Articles from the December 31, 2020 edition

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COVID-19 Vaccines in Lewis County

*Phases were revised after our print version was released. This story has the updated information* The first round of COVID-19 vaccinations have now been administered. As of December 25, about 125...

 

Bobby W. Sharp named Coach of the Year by TSSAA All Region 5-2A Picks

Coaches from Region 5-2A recently announced the post-season all-region team and superlative awards. Lewis County High School Head Coach Bobby Sharp was selected Coach of the Year, and his assistants...

 

COVID-19 cases continue to rise

COVID-19 cases in Lewis County rose 61 cases within seven days. On Monday, December 21, statistics showed 1,071 cases. Monday, December 28 the total positive cases were 1,132 with 106 active, 19 deaths and 30 hospitalized. Over the last seven days,...

 

Lewis County loses 911 communication after explosion

A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communication outages that took down police emergency 911 operations, AT&T and T-Mobile cell phones, internet services,...

 

Local Author's First Book Release

"Clean Pocket Change: A Post '90s Drama" Matthew Rhone, aka Jonathan Rone, a Lewis County native and 1998 graduate of Lewis County High School, recently published a novel. Released last month, the comedy, "Clean Pocket Change: A Post-'90s Drama,"...

 

Water department hard at work making repairs

City workers busted up pavement on Monday, December 28 to repair a broken water pipe on West Main Street, in front of 412 Building Supply. Employee Kenneth Hicks said the breakage was likely caused...

 

Beulah Hinson

Beulah M. Hinson peacefully passed from this earthly world to be reunited with her husband on December 20, 2020 at AHC Lewis County. She was 87. Beulah was born in Perry County on October 23, 1933 to...

 

Edwin Pratt

Edwin ‘Ted’ Pratt Jr., age 74, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home. He was born April 23, 1946. Mr. Pratt leaves behind his wife, Ilse Pratt. No service has been scheduled. His remains were transported to the Cane Creek Mennonite...

 

Ransom Turner

Ransom Layne Turner, precious baby boy of Salem Nichole Hickman and the late Cody Jose McKenzie Blake Turner, was born November 26, 2020 and peacefully passed in the arms of his family on December...

 

Peter Hennessy

On the afternoon of December 15, 2020, Peter Hennessy passed away at the age of 79 at Waynesboro Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on June 30, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Paul...

 

Linda Rossman

Linda Lois (Knox) Rossman passed away unexpectantly at her Hampshire home on December 25, 2020 at the age of 69. She was born on July 5, 1951 in Waterloo, New York to the late Lois and Diana (Brooks) Knox. Mrs. Linda was a member of Church of Jesus...

 

Johanna O'Guin

Johanna Hendrikie O'Guin was born on October 28, 1965, in Deming, New Mexico, and passed away on December 21, 2020, in Centerville. She was 55 years old. She is the daughter of Johannes and Jacoba Waagleer. She is survived by her husband, Douglas...

 

Ann Anderson

On the evening of December 27, 2020, just 34 days after the passing of her husband, Mrs. Willie Ann Anderson was reunited with her true love, Tootsie, while surrounded by family. She was 87 years...

 

Christmas Parade Winners!

The Looney Tunes Christmas Parade got rained out on the original event date, Thursday, December 3. Since "Bo" Duke wouldn't be able to come back on the new date, he proceeded to have a "One-Man...

 

Annual Rifle Deer Hunt for Purple Heart Soldiers another success

By Shelly Cowen and Dennis Reynolds,Coordinators of the event With the help and support of a great community, DoubleCreek was able to hold the 7th annual Rifle Deer Hunt for Purple Heart Soldiers....

 

Free Online Hunter Education Course Now Offered

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering a free online option to complete Tennessee Hunter Education. The National Rifle Association (NRA) course can be completed online with no in-person portion required. The NRA online course found on...

 

South College offers Associate in Teaching

South College is expanding its Associate of Science in Teaching (AST) program to students across the state of Tennessee through its online platform. Enrollment is open for qualified students to join the first class, which begins January 13, 2021,...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Spiced Acorn Squash

Now that Christmas meal prep is behind us, I'm sharing a simple, quick side dish for all you busy cooks. This dish is rustic and delicious with no fuss. It also plates beautifully, and highlights one...

 

Tis the season for The Elephant Sanctuary's annual Christmas Tree Drive

At The Elephant Sanctuary, caregivers are sure not to leave the elephants out of holiday festivities! Asian elephant Billie received presents filled with hay, holiday spices, and bamboo, one of her...

 

WGU Launches Annual Tenn-K Scholarship Campaign

WGU Tennessee, the state-endorsed nonprofit online university, is awarding $10,000 scholarships to up to 10 Tennesseans looking to pursue a degree as part of its annual Tenn-K Scholarship. “WGU Tennessee’s mission has always been to expand access...

 

Making your holidays less lonely

by Ken Stewart According to a January 2020 Loneliness Index survey from the Cigna health company, 61 percent of adults in the United States report they are lonely. That’s a seven percent increase from 2018—not to mention a pre-coronavirus...

 

Person of the Week: Brandy Bennett

Name: Brandy Bennett Age: 42 How long have you lived in Hohenwald? Born here but 30+ years lived away for awhile What did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher or Lawyer to either work with...

 

SCHRA Head Start/Early Head Start meeting

The South Central Human Resource Agency Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council meeting will meet at 10:30 a.m. on January 21, 2021, virtually through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend, contact [email protected] to obtain an invitation...

 

Santa Letter

Dear Santa, My Big Grannie needs an Elf. Please bring her one ASAP! And it would be amazing if you can bring me any Harry Potter Pandora charm for my Pandora bracelet. I’ve been very good this year. Also, my sister, Eva, likes Harry Potter, too....

 

Miss Carroll, Mr. Clayton forthcoming marriage announced

Presley Clayton and Kegan Carroll wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their parents, Chad Clayton and Constance Carroll. The wedding is slated to take place at four o'clock in...

 

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