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  • Lewis County Elks Lodge #2883 Seeks Scholarship Applicants

    Dec 14, 2023

    The Lewis County Elks are currently seeking applicants for trade school scholarships and four-year nursing scholarships. Both trade schools and Associate Degrees from a community college are included. All applications are due to the lodge by January 31st, 2024. Elks Scholarships may be used at any school in the United States. Applicants do not need to be related to an Elk to apply. Nursing Scholarships The Nursing Scholarship program was selected as the major project for the Tennessee Elks Association in 1956 to relieve a critical shortage of...

  • Christmas In Hohenwald

    Dec 14, 2023

    Dec 15 & 16 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. GAZEBO: Catch a ride on the Christmas in Hohenwald Express and the Holiday Hayride! While you wait to be taken through the lights in the park, enjoy musical entertainment by The King Sisters. MEMORIAL PARK: In the park, enjoy Hope Skates skating rink to SKATE FOR FREE. Kids may then hop on the Ornament Express Train, then head over to Santa's Toy Shoppe at the Christmas Mall inside the Community Building, shop for gifts, make ornaments, and take pics with Nick!...

  • Breakfast with Santa

    Dec 14, 2023

    The Lewis County High School senior class will sponsor a "Breakfast with Santa" Saturday, December 16 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Lewis County High School, 818 West Main Street. There will be photos with Santa and carriage rides. Pancakes, sausage, juice and milk will also be served. Tickets are available from any senior, at the door, and through the high school office. All proceeds go the Class of 2024. For more info or to volunteer, contact Tom Jalomo at 931-796-4085....

  • MLEC Members to See December Increase

    Dec 14, 2023

    Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative members will see changes on their December statements that equal a slight increase in electricity costs. The changes include the Tennessee Valley Authority moving to seasonal (winter) pricing and their Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) slightly decreasing. As a result, residential rates will increase to reflect the transition. For example, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative members using 1200 kilowatt-hours will pay $1.00 more (0.63 percent increase) compared to November for the same amount of energy. The...

  • Albert Ellison, Jr

    Dec 14, 2023

    Mr. Albert Ellison Jr., 85, of Savannah, formerly of Linden, passed away Monday, December 4, 2023 at Hardin County Medical Center in Savannah. He was born on Cedar Creek in Perry County to the late Albert Ellison, Sr. and Elsie Carrie Harder Ellison Boyd. He was a retired Basketball Coach having last worked for Frank Hughes High School in Clifton, from 1998 until 2006. Coach Ellison was the Patriarch of Perry County Basketball. He was a star player playing basketball for Linden High School from...

  • Dyer Achieves School Board Awards

    Dec 14, 2023

    Paula Dyer has been a busy Board member for Lewis County Schools. During its Annual Convention, The Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) recognized seven school board members who earned master board member status. Mrs. Dyer is the second school board member from Lewis County to reach this milestone. That is not the only award she took home. TSBA has a category known as the All Tennessee School Board. Only five school board members from across the state are chosen for this prestigious...

  • Lewis County Hosts

    Dec 14, 2023

    Last week dozens of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and post-secondary students from across South-Central Tennessee attended a three-day workshop in Lewis County. The event began Tuesday morning with a welcome from Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce Director, Debbie Landers, and Lewis County Mayor, Jonah Keltner. Following class introductions, a presentation was made by Noah Wilson, Director of Sector Development at Mountain BizWorks. Mr. Wilson shared how outdoor recreation...

  • Billy Ray King

    Dec 14, 2023

    Billy Ray King, aged 72, beloved husband of Debra Halbrooks King and a resident of Columbia, peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Life Care Center. A visitation to celebrate Billy's life was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Heritage Funeral Home in Columbia. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Born on December 27, 1950, in Lewis County, Billy was the son of the late Joel King and the late Bessie Chessor King. On February 18, 1972, he...

