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  • City election scheduled for May 4

    Amanda Curtis|Jan 26, 2023

    by Amanda Curtis, Staff Reporter "Having tangible proof, a paper trail, of the election results has really brought a peace of mind to the voters of this community," says Administrator of Elections Rusty Isbell, referencing the new voting machines first used in August of 2022 by approximately 8,000 voters. "Tennessee is voted #1 in the country in election integrity. With the consistent checks and balances, accountability and action, it is no secret as to why." This May, voters will return to the...

  • Warm up your winter

    Jan 26, 2023

    Starting today, play Warm Up Your Winter and enter for a chance to win $100 toward your electric bill! See contest details, page A-8. Be sure to shop with our sponsors and let them know how much you appreciate their support. Sponsors include Adair Funeral & Cremation Services, Bank of Lewis County, 412 Metals & Building Supply, Junkyard Dog, McDonald Funeral Home and Bowen Home Center. Return your entry forms to our office for your chance to win!...

  • Three day long manhunt ends in arrest

    Jan 26, 2023

    On January 12, 2023, Lewis County Sheriff Department Deputy Mckenzie Potts and Sergeant Todd Webb were dispatched to 168 Ashley Road. When they arrived, Daniel Lee Brewer fled from deputies in a blue Nissan Sentra with a female in the vehicle. Law enforcement pursued but were unable to catch Brewer at that time. On January 13, Lewis County Dispatch received a call from the female's mother wanting a welfare check on her. When Deputies Nicholas Reeves and Dustin Carroll arrived, Brewer was on the...

  • Lewis County Government makes contribution to the Chamber

    Jan 26, 2023

    The Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. During the meeting, Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner presented the board with the county's annual contribution of $18,000. That funding, which is generated by tourists through the county's hotel/motel tax, is allocated by Commissioners each year to assist the Chamber with its operating expenses. For the last 45 years, the Chamber has been a vital asset to Lewis County by...

  • SCAF Queen places in top ten

    Jan 26, 2023

    Friday, January 20, 2022, Katie Lee Morris represented the South Central Area Fair in the Tennessee State Fairest of the Fair Competition where she placed in the top 10 out of the other 49 fair queens across the state....

  • Barnes joins 1000 Point Club

    Jan 26, 2023

    Lewis County High School basketball senior Dyer Barnes recently joined the exclusive 1,000 Point Club. This accomplishment happened Friday, January 20, 2023 in the game against Loretto. Dyer's name will be added to a small list of Panthers. Barnes is pictured with LCHS Boys Basketball Head Coach Greg Amacher....

  • Marvin Thomas Murdock

    Jan 26, 2023

    April 13, 1956 ~ December 5, 2022 On December 5, 2022, Marvin Thomas Murdock Sr. peacefully passed away, at the age of 66, at his Hohenwald home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Sumtner, South Carolina, on April 13, 1956, to the late Hugh Lionel and Peggy Elizabeth Maness Murdock. Marvin leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 43 years, Ruth Snelson Murdock; children, Marvin T. Murdock Jr. (Lisa Carroll), Robert Hugh Murdock (Tonya Jones), and Nicole Parton (Tyler);...

  • Faron Lee Jaco

    Jan 26, 2023

    February 7, 1955 ~ January 22, 2023 Faron Lee Jaco, age 67, of Hohenwald, went to be with the Lord peacefully Sunday, January 22, 2023. He was a native of Lawrence County, retired from Nissan, and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Jaco served his country in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his mother, Glenna Wimbs Jaco; and one sister, Betty Mills. He is survived by two sons, Chris Jaco (Shelley) of Unionville, and Jesse Jaco (Noel) of Port Orange, Florida; one daughter, Amber Trousdale...

  • Library and Archives Year In Review

    Jan 26, 2023

    The Lewis County Public Library and Archives experienced a year of improvements, growth, as well as a few surprises. Like Lewis and Clark, we proceeded on. Serving our neighbors has been and will continue to be a privilege and a pleasure. We are grateful for every person who has become part of the library community. Now that 2022 has entered the history books, here’s a look back through some of our library and archives’s milestones and accomplishments over the year. Programming Highlights Once again, we had outstanding programming for all mem...

