Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past
November 19, 2020
November 17, 1960
The annual community Thanksgiving service was scheduled for November 23 at the Hohenwald Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Reverend Jack Barker, new minister of the church, would be the speaker for the evening.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department destroyed a nine-barrel still and a small amount of moonshine whiskey discovered about five miles from Hohenwald on Grinder’s Creek. The owner of the still was arrested.
The LCHS girls basketball team defeated Collinwood with a score of 41 to 30. Patsy Riley was the high scorer for the team with 23 points.
The following births were announced: Deloris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hunt; Windell Tyrone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Whitby; Freddie Lee and Betty Lynn, twins of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kittrell; Cynthia Lynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Farris Walker; Sandra Gail, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hillard York; and William Darrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Garrison.
F. A. Goodman was honored for his 78th birthday with a dinner at the Arrow Point Restaurant on Highway 20.
Mrs. Fred Crowell was honored for her 76th birthday with a dinner at her home in the Rockhouse community.
Willie Plummer and Eleanor Brasfield were honored for their birthdays with a dinner held at the Loveless Café on Highway 100.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Lynch celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception held at their home.
Funeral services were held for Jesse Brown, 72; and for Beulah Pennington, 71.
“Guns of the Timberland,” starring Alan Ladd, and “Curse of the Undead,” starring Eric Fleming, were the Saturday night double feature at both the Highlands Drive-In and the Strand Theatre.
November 19, 1970
The annual community Thanksgiving service was planned for November 25 at First Baptist Church with Reverend Lionel Garner of the Hohenwald Cumberland Presbyterian Church as the speaker for the evening.
The Lewis County Jaycees announced the annual Christmas parade would be held December 3. The parade would not have a particular theme this year.
Don Hull was awarded a fellowship by Fleetguard Division-Cummins Engine Company for one year of graduate work at Tennessee Tech.
Jerry Staggs was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for heroism in action while engaged in military operations against a hostile force in Vietnam.
David Allen was named “Sailor of the Quarter” during ceremonies at Naval Supply Depot, Yokosuka, Japan.
Jack Sutton participated in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercise “Deep Express” aboard the destroyer USS Mullinix in the Mediterranean Sea.
The LCHS boys basketball team defeated Linden with a score of 58 to 51 during a TSSAA benefit game. Richard Amacher was the top scorer with 18 points.
Funeral services were held for Phobe House, 86; and for Mrs. Willie Wright, 83.
“The Executioner,” starring George Peppard, and “Tarzan’s Jungle Rebellion,” starring Ron Ely, were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Highlands Drive-In.
November 27, 1980
The Lewis County Civil Defense announced that they would be “manning” a Citizens Band radio system in the county to keep a check on road conditions during the winter months. They would also take calls from those needing emergency assistance.
The Lewis County Jaycees announced that the Christmas parade scheduled for December 4 would be one of the biggest parades in years as sixteen floats were already entered in the parade.
Robert McClain was serving as a crewmember aboard the USS Arkansas.
The 1980 football season for LCHS came to a close with a 14 to 12 loss in the quarter finals of the TSSAA playoffs.
The following births were announced: Tiffany Renea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mercer; and Jinger Dianne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Griner.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Kelley celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception held in Lincoln Park, MI.
Funeral services were held for Raymond Hinson, 62.
“Middle Age Crazy,” starring Bruce Dern and Ann Margaret, was the weekend feature at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.
In area news: two men were arrested and charged in connection with the holdup of Wagster Rexall Drug Company in Mt. Pleasant. The drug store had been held up by two men who fled in a car reported stolen in Hohenwald the night before. The car was later found abandoned in the woods near Mt. Joy Road. It had been wiped clean of fingerprints. The men were caught in Rutherford County.
November 27, 1990
Eugene Grinder was named Grand Marshal for the 1990 Christmas parade. “Christmas Magic” was also announced as the theme of the parade.
A large group of Lewis Countians turned out to see country music singer Mike Webb before he left Hohenwald to sing at the Civic Center in Huntingdon on November 17. Webb opened for Doug Stone and Marty Stuart.
The Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve announced their sponsorship of a Christmas “Cavalcade of Lights” show at their facility on Napier Road beginning at dark on December 14. Proceeds from the event would benefit the underprivileged in Lewis County.
The Chamber of Commerce announced that a fish dinner would be held November 29 to honor local businesses and industries. A guest speaker would be on hand to discuss beautification of the community.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department was investigating an incident in which a Lewis County school bus was shot at while on Rockhouse Road near Lester Taylor’s junkyard. At first, the bus was believed to have been shot with a .22 rifle, but a juvenile confessed to shooting it with a high-powered pellet gun.
Scott Kidd was deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield while serving aboard the USS John F. Kennedy.
Students at LCES were sending Christmas greetings to soldiers stationed in Saudi Arabia during the Middle East crisis.
Nine members of the LCHS Panther football team were named All-District in District 9AA for the 1990 season. They were: Billy Barnes, Richie Carroll, Chad Clayton, Derek Cotham, Britt Franks, Jason Sharpe, Blair Scott, Randal Simmons, and Marshal Webster.
The following births were announced: Katelyn Rae, daughter of Dale and Carol Overbey; and Elliott Nolan, son of Jeff and Shari Grimes.
Funeral services were held for Margaret Amacher, 87; James Hart, 74; and for Jessie Rittenberry, 75.
November 23, 2000
Restoration on the Meriwether Lewis Monument was completed. James Moran, a stone mason, and his assistant, Chad Rodriquez, completed the work which they began earlier in the year. As part of the work, the monument was restored to its original height of 20’6”.
The former Lewis County Career Training Center, which had operated under provisions of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Service Delivery Area had its name changed to South Central Tennessee Career Center under the new Workforce Investment Act.
The LCHS Panthers boys basketball team defeated Fairview with a score of 75 to 48. Brad Creasy was the top scorer for the team with 19 points.
The following births were announced: Hannah Taylor, daughter of Michael and Tammy Ricketts; and Stephen Kane, son of Stephen Hudgins and Jennifer Stump.
Funeral services were held for Arnold Gay, 77.