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

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past


August 27, 2020

August 18, 1960

State and County officers and Federal and State ATU agents destroyed a six-barrel copper still in the Buffalo River near the Napier section of the county. No arrests were made; however, a two-wheel trailer was confiscated.

The Lewis County Jaycees versus Businessmen Old Maid softball game was scheduled for August 19.

The Hohenwald Little League team, behind the pitching of Pat Halfacre, won the championship game of the Tri-County tournament. They defeated Lobelville with a score of 4 to 1.

Former resident, Carole Craig Rowe, was having success with her modeling career. She appeared 22 times in the April-May issue of “California Girl” magazine and 17 times in the June issue.

Funeral services were held for Charlie Williams, 79; and for Beulas Yokley, 74.

The Bisbee’s Comedians show advertised that it would be coming for three days to Hohenwald to Memorial Park starting August 22. “20 people on stage to entertain you. Don’t miss the opening night—a big three-act comedy drama, Won by Waiting, with five big feature acts of vaudeville between the plays for your fun and amusement.”

“Beast of Hollow Mountain,” “Quincannon Frontier Scout,” and “Four Fast Guns,” were the Friday and Saturday triple feature movies at the Highlands Drive-In and the Saturday feature at the Strand Theatre.

August 27, 1970

Connie Skelton was crowned as the 1970 Fairest of the Fair for Lewis County.

A resident was robbed at her home on Summertown Highway by two young men posing as telephone repairmen. One of the men entered the house, and after supposedly working on the telephone, told the woman that she owed him money. When she paid him money from her apron pocket, the other man grabbed the apron and the two men left.

The Tennessee Valley Conference Football Jamboree was scheduled for August 28 at LCHS.

Billy Roden was awarded the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 36th Engineer Battalion near Vinh Long, Vietnam.

Robert Chandler left August 3 for Vietnam where he would serve with the U. S. Air Force.

Lynn Beard Ford Sales of Hohenwald was selected as one of the nation’s outstanding Ford dealerships and would receive the Ford Motor Company’s Distinguished Achievement Award.

Harold Graves, Jr. was selected by Leatherneck Magazine to receive a dress blue uniform as the outstanding recruit out of each graduating platoon.

Winners of the Yard of the Week Contest were announced as Mrs. K. W. Stutts, Edmond Dabbs, and Jessie Staggs.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sublett announced the birth of their daughter, Christy Lynn.

Mrs. Lee Ragan was honored for her birthday with a surprise dinner hosted by family and friends.

Alma Spears was honored for her birthday with a party attended by family.

Mr. and Mrs. Chelsey Peeler celebrated their 65th anniversary with a reception attended by family and friends.

Funeral services were held for Tommy Dedrick, 19; Glen Groves, 60; William Pigg, 70; Bama White, 80; and for Scotty Williamson, 5.

“Hail Hero,” starring Michael Douglas and Teresa Wright, and “Downhill Racer,” Robert Redford and Gene Hackman, were the Friday and Saturday double feature movies at the Highlands Drive-In.

August 28, 1980

The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon would be sponsored locally by the Lewis County Jaycees. The General Café would serve as headquarters for the fundraising event. A dunking machine would also be set up on September 1 with all proceeds going to muscular dystrophy.

David Adcox was re-elected president of the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce.

Billy Marbet was elected president of Lewis County Athletic Booster Club.

Dr. Roger Bouldin was announced as the guest speaker for the Fifth Sunday Rally at Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church on August 31.

The Hohenwald Karate School announced that exercise and free-style disco classes would be offered under the instruction of Cindy Graves.

Mary Bromley was honored for her 86th birthday with a party at the home of Lonnie Staggs in Waynesboro.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clay celebrated their first anniversary with a party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cothran, Jr.

Funeral services were held for John Berwick, 64; Juanita Chesnut, 57; Grace Moore, 51; John Pace, 75.

“Used Cars” and “Hot Stuff” were the weekend movies at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.

August 30, 1990

A civil action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Columbia division, by Charlie Burlison, administrator of the estate of the late James Burlison. The suit for damages was filed against the Lewis County Sheriff, two deputies, and the County Government for misconduct or negligence that resulted in the death of the deceased.

LCHS students were dismissed from school early on the afternoon of August 27 after a bomb threat was reported at the school.

Mann Nutt was elected president of the Lewis County Athletic Booster Club.

The Natchez Trace Corridor Association would hold its first annual membership meeting on September 7 at Vine Hill in Maury County.

Airman Nathan Scaife, and other members of his unit from Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, left for Saudia Arabia to join other forces already serving in the Middle East.

Edwin Duncan grew a two-foot-long squash in his garden on Highway 48 North.

The following births were announced: Chelsa Jade, daughter of Keith and Tracie Beasley; Chelsa Lynn, daughter of Ricky and Tara Barber; and Megan Patrice, daughter of Harold and Monica Roden.

Don Pollock was honored for his 40th birthday with a party at his home.

Max Spiess was honored for his 70th birthday with an outdoor cookout.

Hettie Staggs was honored for her 80th birthday with a celebration at her home.

Audie Hickerson was honored for her 90th birthday with a celebration held at the Hohenwald Church of Christ Annex Building.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lovell celebrated their 20th anniversary with a party at their home.

Funeral services were held for Ellis Edwards, 51; James Hudgins, infant; and for Henry Robinson, Sr., 90.

Triangle Shell advertised a Grand Opening for September 1 through 8 with drawings for prizes and free UT or Vandy glasses with a fill-up.

September 7, 2000

The Lewis County Sherriff’s Department received two phone calls from Lewis County women in unrelated incidents that led to the subsequent arrest of the man deemed as the I-65 rapist. Arrested at his home in Hickman County, the man confessed to the rapes and abduction of five women and the attempted rape of three other women.

Morrow’s Food Town was featured in the Chamber Spotlight column.

Lewis County Schools was celebrating its 10th year of the Adopt-A-Class school-community partnership program.

The Elephant Sanctuary announced that Winkie, a 34-year-old female elephant, would be retiring to the sanctuary on September 13.

The LCHS Panthers won their second game of the season, defeating Hickman County with a score of 32 to 8. Kevin Skelton carried the ball 7 times for 103 yards and a 2-point run.

Josh Phillips was featured in the Panther Spotlight column.

Funeral services were held for Lillie Bunch, 77; Donald Bowren, 65; and for Nell Kelly.


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