robert Anthony Reeves, age 71, of Jackson, passed away on August 9, 2023 at AHC Decatur. He was born on March 13, 1952 in Hohenwald, to the late Rev. Dennis Reeves and Lois (Hendrix) Reeves. Mr. Reeves was baptized at the young age of nine at the Corinth Baptist Church where his father was the pastor. Around this time in his life, he developed a love for music and would become a life-long, avid guitar player. Mr. Reeves entered into the US Army in 1971 at the age of 19. He was immediately...

  • Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Aug 17, 2023

    The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2023, 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. I will go over some of the laws passed this session. Ensuring smart, financially responsible investment – This year, the General Assembly passed legislation to ensure that the state is only investing taxpayer funds into financially responsible companies. The new law specifically prohibits the Tennessee Treasurer from...

  • Cardboard Art: Transforming the Mundane into the Extraordinary

    Elissa Tracy|Aug 17, 2023

    At first glance, cardboard boxes may appear rather mundane and unremarkable. Often seen as utilitarian products primarily used for shipping and storing, these brown corrugated paper pulp creations have, in fact, evolved into a perfect medium for sculpture. The utilization of cardboard as an artistic medium dates back to the early 1900s. With its textured surface, varying thicknesses, shapes, and accessibility, cardboard proves to be an incredibly versatile material, particularly when combined with acrylic paint and spray cans. Crafters and...

  • Bob Patton Author Event at Library and Archives

    Aug 17, 2023

    Robert “Bob” D. Patton will visit the Lewis County Public Library and Archives on August 19 at 1 p.m., to promote his memoir titled Living Positive with Imperfection. Mr. Patton will share his journey from growing up in Riverside and earning his high school diploma from LCHS through becoming a university professor and politician. Copies of his memoir will be available for purchase. A professor emeritus for the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, Patton has published seven books. Living Positive with Imperfection is his...

  • Lewis County Airport Receives State Operating License

    Aug 17, 2023

    Last week, the Lewis County Airport received its official, unconditional operating license from the State of Tennessee. "This is the first time in many years our Airport has received a license without any conditions attached, due to minor, yet very expensive, maintenance-related issues in the past," stated Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner. "However, thanks to the hard work of our Airport Manager, Gary Nash; guidance from the Airport Board; support from County Commissioners; and millions of...

  • Panthers open season Friday night at home against Community

    Aug 17, 2023

    Panthers Open Friday Night With Community!...

  • Shooting Hunger

    Aug 17, 2023

    "The 2022 Shooting Hunger events were a tremendous success. Once again, an outstanding agricultural family including Farm Credit Mid-America/Rural 1st and Tennessee Farm Bureau, worked together to generate funds to help others in need. Shooting Hunger began to bring the agriculture community in Tennessee together to make a positive difference. Now, it's time for the agriculture community in your local area to do the same. We hope you will take advantage of this excellent opportunity to help...

  • Birth Announcement

    Aug 17, 2023

    Dayton and Alexandria Reynolds would like to announce the birth of their twin boys, Luka Ray and Haze Cole Reynolds. Luka Ray was born at 10:23 a.m. weighing in at four pounds, Haze Cole was born at 10:25 a.m. weighing in at four pounds and three ounces at Maury Regional Medical Center on May 10, 2023. They boys were able to come home on June 1st, after spending a short time in the NICU. Luka and Haze were welcomed home by Big Brother Ace, the family dog, their grandparents, Brian and Kathy...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Aug 17, 2023

    Well it is a hot and humid morning here in our little valley and it is warm here on the front porch. The cats came up early and ate and then they left for their cool places. There are not many hummingbirds in the yard, I guess it is just too hot. There are some storms coming in this afternoon and then maybe some cooler weather, maybe we will have an early Fall. We have had some rains, and I think now with the rains and the heat that we have had lately it has really made people’s gardens grow, I want to thank everyone that has brought us f...

  • Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

    Dorothy Warf|Aug 17, 2023

    Another rerun for the weather, we have had temperatures in the upper eighties and low to mid-nineties with heat index over one-hundred some days. We have gotten some much needed rain and it helps the pastures and the late gardens. Those I know of who are sick either at home, in nursing facilities or in the hospitals are: Kasey Baker, Joyce Barnes, Colene Beasley, Lois Bennett, Gertie Carroll, Kathleen Carroll, Spencer Clark, Shirley Conner, Robert and Pat Dickson, Callie Garrison, Ophelia Green, Carolyn Hargrave, Betty Hasty, Darrell Hinson,...

  • Celebrating

    Callie Dunn Sharp|Aug 17, 2023

    Birthdays Glenda Stowe, August 10 Philip Griner, August 10 Cody Layne Frazier, August 10 Ashley Lomax Prentice, August 10 Judy Turner, August 10 Jesse James, August 10 David Mathis Sr., August 10 Florine Holloway, August 11 Katie Yancey, August 11 Myleigh O’Neill, August 11 Kim Beard, August 12 Patty Edwards, August 12 Donald Turner, August 12 Dexter Tenison Jr., August 12 Cody Nathaniel Flippo, August 12 Stacy Johnston, August 12 Amelia Tanner, August 12 Jeffery Brown, August 12 Corey Allen Dunn, August 12 Megan Shanae Roberts, August 12 B...

  • Glimpses

    Crystal Nash|Aug 17, 2023

    August 13, 1953 The State Health Department approved the Hohenwald water system. The following items were reported on residents serving in the Armed Forces: Billy Edwards and Doug Poag were enroute to San Diego, CA where they would be inducted into the United States Navy. W. C. Harris and Charles Adair III arrived at Fort Hood, TX for Army basic training. Billy Sharp completed Army basic training at Fort Lee, VA. J. C. Goodman was wounded in action and awarded the Purple Heart while defending a...

  • Community organizers canvassing residents on commitment to fight for public health

    Clint Confehr|Aug 17, 2023

    Friends of a statewide group are taking the pulse of area residents to diagnose their interest in campaigning for public health, or another cause that might benefit from organizational services. "We decided to go with a questionnaire to find out what people are concerned about," Summertown-area resident Bernice Davidson said Saturday after a farmers market at the edge of Lawrence and Lewis counties. "It's kind-of a pulse-taking," said Davidson, a retired Martin Methodist College professor who's...

  • $1000 Classroom Grants

    Aug 17, 2023

    Applications are due August 31, 2023, for Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s Adopt-A-School Grant. Teachers can apply for one of three, $1000 grants in their county to help meet classroom needs or supplement a special project. Kindergarten thru twelfth grade teachers or principals should submit an application to MLEC Member Services by the August 31 deadline. Applications are available at each school and online at HYPERLINK “http://www.mlec.com” www.mlec.com/education. “Connecting with local teachers to help boost their classroom opportu...

  • Where do you fall on the coffee spectrum?

    Danny Tyree|Aug 17, 2023

    I’ll never get over what the COVID-19 pandemic did to the Ollie’s discount chain. Pre-COVID, on my way to the restroom while shopping, I always sought out the coffee pot that announced sentiments to the effect of “We’ve had a pretty good year. Treat yourself to a free cup.” Pandemic precautions made that simple pleasure go bye-bye. I’m sure many of you share my pain. Others won’t. Despite coffee’s long history and the omnipresence of Starbucks, there is no monolithic way of viewing the coffee ex...

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