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  • Letter to the Editor

    May 16, 2024

    The recent school board meeting raises major red flags for our county. As a county commissioner and someone who has been apart of school board and city council meetings, I have never seen any of these bodies of government post 4-5 signs during a public meeting that essentially read if you speak out or cause a disruption we can charge you with a misdemeanor. At the county level and from my involvement with the city council as well, we are always welcome to public opinion and citizen concerns. I feel as a citizen and elected official it is a...

  • Letter to the Editor

    May 16, 2024

    We’re becoming a nation of soothsayers, crystal ball gazers, and now independant paparazzi wannabees. Each one believes their story is the equalizer for a life well lived. The “white noise” has “verbal soot” saturated in it. When did “protest” become the “Be All” of Action? The “right to petiton” our government means a “formally drawn-up request, addressed to a person or body of persons in authority”, not mobs of people boisterously “camped-out”in our streets. This manner of hollering for “action in the moment” sounds precariously equ...

  • Letter to the Editor

    May 9, 2024

    I really felt saddened by the passing of Sheriff department’s Investigator Bradley Lawson & my sincere condolences for his family & to our Sheriff department’s loss of a true public servant. In 2021, I had a dispute with my neighbor’s contractor about some bricks that my brick layer took upon her husband’s sale to me. I told her,” just call the sheriff to resolve the issue.” She did and investigator Lawson came, asked what is going on and told the woman,” he only is gonna pay for whatever bricks he took; not 500 as you say.” He proceeded to co...

  • Letter to the Editor: Marsha Perkins

    Mar 21, 2024

  • Letter to the Editor: Clyde Webb

    Mar 7, 2024

    This letter was originally published in the Nashville Tennessean in the 1950’s-60’s. As I think of the terrible slaughter of our American people on the highways I am reminded of the words spoken by Solomon, The wisest man who ever lived, “Where there is no vision the people perish.” Surely, if all the people who get behind the wheels of our vast number of automobiles, trucks and buses would stop for one moment and think seriously of the suffering, pain, heartaches and lost lives of individuals-sometimes whole families wiped out-then we would h...

  • Letter to the Editor: Marsha Perkins

    Mar 7, 2024

    We’re reminded; the Founders concluded our Constitution would only work for a religion and moral population. Many choose biblical stories, popular to recite, that others admire and applaud. Famously is the “good samaritan” exploit. It’s easy to claim our moral participation from afar, while invoking guilt upon others. The entire world has become our samaritan call, even though this was based on a local appeal while people were on foot. The “foot washing” gesture presents a humble picture, but in today’s shoes, its a bit of nonsense. Ope...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dec 14, 2023

    I’m glad we’re having robust discussions about our public schools, as demonstrated in several articles in the November 30th issue of the Herald. One item of funding that Sen. Hensley and others have reacted to is the requirement to use federal money to provide free school lunches. It’s always important to make sure our tax dollars are used efficiently and are having the desired impact. Many studies have shown that when students are well-nourished, they perform better academically and are less disruptive at school. Children who do well in school...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Sep 21, 2023

    It’s nice to have a hospital in every rural county in USA, as our own Lewis County, but economics & logistics are huge obstacles. Economics: Lewis County’s patients are mostly on federal healthcare with very low medical reimbursements that do not support standing hospital’s huge costs of 24/7 of operation. It needs at least $1.2m/ yr to pay 4 Internal medicine ( Hospitalist) physicians, in addition to two ER physicians, staff, lab&X- ray machine. The volume of patients in all Lewis County& others does not support such financial expense witho...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jul 13, 2023

    I am very grateful to Lewis County for mowing along the sides of our roads rather than spraying poison to kill the roadside plants. The mowing protects the workers, protects our ground water, protects the wild life, insects and birds. I also want to thank the folks who manage to drive those big machines along the busy highways. I realize it takes a lot of skill. Jan Tache Hohenwald...

