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  • Bringing the entertainment

    Aug 31, 2023

    The South Central Area Fair is underway! Entertainment continues Wednesday, August 30th and Friday, September 2nd with the side-by-side elimination Junk Car Jump-N-Run on "the best track around!" The Micro Wrestling Federation is a full-scale, WWE type event supported by an entire cast under five feet tall, and they're invading the South Central Area Fair on Thursday night, August 31st! Founded in 2000, the MWF is the longest running organization within the Little Person wrestling industry; no...

  • 2023 Miss Fairest of the Fair

    Aug 31, 2023

    The South Central Area Fair held its Fairest of the Fair beauty pageants on Saturday, August 26th with record-breaking attendance for its Centennial Celebration! Your 2023 Miss Fairest of the Fair is Raegan Murphy. She is the 16 year old daughter of Howard and Tabitha Lancaster of Lewis County. She will be representing our fair at the State Fairest of the Fair pageant on January 19th in Murfreesboro. Miss Murphy was awarded $1000 cash, $500 hair and makeup certificate, $250 wardrobe...

  • Basketball Courts Get Major Facelift

    Aug 31, 2023

    Thanks to a generous donation from Tanner Coatings and Pipeline Services, as well as funding from the Park Board, the basketball courts at Memorial Park were recently cleaned and repainted for the first time in decades. "ASL Property Maintenance did a great job refurbishing the courts, and they look better than they have since they were first built back in the early 1990's," stated Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner, "I really appreciate Stephen Tanner, Braden Pace, Randall Hinson and everyone...

  • State Grant Pays

    Aug 31, 2023

    An infrastructure grant from the Tennessee Department of Health recently funded the professional cleaning of the outside facade of the Lewis County Health Department, as well as the entire county-owned War Memorial Building. "TRL Soft Pressure Washing won the competitive bid, and they did an excellent job cleaning this facility," stated Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner. "I appreciate Sarah Russell, Houston Hamblin, Derek Powers, Ty Seiver and everyone else who was involved in making this a...

  • Homecoming Friday night

    Aug 31, 2023

    LCHS Homecoming Queen and Court - The Lewis County High School Homecoming Football game is scheduled for Friday, September 1, against East Hickman. Homecoming festivities will begin with the Homecoming Parade leaving from the high school at 8:00 a.m. due to an abbreviated day. All other festivities will begin at 6:25 p.m...

  • Loyse Marie Ingle

    Aug 31, 2023

    Loyse Marie Ingle, a beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away peacefully in Linden, on August 22, 2023, just days after celebrating her 95th birthday. She was born August 16, 1928, to Doug Rodgers and Gertrude Chandler. Loyse was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Edith Louise Gray, Pearl Baker, Annie Ruth Noble, and Nell Roden, her brothers Walker Rodgers, and Ralph Rodgers, and her husband Troy Ingle. She is survived by her sister Shelby Jean Byrd of Beardstown, her sons...

  • Mary Shannon Mitchell

    Aug 31, 2023

    Mary Vivian Shannon Peppers Mitchell passed away in the early morning of August 9, 2023. She was cared for at Alive Hospice during her last few days in Nashville with the gentle hands and loving care of her doctors, nurses and caregivers. Mama suffered from Alzheimer's for a few years but a smile never ever left her face, stated her daughter. She is survived by her three daughters: Sandra Peppers of Smyrna, Linda Hays of Savannah and Sheri Cotham of Nolensville; three granddaughters, Carla...

  • Donald Kenneth Sundquist

    Aug 31, 2023

    Don Sundquist was born on March 15, 1936 in Moline, Illinois, the son of Kenneth and Louise (Rohren) Sundquist. His father was of Swedish descent, while his mother was of German descent. Sundquist, a Republican who was twice elected governor of Tennessee, died Sunday. He was 87. He served as the 47th Governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003, Sundquist died at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis on Sunday morning, according to a family spokeswoman. He died peacefully, surrounded by family members,...

  • Alexander Marshall Scandrett

    Aug 31, 2023

    Mr. Alexander Marshall Scandrett, age 81, passed on August 17, 2023, at his home in Hohenwald. He was born on February 25, 1942, in New York City to the late Richard Brown Scandrett and Mary (Lindenburger) Scandrett. He made a career that he loved, working as a night supervisor for major airline companies. He held many different certifications in that field and was proud of those accomplishments. Mr. Scandrett was a family man and held a special place in his heart for not only his children and grandchildren but for all children. He leaves...

  • Anastasia Opens WPT 2023-24 Season

    Aug 31, 2023

    Watershed Public Theatre announced that the first production of their 2023-24 season is the musical Anastasia, created by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally. Six performances will run September 15-24, 2023, at Columbia State’s Cherry Theater. The stage musical is inspired by the 1997 animated movie of the same name and the legend of the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, who was rumored to have disappeared during the fall of the Russian Imperial Romanov family. The story follows amnesiac orphan Anya who is looking f...

  • Bob Patton

    Aug 31, 2023

    A special literary event featuring former resident and author Robert "Bob" Patton was held at the Lewis County Public Library and Archives on Saturday, August 19, 2023. Patton promoted his memoir, "Living Positive with Imperfection" and discussed his journey from growing up in Riverside and graduating from Lewis County High School to becoming a university professor with a successful political career. Patton signed copies of his book for attendees and also shared how he developed and lived a...

