Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

City officials respond to concerned business owners


August 13, 2020

“We need help,” said Mike Ricketts, owner of The Shop, during citizen input at the City Council Meeting last Tuesday. “Anybody that wants to can come into our town, set up, pay $15, if you’re not doing food, and sit there all year long.”

Local small business owners Chad Ashmore, Ray Cook and Ricketts attended last week’s meeting on behalf of the business owners in Hohenwald to express their concern over the fee structure of mobile and non-permanent vendors, compared to brick and mortar stores.

According to the U.S. Small Business Association and Tennessee law, not every busines...

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