  • LCMS A Honor Roll for the 2nd nine weeks

    Jan 26, 2023

    Lewis County Middle School Principal Adam Clark announces students who have earned A Honor Roll for the 2nd nine weeks. Sixth Grade: Diesel Baker, Erionne Brown, Presley Clayton, Jaxson Clift, Brooklyn Crowell, Cal Cunningham, Ian Frazier, Knox Harris, Lyric Inman, Jerzie Isbell, Kolten Johns, Ariyana Morey, Yash Patel, Mikayla Pelto, Isaac Pierson, Reagan Riley, Alex Robinson, Madison Rogoz, Zarriah Russell, Jonah Selman, Gabriel Shook, Braedan Sommers, and Elizabeth Swimea. Seventh Grade: Samuel Aguilar, Brogan Arledge, Alexia Brown, Noah...

  • Person of the Week

    Amanda Spears|Jan 26, 2023

    by Amanda Spears, Reporter Q.) Can you tell me a little about yourself? A.) I was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1971. My parents are Kenneth and Jane Runions. I graduated from Lewis County High School in 1990. I married the love of my life, Rodney Hinson, on June 8, 1991. I am blessed with two wonderful children, Zach and Jarrod. I have one grandchild, Brenton, and two bonus daughters, Kali Staggs and Hannah Hensley. I love family time and the Lord. Q.) Where did you grow up? A.) My dad was in...

  • LCBOE met

    Jan 26, 2023

    The Lewis County Board of Education met in the regular session on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 6:02 p.m. at the Lewis County Board of Education board meeting room located at 206 South Court Street, Hohenwald, Tn. With the exception of Phyllis Townsend, all board members present were Chair Lindsey Himes, Glenda Atkinson, Derek Cotham, Cassie Couch, Vice-Chair Paula Dyer, Jackie Holt, Cody Mitchell, and Sallie Pollock. The invocation was given by Mr. Billy Dyer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ms. Couch. Consent Agenda Upon motion by Mrs....

  • Tennessee 28th District Update

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Jan 26, 2023

    State Legislature sets the stage for 113th General Assembly in organizational session Upon completion of organizational tasks, the General Assembly will get to work on issues facing Tennessee including some of the following issues. Abortion Laws On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This action returned abortion law to the individual states and triggered Tennessee’s Human Life Protection Act into effect. Alm...

  • Greyson turns one

    Jan 26, 2023

    Greyson Howard, son of Jaylon and Brooklyn Howard, celebrated his first birthday with a party on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the Lomax Church of Christ Christian Service Center. A construction theme was carried out with lunch being served by excavators, front end loaders, and dump trucks. Greyson was honored with many gifts from loving friends and family. The highlight of his day was getting to eat the delicious chocolate "smash" cake his Gigi made especially for him. Greyson is the grandson of...

  • Hello World

    Jan 26, 2023

    Tamara Runions is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Amelia Perl Runions. Ms. Amelia was born at St. Thomas Midtown, December 14, 2022 at 4:03 p.m. Her Rudolph Christmas sleeper and head bow barely fit the 3 pound, 14 ounce, 16 inch long bundle of joy. She was welcomed home by her mom, Tamara Runions, father, Brian Foust, brother and sister, Brodie and Nesya Runions. Amelia's grandparents are Jim Runions, and Carrol Ann and Ricardo Gonzalez. Her great grandparents are Edith...

  • Hinson, Carroll exchange wedding vows

    Jan 26, 2023

    Blake Carroll, son of Chopper and Autumn Carroll, and Kaitlyn Hinson, daughter of Travis and Krista Hinson, were joined in holy matrimony on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Freedom Holy Temple with Dale Floyd officiating. The brides grandparents are Ronald and Margaret Hinson, Teresa Hinson, and Gary and Teresa Lee. Great-grandparents are the late Raymond and Kathleen Hinson, the late Howard and Louise Williams, the late Bill Williams, the late Ethridge and Cleo Lee and the late Gilbert and Laura...

