Remember When ...
From the files of the Polk County News ...
In 1933, Hill McAlister the oat as governor of Tennessee ... Independence was granted to the Philippines after Congress overrode a veto by President Hoover ... The Reconstruction Finance company was providing relief work in the county .. Genevieve Russell was president of the new drama club ... The death angel claimed the spirit of Mrs. Nep Thompson.
In 1953, Gov. Frank Clement was inaugurated ... The quarterly court was to choose from four candidate for school superintendent -- I.P. Lyle, C.P. Price, Cecil Lillard and William Cross ... Flotorial Rep Thomas Lynn Johnson planned to co-sponsor the Clement administration’s free textbook l legislation to give free textbooks to children in grades 1-12 ... At the movies: Singin’ in the Rail with Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds.
In 1963, James L. Passmore, Chairman Pro Tem of the County Court, was attacked by several men after the meeting of the court ... H.c. Sartin was named court chairman. the next day, bullets flew through the windows of the grocery of Sartin and Bell ... Charles Williams was re-elected president of Benton Banking Company ... First Baptist voted to build a pastor’s home ... On the dean’s List at UTK: Melba Davis and Brenda Newman ... Marietta Gross was elected Worthy Matron of Benton OES ... E.J. Jenkins was Worshipful Master of Reliance Lodge.
In 1973, the quarterly court was looking at the possibility of a human services center in the Copper Basin ... Glenn R. Sullivan received the Legion of Merit in the air Force ... Robert Wilson was re-elected school superintendent ... Warren Hatcher was named Pork All American for the state ... On the Honor Roll at Cleveland State: Trilba Sue Deal and Frances Victoria Hamby.
In 1983, TVA said its power plant would not be in operation until fall, giving whitewater rafters another year of water ... Julie White represented the county in the state Fairest of the Fair contest.
In 1993, Congresswoman Marilyn Lloyd visited the Olympic site. Redistricting put Polk back in her district instead of John Duncan’s district ... The first Environmental Impact Statement for the Olympics was nearly complete ... Ocoee River Rates filed a lawsuit saying the rafting tax was unconstitutional ... Planning Commission members said road signs are needed ... There was concern in Copperhill that the old building owned by Jerry Stepp could collapse ... Copperhill officials met with TVA to discuss river cleanup ... Mobile home parks, residential zoning and historic preservation were among the topics at the Copperhill Planning Commission ... Holly Arp was headed for the state Fairest of the Fair pageant.
In 2003, Polk County hunters meet with State Officials to voice concerns over the unfairness of hunting regulation…TDOT discussed plans for a Hwy. 64 bypass across the mountains…Doris Housley was named Principal of Turtletown School...a 27-lot subdivision was planned in Benton…Glenn Springs Holdings presented a video explaining the environmental cleanup process…the Basin Senior Center began offering new programs…Murray County school bus driver Rhonda Cloer, charged with three counts of vehicular homicide after her bus collided with a freight train, asked that her case be dismissed.
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