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118 years ago:  1900

Mr. J. S. Barton, the wagon manufacturer of Centre Point, was in the city Thursday to see if the citizens of Nashville want a wagon factory.  He called at the News office and stated if the citizens of Nashville will pay the expense of moving his machinery from Centre Point, he will come here.

A short time since Dr. B. F. Hancock sold a wagon to a man residing in the northern part of Howard County. The man started home with his purchase, but while on his route the team became frightened and ran away, doing considerable damage to his vehicle.  The man returned to town with the broken wagon and went to the place where Dr. Hancock’s wagons are kept, left the damaged purchase and hitching to another wagon drove off with it. The man came to Nashville yesterday and made a satisfactory adjustment for the difference.

Notice:  If the person who took my cross-cut saw from the Irby-Craig Livery Stable will return it no questions will be asked.  J. E. Kirk

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99 years ago: 1919

Joe B. Darling of Muddy Fork was arraigned before Justice A. F. Wilson in this city last Wednesday and charged with the murder of Charles Delno, who died a few weeks ago at Muddy Fork. After hearing the state’s evidence Darling was bound over to the Grand Jury on the charge of murder in the first degree and was allowed bond of $10,000, which was quickly made.  The case will come before the jury in the February term of circuit court.

Lost: A pair of mouse-colored mules, 2 and 3 years old, long manes and tails. One is a close made mule the other is leggy.  The leggy mule has a wart between fore legs. Will pay $5.00 to anyone who will put these mules up and notify me.  A. M. Calhoun, Route 2 Washington

(Adv.) Mayflower Photo Play Cooperation presents George Loane Tucker’s production “The Miracle Man,” a Paramount Art Craft picture at the Princess Theatre

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65 years ago: 1953

Nashville’s football team crowned Miss Crystal Wolff the 1953 Queen at homecoming festivities at Scrapper Field last week. The attractive dark-haired senior queen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wolff of Bingen.  She was crowned at pre-game ceremonies by the team captains, Pat Robbins and Billy Blakely.

Mrs. Elizabeth Jennie Huddleston of Murfreesboro, 95-year-old mother of 10 children, stepped out of an automobile into the chilled night air Tuesday and signaled the beginning of the Christmas season in Nashville.

A small shawled figure, she gave a spry “Merry Christmas to everybody” salute into a loud speaker and strings of lights leaped into brightness and down Main Street came two fine bands, the Hope and the Nashville High School musicians.

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43 years ago: 1975

Members of the 1975 homecoming royalty at Mineral Springs High School were Queen, Karen Heller, Maid of Honor, Jana Bell, Senior Maid, Annette Johnson, Junior Maid, Jill Chambers, Sophomore Maid, Teresa Miller, Maid-At-Large, Debbie Phillips and Maid-at-Large, Betty Spicer.

The State Office of Driver’s Services will begin issuing a plasticized Arkansas driver’s license immediately. The new license will be issued as individual’s license, become renewable and will be the only type issued.