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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,...

 

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 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...

 

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...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 16, 1960 Mayor W. C. Keaton announced that the nine-month trial on parking meters within the business district of Hohenwald ended last week. The meters would remain covered and not in use until an election could be held to determine whether the...

 
 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 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...

 

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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