West Main Street In The New Millennium

By Nell Morisette
Camden, Tenn.

A Benton County good morning. This week's news is going to be a bit different. I have enjoyed reading Mr. G.B. Holladay's history and the Deed Book A at the Benton Co. Courthouse. last week I wrote about going out West Main Street on the right side.

If God lets this world stand another 50 years, maybe someone will have this paper and see what West Main looked like on November 16, 2000, on the right side.

Starting from the courtsquare you'll find the Masonic Lodge #179, Bold and Beautiful Beauty Shop, Green Goose and Video, now being rebuilt after being run into by a truck, the law office of Terry Leonard, Attorney at Law, Nautical Treasures, Holland Agency Insurance, Booger Bears, The Camden Chronicle, Watson's Furniture, Camden Florist, Sonic, and Camden Eye Care Clinic.

Next is the Camden Shopping Center businesses which include: Hair Illusions, H & W Tobacco #2, N & M Printing, Alive in Christ Christian Bookstore, The Hen House, Skate World, Camden Kidney Clinic, Lilly Pad Florists, and Billy Edwards Auction. Leaving the shopping center, Family Cash Advance, Wright's Insurance Co., King's Electronics, Dr. Roy L. Dedmon II, D.C., the Chamber of Commerce, E.W. James, Scott's Citgo, Gift Gallery & Package Store, Dollar Discount, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nunnery's Burger, Rentway, Sears, Camden Budget Inn, Ming's Chinese Restaurant, Mugshots, R & R Communications, McGrady's Boutique, Ray Smith Chevrolet, Kee's Garage, and Burger King.

Crossing Hwy. 641, the first business you'll come to is Miller Auto Repair, then First Assembly of God Church, Camden Graphics, Discount Flowers, Basic Fitness, the City Park, Miller and Sons Furniture, Thermax of Camden, Creative Image Photography, Ann's Restaurant, Noah's Ark Pet Shop, H & R Statuary, and finally the entrance to the landfill.

Monday, Nov. 13, was a good day for me and full of surprises - I turned 70. I received two long distance phone calls, several cards, and my brother Harley Melton visited. Monday night about 6:00 p.m. I was sitting in my chair and here came cars down the drive bringing my daughter Brenda Blackburn and her husband Joe along with great granddaughter Hailey carrying cake and balloons. Two grandchildren, Marla and Jarrett Glosson came next, with my daughter Janet Bullion and husband Jimmy with ice cream and drinks. Following were my grandson Ronnie Bullion and wife Tomena, my good friend Winnie Durbin, and another friend who doesn't want their name in the paper. Later someone said, "There is a van coming down the drive." We no one else had been told! Another big surprise came as the door opened and there was Brenda Griffith, and Doris and Adam Hightower with a big bouquet of assorted flowers. Thanks everyone!

Thought for the week:
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." - Helen Keller


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