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Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

 
Series: Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past | Story 30

January 14, 2021



January 11, 1951

The Lewis County Quarterly Court authorized a bond issue for $20,000 to purchase right of way on Highway 99. The newspaper commented that “This insures the completion of this important highway at an early date provided the unsettled war situation does not put an end of all road work.”

Mrs. Era Williams was elected Chair for the Lewis County March of Dimes Drive.

Douglas Clay enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Morrow’s Feed Store announced its relocation from the building adjoining Helen’s Café to the Johnston Building on the corner of Main and Maple Street.

The LCHS Panthers defeated Waynesboro with a score of 42 to 17. The LCHS girls team defeated Waynesboro with a score of 38 to 24.

Kittrell Motor Company, Inc. advertised that “Just received a car load of roofing. It is scarce on the market. See us at once if in need.” Also available for purchase was American fencing, poultry fencing, nails, and barbed wire.

“The Great Rupert,” starring Jimmy Durante and Terry Moore, and “Black Hills,” starring Eddie Dean, were the Saturday night double feature movies at the Strand Theatre.

January 12, 1961

J. H. Warf was re-elected as County Superintendent of Lewis County Schools by the Lewis County Quarterly Court.

Dennis Gowder was elected Chair of the Lewis County Public Library Board.

The Lewis County Industrial Commission awarded a contract to the R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company of GA for the installation of a 100,000-gallon water tank to be located at the site of the industrial building being constructed for use by the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company.

The LCHS Panthers defeated Linden with a score of 51 to 47 for their eighth straight win of the season. Pittman Baker was the top scorer for the team with 15 points. The Panthers also defeated Centerville with a score of 54 to 50. Jimmy Devore led the team in scoring with 16 points.

Mr. and Mrs. Naymond Graves announced the birth of their daughter, Milinda Jane.

W.P. White was honored for his 84th birthday with a dinner served at White’s Restaurant on Main Street.

Funeral services were held for Florence Garrett, 68; Anna Lipscomb; William Neel, 63; Dewey White, 48.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller celebrated their 60th anniversary with a reception held at their home.

“Platinum High School,” starring Mickey Rooney and Terry Moore, and “Masters of the Congo Jungle” were the Friday and Saturday double feature movies at the Strand Theatre.

January 14, 1971

J. H. Warf was honored at a reception held by the Tennessee State Department of Education upon his retirement as State Education Commissioner. More than 1,500 educators and friends attended to express their congratulations and well-wishes.

The Lewis County Quarterly Court appropriated $2,000 to be added to the fund being raised by the Memorial Park Board for the construction of a Dixie Youth Baseball Park within the complex.

The LCHS Panthers defeated Summertown with a score of 58 to 55. Sammy Davis was the top scorer with 14 points.

Shirley Conner of Hohenwald was named Co-Ed Correspondent for Co-Ed Magazine for the 1970-1971.

Funeral services were held for Ezra Duncan, 76.

Sarah Marshall advertised the opening of Marshall’s Restaurant at 106 South Maple Street.

“99 Women,” starring Maria Schell, and “and Paranoia,” starring Carroll Baker and Lou Casteel, were the weekend movies showing at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.

January 8, 1981

The Hohenwald Police Department reported that the rumor that the body of a young woman was found on Linden Highway was a farce. An investigation was conducted by law enforcement but nothing was found to substantiate the rumor.

Jan Thomas was appointed cookie manager for Lewis County by the Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council.

Carole Lynch was promoted in the U. S. Army to the rank of staff sergeant.

The LCHS Pantherettes defeated Hampshire with a score of 56 to 29. Denise Goodman and Kenda Lawson tied for top scorer with 11 points each. The LCHS Panthers defeated Hampshire with a score of 56 to 55. Alan Stewart was the top scorer for the team with 26 points.

The following births were announced: Bradley Phillip, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baker; and Jacob Paul, son of Brent and Debbie Landers. Jacob Landers was the first baby born in 1981 at Lewis County Hospital.

Funeral services were held for William Barnes, 48; William Beasley, 81; Katherine Mealio, 66; and for Cordelia Williams.

“Terror Train” was the weekend feature at the Highlands Drive-In Theatre.

January 10, 1991

The Hohenwald City Council passed a resolution to install a swimming pool at Memorial Park at an estimated cost of $200,00.

Hardee’s fast food restaurant was scheduled to open on January 15. The management team would be headed by Carla Huntley and staffed by about 40 local residents.

The Lewis County Volunteer Fire Department announced it would hold an open meeting on January 17 to discuss present and future goals of the Fire Department.

Former resident Johnny Nicholson would be featured in segment on the CBS news program “48 Hours” with Dan Rather. His recording studio, Hilltop Recording Studio, would be filmed for a story about studio musicians and struggling singers. The show was scheduled to air January 16.

The Lewis County Industrial Board made an offer of $400,000 to purchase the former Dee Cee Building.

The Lewis County Historical Society was presented a plaque featuring a picture of Jonathan Whitfield “Whit” Skelton, the first depot agent in Hohenwald for the N. C. and St. L. railroad, and his son Edward Skelton. The presentation was made by Joan Skelton Cothran, on behalf of her sister, Doris Skelton Oser, and herself.

The LCHS Panthers defeated Waynesboro with a score of 64 to 60. Lee Burklow led the team in scoring with 27 points.

The following births were announced: Joseph Lance, son of Randy and Tammy Everson; Michael Burke, son of Bob and Susan McDonald; and Alexander Bobby, son of Tommy and Susan Wochna.

Funeral services were held for Thelma Goodman.

January 11, 2001

The 21st Judicial District Drug Task Force announced the culmination of a ten-month undercover illegal drug trafficking investigation, dubbed “Operation Cooperation 2000.” The investigation, conducted in Lewis County, was held in conjunction with the District Attorney, the Sheriff’s Department, and the Police Department. The cases were heard by the Lewis County Grand Jury on January 8, 2001, which returned 81 sealed indictments on 49 separate defendants and 81 cases.

The Spring Sports Booster Club announced the initiation of a fundraising program known as the “Lifetime Dugout Club” that would display each member’s name on a plaque that would be placed on permanent display. Membership in this “club” would be a one-time $100 donation.

The Counseling Center was featured in the Chamber Spotlight Column.

Boy Scout Troop 322 made history with two local scouts, Tim Baur and Andrew Rodgers, receiving their 5th Gold Eagle Palm.

Cody Bates, of Troop 322, received his final advancement of Life Scout during a ceremony hosted by his troop.

The Lady Panthers defeated Columbia Academy with a score of 57 to 41. Crystal Willis led the team in scoring with 19 points. The Lady Panthers also defeated Perry County with a score of 56 to 46. Britni Tenison was the top scorer for the team with 23 points.

The LCHS Panthers defeated Columbia Academy with a score of 48 to 36. Kyle Clayburn was the top scorer with 21 points. The Panthers also defeated Giles County with a score of 61 to 52. Brad Creasy led the team in scoring with 18 points.

Adam and Deanne Barnes announced the birth of their son, Brogan Shane.

Funeral services were held for Frances Tharp, 75.

 

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