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Articles from the December 17, 2020 edition

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Active Covid-19 cases on the rise

Active Covid-19 cases for Lewis County are back on the rise. As of Monday, December 14, Lewis County had 132 active cases. Nine hundred and fifty-three had tested positive, 29 hospitalized, with 17 deaths and 822 inactive or recovered. A safe and...

 

Red Cross urges donations during "Giving" season

The need for blood doesn’t stop for holidays. Donations of all blood types are needed to ensure hospital shelves remain stocked to meet patient blood needs. Make your appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross by downloading...

 

Santa Claus came to town!

Santa and his entourage made their way through town in the beds of their red and blue pickup truck sleighs, spreading lots of smiles and holiday spirit on Saturday. The 'Santa Claus Comes to You'...

 

COVID-19 Testing changes beginning December 21

Lewis County Health Department will no longer offer COVID-19 drive-through testing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, beginning December 21. A self-testing alternative will be provided. In order to use the Everlywell Covid-19 Home Collection Kit you...

 

Malone retires after 35 years

Bud Malone, left, retired from Lewis County Farm Bureau after 35 years of service. Malone began his career with Farm Bureau in 1985. A retirement party was held December 1, 2020, in his honor, and...

 

Routine traffic stops find drugs

Two traffic checks on different dates ended with drug findings. On November 19 at approximately 7:48 p.m., Hohenwald Police Officer Clay Colley observed a vehicle traveling west on East Second Avenue in violation of the display of a tag to the rear...

 

Jonesy's Toy Ride Benefits Local Churches and Charities

Jonesy's Toy Ride, held a week or so ago in Hohenwald, managed to raise a further $14,000, along with around 1,300 toys, all of which will be distributed within the Lewis County community. "Even the...

 

"Fudd" Talley

Elmer "Fudd" Junior Talley went into the arms of our Lord and Savior on December 12, 2020 at his Hohenwald home surrounded by family. Mr. Talley was born in Pleasantville on December 19, 1940 to the...

 

Bill Roper

Nov. 1 1950 - Dec. 10 2020 Billy Ford Roper Jr., age 70, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at his home in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was born November 1, 1950 in Tupelo, to Billy and Arvie Rope...

 

Robbie Smith

April 23, 1935 ~ Dec. 4, 2020 (age 85) Robbie L. Smith passed away on December 4, 2020 at AHC Lewis County. She was born on April 23, 1935 to the late Pauline Allen. Robbie was a member of Hohenwald...

 

"Tiny" Hinson

Era "Tiny" Hinson, of Hohenwald, passed from this life on to her eternal home on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at the age of 93. She was born on April 10, 1927 in Hohenwald, to James and Pearl (McCann)...

 

'Cops and Kids' have a great night at Walmart

Organizer Adam Barnes will be the first to tell you that there nearly wasn't a Cops and Kids shopping spree this year. "We just didn't have the money, and because of Covid 19, it was nearly impossible...

 

Lewis County ranked first in state for Internet Sales Tax Revenue

Lewis County’s Internet Sales Tax revenue increased by nearly 200 percent in October, compared to October of last year. Mayor Jonah Keltner happily announced at Monday’s County Commission meeting that Lewis Count was number one in the state for...

 

LCMS sweeps Parsons-Riverside;Split with Leoma

By Jason Fite, Contributing Sports Writer Pete Noblin, Photos The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers and Panthers hosted the Parsons-Riverside Lady Panthers and Panthers on Tuesday, December 8...

 

Did you know?

McDonald’s once made bubblegum-flavored broccoli! The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of...

 

Linden's Blooming Arts Festival Calls For Artists And Makers

The charming town of Linden, Tenn. is pleased to invite artists and makers to the 13th annual Blooming Arts Festival, March 26-27, 2021. The Blooming Arts Festival is Linden’s annual signature event and one of the region’s leading outdoor...

 

Jingle Jeeps

As the last night of Christmas in Hohenwald approached, more than 50 jeeps and utv's gathered at the gazebo for the 2020 Jingle Jeeps ride. Participants competed for Best Dressed awards and then...

 

Person of the Week: Josie Skye Halbrooks

Name: Josie Skye Halbrooks Age: 20 How long have you lived in Hohenwald? 6 years What did you want to be when you grew up? Artist and singer Is that what you became? If not, what are you? Yes, I sing...

 
 By Dorothy Warf    News    December 17, 2020

Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

The Christmas parade was held on Tuesday night since it rained last Thursday. It was nice with lots of participants and spectators there. Lewis County Girl Scouts had three entries and enjoyed riding in the trucks. It was longer than usual or at...

 

Mr. Joy, Miss Floyd become one in December wedding

"Daniel and I met at college," said Ashley of her groom. "Once I got to know him, I knew he would be the man I would marry. He is so sentimental and made the proposal as special as he could during...

 

Hello World: Edsily Pearl Lavett

Jon and Nicole Lavett are proud to welcome their daughter, Edsily Pearl Lavett. She came into the world November 23, 2020, at 7 lbs, 2 oz and 18 1/2 inches long. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, family...

 

Christmas Cactus

Submitted by Mary Lewnes Albrecht, professor emerita, Department of Plant Sciences The popular Christmas cactus is native to South American tropical rain forests and is quite different from desert...

 

Rambling...

Birthdays 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 Jana Spears, December 17 Amanda Smith, December 18 Sandra Staggs, December 18...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 15, 1960 The annual Christmas parade was held here last Thursday. The Lewis County Herald reported that it “was one of the best parades ever held here.” Thousands of residents lined the streets to view 46 participants in the parade....

 

JJob Listings

The American Job Center offers several resources to assist individuals with achieving their employment goals. A computer resource area is available to individuals interested in doing job searches, online job applications and weekly certifications for...

 

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