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 By Glenda Atkinson    News    August 6, 2020 

County General Election Day 2020

Lewis County residents who have not voted in the early election or absentee will head to the polls today, Thursday, August 6, 2020 to cast their vote in the State and Federal Primary and County General election. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. until...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Holt wins $100 in Cool It With Cash

Faye Holt, left, accepted $100 last week as week three winner in Cool It With Cash from Managing Editor Becky Jane Newbold. Winner of week four is Michael Dunn with the correct answer, "Patrons enjoy...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    August 6, 2020 

Local Save A Lot Grocery To Close

"I never expected this," said Autumn Runions. "We have customers that only shop here... We have appreciated their support throughout the years." Last Thursday, July 30, Save-A-Lot's Store Manager...

 
 By Staff    News    August 6, 2020 

Sheriff makes citizen appeal for help in search for missing man

Using the Code Red system of Lewis County’s Emergency Management Agency, Lewis County Sheriff Dwayne Kilpatrick issued a call Monday to citizens to assistance. Officials with the department are requesting that anyone who may have seen an abandoned...

 
 By Staff    News    August 6, 2020 

Second Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday

During the 2020 legislative session, the Tennessee General Assembly added an additional sale tax holiday for 2020 only. In an effort to help boost the economy, the second sales tax holiday weekend focuses on restaurant sales. It begins at 12:01 a.m....

 
 By Becky Jane Newbold    News    August 6, 2020 

City planners review hydrology study of Edgefield subdivision

Hohenwald’s Planning Commission convened Monday, where Darrell James, of James & Associates shared information the engineering firm prepared in the Risner Development Project Review. During the...

 
 By Katelin Carroll    News    August 6, 2020 

Honor a Purple Heart Veteran this Friday

"For those who fought for it, freedom has a meaning that the protected will never know," quoted Purple Heart Veteran, Jack Cothran, after thanking those who came out to the courthouse, officially...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Grand Jury finds 128 true bills

Lewis County Grand Jury met Monday, August 3, 2020 with the Honorable Michael E. Spitzer, Judge of the Twenty-First Circuit Court at Hohenwald, presiding. Following a one day session, the jury examined 15 witnesses and found all 128 bills presented...

 
 By Becky Jane Newbold    News    August 6, 2020 

County business conducted for July

Members of Lewis County’s governing body assembled Monday, July 27, conducting business and receiving quarterly reports from department heads. Public Input During a time of Public Input, Edwin...

 
 By Staff    News    August 6, 2020 

Lindsey signs with Martin Methodist

Ethan Lindsey, a 2020 graduate of Lewis County High School, signed to play baseball with Martin Methodist Red Hawks on Friday, July 31. Lindsey received a scholarship to play in the 2020-21 season....

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Bass receives Melvin Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Lewis County resident Hayden Bass is one of three recipients of the Melvin Taylor Memorial Scholarship for the University of Tennessee at Martin Parsons. The scholarship was also awarded to Cloie Joyner from Lexington and Katelyn Ivey from Parsons....

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

A Huge Win for Tennessee's Wildlife, Public Lands, Economy

Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, is celebrating an overwhelming bipartisan vote for the state’s—and the nation’s—wildlife and great...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Miss Jacks, Mr. Simmons exchange June Vows

Gatlyn Simmons and Darcy Jacks exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in downtown Chattanooga. Clear blue skies set the scene for a beautiful outdoor setting. The bride and groom chose the...

 
 By Staff    News    August 6, 2020 

Isla Schwendimann

Isla Whit Schwendimann was welcomed into the world on June 18, 2020, by her parents, Hans and Brittany Schwendimann, and her big sister, Ava. She was born at Maury Regional Hospital, weighing seven...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Funds set in memory of Becky Carroll

A fund in memory of the late Becky Carroll, who was director of the Lewis County Senior Citizens Center at the time of her death, is set up at Peoples Bank. Carroll’s last passion was to raise funds to purchase a new central heating and air unit...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    August 6, 2020 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 04, 1960 Second Lieutenant Henry Harris, Lewis County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, attended a two-day meeting at Seward Air Force Base near Nashville. While the meeting was in progress, a surprise visit was made to the group by Brigadi...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Sen. Hensley praised for perfect voting record to protect and promote small businesses

State Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) has received a 100 percent voting record from the National Federation of Small Business (NFIB) for his efforts to promote and protect small businesses. NFIB scored members of the 111th General Assembly on impo...

 
 By Becky Jane Newbold    News    August 6, 2020 

Editorial: Filter out hatred and welcome civility

We are living in unique times. Times that allow us immediate responses via Social Media on a plethora of subjects. Most realize responses are based on our own filters. And that is natural. But it...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, My name is Sam Morgan and I have written to other Tennessee newspapers about the role of civic leaders in setting the example for the augmentation of the guidelines concerning the Covid pandemic. On several occasions, I have been...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Women In Art Exhibit Opens in Columbia Gallery

The City of Columbia will host a new art exhibit called Women in Art along with a pop-up display called Rightfully Hers commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Both exhibits will be on display through September...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    August 6, 2020 

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

111th General Assembly - 2020Session: Health related Legislation The 2020-2021 budget increased funding for health care, with highlights including:• An additional $9.2 million in non-recurring...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

MLEC Office Lobbies Temporarily Closing

With the number of positive COVID-19 cases increasing in the Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative service area, the cooperative has made the decision to close office lobbies August 4-18. “We will continue to be available 24/7 to respond to power o...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Tennessee State Parks announce discounts for state residents

Tennessee State Parks are providing a 10-percent discount for Tennessee residents to enjoy overnight accommodations through a new Tennessee Resident Discount Program, applying to most campsites, cabins and lodge rooms across the state. “Our parks...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Hospital's Future 'Extremely Bright,' says Administrator

When she arrived at Perry Community Hospital in December of 2019, new Administrator and Chief Operating Officer Liane Parker found a facility that she describes as “dark, sad, gloomy, and heavy.” Now, a half year later—and after working to revi...

 
 By Staff    News    July 30, 2020

Hensley wins Cool $100 CASH

JoAnn Hensley, left, accepted a check for $100 as week two winner in Cool It With Cash last week from Managing Editor Becky Jane Newbold. Week three winner is the lucky Faye Holt (lucky as she was a...

 

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