Glimpses of Hohenwald’s Past

November 13, 1958

Three young Lewis County residents were picked arrested in Tiptonville by Tipton Police after breaking into Baxter’s Pool Room here, stealing approximately $45 in nickels and small change, spending a large quantity of nickels in Linden, and then heading towards Tiptonville.

Lewis County Schools reported an increase of 111 students over enrollment numbers for 1957.

Senator Estes Kefauver visited Hohenwald on November 6, stopping at the Courthouse to speak with residents.  He stayed as a guest in the home of Jennie Plummer and family on Park Avenue South while here.

The LCHS Panthers and Waverly battled to a 27 to 27 tie in the final game of the season for both teams.  This was the first time in 12 years that LCHS and Wavery had met in a game.  Billy Spears scored three times for the Panthers, gaining recognition for his play in the players for the week article in the Nashville Banner.

The following births were announced: Minnie Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Seiber; Reta Fay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jones, Jr.; Larry Musser, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Musser; Patsy Fay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gerald, Jr.; Martha Nell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Frazier; Eddie Fay and Teddy Ray, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Pigg; and Thomas Wayne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duward Ricketts.

The following residents celebrated birthdays: W.H. Boyce was honored on his 87th birthday will a celebratory dinner held at his home on Buffalo River.  Mrs. Billy Ammons was honored with a dinner at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Grimes.

Funeral services were held for Ethel Sowell, 72; and for Carrie Tate, 80.

“Frankenstein 1970,” starring Boris Karloff, and “I Married a Woman,” starring George Gobel and Diana Dors, were the Friday and Saturday double feature at the Highlands Drive-In and Saturday film showing at the Strand Theatre.

November 14, 1968

The Superintendent of the Natchez Trace Parkway announced that several facilities and areas along the Natchez Trace Parkway would be closed to visitor use from November 15 to April 15, in including Meriwether Lewis Park (both the Little Swan Campground and the monument).

S.C. Talley grew a white tip radish in his garden on Walnut Street that measured eight inches long and 14 inches in circumference.

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Stovall announced the birth of their son, William Mack.

A birthday celebration was held for Percy and Brian Pollock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mack McClain.

Funeral services were held for Lillian Prince, 49; Anita Sharp, 19; and for Daniel Waldron, 75.

Advertised specials at Piggly Wiggly included a 10-pound bag of red potatoes for $0.49, a 4-pound bag of Rome apples for $0.39, a 45-pound can of TV OK pure hog lard for $4.19, a box of 12 Brenner jumbo pies (chocolate, coconut, and banana) for $0.33, and a 5-pound bag of Martha White self-rising meal for $0.39.

“Sergeant Ryker,” starring Lee Marvin, and “How to Save a Marriage—and Ruin Your Life,” starring Dean Martin and Stella Stevens, were the Friday, and Saturday night double feature at the Highlands Drive-In.

November 16, 1978

Two armed robbers entered B. & O. Pharmacy on November 8, firing two gunshots and taking over $5,000 in money, drugs, and checks at gunpoint from the pharmacist and owner of the store.  After dumping the drugs and money in a large canvas bag, the robbers tied the pharmacist in the rear of the store, locking the doors, and spraying him with some type of liquid that temporarily blinded him.

A burglary at LCHS was under investigation.  Approximately $500 in money and checks were taken from a desk drawer in the office of the band room.

Deer hunters found a badly decomposed body while hunting in Perry County off Highway 20, about a mile from the Lewis and Perry County line.  An investigation was being conducted by the Perry County and Lewis County Sheriffs.

Chris Cook bowled the high game in the Thursday Night Women’s Bowling League, having a score of 195.

Cordell and Darlene McDonald announced the birth of their son, Donavan Cordell.

Funeral services were held for Cecil Bastin, 71; Claud Carroll, 50; and for Fred Goodman, 67.

“Sweater Girls” and “Cover Girl Models,” starring Pat Anderson and Lindsay Bloom, were the weekend double feature at the Highland Drive-In.

November 17, 1988

Plummer Vaughan was named grand marshal of the 1988 Christmas Parade.

The Hohenwald City Council voted to increase water and sewer rates to enable the city to be in compliance with a law passed by the Legislature in 1987.

Carl Tatum was elected Chairman of the Lewis County Commission.

The Wal-Mart store in Hohenwald celebrated its first anniversary.

Local attorney Larry Dorning designed a patent-pending sportsman collar to regulate body heat.  The collar was being marketed by Game Winner Corporation in Atlanta, Ga.  The collar was designed after Dorning returned home from a very cold sauger fishing trip.

Granny’s Country Kitchen advertised that it would be open 24 hours a day beginning Friday, November 18.

Funeral services were held for Otto Burns, 73; and for William Sharp, 92.

November 19, 1998

Heather Collum, Becky Davis, and Amanda Odom were chosen as grand marshals for the 1998 Christmas Parade.  These three ladies were instrumental in conducting a fundraising campaign to purchase two infrared cameras for the local firefighters.

A vehicle stopped by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department for impeding traffic resulted in arrest of two Maury County residents for carrying more than three ounces of cocaine.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department had received several complaints from elderly citizens of about a con game.  The objective of the persons working this scheme was to manipulate entry into other rooms of a house once they were able to secure entry.

Jonathan Rone graduated from Marine boot camp and from combat infantry training.

John Mayfield was awarded the CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) designation by the Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council.

LCHS Panther football players Jordan Hankins and Michael Stephens were finalists in the American General Life and Accident Insurance Company’s Mr. Football Awards.

After writing a letter to WTVF’s Talk of the Town television show, Judy Maag and Sharon Fletcher were chosen to be on the show for a free makeover.

A discussion to change the colors of LCMS to black and gold to match the high school’s colors was underway.  People supporting and opposing this idea were invited to contact Joe Paul Bryant and Mark King.

J. B. and Ruby Skelton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by Kate Smith and Diane Martindale.

Mr. and Mrs. Winfred White celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a surprise luncheon at the Athens Steak House hosted by their children and grandchildren.

Funeral services were held for Robert Baker, 40; Minnie Curtis, 63; Garlon Holloway, 76; John “Digger” Johnson, 70; Robert Klein, Jr., infant; James Schuman, 40; Joe Skelton, 79; and for Ellen Sprouse, 87.

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