  • Teresa "Terrie" Marie Hager

    Dec 14, 2023

    Teresa Marie Hager, affectionately known as Terrie, passed away in the arms of love on December 3, 2023, at the age of 57, in Hohenwald. She was born on November 21, 1966, in Dayton, Ohio to the late James Michael and Martha Botkin. Terrie was a believer in family. She was a giver at heart, always putting the needs of others before her own. Her generous spirit was shown in the way she cared for those she loved, making her a special woman in the lives of many. Terrie had a love for metal and...

  • William David Hartsfield

    Dec 14, 2023

    William David Hartsfield, affectionately known as "Crockett" by many, age 51, and a resident of Summertown, passed away on Monday evening, December 4, 2023, at Hospice Family Care in Huntsville, Alabama. A visitation was held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at Heritage Funeral Home in Columbia. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. David was born on July 24, 1972, in Columbia, and was the son of Patricia Marshall Favors and the late David Patrick Hartsfield. He was a 1...

  • Portia Lynn Moore

    Dec 14, 2023

    Portia (Poke) Lynn Moore, 78, of Pleasant View, and formerly Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully in her home on December 6th with family by her side. Portia was born at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, to Finous Montgomery Holt and Jean (Yates) Holt. She was raised in Hohenwald and Liberty Grove, Tennessee, and graduated from Loretto High School. After graduating, she moved to California where she met Roger Moore, the love of her life. After marrying, they moved to Wisconsin in 1972 where she...

  • CIW Network Technology Associate Industry Certification.

    Dec 14, 2023

    These students earned their CIW Network Technology Associate Industry Certification. CIW is the leading vendor-neutral industry standard for Webmaster certifications that offer specific IT career paths for students and professionals of all ages. PICTURED L to R: Meredith Lawson, Lincoln Carroll, Terry Casteel, Gabriel Jester, Jackson Chesser, Luke Chesser, and Colton Casteel....

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Dec 14, 2023

    In an effort to curb foreign influence of potential bad actors in the state of Tennessee, in the General As+sembly we passed a law this year that prevents non-resident aliens, foreign governments, businesses and non-citizens from countries on the U.S Department of Treasury’s sanctions list as well as China from purchasing or acquiring real estate in Tennessee. There are currently 38 countries on the sanctions list. In the new law, China was singled out to ensure Chinese foreign nationals are p...

  • Zachary Dabbs

    Dec 14, 2023

    Zachary Dabbs recently harvested his first deer while hunting with his father, Billy, at the Venison Valley Hunting Club. Billy is a Lewis County native who currently lives in Dyersburg, but had brought Zach back to his hometown over Thanksgiving to hunt and visit their family and friends....

  • The 1960 Lewis County Little League baseball team

    Dec 14, 2023

    The 1960 Lewis County Little League baseball team consisted of front, from left, Gary Peters, Bobby Harwood, Larry Dorning, Danny Milan, Danny Holt, Johnny Poore, Eddie Evans, Pat Halfacre, Dave Adcox, Jerry Adair, Wayne Tiller, Steve Vaughn, Albert Ricketts, and Gary Schwendimann; back, coaches Hubert Milan, Ellis Poore and Jerry Fite....

  • Hohenwald Police Dpt. November Summary

    Dec 14, 2023

    False Call 2 Accident No Injuries 13 Accident w/ Injuries 2 Alarm 6 Ambulance 22 Animal 13 Assault 3 Back Up Units 1 Breaking & Entering 1 Busy 13 Disorderly House 1 Disorderly Person 1 Dispute 3 Drugs Present/Possible 1 Escort 6 Family Disturbance 5 Fight 4 Fire 1 Fuel 1 Harassment/Breach 4 of Peace JUV Comp 4 MISC 27 Missing Person 2 Motor 8 Open Door 1 Property EXC 1 Prowler 1 Reckless 6 Registration Check 4 Serving Papers 1 Serving Papers/Arrest 1 Shooting 1 Shoplifter 3 Signal 6 21 Stolen Vehicle 1 Suspicious Vehicle 5 Suspicious Person...

