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  • Hohenwald Police Department's Blue Christmas for the Senior Citizens

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 building. Not so, as Hohenwald Police Chief Kip Kelsey explained, as a dozen or more of his officers served Christmas dinners to around a hundred Senior Citizens inside. Hohenwald Police Department's Blue Christmas was "incredible!" said Senior Citizens director Bill Webb, "as well as the hundred or so...

  • County established Audit Committee and amended Solid Waste Appeals Process

    Katelin Carroll|Dec 16, 2021

    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 were present except for Ronnie Brewer. Amending Solid Waste Appeals Process A request to amend the Solid Waste Appeals Process came before the Commission which stated, “The current appeals process regarding Solid Waste Fees is to appear before the Solid Waste Committee, and whatever they decide is f...

  • David Thomas hired as County's new Chief Operating Officer

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 Medical Center from 2004 to 2020 where he was responsible for "all daily operations of the department including staffing, operating budget, capital budget, coding, billing and electronic medical records documentation." As Chief Operating Officer for the County, Thomas's responsibilities are listed as,...

  • Johnny Clayton resigned

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 Housing Authority as its Executive Director. Terry Bunch currently holds this position and plans to retire on March 31, 2022, after working at the Housing Authority for 15 years. Clayton will start on the first of January at which point Bunch will step down to Executive Advisor in order to train Clayt...

  • Elks Lodge collecting donations for tornado victims

    Dec 16, 2021

    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, canned and dried foods, as well as hygiene articles. Donations need to be delivered to the Lewis County Elks Lodge, 749 West Main, by Thursday evening, 5:00-8:00 p.m., as they will be delivering items on Friday....

  • Cleo Mable Harris

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 home of 72 years in Wayne County. Since 2017 she was a resident of the Perry County Nursing Home. She drove herself to her beauty shop appointments and the senior citizen center until her 98th birthday. All the neighbors knew to move over and give her space when they saw her coming. Cleo was born May...

  • Tammy Lee (Woodrich) Molina

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 February 8, 1963. Ms. Molina leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Fidel Molina Jr., Deanna Molina, Lidia Molina, Justina Molina Bennett, and Jeremy Molina; her brothers, Daniel Woodrich and Thomas Woodrich; and three grandchildren. She also leaves behind her special friend and partner, Bob...

  • Lisa Owen

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 (Griffin) Orman. Mrs. Lisa was a very well-known and loved person who loved to talk and make friends. She has spent the last 35 years, since she was 18 years old, with her husband Tommy Owen. Originally from Centerville, she moved to Hohenwald, worked at Levi's till its closing, and went to work as a...

  • Elks Lodge donation

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 Bowen, Barry Churchwell, Cynthia Collison, Kellie McGee, and Michelle Reasons....

  • Common Fig: Ficus carica

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 growing conditions. While many common figs are indeed best grown in Zones 8 to 10, several cultivars now possess cold hardiness and can be successfully grown in Zones 7, 6 and even 5 when properly sited and managed. The term 'hardy' refers not only to the limbs' increased ability to sustain winter condi...

  • MLEC is Committed to Community (Development) in Lewis County

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 and Community Development to help with the efforts in promoting and building a strong county. MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 34,500 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are your source for power and broadband and help...

  • Anglers of the Year

    Dec 16, 2021

    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, Matt Carroll and Miles Staggs are clearly the class of this field winning five of the seven events this year. They finished first with a total weight of 60.9 pounds. Through the seven events there were a total of 516 anglers, 279 boats, and 453 fish caught. Staggs also won in 2017 and 2019. Carroll...

  • Celebrating...

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 16 Kerri Rae Melton, December 16 Elaine Holt, December 16 Emily Leasure, December 16 Robert Wagonshutz, December 16 Kay Finerty, December 16 Annie Odom, December 17 Chad Collier, December 17 Mark McDonald, December 17 Connie Hensley, December 17 Toni C. Hinson, December 17 Paul Staggs, December 17...

  • One Day At A Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan, Contributing Writer|Dec 16, 2021

    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 to feed the cats but they were not in a hurry to get out of their warm beds but when they smelled their warm milk, they came running. Do you all think that I may have them a little spoiled? These storms that we have been having recently have been really bad and around us the storms have done a lot...

  • Students of the Week

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 the class from the threat of pest invasion. Presenting the boys with certificates is SRO Captain David Henley....

  • Hello Phoenix

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 and measuring 20 inches long. Grandparents are Hulon and Valaurie Dunn, Ronnie and Mary Tiller, and Gloria Nelson, all of Hohenwald. "Phoenix completes our happy family and joins his two excited big brothers, Ayden and Blaze."...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Dec 16, 2021

    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 receiving numerous complaints about hogs being kept in the city, the Hohenwald Mayor and City Council agreed to enforce City Ordinance 179, passed in 1942, which prohibited the keeping of hogs within city limits. Residents had until January 1, 1952, to dispose of their hogs or face a fine. The L.C.H.S. band...

  • Public Notices

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 ADOPTION Petitioners Dennis Jones and wife Satasha Jones have filed a Petition to allow Petitioner Dennis Jones to adopt minor child T.J.T., born August 7, 2005 to Satasha Nicole Jones, formerly of Hohenwald, Tennessee. The Petition seeks to terminate the parental rights to all persons having parents...

  • Police Report

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 paraphernalia, methamphetamine manufacture, deliver, sell or possess and simple possession/casual exchange on December 4. Ronald E. Bonneau, Kennedy Jamestown, TN, was charged with theft of property on December 7....

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

    Danny Tyree|Dec 16, 2021

    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. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the backlog of ceremonies stretches well into 2024. Competition for venues, accessories and services has generated unprecedented stress. Yes, the wedding industry faces the same supply-chain woes as other businesses. Concerns about merchandise stranded offshore...

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

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Dec 16, 2021

    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 the most important decisions the nation’s high court has made in decades in the Mississippi Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The landmark case could decide whether states can protect the lives of unborn babies before viability. Technically, the court is hearing three abortion cases...

  • Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

    Rep. David Byrd|Dec 16, 2021

    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 who are at least 21 years old or are honorably discharged or active in the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserves to carry a firearm without a permit in a place where they are lawfully present. Those who carry without a permit must have no felony convictions, orders of protection in effect, pend...

  • Panthers versus East Hickman

    Jason Fite, Contributing writer|Dec 16, 2021

    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 week after the Lady Eagles defeated Lewis County 58-18 in Hohenwald. The Lady Eagles jumped on the Lady Panthers from the tip, starting the game on a 24-0 run in the first quarter. East Hickman would then score the first four points of the second quarter before Blayr Clayton made the first Lady Pant...

  • Third grade basketball

    Jason Fite, Contributing writer|Dec 16, 2021

    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 Florence (AL) Central. In the first game the Panthers faced the Lauderdale County (AL). The first half of action was a back-and-forth period where the teams exchanged the lead before Lewis County inched ahead before the break to take a 10-9 lead in at the half. Lewis County’s defense was on display i...

  • Teachers of the Week

    Dec 16, 2021

    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. Kendrick was recently nominated for Teacher of the Week by Molly Keeton. Molly said she nominated Mrs. Kendrick because, "If I need anything she is always there to help. She also does anything to make someone smile." Jason Fite was recently nominated for Teacher of the Week. Students who nominated...

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