June 2, 1977
35 years ago
*Robert h. Bradshaw of Hartsville was appointed to the newly created post of Judge of the Criminal Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, Division II, by the Nashville Governor. He was then serving as Judge of General Sessions Court II, Trousdale County.
*The Times ran a little feature on Mrs. Wiseman Harrison, their Westmoreland correspondent, who’d printed her first column on July 12, 1951, and had been married to her husband for 59 years.
*The Hwy 52 bypass had opened the fall before, but there was some confusion about who was supposed to yield to whom in the section where it joins old Hwy 52, “in front of Maple Lawn Funeral Home.” The paper called for a stop or yield sign to be put up.
*Residents were asking if something could be done about several burned-out buildings around town that had been allowed to stand, including several residences and the old Devon Theater.
*The Red Cross Bloodmobile came to town and went over its quota in Lafayette; 134 people donated.
*Anita Jill Hauskins and Phillip Dean Shrum announced their engagement.
*Letter to the Editor: “It looks as though Macon County has taken another step towards alienating the spiritual affections of our youth by opening up our schools to the dance. What is wrong with the dance? It is the sister to drunkenness, lewdness, divorce, murder and the mother of lust. Read Mark 6:14-25… You had better decide whether or not you are raising a decent girl or a prostitute. The poison of death and eternal ruin looms around the rotten dance and multitudes of good innocent boys and girls are wrecked and ruined or killed every year because of it’s diabolical influence.”
*Carter’s Little Pills ad: “When you want gentle temporary relief from irregularity, don’t let it be an unpleasant experience. Take tiny Carter’s Little Pills”
June 2, 1994
18 years ago
*Three new Lafayette City Council members took office that week: Tom Roberts, Opal Johnson, and Lloyd Driver.
*PD Chief B.T. Wix reported that a stolen 1993 Jeep Cherokee had been discovered. It was stolen out of owner Dewitt Belton’s driveway, and found submerged in the Cumberland River in Carthage.
*21-year-old Shawn Follows was introduced as the First Assembly of God’s summer Youth Minister.
*Willie Nelson was set to perform in RBS at the Deerwood Amphitheater on June 4.
*Della Hudson turned 100 that week. When asked how she managed to live to be 100, Della answered, “Plenty of hard work.”
*Three couples announced their engagements: Ronda Silcox and Charles Buck Jr, Vivian Spivey and John Coons, and Robin Birdwell and Christopher Trobaugh.
*Gene Williams was at Vanderbilt Hospital recovering from a logging accident that occurred in Red Boiling Springs. He’d been struck in the head by a large log and suffered possible fractures in his neck.
*The 1994 MCHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian were Tommy Gregory and Roger Grigs, respectively. The RBSHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian were Teresa Witcher and Lesley Burton, respectively.