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  • State lawmakers enact third grade reading gate

    Katelin Carroll|Oct 6, 2022

    By Katelin Carroll, Reporter In January of 2021, Tennessee senators passed a law that would require third grade students to score a certain proficiency level on the English Language Arts portion of their TNReady test before they can move onto fourth grade. The controversial law will require kids who score below "proficient" to be held back. It is aimed at improving the state's low reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This test is like a national report card...

  • Oktober Heritage Festival

    Oct 6, 2022

    It’s that time again folks for the October Heritage Festival and it’s scheduled for October 7 and 8, 2022 in downtown Hohenwald. Here is a list of family fun for everyone to enjoy! Friday will begin at 10:00 a.m. with street vendors, a food court and Linda Malone with Inflata-world kids corner. The opening ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m, with June Defoe serving as Burgermeister. History and Heritage recipient Patty Choate will also be recognized. Sonny Holley will be introducing us to a great lineup of music all afternoon and the music and...

  • Lewis County Herald wins state press awards

    Katelin Carroll|Oct 6, 2022

    By Katelin Carroll, Reporter We are so proud to announce that The Lewis County Herald was awarded with three Tennessee Press Association Awards, and it’s all because of you, the community. This year we were awarded First Place for Public Service due to our coverage of our community’s fight against drugs. This award would not have been possible if it wasn’t for Hope Center Ministries who led the charge with a march for the history books. Nearly 1,500 people turned out to march down the streets of Hohenwald with the hopes of taking their city...

  • Lewis Health Center to offer walk-in mammography screenings

    Oct 6, 2022

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Lewis Health Center will offer walk-in mammography screenings Oct. 5 and 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. to provide convenient access for women seeking their annual mammogram. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The best defense is early detection, which is why health experts recommend women ages 40 and older receive a mammogram annually. To accommodate those with busy schedules, Lewis Health Center...

  • James "Jim" Bartholomew

    Oct 6, 2022

    October 11, 1943 ~ October 1, 2022 James "Jim" Bartholomew was born October 11, 1943 in Jackson to the late Oakley and Ola Hamilton Bartholomew. Mr. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was united in marriage to the former Billie Jo Broadway on July 22, 1961. Mrs. Bartholomew preceded him in death December 28, 2021. He was a member of the Hohenwald Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of the NRA. He was a co-founder of Allied Heating and Cooling, owned Hohenwald Dry...

  • Rebecca L. Distelrath

    Oct 6, 2022

    June 14, 1977 ~ September 18, 2022 On September 18, 2022, Rebecca L. Distelrath left this earthly world at the age of 45. She was born in Gaylord, Michigan on June 14, 1977, to Edward Distelrath and the late Patricia Jacobsen Distelrath. Rebecca enjoyed the arts and crafts, especially woodworking and repurposing. She crafted many things including purses and necklaces. She was known from time to time to set up and sketch out charcoal drawings of people at local festivals. Not only did she dabble...

  • Jason Nance

    Oct 6, 2022

    November 27, 1979 ~ September 26, 2022 Jason Nance 42, of Hohenwald, left this earthly world at AHC Lewis County on September 26, 2022. He was born November 27, 1979, in Hohenwald to Glyn Austin and Brenda Gail Devore Nance. From the age of five, he hit the baseball field every chance he got until he turned 18. His passion for the sport never wavered, even after graduation. He loved spending time with family and friends but especially his nephew, Hunter. Along with his parents, he leaves behind...

  • Wanda K. (King) Carroll

    Oct 6, 2022

    October 20, 1947 ~ September 23, 2022 Wanda K. Carroll passed away at her Hohenwald home on Friday September 23, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pleasantville on October 20, 1947, to the late Luther Marshall and Josie Pauline Kelley King. Ms. Wanda leaves behind to carry on her memory her loving daughter, Jennifer Jolene Stutts (Josh); her sister, Irene Griner; and her grandchildren, Kaylie, Aly, and Sophie Stutts; as well as a host of loving family and friends. Along...

  • Royce Gene Graves

    Oct 6, 2022

    January 12, 1966 - September 29, 2022 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Royce Gene Graves, 56, of Linden. He passed away in his home on Thursday, September 29, 2022, after a period of prolonged health issues. Royce was born in Lawrenceburg to John Edward Graves and Ivadale Miller Rouse on January 12, 1966. He graduated from Lewis County High School in 1984 and immediately joined the Navy. He served as a Machinist's Mate aboard the USS Alamogordo in Charleston, South Carolina...