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Jul 6, 2023

    I thought Cody Mitchell made some excellent points in his June 22nd letter to the editor about what should unite us. When it comes to gun safety and gun violence, there’s no doubt that we need to see things from other points of view so we’ll understand another person’s concerns. Our feelings might motivate us to action, but the actions we take need to be based on wherever the facts lead us. There are certainly differences between rural and urban experiences, but living in a populated area doesn’t guarantee that emergency services will arrive...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Cody Mitchell Hohenwald|Jun 22, 2023

    We all know living in Nashville and living in Hohenwald are vastly different. Life is simpler in ways in rural Tennessee, but it also comes with different struggles as well. About every family here has hunters and fishermen. These values have been passed down through many generations. To us, a shotgun in a gun rack in a pickup truck is normal. Unfortunately, today there are people who classify that as “dangerous and reckless”. I remember a time when we could leave our doors unlocked, and could leave our keys in our cars overnight. There wasn’t...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jun 1, 2023

    Mr. K. Wesley Carroll, thank you so much for your comments in your letter of May 4th on the recent shooting at The Covenant School. It was a tragic event, and I think your letter illustrated how deeply it affected us all. It also showed how much we need solutions to the problem of armed violence, whether it happens in our homes, our schools, churches, or supermarkets. We all want the same thing, to be safe. I hear so often that there’s just one solution that will take care of this problem, but I suspect it’s going to take many good ideas ena...

  • Letter To The Editor

    May 25, 2023

    I have a friend who got stranded on Topsy Road. Her car caught on fire and burnt up everything, she was a few feet from Lewis County Line. She called our Fire Department, but no one showed up until two hours later, the car was almost out by then. I think our Fire Department should be more responsible. Lives could have been lost that day, even if we go out of our way at least no one will die. What if it had been their families in this situation I’m sure they would’ve felt different about it. Sincerely, Connie Henderson 931-30...

  • Letter to the Editor

    K. Wesley Carroll|May 4, 2023

    Roughly one month ago, a woman who identified as a man entered The Covenant School in Nashville and proceeded to fire 152 rounds in 14 minutes, murdering three innocent nine-year-old children and three staff members of the school in cold blood. Thankfully, MNPD arrived within minutes of being dispatched and dealt every ounce of justice that the shooter deserved, killing her while she fired from a second-story window at the responding officers. While sane people would pause and reflect on the tragedy that just occurred by grieving with these...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Feb 16, 2023

    Our roadsides I just came back to my house on Mt. Joy, from taking a walk to my brother’s and back home. The Lord has given all of us such a beautiful, breezy day, with sunshine and seventy degree weather. The purpose of my walk was to enjoy the day and pick up trash alongside the road. Some of the people who travel through our community throw their trash out their car window and it lies there, very ugly, until someone picks it up. Some of their empty containers which I pick up are evidence that substances which are harmful to good health a...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dec 15, 2022

    Sometimes we all forget what the true meaning of Christmas really is. It’s the birth date of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. It’s also a time of giving thanks to those who have also touched our hearts. Tracie Lomax did just that tonight (December 10, 2022) with a wonderful dinner and dessert she brought to our home with love in her heart. The dinner was prepared by wonderful folks at Lomax Church of Christ. My wife of many years is now on hospice care and unable to go out anymore. I am a 24-7 home-care husband now. Not a problem because in...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 17, 2022

    Link Between Covid-19 and Wireless Radiation (RF) Exposure The National Institute of Health (NIH) published a scientific study in 2021 showing “a substantial overlap between Covid-19 and RF exposure”. This includes wireless RF smart meters, cell phones, wifi, cell towers, 4G, 5G, etc. Exposure to RF wireless radiation weakens “host immunity and increases SARS-CoV virulence”. RF is synonymous WCR, which stands for Wireless Communication Radiation. The study concludes: “RF exposure is a widespread, yet often neglected, environmental stressor that...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 17, 2022