  • University of Tennessee at Martin Fall 2023

    Dec 14, 2023

    Cullen Reeves, left, and Jerrid Runions were among the graduates honored at the University of Tennessee at Martin Fall 2023 commencement exercises Saturday, December 9, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center in Martin. Cullen, son of Julie Reeves and Vic Reeves, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. Jerrid, son of Kenny Runions and April Simmons, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Management...

  • Gift of Experiences

    Shelley Ray|Dec 14, 2023

    For that hard-to-shop-for person in your life, or for a more budget-friendly approach to the holidays, consider giving the gift of experiences this holiday season. While certain experience gifts can be a bit pricey, there is a wide variety of low or no-cost gift ideas. Gifting experiences is a great alternative to traditional gift-giving, saving you the stress of shopping and the expense of purchasing that perfect gift and most definitely offers something that no other gift does – memories. Give a movie night – Gift your loved ones some qua...

  • Sheriff's Report

    Dec 14, 2023

    The following is the Lewis County Sheriff report for November 21, 2023- November 12, 2023. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. David Anderson, North Pine Street, was charged with violation of probation on December 1. David Anderson, Jennie Smith Road, was charged with evading arrest on December 4 David Anderson, North Pine Street, was charged with violation of probation (1st amended VOP) on December 1. James Azcarate, Kimberly Road, was charged with violation of implied consent...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Dec 14, 2023

    Well it is a cool morning here in our little valley, it has not been real bad cold yet this winter, but I think next week a front is suppose to come through and then it is going to turn colder, hopefully by Christmas day it will really feel like winter. The cats were already up this morning and here for their breakfast, but they do not like these colder days, they ate in a hurry and went back to their beds. I have got my Christmas tree lights on and my Christmas music playing and I have got a cup of hot coffee, it sure is a nice morning. We do...

  • Surprise Birthday Party

    Dec 14, 2023

    Patricia King was honored with a surprise birthday party on November 25 at Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant, in Hohenwald. The party was given by Beda King-daughter, Monica Roden-sister, and Jada Hatton-granddaughter. Several family members and friends attended the gathering to celebrate. Patry turned 80 years young on November 29. She was very surprised, thankful and grateful for everyone and the gifts she received. Attending were Beda & Beth King, Donna Bowling, Monica Roden, Kenneth...

  • Reason for Being Late

    Dec 14, 2023

    hen eight-year-old Katherine walked into class, the teacher looked at the clock. It was almost noon. Few students came to school that late without a good reason. “Well, Katherine,” the teacher said, “would you like to tell us why you’re so late?” “A moose,” Katherine replied. “A moose?” the teacher asked, skeptically. “I can’t just write ‘a moose’ as a reason on the late slip. The secretary will think I’m crazy. What about a moose?” “Well, a moose wandered into our yard this morning,” Katherine said. “The dogs decided to chase her. They cha...

  • Gordonsburg/ Little Swan News

    Dorothy Warf|Dec 14, 2023

    e terrible weather with thunder, lightning, hail and lots of heavy rain, it rained so hard you could barely see the lines on the road and so much water that one had to be careful that it did not cover the windshield and completely destroy the view of the road. We made it home safely and are very thankful for that. There was some tornado damage in some parts of the state and even several deaths as a result. 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...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Dec 14, 2023

    December 10, 1953 The main headline for the week was “Santa to Usher in Christmas Season In Parade Here Sat.” Hohenwald’s first Christmas parade and concert would be held on Saturday, December 13. The festivities would begin at 12:30 p.m. when Santa Claus would arrive accompanied by the LCHS Band. The band would perform a free concert at the Community Christmas Tree followed by caroling. Santa would remain at the tree all afternoon to pass out candy and fruit to children. A prize drawing would...

  • Will golf be recognizable in 20 years?

    Danny Tyree|Dec 14, 2023

    A course is a course, of course of course … Or is it? According to those madcap bean-counters at the National Golf Foundation, the number of off-course golfers (those going to simulators, driving ranges and entertainment venues such as Topgolf) recently surpassed the number of traditional on-course golfers in the United States. For the sake of full disclosure, I am neither a traditional golfer nor a high-tech golfer. But I do enjoy playing miniature golf with my wife and son when we’re on vac...

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