Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past
November 25, 2020
November 24, 1960
A. O. Ramey was elected president of the Agricultural Workers Association.
A Hohenwald man died after being accidentally shot while squirrel hunting with a friend eight miles east of Hohenwald.
LCHS football players Wayne Bates, Mack Holt, and Billy Lynch were named to the All Tennessee Valley Conference team.
The Lewis County Civic Club announced that the annual home lighting contest would be judged on Thursday, December 15. Out of town judges would be procured for this event.
Dee Quillen and Wayne Sublett caught a string of crappie and bass while fishing in Kentucky Lake.
The LCHS Panthers boys basketball team defeated Mt. Pleasant with a score of 85 to 45. Terry Hickerson led the team in scoring with 21 points. The boys team also defeated Centerville with a score of 51 to 42. Jerry Peery was the high scorer for the team with 12 points.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kilpatrick announced the birth of their son, Arthur Ray.
Funeral services were held for Joe Adair, 36; Jim Breece, 81; Conard Griner, 65; John Kelley, 97; and for Arnie Sain, 71.
“A Woman Like Satan,” starring Brigitte Bardot, and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” were the Saturday night double feature movies at both the Highlands Drive-In and the Strand Theatre.
November 26, 1970
The Lewis County Jaycees announced that “the first Christmas Parade to be held in Hohenwald for several years” was scheduled for December 3.
Genesco selected the Hohenwald plant to manufacture their new line of “Jody and Buffy” line of shoes. Hohenwald was selected due to the plant’s production quality. Jody and Buffy were the character names of children on the CBS television show “Family Affair.”
Everette Hinson was elected president of the Lewis County Civic Club.
A man, posing as a pipeline representative, robbed two residents of Trace Creek, taking $900 from their pocketbooks.
C & L Distributing Company on Swan Avenue was burglarized. A small safe containing only valuable papers was taken.
Bobby Kilpatrick and James Miller were among 11,000 troops of the 1st Infantry Division who left Ft. Riley, KS for German to participate in Exercise Reforger II.
Daryl Lindsey reported for duty with Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force at Camp Lejeune, North
Robert Overbey graduated from an Air Force missile analysts technical training course at Sheppard AFB, Texas.
Larry Sisco visited Hong Kong while serving aboard the USS White Plains.
Jimmy Tanner was stationed in the Philippines with the U. S. Air Force.
The LCHS Panthers boys basketball team defeated Summertown with a score of 58 to 40. Richard Amacher and Darrell Duncan tied for the top scorer with 12 points each.
Mr. and Mrs. Burrell Brown announced the birth of their son, Bradley Burrell.
Funeral services were held for Mary Davis, 83; Azlee McClearen, 92; and for Kimberly Reeves, infant.
Powers Service Station, on West Main Street, advertised a Christmas special of “5 cents off a six pack of beer for every cash dollar purchase of gas.”
“Number One,” starring Charlton Heston and Jessica Walker, and “Kid Galahad,” starring Elvis Presley, were the Friday and Saturday double feature movies at the Highlands Drive-In.
November 20, 1980
The annual community Thanksgiving service would be held November 26 in the LCHS auditorium. Glen Floyd, pastor of Freedom Holy Temple, would deliver the message at the service.
Roger Bouldin was named Grand Marshal of the 1980 Christmas Parade.
Steve Vineyard was hired as a City and County investigator.
Barry Carroll was attending Army basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Ben Anderson, LCHS student, placed second in a preliminary race for the Junior Olympics held in Murfreesboro.
Funeral services were held for Nancy Brackeen, 49; and for Gary Robertson, 27.
“Smokey and the Bandit II,” starring Burt Reynolds, was the weekend feature at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.
In area news: A ribbon cutting ceremony was held November 15 to officially open 6.2 miles of additional Natchez Trace Parkway starting 7.5 miles north of Tennessee Highway 99 and two miles south of Tennessee Highway 50. Tennessee Senator Jim Sasser addressed the approximately 300 people gathered at Jackson Falls on the north end of the new section.
November 29, 1990
A WSMV video on earthquake preparedness was shown to approximately 60 people attending a meeting of Lewis County Emergency Management on November 26 at the National Guard Armory. The screening of the video was prompted by predictions of an earthquake along the New Madrid fault line and public interest.
The Lewis County Herald published a list of 27 things residents could do to survive an earthquake.
The annual Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Lewis County Extension Homemakers Clubs, would be held on December 8.
Cooke CableVision announced that customers in Hohenwald, Mt. Pleasant, and Centerville would now receive 8 new channels as part of their current lineup, including Home Shopping Network, Lifetime, the Weather Channel, the Discovery Channel, and MTV.
Christopher Spiess completed an Army armored crewman course at Fort Knox, KY.
Kent and Jennifer Edwards announced the birth of their daughter, Jessi Kathrin.
Mamie Johnston was honored for her 82nd birthday with a surprise party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hinson.
Funeral services were held for Charles Garner, Jr., 45; and for Nell Quillen, 57.
Downtown Hohenwald merchants advertised a Christmas Gift Parade sale for Monday, December 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. Twenty-seven businesses would offer special prices during this sale. In addition, costumed Christmas characters would be on hand to meet and greet children, a free hayride and babysitting service would be offered, and the Pilot Club would stroll around town singing Christmas carols.
November 30, 2000
The main headline for the week was “Community Mourns Death of Fallen Officer.” Hohenwald Police Officer Alan Ragsdale was fatally wounded when answering a silent burglar alarm.
Woodrow Adair was named Grand Marshal of the 2000 Christmas Parade.
The Keaton, Turner and Spitzer Law Office was featured in the Chamber Spotlight column.
Tommy Haskins returned from Nicaragua where he served as part of a five-member Army Corps of Engineers inspection team that evaluated major dams for damage caused by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
The Lady Panthers basketball team defeated Hampshire with a score of 68 to 29. Crystal Willis was the top scorer for the team with 20 points.
Alexis Moore was selected as Jr. Pro Pee Wee Homecoming Queen 2000.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Peery celebrated their 60th anniversary with a reception hosted by their children at the Memorial Park community room.
Funeral services were held for Betty Beach, 63; Pearl Crowell, 88; Barbara Dickey, 83; Keith Evans, 28; Skyler Humphreys, infant; Cleo Lee, 75; Joseph LeMay, 58; Alan Ragsdale, 32; and Flossie Richards, 70.