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 News    April 15, 2021 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

April 12, 1951 Bisbee’s Comedians announced they would make their annual appearance in Hohenwald with a three-day engagement beginning on April 19. Admission would be $0.60 for adults and $0.25 for children. Their performance was held in a tent...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    April 8, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

April 05, 1951 Byron Lynch, Jr. was named first place winner in the annual MLEC Essay Contest held at LCHS. Patsy Lewis won second place. The Hohenwald Chapter of Future Farmers of America took second place in a skills contest held at Summertown on...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    April 1, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

March 29, 1951 Private Eugene Crowe was reported wounded in action in Korea. General Shoe released a statement to dispel “ridiculous rumors around the city” that “the outcome of the [Mayor] election May 3rd will determine whether General Shoe w...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

March 22, 1951 Former resident Henry Fain won the title of Weight Lifting Champion and record holder (in the 165-pound class) for the State of Tennessee. The Shrine-Junior League Paper Sale held here raised over $400. Charles Sims was inducted into...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

March 15, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Buy A Shrine Junior League Paper Sunday, Help A Crippled Child.” The annual paper sale was scheduled for March 18. The newspaper reported that a total of 14 Lewis County children had received...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

March 08, 1951 Sgt. J. C. Goodman was wounded in action in Korea. Sgt. Johnnie Hickerson was awarded a Bronze Star medal for outstanding service in Korea. Eugene Williams of Nashville was named pastor of the Nazarene Church in Hohenwald. The...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    March 4, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

March 01, 1951 The Old Black Joe Company asked local farmers to increase the amount of acreage allocated towards the production of green peas and tomatoes. They offered farmers a guaranteed minimum price of $31 per ton for tomatoes and $80 per ton...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

February 23, 1961 Statistics were published on each of the members of the LCHS Panthers boys basketball team. Melvin Brackeen was the high scorer for the year with 252 points, hitting 43 percent from the field and 63 percent from the foul line. Jerry...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

February 15, 1951 A number of photos depicting trees broken to the ground and photo lines almost bowed to the ground due to heavy snow and ice were published. The Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company began the installation of a new system...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

February 08, 1951 The Lewis County Herald reported a number of news items related to the cleanup and repair work caused by the snow and ice storm of 1951. Repair work started on the phone system: “The telephone system was probably more nearly...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 28, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 25, 1951 Lewis County continued to lead the state with blood donations (on a per capita basis). A total of 157 pints were donated during the Red Cross Blood Mobile visit held here. It was also reported that a larger number of prospective...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 18, 1951 Sgt. Carter B. Logan was reported Missing In Action in Korea. The Lewis County Herald stated, “So far as we are able to learn, he is the first Lewis County casualty since the Korean War began last summer.” The main headline for...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 14, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 11, 1951 The Lewis County Quarterly Court authorized a bond issue for $20,000 to purchase right of way on Highway 99. The newspaper commented that “This insures the completion of this important highway at an early date provided the...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    January 7, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

January 4, 1951 According to information compiled by the University of Tennessee, Lewis County was one of 92 counties in Tennessee with less than the national average of physicians per person. Lewis County had an average of one physician per 3,935...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    December 23, 2020

Christmas Wishes of Hohenwald's Past

The season of Christmas is upon us, and it is time to, once again, take a nostalgic glimpse at past holiday wishes. Although I enjoy sharing Lewis County history through my weekly “Glimpses of Hohenwald’s Past” article, it is this special...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 22, 1960 A still and ten gallons of whiskey were destroyed by Highway Patrolman Paul Hedge, Sheriff Alton McLemore, and Deputy Sheriff Henry Garrison. The still was located on Napier Road about 1.5 miles south of Rudolph’s Store. A man...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 15, 1960 The annual Christmas parade was held here last Thursday. The Lewis County Herald reported that it “was one of the best parades ever held here.” Thousands of residents lined the streets to view 46 participants in the parade....

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 08, 1960 The main headline for the week was “Annual Christmas Parade Tonight.” The parade would begin at 6 p.m. and followed the following route: began at intersection of Walnut and Main Street, travelled east to Cedar Street, turned...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

December 1, 1960 Federal revenue officers from Columbia raided a still on Pond Creek, destroying about 250 gallons of mash. Roger Bouldin was elected president of the Lewis County Civic Club. Reverend Jack Barker was named minister of the Hohenwald...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

November 24, 1960 A. O. Ramey was elected president of the Agricultural Workers Association. A Hohenwald man died after being accidentally shot while squirrel hunting with a friend eight miles east of Hohenwald. LCHS football players Wayne Bates,...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 19, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

November 17, 1960 The annual community Thanksgiving service was scheduled for November 23 at the Hohenwald Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Reverend Jack Barker, new minister of the church, would be the speaker for the evening. The Lewis County...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 11, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

November 10, 1960 The main headline for this week was “John F. Kennedy Elected President: Loses Tennessee Won Lewis County.” A total of 1,723 Lewis County votes were cast for Kennedy (Democratic Party), 580 votes for Richard Nixon (Republican Par...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    November 5, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

November 03, 1960 Vandals roamed the streets of Hohenwald on Halloween, causing personal injury and property damage including the destruction of street signs, neon lights, and street lights. The Editor of the Lewis County Herald wrote, “We see only...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    October 29, 2020

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 27, 1960 The Lewis County Civic Club voted unanimously to support the resolution of the Hohenwald Garden Club that the red crepe myrtle be adopted as the city flower. Wilson Sharpe won an eight-day trip to Nassau by selling the most General...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

October 20, 1960 Barbara Peery was named 1960 LCHS Homecoming Queen and would be crowned in ceremonies preceding the homecoming game with Loretto. Her attendants were named as Alma Jean Knight, senior; Camille Griner, junior; Sara Nell Petway,...

 

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