Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past
March 31, 2022
March 27, 1952
The dates for the Lewis County Fair were changed from August 27 through 30 to a new date of September 3 through 6 in order to accommodate the Extension Office whose Annual Extension Workers Conference was scheduled on the original date.
The Lewis County Chapter of the American Red Cross exceeded its annual quota in fundraising and in its quota for raising funds for the assistance and relief of tornado victims in Tennessee and five other Southern States.
The first, of a multi-part article written by James E. Chessor, about Thomas Edison’s visit to Hickman County in 1906 was published.
Dewey Durham volunteered for service in the U. S. Air Force and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base at San Antonio, TX.
Funeral services were held for Burl Hinson; Mrs. Burl Hinson; Danny Hinson, 1; Edward George, 43; John Kilgore; and for Albert Voorhies, 87.
“Beyond the Purple Hills,” starring Gene Autry and “The Dalton Gang,” starring Donald “Red” Barry and Robert Lowery were the Friday and Saturday night double feature at the Strand Theatre.
March 29, 1962
The board of directors for the Hohenwald Recreation and Golf Club adopted a visitors policy to allow club members to extend privileges of the club to non-members.
The LCHS Senior Class would present the annual senior play on April 6. The play was entitled “They Went Thataway.”
Burrell Brown was stationed with the Army at Freidberg, Germany.
George Anderson, of MVA Motor Company, was presented the Ford Motor Company’s 300-500 Club award.
Four grocery stores in Hohenwald announced that they would be closing on Thursday afternoons, beginning April 5. The stores closing were Bob Lynch Grocery, Big Brothers Grocery, McClearen’s Grocery, and Spoonie’s Grocery.
The following births were announced: Christopher Carl and Gregory Gene, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy White; and Carol Ann, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Cantrell.
Mrs. Arch Brown was honored for her birthday with a dinner at her home on Walnut Street.
Mrs. John Baker, Sr. was honored for her 85th birthday with a dinner at her home on Swan Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Peeler celebrated their 50th anniversary with a luncheon held at Belle Meade Buffet.
Funeral services were held for Tennie Holden, 76.
“Mantrap,” starring Jeffery Hunter and David Janssen, and “Mr. Sardonicus,” starring Ronald Lewis and Audrey Dalton, were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Highlands Drive-In.
March 30, 1972
Herbert Rochelle was named director of Lewis County Public Welfare by the State Welfare Commissioner. He filled the vacancy created when Bertha Ashton retired on December 31, 1971.
Wayne Epley was the winner of the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Fast Heat race and the Grand Prix race. Ronnie Webster was winner of the Slow Heat race.
Elmer Adair was re-elected president of the Hohenwald Jaycees.
The alumni basketball game between Centerville and Hohenwald drew approximately 400 spectators to the LCHS gymnasium on March 23. The game was sponsored by the Lewis County Unit of the American Cancer Society which raised $442.11 from the event.
The Palm Sunday Paper Sale held in Lewis County on March 26 resulted in a collection of $580.19.
Lewis County had 275 active farms according to figures released by the U. S. Census Bureau.
David Whitehead completed a drill sergeant course at Fort Knox, KY.
Jimmy Tanner arrived for duty at Forbes Air Force Base in Kansas.
“Pretty Maids All in a Row,” starring Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson and Telly Savalas, and “The Last Run,” starring George C. Scott, were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Highlands Drive-In.
April 1, 1982
Ricky Wallace, administrator of the Lewis County Hospital, was admitted to membership in the professional society, the American College of Hospital Administrators.
The City of Hohenwald was awarded a $300,000 loan by the Farmers Home Administration to develop an industrial park, including the acquisition of land, extension of water, and grading of an access road.
Twenty-five merchants joined together to announce offer an Easter Value Hunt sale with over $400 in gift certificates to be given away on April 2 and 3.
The Lewis County Senior Citizens were planning a tour package to attend the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville.
A five-day gospel meeting at Grinders Creek Church of Christ would be held April 4 through 9. Bobby Pinkley would be speaking each evening.
Funeral services were held for Charles Black, 36.
March 26, 1992
Cynthia Graves, a first grade teacher at LCES, was named South Central District Teacher of the Year for grades K-4.
Eugene Grinder was featured in the weekly “Teacher Feature” column.
The Lewis County Extension Homemakers Club announced their adoption of a new name for their organization, Family and Community Education.
Corey Turnbow received his first degree black belt from the Jack Butturnini American Karate Studio in Knoxville.
The following births were announced: Hillary Shanae, daughter of Derrick and Shannon Graves; Oakley Ryan, son of David and Tammy Carroll; Gates Avery, son of Rick and Melissa Roberson; and Austin Alexander, son of Louie and Cynthia Potts.
C. F. Thompson was honored for his 94th birthday with a dinner held at his home on Grinders Creek.
Funeral services were held for Bernice Bennett, 71; and for Exie Brown, 79.
In area news: a plea bargaining agreement between a Lawrenceburg man and authorities led to the discovery of a body in Perry County.
March 28, 2002
The main headline for the week was “Lewis County Schools Celebrate Reading Success.” Each school set a goal based on the equivalency of each Accelerated Reader test past equaling one mile. The intermediate school met their goal of reading around the world (approximately 24,900 miles) during the week of March 25.
G. J.’s Diner, located at 223 Park Avenue North, was damaged by fire and smoke. The cause of the fire originated in a cabinet next to a microwave and deemed a flu fire.
Two couples from Lewis County were arrested in Brentwood on drug charges after being detained during a routine traffic stop.
Korbin Hinson won the title of Supreme King in the Tennessee’s Most Pageant held in Dickson.
The LCHS Panthers baseball team defeated Hampshire with a score of 14 to 2. Kyle Hamm, Brad Page, and Chris Rochelle shared mound duties and held the Hampshire team to 2 runs.
Funeral services were held for Ewaynia Fitzgerald, 35.
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 community’s unique past.