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Articles from the December 7, 2023 edition


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  • Sparkman

    Dec 7, 2023

    Chaz Sparkman, Wide Receiver for the Lewis County Panthers, was recently named to 2A All-State Team. Chaz is ranked in the top 8 in Tennessee for 1 stat, top 2 in Division 2A for 1 stat, and top 1 in 2A Region 5 for 1 stat. He is the son of Angela Peters and Frank Sparkman of Hohenwald....

  • Lewis County Schools

    Dec 7, 2023

    Tennessee Department of Education announced November 17th that Lewis County Schools were one of seven districts to participate in the state-certified TAP (Teaching as a Profession) pre-apprenticeship pilot program. Lewis County High School implemented the Teaching as a Profession program of study that is part of the Career & Technical Education program this school year where Mrs. Lauren Hamm teaches this pathway. Mrs. Hamm has been teaching for ten years and does an excellent job of encouraging...

  • Christmas Parade TONIGHT

    Dec 7, 2023

    The route will run as follows: Parade will exit Memorial Park from Forrest Ave onto North Park Street, then LEFT onto E. Linden Ave., RIGHT onto Cedar, RIGHT onto Main St., LEFT onto South Park, and it will end after the Middle School....

  • Hohenwald Businesses

    Dec 7, 2023

    The Tennessee Brazilian JuJitsu Academy celebrated their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting, Monday, November 20th. Students from all classes, ages 5-95, were in attendance for class, and the Academy held Adult Open Mat for anyone wanting to give it a try. Those attending enjoyed watching matches, a tour of the facility, face-painting, popcorn and more. James Balmez won a free GI during the prize drawing. TBJJA is open Monday through Thursday for students aged 5 and up to learn the Brazilian...

  • Christmas in Hohenwald Kicks Off Friday!

    Dec 7, 2023

    Christmas in Hohenwald will take place December 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th, 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Come to the gazebo and catch a ride on the Christmas in Hohenwald Express, or NEW THIS YEAR, the Holiday Hayride! Ride through town and see our downtown decorations, the retro window display at the Rusted Hinge, and the NEW pole displays (The Twelve Days of Christmas) and on through the park to see the Christmas Light Displays. Every year we add a few NEW displays so be looking for what's new. Whi...

  • Annual Blue Christmas Service

    Dec 7, 2023

    First Baptist Church of Hohenwald is having their 2nd Annual Blue Christmas Service on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. and the community is invited to attend. This special service is for those in our community who are hurting from losses -- they may have lost loved ones, jobs, relationships, or are taking care of homebound loved ones, etc. We know the holidays are sometimes difficult times for those who are grieving losses & we want to let them know that we are praying for & supporting...

  • Raymond Paul Tanner

    Dec 7, 2023

    Raymond Paul Tanner, a cherished patriarch and respected member of the community, departed this life on November 30, 2023, at the age of 85. Born on July 2, 1938, in Pleasantville, he was the son of the late Emmett and Emma Lee Tanner. Raymond's life was a testament to his enduring love for his family and his passion for the timber industry. In the warm embrace of Hohenwald, surrounded by the love of his family, Raymond passed away, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and dedication. He is...

  • Kevin Scott Davis

    Dec 7, 2023

    Kevin Scott Davis, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2023, in Columbia, at the age of 57. Born on October 6, 1966, in Lansing, Michigan, Kevin grew up in a loving home, the son of Jacquelyn Burt Davis and Nick Mendoza. Throughout his life, he embraced the values of family, hard work, and laughter, leaving a legacy of warmth and kindness that will be remembered by all who knew him. Kevin's journey through life was one of devotion and...

  • Jason Daniel Sood

    Dec 7, 2023

    Jason Daniel Sood, age 47, of Hohenwald, a devoted husband, father, brother, and son, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2023, in Nashville. Born on March 13, 1976, in Flint, Michigan, Jason's life was a testament to his faith, love, and unwavering commitment to his family and community. He was a loving, faithful husband to his wife of 20 years Mrs. Diana Hinson Sood and a loving brother to Melanie, Christopher, and Tim Sood, Jason's role within the family extended beyond sibling to that of...

  • Denise Rachella Sturgell Svoboda

    Dec 7, 2023

    Denise Rachella Sturgell Svoboda, a beacon of love and gentleness, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2023, in Hohenwald, at the age of 67. Born on November 14, 1956, in Salem, Ohio, Denise was the cherished daughter of the late Norman and Alice Sturgell. Her warmth and friendliness touched the lives of everyone she encountered. Denise's journey through life was marked by her deep commitment to her family and her work. She was a beloved wife to Clinton James Svoboda for a decade, mother to...

  • CT Lung screening

    Dec 7, 2023

    No one wants to hear that they have lung cancer, but if you are a current or former smoker, an early diagnosis can be the difference between life and death. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death around the world, due in part because it’s often not diagnosed until the cancer is in advanced stages, when treatment options are limited. The best way to detect lung cancer early is with a low-dose computed technology (CT) scan. “CT lung screenings are our best tool for diagnosing lung cancer in its earliest stages, which is cru...

  • The Art of Calligraphy: Creative Writing with Various Pens

    Elissa Tracy|Dec 7, 2023

    Calligraphy, the ancient art of beautiful writing, originates from the Greek words “Kallos” and “Graphe.” It resides not only in the elegance of its decorative strokes but also in the wide array of pens and tools that artists can explore to bring their unique style to life. One of the essential tools in calligraphy is the nib pen. Nib pens come in various shapes and sizes, enabling artists to experiment with different line thicknesses and styles. For example, the pointed nib is perfect for creating intricate details, while the broad-edged nib p...

