E-cigarette Use Spurs Rise in Teens Treated for Respiratory Injuries

The number of teens and young adults treated for severe respiratory injury after e-cigarette use is increasing at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, which is consistent with a nationwide trend that led to a recent communication to physicians … Continue reading

Mayor, Commissioner visit Washington; Seek help with IRS issue

By Becky Jane Newbold, Managing Editor Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner and Lewis County Commissioner Jason Fite traveled to Washington, D. C. for State Leadership Day, representing Lewis County during the conference. Panelists from President Donald Trump’s administration discussed topics  which … Continue reading

Budget time in Lewis County

By Becky Jane Newbold, Managing Editor Reconvening from a recess, the Lewis County Board of Commissioners met last Thursday, June 27, 2019 to finalize end of year budget amendments and to discuss other business.  Commissioner Jim Grinder was absent and … Continue reading

Two sent by air ambulance after motorcycles collide

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By Hulon O. Dunn, Editor & Publisher Sunday, June 30, around 2 p.m., two motorcycles collided, sending three people to the hospital. According to investigating K9 Officer Jordan Alkire with the Hohenwald Police Department, a 2001 Honda motorcycle was traveling … Continue reading

Representative David Byrd, District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Increasing Penalties to Combat Opioid Abuse The General Assembly voted this year to strengthen penalties for trafficking fentanyl, carfentanil, sufentanil, remifentanil, or any analogues, mirroring the same weights used to define punishments for heroin. According to the Tennessee Department of … Continue reading

Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Legislative Update

Laws in Effect Starting July 1st, 2019 Several key laws that gained approval by the General Assembly this year will become effective on Monday, July 1 as Tennessee’s new fiscal year begins. This is not a comprehensive list of all … Continue reading