    An Open Response to MLEC about Wireless RF Smart Meters This is a response to an interview/article published in the Lewis County Herald on Oct. 20, 2022, with Keith Carnahan, President and CEO of MLEC. MLEC has received many emails and phone calls from MLEC members and the community who do not want the current smart meters to be replaced with wireless microwave radiation RF smart meters. Based on the above-mentioned interview, we ask MLEC to respond to its members and the community to clarify the following questions and comments: 1. What...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 3, 2022

    Dear Editor, I am firmly convinced that most people don’t follow politics that closely. Most feel that as long as they’re not directly removing money from my wallet, who cares, right? As we draw nearer to, quite possibly, the most important midterm election of my lifetime, I sincerely hope that the citizens of Lewis County are now paying attention to the fact that elections have consequences, and, as of late, dire ones. While the advent of skyrocketing inflation, violent crime exploding, and ever-climbing fuel prices began almost imm...

  • Letter to the Editor; Jan Tache

    Sep 15, 2022

    Our MLEC Co-Operative turns out to be much less than a co-operative. Without any notification or explanation, it is quietly planning to install Radio Frequency (Wireless) smart meters in our County and the five other counties they serve. They’ll begin in Lewis County in a couple months. There was no announcement, no community meetings, no scientific explorations of what this different technology will bring us - no risk/benefit analysis. I am extremely concerned about the overwhelming science showing biological harm from even very low levels of...

  • Letter to the Editor; Nagy

    Sep 8, 2022

    Dear Editor, In response to Melanie S. Kupfer’s, (HCBS Services Coordinator) Letter to the Editor regarding the unprecedented raid on a former Presidents home by the FBI, I would like to quote some facts first and then ask a question. ‘Even if President Trump took classified records, that isn’t a crime. The president, all presidents have the inherent right to declassify any record he wants in any manner he wants, regardless of any otherwise pertinent statute or regulation that applies to everyone else’. -Mike Davis, President Article 3 Project...

  • Letter to the Editor; Johnson

    Sep 8, 2022

    I have recently been made aware that MLEC is in the process of replacing current advanced (digital smart) meters for RF (radio frequency) advanced (digital smart) meters in all five counties it services, currently in Hickman County. They plan to start in Lewis County in January 2023. There are 7 Cooperative principals that govern MLEC which can all be found on www.MLEC.com. The second principal, Democratic Member Control, states that cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members who actively participate in setting polici...

  • Letter to the Editor; Thank You so very much to the MLEC linemen

    Jun 16, 2022

    Dear Editor and Community, I want to give a big Thank You so very much to the MLEC linemen who rush out after their regular work hours and risk their personal well being to get the power back on for all of us, whether the outage is caused by uncontrollable weather, crashes from out of control vehicles, or equipment malfunctions. I’ve been told they get a lot of flack from the community for how long it takes sometimes to restore electricity, but frankly, I’ve been pleasantly surprised, on more than one occasion, at how quickly they get it bac...

  • Letter to the Editor; The Ineptitude of the Bureaucracy

    Jun 9, 2022

    Whenever a business decides that another department of employees is vital, they tend to search out candidates with previous experience, or education, in the requisite field in order to lend credibility to the position and guarantee success. Companies that have managed to sustain progress don’t fly headlong into these decisions lightly. They spend time and resources to vet their prospects, hoping to continue their longevity. However, when the governmental elites deem it necessary that an additional cadre of lackeys is required to relieve the ...

  • Letter to the Editor: On the Subject of 5G

    Mar 31, 2022

    Many of us here have serious concerns about the ongoing rollout of 5G in Hohenwald and Lewis County. These concerns fall into three main areas that I hope we will all think about. 1. First, 5G is an invasion of our property, an unseen trespass of the privacy of our homes and land. 5G intends to cover 100% of our counties and towns, including all rural areas, and will have the built ability to not only monitor everything we do and say, but to arbitrarily turn on, turn off, or limit our use of devices. Each “smart” appliance that we acquire----ou...

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