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  • Grand Opening Held for New Pavilion at the Buffalo River Blueway

    Jun 13, 2024

    Lewis County Government recently hosted a Grand Opening at the new Pavilion located at the Buffalo River Blueway Public Access Point at the Mouth of Grinder's Creek. This project was paid for with a Tourism Enhancement Grant that the county was awarded earlier this year by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The Pavilion represents a significant milestone for the community, and offers a versatile space that will provide endless opportunities for recreational and social gatherings....

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Jun 13, 2024

    The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2024, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. This is some of the legislation that was passed during this session. Improving access to charter school facilities - Legislation passed to ensure public charter school students have access to the same quality facilities as other public school students. The new law requires school districts to regularly provide a list...

  • Library Story Time

    Jun 13, 2024

    The first story time event for Summer 2024 at Lewis County Public Library and Archives featured a puppet show presented by the Pilot Club of Hohenwald on June 4th. The animal puppets engaged in educational activities highlighting brain safety, eliciting laughter from the preschool attendees and their families in attendance. Following the story time, the puppets made a special appearance to interact with the children. We express our gratitude to the Pilot Club of Hohenwald for bringing their...

  • RC-MoonPie Festival June 15

    Jun 13, 2024

    You know it! You love it! You wait all year for it! And on Saturday, June 15th, Bell Buckle will be all shook up with excitement when the Best Festival anywhere in the world, the Bell Buckle RC-MoonPie Festival along with the RC-MoonPie 10 Mile and 5K race delights the masses! Viva Bell Buckle! Now all of you with suspicious minds are wondering what in the world Bell Buckle could be up to this year as each year there is a new RC and MoonPie King and Queen crowned. And maybe even a new flavor for the World’s Largest MoonPie that is served to a...

  • KENNY DURHAM HITS THE "BIG" 70

    Jun 13, 2024

    If there is one guy who needs to be thanked for all his generosity over the years it’s our very own Kenny Durham, If someone has a fund raiser in the county or in the town for whatever reason, but usually to raise much needed money to pay hospital bills, medical expenses for someone and they are having a fund raiser, who do they call to help, well it’s usually Hohenwald singer and entertainer Kenny Durham who for close to fifty years has usually said “yes” to sing and be part of the entertainment for these fund raising events. This Friday...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Jun 13, 2024

    June 10, 1954 The Herald reported “Strange Doings with Tomatoes—Potatoes Here.” Wilburn Carroll brought by the newspaper office a tomato vine that was growing from the top of an Irish potato. The odd vine was grown on the farm of Gillie Davis on Buffalo Road. The newspaper dubbed the food item a “Pomato” adding, “if you don’t believe us, come by the Herald as we have the ‘Pomato’ to back us up.” Kenneth Graves, David Griner, Gerald White, and Bobby Wiggins attended Boys State. The annual T...

  • Couch sisters qualify for national rodeo finals

    Jun 13, 2024

    Cydney and Carley Couch are hometown Hohenwald rodeo cowgirls who love riding horses and competing in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association. The NLBRA is one of the oldest youth-based rodeo organizations. It was founded in 1952, and sanctions rodeos in over thirty-three states. Cydney and Carley, both, compete in the breakaway roping event. This features a calf and one mounted rider. Once the calf is released from the chute, the horse runs out of the box while the roper attempts to...

  • Animalogy at Library

    Jun 13, 2024

    Attendees at the Lewis County Public Library and Archive's "Adventure Begins at your Library: Exploring Lewis County" summer reading event on June 7th had the opportunity to learn about various animals with Shauna from Animalogy. The presentation covered arachnids, including a tarantula and a scorpion, as well as a legless lizard that surprised the audience with its snake-like appearance and interactive nature. Interesting facts were shared, such as the ability of some animals to regrow their...

  • Garden Buzz: The Celebration of Pollinators

    Jun 13, 2024

    The University of Tennessee Gardens, Jackson, will once again host Garden Buzz: The Celebration of Pollinators in honor of national Pollinator Week. This free and family-friendly event will be hosted on June 18 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, located at 605 Airways Boulevard in Jackson, Tennessee. Participants will be able to enjoy a variety of seasonal activities including a garden tour beginning at 12:30 p.m., arts and crafts for kids, honey tastings and booths featuring local r...

  • Lewis County 4-H students

    Jun 13, 2024

    Lewis County 4-H students are spending the week at 4-H Camp at Camp Ridley in Columbia....

  • Atkins receives video nomination

    Jun 13, 2024

    Brenton Atkins and John Dylan Atkins have received a nomination for Music Video of The Year - Group/Duo for the song "Time" from the The Josie Music Awards that will be held at The Grand Ole Opry on October 27th. The JMA's are the biggest award show for independent music there is, and this year they received over 75,000 submissions with only 3% receiving a nomination. Brenton stated, "I wrote the song "Time" 6 months after Drew Hinson passed away. It took me nearly 5 years to be able to start...

  • Jo Knows-"Hey Jo, What is going on with roads on Highway 412?"

    Josette Riley|Jun 13, 2024

    Highway 412 is currently undergoing maintenance deemed necessary by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The construction will run from the triangle on West Main Street in front of Dr. Hensley’s office down East Main to Kilpatrick Drive, where crews are milling the top layer of the road surface. This process is part of routine maintenance to address wear and tear, ensuring a smoother and safer driving experience. You may have noticed the pot holes, “uneven lanes” and “grooved pavement” signs placed by TDOT. The work is expected...