  • Raylan Lee Carroll

    Oct 6, 2022

    September 7, 2016 ~ October 2, 2022 Raylan Lee Carroll was born September 7, 2016 in Columbia, to Jimmy Lee and Katelyn Rae Overbey Carroll. He will forever be remembered for the biggest smile and his loving personality. Without a doubt, he was a fighter. Raylan left this life on October 2, 2022. He is survived by his parents, Jimmy Lee and Katelyn Carroll; brother, Samuel Riggins Carroll; grandparents, Scotty Carroll (Tara), Carol Potters, and Tammy Carroll; and great-grandparents, Kathy...

  • Jean Epley

    Oct 6, 2022

    March 30, 1947 - September 30, 2022 Elga Jean Epley, a resident of Hohenwald, passed from this life on Friday, September 30, 2022, at the age of 75. Jean was born in Knoxville, on March 30, 1947, to Irvin B. Epley and H. Pauline (Davis) Epley. She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Gallagher of Murfreesboro; sister, Aileen (Van) Schwendimann of Columbia; granddaughter, Alexis (Colby) O'Brien of Bell Buckle; grandsons, Patrick Gallagher and Slade Gallagher, both of Murfreesboro; and also two...

  • Ashley Marie York Hull

    Oct 6, 2022

    December 13, 1995 - September 25, 2022 Ashley Marie York Hull, 26, homemaker and resident of Summertown, died Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brandon Cochran officiating. Burial followed in Pisgah Cemetery. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born December 13, 1995 in Maury County, she was the daughter of Joe York and Glenda Davis York. Ashley...

  • Betty Odom

    Oct 6, 2022

    Betty Fay Reed Odom passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, October 1, 2022 surrounded by family. She was born April 2, 1942 in Lewis County to the late Fred E. Reed and Modena Respess Reed. In 1960 she graduated from Lewis County High School. Betty loved life, serving the Lord, and never met a stranger. She poured love into her family, friends and shopping. Betty’s survivors include her daughter, Kimberly Hensley Tatum (James); great-grandson River Carroll; son, Samuel Hensley Jr.; granddaughters, Tonia H...

  • Lewis County welcomes new Chief Operating Officer

    Oct 6, 2022

    Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner recently welcomed Houston Hamblin as the new Chief Operating Officer for the Lewis County Government. As Chief Operating Officer, Hamblin will serve as an advisor to Mayor Keltner and the County Commission, finance administrator, human resource manager, Litter Grant supervisor and Economic and Community Development Coordinator. Prior to his work with the Lewis County Government, Hamblin worked in Cookeville with elected officials and community leaders in the Uppe...

  • LCMS Volleyball

    Jason Fite|Oct 6, 2022

    By Jason Fite Sports writer The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers hosted the Summertown Lady Eagles in varsity volleyball action on Tuesday, September 13th. In a tight match early, the Lady Panthers held a 9-5 after the first four complete rotations of the opening set. Summertown would climb back into the set behind consecutive 3-point runs and rode five straight service breaks to overtake the Lady Panthers and pull away to a 25-21 win in the first set. After a short break play resumed in the second set. Summertown took a 7-4 lead after...

  • Community Care funds distributed

    Oct 6, 2022

    Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is continuing their partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority in addressing COVID-19 pandemic hardships by participating in the Community Care Fund program in 2022. MLEC matched funds offered by TVA and distributed $80,000 to charitable organizations ($16,000 in each of the five counties it serves.) Grant recipients include: Hickman County: Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital ($14,000), Hickman County Senior Citizens Center and Helping Hands of Hickman...

  • Confederate Gray Chapter 2681 met

    Oct 6, 2022

    Confederate Gray Chapter 2681 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met on September 8, 2022. Chapter business was conducted and plans made for future activities. A Service of Installation and Certificate Presentation was conducted for new member Connie Baird and a Supplemental Certificate presented to President, Darlene Johns. The UDC is the oldest patriotic organization in our country and has always come to the aid of the United States in times of war and crisis and continues to assist veterans in VA Medical Centers and nursing...

