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Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

Series: Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past | Story 111

September 22, 2022

September 18, 1952

James Bromley, U.S. Army, completed his basic training at the Quartermaster Replacement Training Center, Ft. Lee, VA.

Robert Massey, U.S. Navy, arrived in Hawaii with duty with the Navy Air Transport Squadron.

The following Genesco Shoe employees receive pins in honor of ten years of service: Grady Baker, Ollie Kimble, Marguerite Pollock, and Thomas Turnbow, Jr.

Kittrell Motor Company advertised that they had best grade Western Kentucky size 6x3 nut coal available at the price of $11.90 a ton. Frank’s Clothing Store announced that they had added the well-known Nelly Don line of ladies and misses dresses to their store selection.

“Last of the Mohicans,” starring Randolph Scott and Binnie Barnes, and “She’s in the Army,” starring Veda Ann Borg and Lyle Talbot, were the Friday and Saturday night double feature show at the Highlands Drive-In Theatre.

“Cripple Creek,” starring George Montgomery, and “Texas Lawness,” starring Johnny Mac Brown and James Ellison, were the Friday and Saturday double feature showing at the Strand Theatre.

September 20, 1962

Lois Pennington won first prize in a talent program sponsored by the Hohenwald Rotary Club at Memorial Park on September 17. The Silvertones of Linden won second place, the Midnight Ramblers won third, and the Little Ones won fourth place.

Master Sgt. Clarence Melton retired after 25 years, one month, and 14 days of service with the U.S. Army.

Jerry Ogg graduated from the Seventh U. S. Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy in Bad Tolz, Germany.

Elvin Mathis qualified as expert in firing the M-14 rifle while serving with the Army in Germany.

LCHS Panthers took their second game of the season when they defeated Mt. Pleasant 13 to 6.

The following births were announced: Larry Dale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Gilbert; and Brenda Faye, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carter.

Mrs. Bud Graves was honored for her birthday with a dinner at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Billy Grimes.

Quik-Serv Station advertised that beginning October 1st, they would operate as a cash station with no individual credit accounts.

“The Road to Hong Kong,” starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, and “The Hellions,” starring Richard Todd and Anne Aubrey, were the Friday and Saturday double feature shown at both Highlands Drive-In and Strand Theatres.

September 21, 1972

LCHS Panthers won their second football game of the season by defeating Waynesboro, 22 to 6.

Victor Cabbage, wastewater plant operator for the City of Hohenwald, completed an EPA national field study course on the operation of wastewater plants.

John Churchwell completed an automotive repair course at the U. S. Army Ordinance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

Jerome Lynch completed Army basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC.

C. A. Tutor was named a branch manager for Strout Real Estate Company.

The LCHS Panthers defeated Waynesboro with a score of 22 to 6. Steve Ellis carried the ball for 24 carries, 126 yards. Lee Hooper recovered 2 Waynesboro fumbles and intercepted a pass.

The following births were announced: Teresa Yvonne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Miller; Angela Dawn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Huston Gray; and Tammy Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reed.

Funeral services were held for Annie Brown, 73; Mrs. Edward Churchwell, 57; Willis Sharpe, 82; and for Joseph Young, 16.

“Thing with Two Heads,” starring Ray Milland and Rosey Grier, and “Mark of the Devil,” starring Herbert Lom and Olivera Vuco, were the Friday and Saturday night movies showing at the Highlands Drive-In.

September 16, 1982

State and Federal authorities initiated a preliminary investigation into the closing of the Hohenwald Bank and Trust Company.

Sheriff T.C. Carroll reported that the body of a woman found dead in the edge of Perry County on September 8th had not yet been positively identified. Although the body had been dead for several days, foul play was not suspected.

Congressman Albert Gore, Jr. was announced as the principal speaker at the annual Lewis County Chamber of Commerce banquet on October 12, 1982.

John Barber won the Club Tournament at the Hohenwald Recreation and Golf Club.

James Brown, Jr. was named District Conservationist for the Lewis County Soil Conservation District.

Karen Brown, owner of B & H Electronics, was helping the Tennessee Department of Education in a special gender equity project designed to promote interest in non-traditional job roles. Brown was one of several selected to appear on promotional posters.

Ruth Crabtree grew a tomato weighing 9.5 pounds.

Bret Hankins and Barry Tenison were chosen as LCHS Players of the Week.

The following births were announced: Amanda Michelle, daughter of Jody and Connie French; and Aaron Russell, son of Steven and Karen Coubert.

Mr. and Mrs. George Smith celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Funeral services were held for Warner Anderson, 76; and for Lester Ledbetter, 19.

September 24, 1992

The South Central Railroad Authority hosted a dinner on September 21 to celebrate notes to finance the purchase of the railroad being paid in full. Loan notes were burned to commemorate the railroad authority being debt free.

City Hall received numerous complaints about a black cloud moving across the county that desposited heavy black smoke and residue that fell on people and damaged personal property. Upon investigation, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department discovered that a resident had used tires to start an illegal brush fire.

Ray Johnston reported for duty with the 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group in Okinawa, Japan.

Betty Nutt was featured in the weekly Teacher Feature column.

Richie Carroll graduated from Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.

Julie Bunch and Amanda Ricketts were chosen as LCMS Women of the Week.

Devin Pulley was chosen as LCMS Man of the Week.

The following births were announced: Caleb Matthew, son of Greg and Carol Lyell; and Kathleen Ann, daughter of Shane and Elizabeth McCormick.

Willodean Staggs was honored for her 82nd birthday with a surprise party at the home of her son, Gerald Staggs.

Sannie Odil was honored for her 85th birthday with a party held at her home.

Funeral services were held for Leroy Adair, 70; and for Garner Hunter, 63.

September 19, 2002

Lewis County was recognized by Governor Don Sundquist for continuing its commitment to certify as a 3-Star Award community.

The Kenneth Whitehead Memorial Mule Pull was scheduled for September 21 at Memorial Park.

Breena Spears was named LCMS Homecoming Queen.

Dr. and Mrs. Joey Hensley were hosting two foreign exchange students, Francisco Rezende from Brazil and Andrew Saiko from the Ukraine.

The annual Lewis County Volkssport Club 10K walk was planned for September 20 and 21 at the Natchez Trace.

Funeral services were held for James Graves, 76; James Hinson, 44; Lynette Scott, 61; and for Harlon Tanner, 55.

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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