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Play Warm Up Your Winter for $100!

Starting today, play Warm Up Your Winter and enter for a chance to win $100 toward your electric bill! See contest details, page B-4. Be sure to shop with our sponsors and let them know how much you...

 

Vehicle goes up in flames

A call came in at 1:32 pm on Saturday afternoon saying that a vehicle had caught fire. Lewis County Sheriff's Department and Lewis County Fire Department responded to the call. A witness on the scene...

 

Annette Peery selected for Volunteer Star Award

The thirteenth annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards honored volunteers from 47 counties on February 7, 2021 in a virtual ceremony. The awards celebrated the efforts of 80 volunteers statewide who have strived to improve their communities...

 

Lewis Health Center offers COVID-19 vaccination by appointment

COVID-19 vaccination is currently available on a limited basis by appointment at Lewis Health Center (LHC) in Hohenwald for those who qualify under the phases outlined by the Tennessee Department of Health. Vaccination is provided at no charge. LHC...

 

Grand Jury returns 16 true bills

Lewis County Grand Jury of the Circuit Court met Monday, February 1, 2021 with the Honorable Michael E. Spitzer, Judge of the Twenty-First Circuit Court at Hohenwald presiding. Following one day of examining 11 witnesses, 16 true bills and 0 no true...

 

Girl Scout Cookie Sales

There will be Girl Scout cookie booths in the area for the next two or three weeks on Friday evening and Saturday, mainly at Shoe Sensation and WalMart. If anyone needs cookies, please call Dorothy Warf 931-796-3880 for locations and...

 

FEMA helps with COVID Vaccine

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $68.5 million to the State of Tennessee for costs for the COVID-19 vaccine mission. The award provides expedited federal funding to reimburse 100% of costs related to the State’s vaccination...

 

December Revenues

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration announced that state revenue collections for December were $156.4 million higher than the budgeted estimate. “Total tax revenues for December exhibited remarkable growth compared to last year and w...

 

Horse Plus Humane's Virtual Adoption Day and Toy Drive

Horse Plus Humane Society partnered with Dr. Scott and Lisa Cannon to host their adoption day and toy drive back in December. Although they were sure they were going to continue the tradition, they...

 

DOE receives $5.5 million Grant to serve students with disabilities

The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a five-year, $5.5 million State Personnel Development Grant to strengthen instructional practices for serving students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The State Personnel...

 

County Committee meetings continued..

During last Monday's County Committee meeting, the Budget Committee was presented with two big ideas from Industrial Development Board member Rob Inman and a company spokesman for energy-saving light...

 

TDOE & T-Mobile to provide Districts Access to Student Connectivity Devices

The Tennessee Department of Education announced a new five-year partnership, T-Mobile Tech for Tennessee Students, to provide school districts across the state with access to over 200,000 student connectivity devices, or mobile Wi-Fi hotspot device,...

 

'Taylor' Juniper: A Standout Tall and Narrow Conifer

Submitted by Andy Pulte, distinguished lecturer and director, Department of Plant Sciences There are several regions of the world where you can see the very narrow variation of Italian Cypress...

 

Delicious Girl Scout cookies

Troop 3033 held a Cookie Booth sale on February 6th from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Pictured are Kaitlyn Tripp of Troop 2115 and Maria Tripp of Troop 3033. The Girl Scouts had a successful sale and expressed...

 

Elks Lodge makes donation to the library

The Lewis County Elks Lodge gave a $4,500 donation to the Lewis County Public Library during the library's board meeting last Thursday. The proceeds were a part of a COVID-19 relief grant that the...

 
 By Dorothy Warf    News    February 11, 2021

Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

The weather has taken us back to winter with temperatures even during the day not above the mid thirties. Although the early spring flowers are blooming or at least budding, there was a little snow in areas where the cold or wind dried the leaves on...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

February 08, 1951 The Lewis County Herald reported a number of news items related to the cleanup and repair work caused by the snow and ice storm of 1951. Repair work started on the phone system: “The telephone system was probably more nearly...

 

Tennessee ranked # 1 for Workforce Development in South Central Region

Top ranking is testament to innovative post-secondary education initiatives Tennessee’s innovative workforce partnerships and game-changing education reform for skills which are in high demand has...

 

Single vehicle accident claims life

A single vehicle accident was dispatched around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, January 31 bringing emergency responders from both Lewis and Maury Counties. A Ford F-350 pick-up was found just off Highway 412 East...

 

Business owners taken off commercial solid waste list

Several people gathered before the Lewis County Commission’s Solid Waste Committee meeting began Monday night to contest their Solid Waste Fees. All committee members were present except for Commissioner Doug Jobbitt. Jason Drum, owner of Drum’s...

 

Postcards to be sent for Vehicle Registration Renewals

Starting in January 2021, the Department of Revenue will send postcards to motor vehicle registrants to remind them of upcoming renewal dates. The postcards will replace traditional letters and will reduce state mailing expenses by an estimated...

 

Lewis County begins COVID-19 Vaccination of Adults Age 70 and Older

Tennessee began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to Tennesseans aged 70 and older this week as the state has begun receiving increased allocations of COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccination in Tennessee is being conducted using a phased approach based on...

 

Your chance to win $100 off your electric bill starts next week!

Our annual Warm up Your Winter contest starts next week! All you have to do is buy a newspaper for 50 cents, fill out a form on one the pages and turn in the ballot to Lewis County Herald's Office...

 
 By Mike Webb    News    February 4, 2021

A Note from the Trustee's Office

This last year has certainly been a trying one for all of us, and I hope all of you are healthy and well. Property taxes are due by February 28 each year without penalty. This year with the 28th...

 

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Sabrina Dodd, Vice President of Conquering CHD Tennessee, sent an email to Mayor Jonah Keltner, asking him to recognize the week of February 7-14th as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. "By...

 

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