College volunteers help The Elephant Sanctuary and The Museum  of Natural History

  For the fourth year in a row, students from Georgia Southern University made the eight-hour trip from Statesboro, Georgia to Hohenwald to spend a week of their summer break volunteering their time at The Elephant Sanctuary.  In the second … Continue reading

Fiery crash closes Highway 412

A tractor trailer hauling a tanker of oil overturned in an attempt to avoid collision with a pick up truck.  Both vehicle caught fire in Maury County, Tennessee, near the Lewis County line.  Photo Hulon O. Dunn, Lewis County Herald

A multi-vehicle accident on State Route 412 East in Maury County, near the Lewis County line, blocked the roadway for 17 hours after a tanker and pickup collided and caught fire.  The accident occurred Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at approximately 10:45 a.m. about one-quarter mile west of … Continue reading

Curious Travels: World War II Memorabilia discovered in Hohenwald

Photo Crystal Nash, Lewis County Librarian/Historian

Untouched, the box sat in a corner of the attic for years.  His daughters were 16 years apart in age, and when he died, the youngest was only 19. “I never really listened to his stories much, never cared.  You … Continue reading

Local Man Completes 50 Mile Trail Run

Richard Pelfrey climbing during a 50 mile Wild Trails Signal Mountain race.

Humility:  His mentor of seven years preaches it, no, requires it. And Richard Pelfrey gets it. “It’s his number one lesson.  Don’t tell anyone about the runs,” Richard explained of his mentor, Greg Martin of Columbia.  “Humility equals anonymity.  It … Continue reading