Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 8

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By Mary Jo Hooker

25 Years Ago
Harriman City Council passed an $8.174 million budget, setting the property tax rate at $2.97 per $100 of assessment. The 20-cent hike in the tax rate included a 10-cent tax increase requested by the schools and was to generate funds for pay raises for city employees based on a restructured pay scale.

10 Years Ago
Browder Hardware opened doors at its new store in Ladd Landing. First opened in about 1926 at Race Street and Hwy. 58 in Kingston, a fire in 2000 forced the store to move to a temporary location on Roane Street for two years until the Ladd Landing site opened. The fire was a tragedy, but also a blessing to have a new store, new location and bigger facility.

Five Years Ago
Twins Amanda and Travis May were presented with plaques for having perfect attendance for six consecutive years — from kindergarten through fifth grade — at Midtown Elementary School.

One Year Ago
Norfolk Southern started tearing down a bridge over the railroad tracks on Harriman’s Margrave Drive. Harriman officials had been trying to get assistance in replacing the bridge. At one time, the state was going to pay replacement costs but balked at the cost of moving utilities and Norfolk Southern’s unwillingness to assist in that cost.