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

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

Series: Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past | Story 11

September 3, 2020

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 determine whether county residents wished to keep parking meters installed by the City of Hohenwald. The meters were installed last September on a nine-month trial basis and placed throughout the business district at every other parking place.

The contract for the building of the new industrial plant for the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company was awarded to Forcum-Lannom Company of Dyersburg. Drilling for a third well at the factory site would begin this week.

The annual Lewis County Fair, sponsored by the Lewis County Agricultural Workers Association was in progress this week. The feature attraction was a mule pull scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The fair would conclude with a fireworks show on Saturday night.

TSgt. Dennis E. Whittenberg graduated in the top of his class at Mississippi Southern. He was the first enlisted man from Craig AFB to sign up for a college education and graduate with a BS degree under “Operation Bootstrap,” a program designed to help military obtain a college education.

The following births were announced: Clovis Darrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harless Conner; and Shirley Diane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Dunnagan.

Funeral services were held for Andrew Carroll, 54.

“The Third Voice” and “The Tall Stranger,” starring Joel McCrea was the Saturday night double feature movies at both the Highlands Drive-In and the Strand Theatre.

September 3, 1970

Mayor Dol Willis signed a proclamation declaring September 6 as “Honey Sunday” in Hohenwald. On this date the Lewis County Jaycees would conduct a roadblock to sell pitchers of honey for $1.00 each. All proceeds would be used to benefit special needs children in Tennessee.

Lillie Mitchell was appointed an instructor at the Business Department of Columbia State Community College.

Mt. Pleasant and Centerville won over their opponents in the Tennessee Valley Conference Jamboree held in Hohenwald.

A community White House Forum on Aging would be held at the Hohenwald Bank and Trust Community Room on September 21. This forum was arranged by the Advisory Committee of the Tennessee Commission on Aging, in preparation for the 1971 White House Conference on Aging.

A reorganizational meeting for Cub Scout Pack 322 would be held September 11 at Memorial Park.

Funeral services were held for Ella Burns, 86; [infant] Carroll; Ola Downey, 67; Richard Opasik, 22; Martin Skelton, 86.

Luther Anderson advertised his purchase of Whitehead Plumbing & Electric from Mr. and Mrs. Horace Whitehead. “We will continue to carry a complete line of hardware and plumbing supplies and give you the same, efficient, courteous service.

“Rascal,” starring Steve Forrest, and “The Virgin Soldiers,” starring Lynn Redgrave and Hywel Bennett, were the Friday and Saturday double feature movies at the Highlands Drive-In.

September 4, 1980

County Judge T. C. Carroll signed a proclamation declaring the month of September as Sight-Saving Month for Lewis County in cooperation with the Hohenwald Lions Club.

Frank Sparkman found a weather instrument on Hampshire Ridge that had been released by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville on August 25 to measure air currents. The device was picked up by Deputy Homer Hull and Civil Defense Director Jesse Staggs for return to the NWS.

A total of $847.41 was collected in Lewis County for muscular dystrophy during the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon. The event was sponsored locally by the Lewis County Jaycees who were assisted by the Jaycettes.

The first annual South Central Tennessee Fiddlers Contest was announced for September 13 at the A. B. Sisco Athletic Field at LCHS. The program was sponsored by the Lewis County Band Boosters and would include contestants from not only Middle Tennessee, but West Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. It was planned that this event would become an annual fundraiser for the Band Boosters to help provide music, equipment, uniforms, and transportation.

Lisa Crouch won first place in the Women’s Brown Belt division at the Tennessee State Karate Championship in Cookville.

The following births were announced: Dasha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Henley; Tonia Michelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Burns; David Joshua, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Dupont; and Bonny Cameron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. King McCarver.

Alma Spears was honored for her 84th birthday with a celebration attended by family and friends.

Tommie Hinson was honored for her 67th birthday with a surprise dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Odom.

Funeral services were held for Harvey Henddrix, 83.

“Honeysuckle Rose” featuring Willie Nelson, was the weekend movie at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.

September 4, 1990

The Highland Park Speedway opened September 1 with over 4,000 in attendance.

The 1990 Hohenwald Oktoberfest festivities would begin September 8 and run through October 14. On Saturday, September 8, volunteers would meet at the Depot to complete a downtown clean up and to put the final touches on Main Street decorations.

The annual South Central Area Fair, sponsored by the Lewis County Jaycees, would begin September 11 and run through September 15.

Lewis County Weather Statistician Roy Hargrave reported that a total rainfall of 0.8 inches was reported for the month of August. This was the lowest amount of rainfall reported in August for the past 10 years.

Members of the Governor’s Task Force on Drugs raided 78 marijuana patches in Lewis County, netting 19,300 plants.

Service awards were presented to employees at Genesco. Herman Roden was presented a clock in appreciation of his 35 years at the shoe plant.

The LCHS Panthers opened the 1990 football season with an 18 to 7 win over Parsons Riverside. Billy Barnes completed 3 of 8 passes for 128 yards, and Randal Simmons led the defense with 22 tackles.

Donna Carroll won a BMX bicycle in a contest held at Hohenwald Dairy Queen.

Arthur and Dorothy Peters were honored with a surprise birthday dinner at the home of their granddaughter, Trista.

David Coker completed Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Funeral services were held for John Ford, 89; and for Esterlee Hensley, 83; Rosie Staggs, 76; and for Henry Robinson, Sr., 90.


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