Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

Series: Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past | Story 9

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 Hohenwald in January as plant manager.

The Lewis County Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol had its first job on July 2 when it came to the aid of a student pilot from Alabama who made a forced landing in a weeded field of James Brown, one mile east of Hohenwald. The pilot was forced down because of visibility issues. Members of the CAP checked the plane, refueled it, and moved a runway for the pilot.

Middleton’s Café had its beer license suspended for fifteen days by the City Beer Board due to a violation of the city beer law by the café operator.

James Hume was transferred from resident engineer for the State Highway Department to Assistant Division Construction Engineer for Middle Tennessee. John Davis assumed duties as the new resident engineer for the State Highway Department.

Alfred Pennington caught two yellow catfish while fishing in the Buffalo River. The largest of which weighed 10.5 pounds and measured 28 inches long.

Funeral services were held for J. E. Brownlow, 93; Clarence Christian, 50; and for Lydia Higgens, 71.

“Edge of Eternity,” starring Cornel Wilde and Victoria Shaw, and “Night Passage,” starring James Stewart and Audie Murphy were the Friday and Saturday double feature movies at the Highlands Drive-In.

July 16, 1970

The Lewis County Quarterly Court (now called County Commission) lowered the property tax rate 10 cents per $100 of assessed value in preparation for a new reassessment of property.

Mrs. Mann Nutt, director of the Fairest of the Fair contest, announced that state headquarters had changed rules for the contest. Girls entering the contest were not required to secure their own sponsor and merchants wishing to sponsor an entrant must secure their own representative.

Staff Sergeant Ernest Sharp left for Korea where he would be stationed for the next 13 months with the U. S. Army.

Michael Wilson was promoted to the U. S. Marine rank of Sergeant while serving with the Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 17 of Marine Wing Support Group 17 in Vietnam.

Army First Lieutenant Rudy Staggs received a letter of appreciation for meritorious service while serving with the 881st Light Equipment Maintenance Company near Hanau, Germany.

A service of ordination for Reverend Paul Thompson as an elder in the United Methodist Church was announced for July 19 at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Percy Pollock was honored for her birthday with a dinner at her home in Rockhouse.

“Chamber of Horrors,” starring Cesare Danova, and “Bonnie and Clyde” starring Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway, were the Friday and Saturday double feature movies at the Highlands Drive-In.

July 17, 1980

Attorneys for The Farm filed a $10 million lawsuit in Lewis County Circuit Court against state officials and law officers in the aftermath of a fruitless marijuana raid at the Summertown commune one week earlier.

The Lewis County Commission approved a tax increase of 50 cents.

The U. S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant for accelerated maintenance for the South Central Tennessee Railway.

William T. Rasbury was presented the “Gold Leaf” award by the board of directors of the Lewis County Soil Conservation District.

Margaret Booker was named Jaycette of the Year at the district meeting held in Columbia. The Lewis County Jaycettes also won Club of the Year along with several first place awards.

Lisa Kelley was crowned Fairest of the Fair. Lisa Crouch was crowned Junior Fairest of the Fair.

Former resident Tom Mann was promoted to Chief Pharmacist of the VA Medical Center in Pittsburg, PA. The Lewis County Herald ran a letter of thanks from Dr. Mann alongside the article about his promotion. Dr. Mann expressed his appreciation to the many people in Lewis County and Hohenwald for their positive influence and “good foundation” on which he built his life.

Pearl Hinson was honored on her 80th birthday with a dinner held at the Golden Saddle Restaurant.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Clay celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception held at the City Road United Methodist Church in Madison.

Funeral services were held for Dale Duncan, 39; Joan Jackson; and for Maggie Porter, 96.

“Urban Cowboy,” starring John Travolta, was the weekend feature at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.

July 19, 1990

A jail escape occurred at the Lewis County Work House on July 15 when an inmate pushed a jailer into the cell as the jailer delivered breakfast and locked the door. Later that afternoon, the escapee broke into a home on Trace Creek, stealing several items including a pickup. The next day the truck was recovered in Indiana, and the escapee was captured the following day in Indiana.

Antix, Inc. of Houston, Texas announced it would open a school products division of the company in Hohenwald.

Helpline of Lewis County was ready to begin training teenagers for a new Helpline designed just for teens called “Say Anything.”

Robert Griffin, of Hohenwald, gave the invocation at monument dedication services for the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2425 monument at Shiloh Park.

Ethel Wheat retired from Henry I. Seigel after 35 years of service.

The following births were announced: Carly Renee, daughter of Tony and Renee Odil; Phillip Andrew Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Butler; Brittan Elizabeth, daughter of Scott and Joy Breeding; and Ollis Andrew Scott, son of Jerry and Karmen Qualls.

Funeral services were held for Mamie Ashworth, 88; William Grinder, 85; Amy Mitchell, 70; and for Kyle Williams, 84.

“Days of Thunder,” starring Tom Cruise, was the weekend movie at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.

July 20, 2000

The 3rd annual Pro Bull Riders Challenge, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, was scheduled for July 22 at Memorial Park.

V & W Ready Mix Concrete Company was featured in the Chamber Spotlight column.

Bob McLain, product manager, was recognized for 20 years of service at Dana Corporation.

The junior high youth group from Springer Church of Christ won a Bible Bowl tournament held at Lomax Crossroads Church of Christ. Members of the team were Cody Harris, Emily Harris, Rachel Irwin, and Lindsey Shannon.

The following births were announced: Jeffrey Cannan, son of Jeff and Jennifer Hood; William Codie, son of Claude and Michelle Lomax; and William Scott, son of Walter and Shelia Morris.

Cyrena Harder was honored for her 91st birthday with a surprise party held at the home of James and Sue Hurt.

Funeral services were held for Nannie Rhodes, 70; Sherrie Steinman, 39; Hillard Staggs, 80; and for Johnnie Zimmermann, 65.


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