Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 27

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By Mary Jo Hooker

25 Years Ago
For the first time in its history, the University of Tennessee has adopted a single logotype for uniform use by all campuses and units. The logo graphically represents the letters “UT” and the outline of the state of Tennessee to visually emphasize the link between the university and the entire state.

10 Years Ago
Following weeks of uncertainty, talk of bankruptcy and some board members’ resignations, Rockwood City Council approved a 25-percent natural gas rate increase and abolished the water board. The city’s goals for the increase were to keep the utility operating in the black and to recover some working capital by the end of the year.

Five Years Ago
To ease the culture shock for freshmen entering high school, Roane County High School began taking registrations for the next school year’s Freshman Academy. The program, which included workshops on topics from budgeting to time management to social skills, hoped to help ease ninth-graders into their new world. Freshmen orientation programs have resulted in better attendance, higher grades and fewer discipline problems.

One Year Ago

The Harriman Police Department conducted its Citizens Academy, designed to educate residents about the role of law enforcement and what it is like to be a police officer. The class was a mix of people of different ages, occupations and interests, including 89-year-old Augusta Johnson and Tony Hudson, who has been legally blind since birth. Course work and hands-on experience included fire-arms practice, self-defense and a ride-along with a police officer.