  • Annual 4-H Dog Show

    Oct 6, 2022

    The annual 4-H Fashion Dog Show was held on Monday, August 29, 2022 under the new Ag pavilion at Memorial park. The dog show was very successful with 20 dogs dressed up and ready to show their “fashionable” attire. First place taking home $150 was Teddy Pigg, coming in at Second Place was Lisa Anderson, and Third was Kim King. All participants took home a goody bag for their dog. A huge “Thank you” to our judges, Kelli Mcknight, Gabby Raymer, and Tommy Wheery who had a very difficult job choosing the best dressed out of all our four-le...

  • Mr. and Mrs. Griffin announce wedding

    Oct 6, 2022

    Richard Griffin and Hermila Sandoval were united in marriage on September 10, 2022 in Sacramento, California with Pastor Geary Jimenez officiating. Richard is a former Hohenwald resident and a 1973 Lewis County High School Graduate. The ceremony was at 3:00 p.m. followed by the reception; both events were held at the Richard A. Covington Center. This was a bi-lingual wedding and reception attended by members of both the Griffin and Sandoval families. Persons participating in either provided...

  • Lewis County Class of 1961 celebrates 61st Reunion

    Oct 6, 2022

    The Kimmins Church of Christ Annex Building was the perfect setting for the Class of 1961 Reunion, held on August 20, 2022. The class members enjoyed a brown bag lunch together. Desserts were furnished by a few ladies and they were delicious. The simple gathering place was filled with laughter, hugs, and reminising about stories from sixty-one years ago. All felt they had been blessed on this day. Attending the event from out of town were: Wayne Bates from Nunnelly; Gene and Glenda Bessy Spears...

  • Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

    Dorothy Warf|Oct 6, 2022

    By Dorothy Warf, Contributing Writer Lots of trees are losing their leaves as the fall weather begins to be more prevalent every day. This is a pretty time of year as the leaves are such a varied array of colors but at the same time a sad time for things is dying. Only the trees that stay green year-round are showing the green colors. Those I know of who are sick either at home, in nursing facilities or in the hospitals are: Connie Bonner, L C Bowen, Timmy Bennett, Bobby Carroll, Dorothy Carroll, Kathleen Carroll, Madison Chappell, Spencer Clar...

  • Celebrating

    Callie Dunn|Oct 6, 2022

    Birthdays Bobby R. Barber, September 29 Jean White Dickey, September 29 Jimmy Wayne Griner, September 29 Heather Keil, September 29 Jerry Edwards, September 29 Kenneth Reynold, September 29 Cecil Skelton, September 29 James H. Turnbow, September 29 Albert Skelton Jr., September 30 Ruth Crowell, September 30 Michael Thompson, September 30 Leroy Holloway, September 30 Mason Mitchell, September 30 Bobby Reeves, September 30 Heather Shultz, October 1 Danny Prater, October 1 Sheila Barber, October 1 Ray J. Hensley, October 1 Freda Qualls, October 1...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Oct 6, 2022

    By Evelyn Trevathan, Contributing Writer Well it is a cool morning here in our little valley, it was 42 degrees here this morning, it was too cold to sit out on the front porch, even the cats ate breakfast and then went back to their warm beds. But the sun is shining and overhead there is a beautiful blue sky. The cold is not bothering the squirrels because they are out early this morning gathering food, and the cold does not seem to bother the crows either because there are a lot of crows in the yard. I have got my coffee and I have got a...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Oct 6, 2022

    October 02, 1952 The Heald reported that “another old landmark of the early days of Hohenwald’s existence” had been lost when the J.B. King Blacksmith shop building on corner of Park Avenue North and Swan Avenue had been torn down. Wilson Sharp purchased the building, built 30 years prior by Sam Bates and T.C. Allison, from J.B. King. Sharp planned to build a Service Station, Garage, and Upholstery Shop on the location. An outdoor telephone booth was installed on the corner of Park Avenue and M...

  • Celebrating National Cooperative Month

    Oct 6, 2022

    October is National Cooperative Month, and Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative - and all co-ops across the U.S. – are celebrating what cooperatives bring to their members and communities. “The co-op business model is unique and rooted in our local communities,” says MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “Through safe, affordable, reliable power, broadband, energy programs, school and community support, MLEC is working to bring comfort, value and convenience to those we serve.” October is also when MLEC will hold its annual membershi...

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