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

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

Series: Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past | Story 56

July 26, 1951

The main headline for the week was “1951 Lewis County Fair Four Weeks Away, Catalogues Out Saturday.”

The Hohenwald General Shoe factory re-opened following a two-week shutdown.

James Harbin completed his basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Allison and children returned to Hohenwald to visit family and friends after a 25-year absence.

Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Goodman reported receiving “a most interesting letter and pictures” from their daughter and son-in-law, Melba and Curtis Dabbs, who had just returned from a vacation to Switzerland where they visited many of the Kistler families.

Funeral services were held for William Bingham, 90.

“The Return of Jesse James,” starring John Ireland, and “The Dakota Kid,” starring Michael Chapin and Eilene Janssen, were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Strand Theatre.

July 27, 1961

Marjorie Graves was accepted as the first female applicant for membership in the Lewis County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol.

A Lewis County Civil Defense Unit was organized in Hohenwald with Dr. Roger Bouldin serving as the director and Naymond Graves as the deputy director. The Civil Defense units were headed by County Judge A.B. Nicholson and County Court Clerk Lyman Collier.

Ira Brackeen caught a string of bream, bass, and catfish during the opening day of the new State Game and Fish Commission Laurel Hill Lake in Lawrence County on July 15.

Gerald Talley re-enlisted in the U. S. Army.

The following births were announced: Melinda Sue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Tanner; and Byron Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flippo.

Funeral services were held for Emma Brown, 59; and for Ed Moore.

A five cartoon carnival, plus “Secrets Purple Reef” and “Elephant Walk” were the Friday and Saturday triple feature at the Highlands Drive-In Theater.

July 29, 1971

The Bible Quiz Team from First United Pentecostal Church won the title of Southeast Regional Bible Quiz Champions for the second year in a row. Members of the team were Joey Hensley, Johnny Hensley, Ricky Hensley, and Brenda Hooks.

Mrs. Eugene Grinder and Mrs. Joe Zumstein were selected Outstanding Young Women for 1971 by the Home Demonstration Club.

J. H. Warf spoke to members of the Lewis County Civic Club about the possibility of opening a nursing home in Lewis County and the means of financing the project.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Staggs announced the birth of their daughter, Amy Dawn.

Funeral services were held for Arthur Carroll, 66; August Schmidt, 75; and for William Wilson, 89.

Advertised specials this week at Piggly Wiggly included sliced slab bacon at the price of $0.49 a pound, a one-pound bag of Maxwell House coffee for $0.69, a gallon of bleach for $0.49, and a 100-count box of Luzianne tea bags for $0.89.

“Yog Monster From Space” and “Rabbit Run,” starring James Caan, were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Strand Theatre.

July 30, 1981

South Central Bell announced that zero-plus dialing was now available for Hohenwald residents which would allow customers to dial almost all of their long distance calls themselves by dialing 1 then the area code, followed by telephone number.

Chief Boatswains Mate Otis Kilpatrick retired from the U. S. Navy.

David and Wallace Cotham assisted in the rescue and recovery of two persons involved in a drowning incident at Pin Oak Lake.

Albert Bates and Douglas Cobb, residents of the Farm, received federal grants as part of a program to promote energy conservation and the use of non-conventional energy resources.

Bobby Frazier and his hound, Sally, won first place in the coon hunt sponsored by the Buffalo River Coon Hunters Club on July 25.

An article about Jaime Sharpe and a new therapy program was reprinted from the Columbia Daily Herald.

Mrs. J. N. Chessor was honored for her birthday with a surprise birthday supper at the home of Mrs. Willie Mae Chessor.

Funeral services were held for Betty Halbrooks, 85; and for Horace Roder, 75.

“Force Five,” starring Joe Lewis, was the Friday and Saturday feature at the Highlands Drive- In.

July 25, 1991

Mike Webb and his First Class Band announced they would perform a benefit concert on July 27 to help raise funds for the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department to purchase uniforms and other law enforcement equipment for new and older reserves who did not have uniforms.

Britni Woodall performed at the Amphitheatre in David Crockett Park in Lawrenceburg on July 19.

Super D Drug store announced it was moving to a new location at 121 West Main Street and would reopen on July 29. The business had been located at 200 West Linden Street for approximately 16 years prior to its relocation.

Two men’s diamond rings were reported stolen from the Pawn Shop on Park Avenue North. An investigation was underway.

Local sportsmen reported the following catches: Kim Hallman caught several bream in a private pond. Elmer McNabb caught a catfish in the Buffalo River. Ronnie and Scott Frazier caught a string of bass, catfish, and crappie in the Buffalo River. Keith McCullaugh caught a catfish weighing 7.5 pounds in the Buffalo River. Daniel Adkins caught a 4.5-pound catfish and Joey Adkins caught an 8-pound catfish in the Buffalo River. Joe Garner caught catfish weighing 15, 10, and 9 pounds, respectively in the Buffalo River.

Laredo/Code West employees were honored with service awards at the annual company picnic. Receiving awards were Joyce Plunkett 20 years, and Rosa Zarle, 5 years.

The ceremony honoring Meriwether Lewis, scheduled for August 9, was postponed due to a scheduling conflict with the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.

The following births were announced: Jacob Wayne and Joshua Terry, twin sons of Billy and Patti Hood; and Andrew Franklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Curtis; Daniel Ryan, son of Terry and Wanda Peery; and Timothy Aaron, son of Tim and Jenea Eastep.

Funeral services were held for Harry Stephens, 85; Mildred Rogers, 45; Reba Runions, 51; and for Marcus Webb, Sr., 74.

July 26, 2001

The main headline for the week was “State’s Budget Battle Hits Home.” The Tennessee Legislature put together their ‘no new taxes’ budget after one of the longest sessions in state history. The proposed budget cuts hit home as the Lewis County Commission worked to approve the county’s budget for the new fiscal year. Proposed cuts could have caused the county to lose between $60,000 and $100,000 in the next budget year.

The 4th Annual FOP Rodeo was announced for July 28 at Memorial Park.

Sgt. Adam Barnes and drug dog, Solomon, of the Hohenwald Police Department competed in the United States Police Canine Association’s Region 13 Field Trials in Portland where they received perfect scores during room searches for both marijuana and cocaine.

State officials closed the low-water bridge on Napier Road after an inspection by state divers found that three of the five piers of the bridge were large enough to swim through, with the largest hole being 5 ft. x 6 ft.

J & P Furniture was featured in the Chamber Spotlight Column.

Joe and Darrin Garner and Corbin Carroll caught a 25-pound catfish while running trot lines in the Buffalo River.

Alice Hinson grew a Phillipino green bean measuring 35 inches long.

Hilton Chase retired from Dana Corporation after 31 years of continuous service.

Wayne Brewer retired from Dana Corporation after 33 years of continuous service.

Larry and Mary Dorning were winners of the World Championship Catfish Cook-off in Savannah, TN.

Joshua and Jennifer Stutts announced the birth of their daughter, Kaylie Savannah.

Funeral services were held for Judy Bradley, 51; and for Lena Montgomery, 96.

This article was written using local history resources available at the Lewis County Public Library and Archives. Libraries are guardians of history. Visit the library and archives to learn more about our communities unique past.


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