Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past
June 11, 2020
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 meters would remain in use or be removed.
S.W. Riley, chief design engineer for the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company was in Hohenwald to look over the work being done on the new factory building.
The Lewis County Jaycees announced that an Old Maid Softball game would be played at Memorial Park on June 24. This was the second year that the Jaycees sponsored this game played by Jaycees and local business members.
The Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up committee conducted a survey on work completed in Hohenwald and surrounding communities. Several lots needed to be cleared and mowed to reduce snakes, several businesses had their storefronts painted, and a letter was received from the Louisville and Nashville Railroad that the Hohenwald Depot would be painted and a platform repaired as quickly as a crew could be released for work.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Calton announced the birth of their daughter, Gloria Ray.
Funeral services were held for Claude Duncan, 65; Frank Fite; Etta Kroll, 81; and for Enos “Squire” Lankford.
“The Bravadoes,” starring Gregory Peck, and “Atomic Submarine” were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Highlands Drive-In.
June 18, 1970
Mayor Dol Willis was now in Manila, Philippines as part of the 1970 Good Will Agricultural tour. “The most poverty stricken people we have seen are here in the Philippines… We visited one farm today that one man and his sons own. It has 17,500 acres and 14,000 people live on this farm…. The food here is better than it was in Japan or China.”
Natchez Trace Parkway Superintendent Robert Haraden announced that a $2.00 per camper unit per day fee would be charged at the Meriwether Lewis Park and other camping locations along the Trace.
Billy Miller was promoted to the U. S. Army rank of sergeant.
Funeral services were held for Paul Bates, 64.
Advertised specials this week at Piggly Wiggly included five-pounds of Martha White self-rising flour for $0.49, a three-pound can of Snowdrift shortening for $0.79, Jacobs Square all meat bologna sliced at the price of $0.55 per pound, and four cans of Del Monte Cream Style Golden corn for $0.89.
“Topaz,” starring Frederick Stafford, and “The Hellcats,” starring Ross Hagen and Dee Duffy, were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Highlands Drive-In.
June 19, 1980
Nell Greengrass was awarded the Middle Tennessee Heart Association’s citation for meritorious service for work during the 1980 Heart Fund Drive in Lewis County.
The Hohenwald Recreation and Golf Club announced a reward of $50 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for breaking, entering, and vandalism at the golf club.
A City Clinic, operated by the Wealth of Healing, Inc., opened on West Main Street. Staff would include Dr. Neil Kellman, Raymon Mariero, and Mary Mareiro.
The Lewis County Fair would be held July 7 through 12. This early date was selected since the Jaycees, who sponsored the fair, signed a contract with a new carnival company. The Fair Board named Mike Bunch as fair manager and Jim Darden as the coordinator of commercial exhibits and concessions.
The offices of Dr. Cloyd Peery, dentist, and Dr. Kemp Higginbotham, optometrist, were broken into during the night and the burglary discovered the next morning. The offices were ransacked after entrance was gained through the back door. It was believed the burglaries were drug related with antiseptics, soft-lens contacts, and other harmless dental and optical supplies taken.
William Mayberry and Chessor Pace, drivers for Petrolane Arrow Gas, were awarded the 1,000,000 Mile Mack Truck Driving Award from the Mack Motor Company for safe driving. They were also given service awards.
Mrs. Jess Cothran, Jr., Bonnie Cothran, and Chad Cothran were honored on their recent birthdays with a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Cothran, Jr.
Sublett’s Home Furnishings advertised that the Carl Tipton Show, from Nashville Channel 5, would perform live at the store on June 21. “Bring a lawn chair- show will be outside.” Customers would register to win a free sofa and chair that would be given away at the end of the performance.
“Electric Horseman” and “Skatetown USA” were the weekend double feature at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.
June 21, 1990
Approximately 100 residents, property owners, and members of three churches signed a petition to resist the building of the proposed Highland Park Speedway. The main complaints included noise, dust, drunks, and traffic control. Others still remembered the original speedway in an unfavorable light. The petition was submitted to the County Commission at their monthly meeting. No action was taken on the petition at publication time.
A wallet was reported stolen at the Hohenwald Post Office. A resident had left her purse in the facility and when she returned to get it, her wallet was missing from the purse.
The 15th annual J. M. Adcox Memorial Horse Show was scheduled for June 22 at Memorial Park.
“A Night to Remember—Elvis” would be presented at the Rod Brasfield Community Playhouse on June 22 and 23.
Marty and Tammy Baxter announced the birth of their daughter, Tasha Annette.
John and Janie Ellis celebrated their 30th anniversary with a reception held at the home of their daughter, Cheryl Ellis Hopper.
Funeral services were held for Leonard Loveless, 83; Homer O’Guin, 73; and for Bessie Stephens, 84.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was the weekend movie at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.
June 22, 2000
County Executive Terry Bunch signed a proclamation declaring June 22 through July 4 as Museum Awareness Week. In celebration of this occasion, the Lewis County Museum would display seven framed replicas of famous flags in U. S. history.
Lorlin Test Systems opened in Hohenwald. The company was a manufacturer of Discrete Semiconductor Test Equipment which was used to test components such as transistors, diodes, etc. All manufacturing and engineering would be done by Dave and Cherrylynn Guzy who relocated from Massachusetts to Hohenwald.
The City of Hohenwald, Lewis County Bank, and Union Planters Bank purchased 100 gunlocks each and would give them to their customers on June 30 to promote gun safety.
John Henderson was elected to serve as the Middle Tennessee Representative of Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference. Henderson was the Public Defender for the 21st Judicial District.
The following births were announced: Christopher Wayne, son of Marvin and Robin Staggs; and Baylee Nicole, daughter of David and Niki Baxter.
Funeral services were held for Evelyn Barnett, 75; Peggy Easley, 72; Jaxon Leigh, infant; Eva Sevier, 66; and for Eulala Warren, 93.