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Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 13, 1960 Former resident James Spann purchased the Vidette Printing Corporation, publisher of The Hartsville Vidette. Spann was connected with printing and editing of newspapers for most of his life, having worked at the Lewis County Herald...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 8, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 06, 1960 A meeting was held at the court house to discuss the need for a Public Housing Authority in Hohenwald. The meeting was held in compliance with a petition signed by 25 residents of Hohenwald and the surrounding area. An architect from...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 1, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 22, 1960 Genesco employees who had been on strike at the Hohenwald plant since September 12 met with factory officials. Following several small meetings with strikers, Plant Superintendent Ed Holman said that the plant would be resuming...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 22, 1960 The September 17 referendum to keep parking meters downtown failed with 511 votes cast against and 233 votes cast in favor. A McEwen resident was injured in an explosion here while he was blowing holes for telephone poles in the...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 15, 1960 A strike of employees at the Hohenwald Genesco plant caused operations to stop at the factory. A spokesman for the group said the strike was because of the firing of an employee who had 20 years of service at the plant. The group...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 8, 1960 The LCHS Panthers won the first game of the season with a 13 to 12 defeat over McEwen. Winners of county dress revue held in connection with the Lewis County Fair were Myra Churchwell, 4-H cotton school dress junior division; Donna...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

September 01, 1960 A city referendum would be held September 10 at the Court House to determine whether city residents wished to have a paid garbage collection service in Hohenwald. A referendum would be held September 17 at the Court House to...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 18, 1960 State and County officers and Federal and State ATU agents destroyed a six-barrel copper still in the Buffalo River near the Napier section of the county. No arrests were made; however, a two-wheel trailer was confiscated. The Lewis...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 25, 1960 The U. S. Census Bureau reported that Lewis and Maury Counties were the only counties in South Central Tennessee to show population gains over the last decade. Lewis had a 2.1 percent increase while Maury had a 2.5 percent gain. The H...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

August 11, 1960 Bids on the construction of the new Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company industrial plant were opened at the Court House by J. H. Warf, chair of the Industrial Commission. Bids were being compared and analyzed by the commission and a...

 
 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...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 28, 1960 The public was invited to watch the playing of the second Invitational Tournament at the Hohenwald Recreation and Golf Club on August 7. Approximately 1,000 people attended the Lewis County Horse Show sponsored by the Lewis County...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 21, 1960 General elections in Lewis County were set for August 4. No Lewis County candidate had opposition. The 1960 Horse Show, sponsored by the Lewis County Civic Club, was scheduled for July 22 at Memorial Park. W. L. Tuttle shot a...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 14, 1960 Bids for the construction of the new $3 million plant to be built here for use by the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company would be opened at the Court House on August 9. It was also announced that Robert Beaugardus would come to...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 2, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 07, 1960 Billy Grimes was named Lewis County Chair of the Civil War Centennial Commission by County Judge A. B. Nicholson. Mayor W. C. Keaton named Mrs. Reece Bell as City Chair for this Commission. Dr. Robert Bain, from Wilson County, was now a...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 30, 1960 The Hohenwald Rotary Club announced they would construct a new adult shuffleboard slab at Memorial Park. The 32nd annual reunion and picnic of all former residents of Hohenwald was held at Lowell Park in Dixon, Illinois. Fifty-one...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 23, 1960 A committee from the Lewis County Civic Club was working with city officials to improve the city’s garbage collection and disposal services, especially within the business section of town. One resident and two youth from Indiana were...

 
 By Crystal Nash    Education    June 4, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 09, 1960 Burglars broke into the Piggly Wiggly store. The store safe was moved into the alley by the thieves where they broke into it and took approximately $1,000. Entry to the grocery store was gained through the front door. The Clean Up,...

 
 By Crystal Nash    Education    May 28, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 26, 1960 The Clean Up- Paint Up- Fix Up committee extended the campaign through the month of June. Much progress was reported with vacant lots being cleared, homes being remodeled, and painting throughout the city. The American Red Cross...

 
 By Crystal Nash    Education    May 21, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 19, 1960 Mayor W. C. Keaton was presented a certificate making him an honorary citizen of Nashville at ceremonies held at the Lewis County Court House. The presentation was made by Nashville Mayor Ben West during the visit of the Nashville...

 
 By Crystal Nash    Education    May 14, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 12, 1960 County Judge A. B. Nicholson signed a proclamation proclaiming the week of May 9 to 14 as Rural Electrification Week in Lewis County. Ed Holman, superintendent of the Hohenwald Genesco plant, received honorable mention for 1959 Genesco...

 
 By Crystal Nash    Education    May 7, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 05, 1960 Park and recreation facilities at the Lewis County Fairgrounds (Memorial Park) were available for family use. The park now had two tennis courts, barbecue pits, shuffle board, playground equipment, croquet, badminton, and boxes to meet...

 
 By Crystal Nash    Education    May 7, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

April 28, 1960 The annual Clean up – Paint up – Fix up Campaign was scheduled to begin in Hohenwald on May 1. The city and its suburbs were divided into blocks with captains appointed responsibility for four blocks. Donnie Goodman was named...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    April 30, 2020

COVID-19/Library Reopening Plan 2020

The Lewis County Public Library is taking the spread of COVID-19 seriously, while simultaneously providing curbside services and virtual programming to the public. On Tuesday, May 5, the library plans to reopen to the public. Keeping library users sa...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

April 28, 1960 The annual Clean up – Paint up – Fix up Campaign was scheduled to begin in Hohenwald on May 1. The city and its suburbs were divided into blocks with captains appointed responsibility for four blocks. Donnie Goodman was named...

 

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