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County Commission allocates COVID Funds

Commission meeting from Monday, September 21 Budget Amendments COVID-19 Grant Money The County received $181,290 in COVIID Grant-Cares Act money and $20,000 for a Jail COVID Grant. The funds are provided by the state with no match required from...

 

Scale Fees determined for Transfer Station

In last week’s County Commission meeting, the scale fees were set at three cents per pound, or $60 per ton. “This decision had to be made to offset the ever-rising cost to run and maintain our Class 3 Landfill such as the salary of the dozer...

 

Oktober Heritage Festival

Well folks, it’s that time of year again. The Oktober Heritage Festival has been scheduled for the 9th and 10th of October. Yard sales will stretch as far as the eye can see and longer than your feet can handle walking. This year, there will be...

 

The Herbal Difference, LLC is officially open for business!

Family and friends gathered at 118 Joe Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 23, to celebrate the ribbon cutting of The Herbal Difference. Business owners, Heather Herdle and Maureen Rygiel, were nurses for...

 

LCMS Homecoming Court

Lewis County Middle School Homecoming was held Thursday, September 17, 2020 before the Panther/Camden game. Queen and her court were: top left, cheerleaders Taya Tiller and Emmy Carroll, sixth grade...

 

Want to Vote in the November 3 Election?

Tennesseans who want to vote in the November 3 State and Federal General Election only have until Monday, October 5 to register. “To make your voice heard at the polls on Election Day, you need to register to vote,” said Secretary of State Tre...

 

Kick It Up 5K/1 Mile Run for Soccer

The Lewis County Soccer Club presents “Kick It Up,” a 5K/1 mile run on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. The race will start and finish at the Lewis County Middle School, 310 South Park...

 

Lewis County Schools Fall Break/Parent Teacher Conference

Lewis County Schools will close for Fall Break from October 5-9, 2020. Tuesday, October 13, 2020 will be Parent-Teacher Conference with no students in attendance. Conferences will be held from 1-7 p.m. at all schools....

 

Sheri Tharp

Sheri Lynn Tharp passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the age of 57 years old. Sheri was a native of South Plainfield, New Jersey and moved to Hohenwald in 1991. She is survived by...

 

Billy Griner

Billy Curry Griner, age 87, peacefully passed away on September 27, 2020 in his Hohenwald home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hohenwald on July 5, 1933 to the late Conard Lester and...

 

Russell DuPont

Russell Archibald DuPont, age 89, passed away on September 27, 2020, at Life Care Center in Centerville. Russell was born on February 28, 1931, in Somerville, Maryland, to his late parents, Harry and...

 

"Daddy Gene" Durham

Funeral services for Alvin Eugene "Daddy Gene" Durham were conducted at McDonald Funeral Home in Hohenwald on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with burial in Swiss Cemetery. He was born on May...

 

Barbara Nixon

Barbara J. Nixon, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, formerly of Hohenwald, passed away on September 20, 2020. She was born December 24, 1938. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Whorley; mother, Euva Whorley-Barnett; brothers, Ray Whorley, Ricky...

 

Suzanne Brewer

It is with great sadness that the family of Paula Suzanne Tanner Brewer announce her passing on September 23, 2020 after a prolonged illness. Suzy was born in Lewis County on June 18, 1950, where she lived her entire life, with her family who...

 

Jerry James

Jerry W. James, of Hohenwald, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at the age of 81. Jerry was born on June 30, 1939, to Jesse Sr. and Della (Lancaster) James on Slippery Creek. He married...

 

Jim Crawford Jr.

Jim Crawford Jr., a third-generation newspaper owner, died Monday, September 21, 2020 at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama. He was 91. His family publishes four newspapers, and operates Mid-...

 

Absentee By-mail Voters Can Track Their Ballot Online

Tennessee voters who request an absentee by-mail ballot for the November 3 election can track the status of their ballot on the Secretary of State’s website using the Absentee By-Mail Ballot Status Tracker tool. Through this tool, Tennessee voters...

 

Milo's Warning

By Anthony Borden Nearly 30 years ago, I organized a trip by three independent journalists from the then-collapsing Yugoslavia to visit New York City and speak to media and diplomats. Brutal violence had erupted in Croatia and Bosnia and...

 

Newly appointed Committees and Commissioners

New commissioners were elected to serve on a variety of different boards during the County Commission meeting last Monday, September 21. Below are a list of these new appointments. Appointment of Committees Mayor Jonah Keltner recommended that the cu...

 

2nd degree murder charge

According to the TN River Valley News, a 2nd degree murder indictment was served on Robert Cale Thompson, 27, of Thompson Station for the September 5, 2019 heroin fentanyl overdose death of Derrick...

 

A Looney Tunes Christmas theme for Parade

The South Central Area Fair Board is announcing the theme for the 2020 Christmas Parade. “A Looney Tunes Christmas” is probably the most fitting theme we’ve ever had,” a member of the board stated. The parade, slated for December 3, will...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup

It's finally here. Fall is upon us, and I'm ready to make soup! This is one of my favorites, and I have adapted it to my tastes. I included the changes I make below if you would like more tips. One ch...

 

Skelton still on the run following 2018 shooting

Hohenwald Police Department continues the search for the whereabouts of Nicholas Skelton, whom they believe has fled the state. Skelton fled the scene after apparently shooting a man at a trailer on...

 

Help with Medicare

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP/SMP) provides information and counseling on Medicare issues, including the unbiased assistance needed with comparisons for Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans during Medicare’s...

 

Rambling...

Birthdays Timmy Wayne Grinder, September 29 Heather Shultz, October 1 Danny Prater, October 1 Sheila Barber, October 1 Ray J. Hensley, October 1 T.J. Ashley, October 1 Michelle Willis, October 1 Sherell Williams, October 1 Marissa Wyrick, October 1...

 

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