Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

Series: Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past | Story 89

April 3, 1952

With this issue, the Lewis County Herald began its 33rd year of publication.

The state highway department was completing plans for both roadway and bridges on the seven-mile uncompleted stretch of highway between Hampshire and Gordonsburg and was asking the federal government to make all of Highway 99 from Hohenwald to Columbia a federal aid project.

The Wallace & Clark Circus announced it would visit Hohenwald on April 23. An invitation was extended to all residents to visit the grounds to watch the tents being raised and to observe the feeding and watering of animals.

Austin Talley elected commander of the Fred E. Lomax American Legion Post 127.

Fred Pollock, who was stationed in Tokyo, Japan, was reported as playing baseball on an Army team.

The First Pentecostal Church would celebrate its 2nd anniversary with an old fashion gospel singing on April 6, followed by a revival meeting conducted by Reverend and Mrs. A. L. Allin of Iuka, MS.

Funeral services were held for Britt Davis, 68; and for Anna Gray, 87.

“Navy Bound,” starring Tom Neal and Wendy Waldron, and “Montana Desperado,” starring Johnny Mack Brown were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Strand Theatre.

Mrs. Ernest Pollock advertised the opening of Pollock’s Cloth Shop located at 20 South Walnut.

April 5, 1962

Governor Buford Ellington signed a proclamation declaring April 8-14 as Library Week in Tennessee.

W.W. Thomason, Jr., U.S. Army, was assigned to the Fifth Medical Battalion of Fort Carson, Colorado.

The Hohenwald Methodist Church advertised that they would hold an all-day car wash on April 7. Cars would be washed for $1.00 per car.

Funeral services were held for Grady Floyd, 61; Frank Pittman, 49; Olney Sharp, 74; and for Lawrence Whitaker, 82.

“7 Women from Hell,” starring Patricia Owens and John Kerr, and “Mysterious Island,” starring Gary Merrill and Joan Greenwood, were the Friday and Saturday-night double feature shown at the Highlands Drive-In and the Saturday night feature shown at the Strand Theatre.

April 5, 1972

The Maury County Sheriff’s Office reported that an autopsy on the body of a 23 year-old girl who died the previous week at the Farm near Summertown revealed that the cause of death was suffocation.

The Lewis County Election Commission announced that voters in the Presidential Preference Primary will vote in old polling places as they voted before the county was redistricted, since there was not enough time to get voters registered in new districts.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Amacher, Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children.

Funeral services were held for Samuel Bates, 89; Earlene Staggs, 32; and for Waymond Thomason, 65.

“Black Beauty,” starring Walter Slezak, Mark Lester and Usula Glass; and “Shaft,” starring Richard Roundtree, were the Friday and Saturday night movies showing at the Highlands Drive-In.

April 8, 1982

The City Council passed, on third and final reading, an ordinance to annex the property on Hwy 99 on which the Wal-Mart building was to be constructed.

Charles Sealey was presented a plaque by Police Chief Pat Dabbs in recognition of his ten years of “dedicated and outstanding service to the Hohenwald Police Department.”

Freddie Hudson, Jr. received the bars of second in the U.S. Army during a ROTC commissioning exercise at UT-Martin.

Denise Goodman and Ken Wenger were presented awards for the most valuable player in boys and girls basketball at LCHS.

The weekly “Preacher Man’s Corner” featured a petition that readers could fill out and mail back to “Preacher Man” stating that the signer was opposed to the establishment of a package liquor store in the community.

Lisa Hinson and Darla Thomason attended the 4-H Congress held in Nashville as representatives of Lewis County.

“Soggy Bottom, USA,” starring Don Johnson and Ann Wedgeworth, and “Rock-N-Roll High School,” starring , P.J. Soles and Vincent Van Patten, were the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday movies at the Highlands Drive-in Theatre.

Funeral services were held for Dena Brewer, 75; Bertha Hinson, 62; Patsy Humphreys; Ambrose Quillen, 67; Robbie Quillen, 51.

April 2, 1992

County Executive Terry Bunch signed a proclamation naming April 1992 as Civilian Conservation Month in Lewis County.

The Lewis County Commission voted to enter into an agreement with R. P. Industries, Inc. to secure an architect and to determine the approximate cost for the construction of a new jail facility in Lewis County.

A resident was shot at a Lawrence County trailer home. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies responded after they received a call from the owner stating that two men had arrived with guns.

A break-in occurred at Ammons Market on Swan Avenue. The burglar apparently entered through the back door and stole between $75 and $100 in cash, as well as, $150 in food stamps and several other items. A burglary was also reported at the Remke Eye Clinic on Park Avenue South. Entry was gained through a back window and a small amount of money was taken.

Two persons were arrested in Nashville in connection with burglaries at schools in Perry, Lewis, Lawrence, Dickson, Humphreys, and Williamson Counties.

The Lewis County Civitan Club were collecting funds to purchase uniforms for Lewis County athletes wishing to participate in the Special Olympics.

Roger Ray II earned the Eagle Scout Award.

Alania Carroll won first place in the LCMS Talent Show.

Mike and Michael James took first place in the Lewis County Bass Anglers first tournament of the year.

The LCHS Panthers baseball team defeated Loretto with a score of 3 to 0. Terry Barnes had two hits during the game.

Jeff and Mary Beech announced the birth of their son, David Maxwell.

Funeral services were held for Hoyt Baker, 83; Ronald Escue, 21; and for Elva Garrette, 81.

April 4, 2002

Aaron Brown graduated from Army basic training at Fort Benning, GA.

Joshua Webb graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, TX.

The LCHS baseball team defeated Culleoka with a score of 2 to 1. Matthew Phillips pitched the entire game, allowing only 1 hit and striking out 17 batters.

The Lady Panthers softball team defeated Fairview with a score of 11 to 0. Sarah Jaszewski and Ashley Tiller shared pitching duties.

Mary Beth Shannon was named “Resident of the Month” at Carestone at Brentwood.

Jim Graves was awarded the Holcombe Prize by United Country Real Estate for sales.

The following births were announced: Addison Danielle, daughter of Chuck and Amanda Pennington; and Shelby Addison, son of Stacy and Stephanie Woods.

Finis Spears was honored for his 95th birthday with a celebration held at Springer Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held for Gary Lynn, 63; and for Herbert Rochelle, 87.

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.


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