  • Troy Wesson Kilpatrick

    Dec 7, 2023

    Troy Wesson Kilpatrick, 89 of Old Hickory, Tennessee passed away after a long illness Thursday November 9, 2023, at his home surrounded by members of his family. He was born on February 16, 1934, to Allen Brice Kilpatrick and Emma Jane Grinder Kilpatrick. Troy grew up in a home about six miles from downtown Linden. As the oldest of four siblings with rhyming first names, he spent many hours with his father hunting and fishing to help provide food for the family table. He graduated from Linden Hi...

  • General Assembly to consider statewide school choice in 2024

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Dec 7, 2023

    Last week, Governor Bill Lee announced the Education Freedom Scholarship Act of 2024, his administration’s legislative proposal to establish statewide universal school choice. The legislation aims to provide every Tennessee parent with the opportunity to choose the right education for their child, while prioritizing families with the greatest need. While the details of the legislation, including its financial impact, will be carefully vetted in the upcoming legislative session, I do support t...

  • TENNESSEE CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE SAFE ALCOHOL USE

    Dec 7, 2023

    The Tennessee Departments of Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Safety & Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) are partnering on a public health and safety campaign, “DON’T LET ALCOHOL RUIN THE HOLIDAYS,” to educate Tennesseans about the dangers of excessive alcohol use and promote safe alcohol practices. Alcohol remains the most commonly abused substance in Tennessee. Alcohol misuse contributes to more than 200 health conditions and more than 70,000 alcohol-related ER visits in Tenne...

  • The Thrill of The Hunt

    Dec 7, 2023

    Big Game Hunting!!...

  • A Glitzy Good Time

    Dec 7, 2023

    The Glitzy Adorable Dames of Hohenwald, a chapter of the Red Hats, enjoyed four fun filled days in Gatlinburg celebrating A Blast From the Past in the Smokies Christmas Party convention. They were joined by Red Hat chapters from all over the United States. The Ladies enjoyed entertainment by Ronnie McDowell and the ABBA tribute group...

  • HOLIDAY COOKIE SWAP

    Dec 7, 2023

    Time to start looking at recipes! The annual Christmas Cookie Swap will be held December 14th at the Lewis County Public Library and Archives at 5:30 p.m. Bring in twelve to eighteen of your best/favorite cookies and the recipe to share. The baker voted as having the Best Cookie wins a glorious prize! The Library will have a judging panel this year, and they will be judging on overall appearance, taste, how the cookie makes them feel (nostalgic, homey, warm, full etc.). You may bring in more than one type of cookie if you choose. And please,...

  • Highland Oil Donation to Expansion

    Dec 7, 2023

    Highland Corporation Charitable Foundation recently made a $1,000 donation to Friends of the Library to help expand and renovate Lewis County Public Library and Archives. The expansion project, "Building for the Future, Preserving the Past" will improve study and educational programming areas, enhance the preservation and access to county archive materials, and make technological upgrades throughout the original 50-year-old library and archives structure. With this faithful donation, the...

  • Friends of the Library Benefit Auction

    Dec 7, 2023

    From now until exactly noon on Saturday, December 9th, the Friends of the Library is hosting its 4th Annual On-line Silent Auction to benefit the Lewis County Public Library. Friends president Kelly Medford is very hopeful stating, “Our members have really collected and donated some wonderful things this year!” With more than 30 businesses from four counties contributing, and generous donations from library supporters, there are over 100 items and services up for bid at this year’s auction. “We have Broadway show tickets, bed and breakfa...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Dec 7, 2023

    Well it is a cloudy and windy morning here in our little valley, it is not really cold and we did have some fog earlier but now it is moving out and clearing up. The cats were here early this morning and ready for their breakfast, now they have gone off to find a nice place to take a catnap. I am enjoying my coffee and I have my Christmas music on, there are several channels on TV now that are playing Christmas music all day. I also of course already have my Christmas trees up and the lights on. I love early mornings and of course I love this...

  • Gordonsburg/ Little Swan News

    Dorothy Warf|Dec 7, 2023

    The days and nights will be cooler for the next week or so but we are getting into the winter type of weather and I guess we will learn to live with it for the weather is one thing we cannot do anything to change. The days according to the weather people will be in the upper forties and low fifties but the nights will be in the low thirties and even maybe below. Those I know of who are sick either at home, in nursing facilities or in the hospitals are: Kasey Baker, Jerry Barber, Joyce Barnes, Colene Beasley, Lynn Brown, Linda Butler, Sara...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Dec 7, 2023

    December 3, 1953 Construction began on a new mercury vapor street lighting system in the business section of Hohenwald and on portions of Park Avenue and Main Street. Fixtures replaced in the business section would be relocated to business section alleys. P.H. Tidwell, MLEC manager, stated that when completed, the system would be “one of the most modern of any small town in this vicinity.” The Herald reported that work on the industrial factory building was “well underway” with foundat...

  • LCHS Basketball takes on Hamphire, Wayne County and Perry Co

    Jason Fite|Dec 7, 2023

    The LCHS Lady Panthers and Panthers played their first home game on Tuesday, November 28 as they hosted the Lady Hawks and Hawks of Hampshire. The Lady Panthers fell behind 12-4 early in the first but closed out the first quarter on a 9-0 run to claim a 14-13 lead at the end of the period. Lewis County’s run continued into the second as the Lady Panthers opened the quarter on a 7-0 run and opened up a 32-17 lead at halftime. The second half was more of the same as the Lady Panthers offense continued to click. Lewis County would surge to a 4...

  • LCMS Girls Action vs. Waynesboro

    Dec 7, 2023

    We have some good pictures of our LCMS Lady Panthers!!...

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