Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files

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From the Week of Aug. 18

By Mary Jo Hooker

25 Years Ago
Fort Southwest Point was approved for a $410,000 state grant to begin partial reconstruction and archaeological research. Lawmakers hope to obtain more money for a complete restoration as funds are available. Fort Southwest Point would be the only fort in the state to be reconstructed on its original site.

10 Years Ago
Donnie Moore of Harriman was trapped underneath a new storage building. Moore was assisting Goldston Wrecker Service on the installation of the building, and a half dozen workers were trying to gently rock the building off the trailer when it suddenly shifted off and trapped Moore underneath. Moore’s brother, Chuck, said he appeared to have only compression fractures and no broken bones. He was kept overnight in the hospital for observation.

Five Years Ago
The Roane County Courthouse parking lot was closed for two weeks so workers could reconfigure the lot to add more parking spaces. The new configuration increased the number of handicap spaces and added spaces right next to the sidewalk in front of the building. It also changed the direction of some rows. At a cost of about $28,000, the project brought the lot’s total spaces up to 113 from 90.

One Year Ago
About four months after Rockwood City Council approved the sites and issued certificates of compliance, and paperwork was submitted to the state and approved, alcohol sales in Rockwood became a reality with the opening of 518 Liquor and Wine and Gateway Spirits of Rockwood.