  • Hope Lives in Hohenwald-Loving God, Loving People

    Jun 13, 2024

    "I was born and raised in Lewis County. This is a wonderful town to grow up in. Unfortunately, my character did not always reflect my surroundings or the way I was raised. I spent years lost in addiction. But God. I am so grateful for a loving and supportive family. Going to Hope Center was life changing. The program gave me all the tools, teaching and love needed to build a relationship with God. I'm so grateful for all the effort they put into recovery. The restoration of not only family, frie...

  • Veterans Thrive in Lewis County

    Jun 13, 2024

    Local Businnessman Presented with Patriot Award...

  • It's Back! Summer Concert Returns For 6th Year!

    Jun 6, 2024

    The 6th Annual "Rock The Lot" will back and better than ever on Saturday, June 29th. Enjoy free family activities like face painting, inflatable fun, and more; delicious food trucks; live music by The 77 Experience; and an epic fireworks grand finale! The 77 Experience is a talented band that will take you back to the 1970s with their mix of rock and other genres. This family-friendly concert will pay tribute to the music of the era and provide a memorable experience for all ages. Rock The Lot...

  • Commission Addresses Airfield, Healthcare, and Economic Development

    Jun 6, 2024

    The Lewis County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 20th, 2024. The Pledge was led by Commissioner Bradley Loveless, and prayer was led by Don Kramer. All Commissioners were present. There was no public input, and all Commissioners voted to accept the report of the Committee of the Whole. The first item on the agenda was approved by all as well. At the request of the land owner, the Commission voted to close the last 1/10th of a mile of Blackwell Cemetery Road and take it off the Lewis County Maintained Road List....

  • Purple Hearts & Turkey Hunting

    Jun 6, 2024

    DoubleCreek hosted their 9th annual turkey hunt for Purple Heart recipients right here in Lewis County. This event is coordinated through Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIAF.org) and hosted by Dennis Reynolds and Shelley Cohen. With incredible support from this and surrounding communities, these 5 heroes had an opportunity to connect with a commonality of being wounded while serving. Purple Heart recipients represented the Army and Marines were from Pennsylvania, Alabama, North Carolina, Nevada, and Missouri. They served during...

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Jun 6, 2024

    The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2024, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. This is some of the legislation that was passed during this session. Protecting Children and Family Values Protecting Children from Social Media Act - A new law restores parental authority online by requiring social media companies to verify the ages of account holders and obtain parental consent for minors to create...

  • Meriwether Lewis lineworkers assisted Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation

    Jun 6, 2024

    Meriwether Lewis lineworkers assisted Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation on May 27, after their service area experienced storm damage. Those who responded to the area are pictured from left to right: Lewis County Journey Lineworker Chris (Chopper) Carroll, Houston County Lead Lineworker Nick Bush, Perry County Journey Lineworker Will Dunnebacke, Hickman County Journey Lineworker Spencer Totty and Perry County Apprentice Lineworker Forrest White. Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit, and...

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Jun 6, 2024

    June 3, 1954 The Herald reported, “With this issue of the Herald, we bring you something different in the medium of silver tinting… for the first time in the history of the Herald, advertising is presented in color.” The City of Hohenwald announced a 25 cent reduction in city taxes effective July 1, 1954. This reduction lowered the tax rate to $1.25. Curtis Devore graduated from the I Corps Non-Commissioned Officer Academy in Korea. Everette Dyer was named recipient of the Danforth Found...

  • Jo Knows!

    Jun 6, 2024

    Hey Jo! We heard the “Book-It” program is back at Pizza Hut! Is that true? Yes, BOOK IT! is a reading incentive program created by Pizza Hut in 1984. They empower teachers and parents to motivate their students to read by providing digital Reading Award Certificates, good for a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. This program is free to schools and parents homeschooling their own children. Who is eligible to participate? Teachers at accredited public, private, and charter schools who teach English Language Arts curriculum for...

  • Girl Scouts awards ceremony

    Jun 6, 2024

    This week Lewis County Girl Scouts held their Awards Ceremony to bestow their awards and badges for their endeavors of the past year. Trophies and prizes earned for the Fall Product Sales and Cookie Sales were handed out to each Scout to a round of applause. The smiles and happy dances were a sight to warm hearts! After their recognition and praise, the girls and parents enjoyed a potluck dinner that was enjoyed by all. We hope that this summer will see an increase in our enrollment, so that...

  • McInnes receives "Certificate of Appreciation"

    Jun 6, 2024

    Lewis County High School band students and others met at the local Humane Society Shelter and presented LCHS Band Director Adam McInnes with a "Certificate of Appreciation" as well as $200 they collected to be donated to High Forest Humane Society to honor his love of animals....

  • Bass Tournament

    Jun 6, 2024

    May 18, 2024 at Pin Oak Lake at Natchez Trace State Park Lewis County Anglers: Fish lbs. Keith Smith, Mason Jackson- 11.1 lbs. Andrew Pirtle, Dennis Johnson-5.58 lbs. Jeff and Zack Adkins-5.34 lbs. Matt Carroll, Kevin Richardson-5.28 lbs. Hammer Clark, Mutt Leigh-0.92 lbs....

  • Free School Lunch for 2024 School Year

    Jun 6, 2024

    The Lewis County School Board is excited to share great news. Starting in August, breakfast and lunch will be free for all students. This applies to the 2024-2025 school year and will be reviewed each year....

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