Remember When ...
From the files of the Polk County News ...
In 1932, new school board members were George Nichols of Delano, Lake Sappington of Isabella and Paul Norton of Copperhill ... The quarterly court decided that Judge Davis would continue as gasoline tax dispenser ... Charles Higdon was elected sealer of weights and measures for a term of five years ... An order was passed allowing Sheriff Biggs 75 cents per day for boarding both county, state and federal prisoners.
In 1942, the War Department took over 56,000 acres in Anderson and Roane counties for a training ground for the Army ... The new member on the County Court was W.C. rose from Copperhill ... The 48th semi-annual Singing Convention was scheduled for Zion Church ... Truck drivers were told they have to a job to help win the war by saving the tires because it may e a long time before new ones would be available ... The farmers reported a good cotton crop but not enough hands to pick it. In some instances small children were being hired .. Some of the lady school teachers and others could be seen our horseback riding in place of cars.
In 1962, five-year-old Woodby saved the life of her four-year-old playmate Kevin Johnson, holding on to him when he fell in a cistern while other children ran for help ... Someone broke into Zion Church in Benton and stole the safe, which contained only church records ... The quarterly court granted a five-year tax exemption to Delta Manufacturing Co. of Conasauga for its expansion in the manufacturing of clothing ... Bill Green of Newtown was elected to the beer board ... Officials from Polk, McMinn and Bradley met on a houseboat in the Hiwassee River where the counties join together to discuss plans to create a Tri-County Port Authority ... Dora Trotter died at age 81 ... Bobby Nicholson, Jimmy Rogers, Spencer Gilliland and Douglas Davis were attending the National FFA Convention.
In 1982, five people were arrested and more than 150 pounds of marijuana was seized off Old Federal Road in Old Fort ... Royal splendor a two-year-old racking horse owned by Joe Lanning, was winning area and national shows ... Area druggists were taking Tylenol off their shelves after seven people died in Chicago from cyanide-laced Tylenol.
In 1992, a federal lawsuit was filed against conditions at the jail ... The Ocoee River was continuing with a record-breaking pace for rafting ... Funding was approved for an elderly housing project in Benton ... Isabella was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places ... The Cougars were ranked 10th in the state.
In 2002, A petition was being circulated asking the Tennessee Dept of Transportation not to run a proposed version of Hwy 64 through Cookson Creek Rd … A decision regarding buildings for East Polk Schools was needed … School audits improved … Tri-Cities Business Association was planning their 4th annual Fall Festival … Distance learning efforts were continuing … CBHS was broken into … Register of Deeds Kandi Bramlett began offering longer office hours … $H Week was being celebrated.
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