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Articles from the December 16, 2021 edition

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Hohenwald Police Department's Blue Christmas for the Senior Citizens

To many people driving down 412 this past week, you would have thought there was a major police drug raid taking place with up to seven or eight police cars surrounding the Senior Citizens Center...

 

County established Audit Committee and amended Solid Waste Appeals Process

The County Commission meeting was held on Monday night, December 13, 2021, in the Courthouse. Commissioners discussed solid waste, the purchase of gift certificates for county employees, leasing office space and budget amendments. All commissioners...

 

David Thomas hired as County's new Chief Operating Officer

David Thomas was hired as the county government's new Chief Operating Officer to take the place of Johnny Clayton who recently resigned. Thomas was Director of Radiation Oncology at Maury Regional...

 

Johnny Clayton resigned

Clayton's resignation was formally announced during Monday night's County Commission meeting. Clayton resigned as the county's Chief Operating Officer in order to accept a position at the Hohenwald Ho...

 

Elks Lodge collecting donations for tornado victims

The Lewis County Elks will be collecting items for Dresden residents to aid with relief from the recent tornado on late Friday/Saturday morning. The community has asked for Walmart or Visa gift cards. Elks will also be collecting bottled water,...

 

Cleo Mable Harris

May 28, 1917 - December 8, 2021 Cleo Mable Harris, well known as "Granny," passed away on December 8, 2021, at 104 years and six months old. She celebrated her 100th birthday while residing in her...

 

Tammy Lee (Woodrich) Molina

February 8, 1963 ~ December 3, 2021 Tammy Lee Woodrich Molina, 58, passed away December 3, 2021, at Southern Hills Medical Center. She was born in Illinois to Milton and Kay Ellen Woodrich on...

 

Lisa Owen

March 20, 1968 - December 12, 2021 Lisa Owen of Hohenwald passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the age of 53. She was born March 20, 1968, in Centerville to Frankie Orman Sr. and Glenda...

 

Elks Lodge donation

The Elks Lodge recently donated items to Lewis County Schools. The donation was made possible from proceeds collected from the 5K Color Walk last May. Pictured, from left, Ellen Johnston, Ciara...

 

Common Fig: Ficus carica

Submitted by Celeste Scott, Horticultural Agent, UT-TSU Extension Madison County Tennessee gardeners often consider the common fig, Ficus carica, as not well suited to the majority of the state's grow...

 

MLEC is Committed to Community (Development) in Lewis County

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative puts Co-op Principle Number 7, Concern for Community, in practice by supporting local organizations. A $3,000 contribution was presented to Lewis County Economic...

 

Anglers of the Year

The year end summary of Bass Tournaments and final standings for Angler of the Year 2021 at Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve were recently announced. By preparing and working together each time,...

 

Celebrating...

Birthdays Ashley Staggs, December 16 Jim Nutt, December 16 Susan Wochna, December 16 Danny Hardy, December 16 Lisa Hickerson, December 16 Brian Baugus, December 16 Natasha Barber, December 16 Dylan T. Benson, December 16 Justin Hildenbrandt, December...

 

One Day At A Time

Well it seems like a beautiful cold winter morning here in our little valley. Inside, the old wood heating stove has the house nice and warm. The Christmas lights on the Christmas tree are all lit up, and I have got my cup of hot coffee. I went out...

 

Students of the Week

Katye Forrester recently nominated Phenix McDonald, D.J. Stewart and Kobe Feichtinger for Students of the Week. Mrs. Forrester nominated them for being in the Mighty Mouse Mafia and for protecting...

 

Hello Phoenix

Proud parents Donald and Megan Dunn, of Vero Beach Florida, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Phoenix Wade Dunn. Phoenix was born on December 2, 2021 weighing eight pounds, three ounces...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    December 16, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 13, 1951 Fred Pollock was released from a hospital in Japan after being wounded with shrapnel. He was transferred from Artillery to Quartermaster Corps and stationed in Korea. After...

 

Public Notices

IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR DYER COUNTY, TENNESSEE AT DYERSBURG No. 21AA25 IN RE: ADOPTION OF T.J. T.J. BORN AUGUST 7, 2005 DENNIS JONES and wife SATASHA JONES Petitioners Vs. UNKNOWN FATHER, Respondent NOTICE TO BIOLOGICAL FATHER OF PROSPECTIVE...

 

Police Report

The following is the City of Hohenwald Police Report for December 4 through 7, 2021. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Kenneth R. Whitehead, Hinson Street, was charged with drug...

 

Tyrades! Are You Ready for the War of the Weddings?

Folks are tied up in knots over tying the knot. Just when we thought marriage was a dying institution, the Wall Street Journal cites statistics showing there is a huge pent-up demand for weddings....

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering one of the most important decisions on abortion made in decades – what does that mean for Tennessee? U.S. Supreme Court justices are preparing to make one of...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

As the 112th legislative session draws closer, here are new laws under gun rights. Permitless Carry / Stronger Penalties for Gun Theft – Public Chapter 108 allows law-abiding citizens in Tennessee w...

 
 By Jason Fite    Sports    December 16, 2021

Panthers versus East Hickman

The Lewis County High School Lady Panthers and Panthers returned to the hardwood on Monday, December 13th, traveling to Lyles for rematches with the East Hickman Lady Eagles and Eagles. The Lady Panthers and Lady Eagles played for the second time, a...

 
 By Jason Fite    Sports    December 16, 2021

Third grade basketball

The Lewis County Panthers 3rd grade boys Tennessee Valley Basketball Association team was back in action on Saturday, December 11th at David Crockett Elementary School in Lawrenceburg. The Panthers faced teams from Lauderdale County, Alabama, and...

 

Teachers of the Week

Cynthia Collison was recently nominated for Teacher of the Week by Kira Kilpatrick. Kira said she nominated Mrs. Collison because, "She is the best at making sure her students know their ELA." Mrs....

 

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