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 News    July 22, 2021 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 19, 1951 The 1951 Lewis County Fair was announced for August 27 through September 1. Braleys Circus had been secured as the grand stand attraction. Sidney Ashmore enlisted in the U. S. Army. Johnie Zimmerman enlisted in the U. S. Navy. The newsp...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 15, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 12, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Court Vote Funds For County Library: 10c Cut From County Rate.” The Lewis County Quarterly Court (now called County Commission) voted to establish a public library for the use of residents,...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    July 8, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

July 05, 1951 The newspaper reported that Hohenwald had a quiet 4th of July with the community contenting “itself with just allowing it to pass as another day.” The Tennessee Valley Authority reported that 1950 was the wettest year since 1932 in...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 28, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Lewis County Voters To Register July 7-8.” The Lewis County Election Commission, acting as required under the new Tennessee law, notified voters to register at the Court House on July 6 and 7....

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 21, 1951 Lewis County Government purchased the Hohenwald Methodist Church Parsonage. The building would be removed in order to enlarge the campus around LCHS. In compliance with a statewide registration law passed by the Tennessee Legislature,...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 17, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 14, 1951 An article about early Lewis County history written by James E. Chessor was published. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the educational building of the Hohenwald First Baptist Church. Martha Sisco and Norma Spann were attending...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

June 07, 1951 A long drought was partially broken in Lewis County when showers fell in Hohenwald on May 31 and June 3. Thomas Quillen enlisted in the U. S. Army. James Simmons graduated from Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Pauline...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    June 3, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 31, 1951 R. K. Roney and Ben Williamson purchased the canning factory formerly owned by the J. C. LaRue Company, Inc. from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. They would continue to operate under the trade name of Old Black Joe Company. An...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    May 27, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 24, 1951 Mayor W. C. Keaton signed a proclamation urging all patriotic citizens to wear a Buddy Poppy on Memorial Day. Lewis County Government office holders announced that beginning May 24th, they would close their offices each Thursday...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 17, 1951 The Lewis County Herald reported “Any evidence of haste in the production of this week’s Herald may be charged to the fact that the Publisher was rushed in getting out the issue in order that he might get off to Reel Foot Lake where...

 

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 10, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Keaton Defeats Richardson in Mayor’s Race.” Keaton won by a vote of 557 to 385. A. B. Sisco announced that commencement week activities would begin with a baccalaureate sermon delivered on...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

May 03, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Citizens of Hohenwald Go To Polls To Elect Mayor and Council Here Today.” In the mayoral race, J. R. Richardson was running against incumbent W. C. Keaton. The following candidates were on the...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    April 29, 2021

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

April 26, 1951 The main headline for the week was “Cash Prizes Offered In Clean-Up Campaign Now In Progress.” Mrs. Ben Williamson was named Chair for the Clean-Up Drive. Hohenwald merchants were warned to observe a new price control by the Distri...

 

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...

 

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