  • Celebrating

    Callie Dunn|Jan 26, 2023

    Birthdays Don Gafford, January 26 Bonnie Zedel, January 26 Vickie Edwards, January 26 Clara Hinson, January 26 Kendy Staggs, January 26 Melissa Bradley Stutts, January 26 Virginia Nash, January 26 Jack Marshall, January 26 Billie Jo Barlow, January 27 Barbara Sisco Cameron, January 27 James Clifton, January 27 Jeff Runions, January 27 Travis Thompson, January 27 Wesley Everett, January 27 Aria Kaye Clayton, January 27 Danny Allen, January 27 Scott Kidd, January 28 Jill Tharp Selby, Janaury 28 Beverly Bunnell, January 28 Ricky Cameron, January 2...

  • Gordonsburg

    Dorothy Warf|Jan 26, 2023

    By Dorothy Warf, Contributing Writer Certainly has been winter weather with temperatures during the day not getting out of the fifties and sometimes the forties with the nights being in the thirties or less. The buttercups have really begin to bloom and it seems to be very early for them to be really pretty but who can tell. We have had lots of rain and even days when it is supposed to be dry there has been showers or at least sprinkles off and on during the day and night. Maybe we can have some days that the sun shines and the temperature is i...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Jan 26, 2023

    By “E.T. Trevathan, Contributing Writer Well it is another cold and rainy morning here on our little valley, the rain came in sometime during the night. The cats were really hungry for their breakfast this morning, they were at the door waiting on me. I think they can tell time, they are at that door about 7 am every morning. Bob has got the breakfast dishes washed and the kitchen spotless. I think he is going to ask for a raise in his pay, he will probably want double what he is getting now. We have had a good week, it has been a busy one b...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past

    Crystal Nash|Jan 26, 2023

    January 22, 1953 A mass meeting of all citizens and taxpayers of Lewis County was called for January 16 to explain in detail the construction of a city-county owned factory building. Notice was also given that an election would be held on February 21 to vote on Resolution No. 1, approved and adopted by the Quarterly Court of Lewis County which would authorize the issuance of $120,000 in public bonds and provide for the levy of a tax to fund bonds for the purchase, construction, and maintenance...

  • LCHS Basketball

    Jason Fite|Jan 26, 2023

    By Jason Fite/Sports writer The Lewis County High School Lady Panthers and Panthers traveled to Centerville for a pair of games against the Hickman County Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 3, at Hickman County High School. The Lady Bulldogs got off to a hot start to open the game as they shut out the Lady Panthers over the first eight minutes of play and sprinted out to an 18-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Panthers would finally get on the board in the second...

  • Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition Winners

    Jan 26, 2023

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary presented awards to the local winners of the Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition. Pictured, front, from left, Chairman for the contest/Past Commander Jack Cothran, Senior Vice Commander Tommy Carroll, 11th Grade Essay Winner Andalyn Himes, 11th Grade Essay Winner Zoie Clark, Chaplin Robert Ray, and Quarter Master Wayne Brewer; back, LCHS Principal Dr. Justin Barden, Duel Enrollment English Instructor and receiving the...

  • Year in Review 2022

    Jan 26, 2023

    July 2022 County collaborates with city to assess community infrastructure needs The Lewis County Board of Commissioners met and voted unanimously to apply for a non-competitive $3,250,908 water infrastructure grant through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Once the grant is approved by the state, the county has agreed to award those funds to the City of Hohenwald, and collaborate with them on the infrastructure and asset management needs in our community. The city will then administer the grant, and pay the required...

  • Police and Sheriff Department Reports

    Jan 26, 2023

    Police Report The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for December 19, 2022 - January 8, 2023. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Amber M. Brackeen, Happy Hollow, was charged with shoplifting on December 19. Jarrod L. Keating, Summertown Highway, was charged with assault and unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities on December 21. Corey Seiber, Smith Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault on December 21. William B. Clinton, Debbie Lane, was charged with...

  • Tyrades

    Danny Tyree|Jan 26, 2023

    According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the demand for older models in the fashion and cosmetics industries is exploding. Sorry. Perhaps “exploding” is a trigger word. It might give some of the most seasoned models flashbacks of “the rocket’s red glare, bombs bursting in air.” That’s right. When I say “older,” I am not simply referencing hints of gray. Cosmetics juggernaut L’Oréal currently employs Helen Mirren (age 77) and Jane Fonda (age 85), and those celebrities are ju...

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