  • Luncheon scheduled

    Aug 31, 2023

    John Ray Clemmons, chair of the TN House Democratic Caucus, will be the featured speaker at a “Beans and Cornbread” luncheon sponsored by the Lewis County Democratic Party. This event will be held at The Farm in Summertown on September 23rd from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additional speakers will be Holly McCall, editor-in-chief of the Tennessee Lookout, and Dr. Quintessa Hathaway– educator, academician, and civil rights marcher. Tickets are available at the door....

  • The Mobile Artistry of Alexander Calder: Sculpting Movement and Elegance

    Elissa Tracy|Aug 31, 2023

    Various types of art have the capacity to bring forth many types of emotions. Mobile art, in particular, can be described as happy, fun and magical. It suits all ages but its quite plausible that the initial image could be that of a mobile positioned over a babies crib, perhaps symbolizes ones earliest exposure to art itself. In the genre of art, where stagnant creations often dominate, Alexander Calder stands as a pioneer who challenged conventionality by introducing movement and dynamism into his sculptures. Renowned for his innovative...

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Aug 31, 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. Supporting firefighters suffering from PTSD - The Senate unanimously approved a new law that seeks to reduce stigma and provide support for firefighters following a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis. The James ‘Dustin’ Samples Act allows a fir...

  • The Elephant Sanctuary

    Aug 31, 2023

    The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee’s Sustainability Committee received a special tour of the Lewis County Transfer Station in an effort to “follow the trash” and shed light on the fate of waste materials deposited at our community landfill. Started in 2018, the Sustainability Committee works to help guide our commitment to responsible stewardship of our resources, fostering environmental consciousness, and coordinating with the community around us. As part of our organization, the Sustainability Committee champions eco-friendly practices and s...

  • Kendrick Tries hand at watermelon

    Aug 31, 2023

    This year was the first time for Karen Kendrick to try her green thumb at growing watermelons. Kendrick grew a watermelon that hit the scale at 41.6 pounds, 17 inches long and 40 1/2 inches round. Kendrick's seconded largest was 30.4 pounds. Kendrick has really enjoyed growing the watermelon this year and plans to continue this every year....

  • Baldness: is not parting such sweet sorrow?

    Danny Tyree|Aug 31, 2023

    Yes, nearly 60 years after discovering “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” I still watch the classic sitcom; but some of the punchlines haven’t held up particularly well. Or maybe I’m the one who hasn’t held up so well. You may recall that gag writer Buddy Sorrell (played by Morey Amsterdam) always made longsuffering “Alan Brady Show” producer Mel Cooley the foil of his rapid-fire baldness jokes. The zingers were HI-larious -- until my early thirties when I abruptly discovered that my luxurious hai...

  • Freshman Orientation

    Aug 31, 2023

    Freshman Orientation at UT Chattanooga was July 27 and 28, 2023 for Keira Aline Halbrooks. Halbrooks moved on campus August 17, 2023....

  • LCMS

    Aug 31, 2023

    Lewis County Middle School Homecoming is set for Thursday night, August 31....

  • One Day At A Time

    Aug 31, 2023

    Well it is a very hot and humid morning here in our little valley, it is very still and quiet, there are not many sounds just some crows off in the distance. There is a little breeze blowing and we are getting a few sprinkles of rain. The cats have had their breakfast and are laying here on the porch resting. Bob has finished the dishes and the kitchen is spotless. A little patch of cooler weather is coming, and maybe by the time you all are reading this it will be much cooler, but right now the long range forecast is calling for it to warm...

  • Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

    Aug 31, 2023

    rm on Saturday we were blessed with a good rain which we really needed, it was getting so dry and with the hot weather it affected many who have breathing problems. Rain is something that helps in many ways of course it waters the earth, but it also cleans the air and plants of dust that had settled while it was so dry. 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, Spencer...

  • Meetings

    Amanda Spears|Aug 31, 2023

    RTC-RECOVERY THROUGH CHRIST RTC meets every Sunday at 6 p.m at the Blondy Church Office Building at 529 Swan Ave. SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES Senior Health and Fitness classes with Ann Mobley are scheduled to be held every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m at the Lewis County Senior Center. For more information, call 796-5558 NEWCOMERS GROUP OF NA The Newcomers Group of NA meets seven days a week, Wednesday is a 12 noon meeting and the other six days of the week start at 7 p.m. at 200 South Court Street,...

  • August 27, 1953

    Crystal Nash|Aug 31, 2023

    August 27, 1953 Army Private Boyce Tatum was injured in Korea; he was sent to a hospital in Japan to undergo treatment. The Lewis County Civic Club announced the hosting of a banquet on September 3 to honor H.D. Wynn, Knoxville Industrialist, who contracted with Hohenwald and Lewis County to operate a manufacturing plant here. Winners of the Lewis County 4-H Dress Contest were announced. Merle Whitehead won first place in the Senior Dress category, and June Sublett won first place in the Junior...

  • Simone Hinson

    Aug 31, 2023

    Q.) How many years have you been in the education profession? A.) This is my 32nd year in first grade! Q.) What made you gravitate towards it? A.) I began working at the school in the computer lab before I was a teacher. I enjoyed it so much that I realized this is what I was born to do. Q.) What is the most rewarding part of your job as an educator? A.) As a first grade teacher, so many things the students do and learn are firsts for them. School is still exciting for them and it is so fun to...

  • Lewis County

    Aug 31, 2023

    The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for August 14-24, 2023. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Michaela N. Hadden, Collinwood Highway, Waynesboro, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange x2 on August 14. Jason W. Moore, Indian Creek Road, was charged with criminal trespassing on August 20. Amber M. Brackeen, Happy Hollow Road, was charged with criminal trespassing on August 24....

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