Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 29

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By Cheryl Duncan, Assistant Editor

25 Years Ago
Kingston’s Morrison Hill Christian Church welcomed Dennis Mullen as its new pastor. A 1987 graduate of Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, he is a native of Glenmont, Ohio.

10 Years Ago
Roane County businessman Steve Kirkham was honored by the Harriman Economic Advisory Team for his contributions to the community. Kirkham, owner of area Rocky Top Markets, was cited as a member of Hooray for Harriman and the Roane County Industrial Development Board.

Five Years Ago
Kingston aimed for the stars — and stripes — to be part of the Guinness Book of World Records during its July Fourth festivities. Sevierville face and body artist Daniel Lasris welcomed the public to be part of a human U.S. flag in his attempt to paint the most bodies in a 24-hour period. The record at the time was 337 people. Lasris, whose project was contingent on raising $5,000 for support, hoped to far surpass that number with 950 people.

One Year Ago
Chase Tedder stepped down from his Harriman City Council post to accept a ranger’s job at Yellowstone National Park. Tedder, the youngest member of the council, had served for six years. Harriman Mayor Chris Mason appointed Chris Ahler as Tedder’s replacement. Ahler later won the seat in a special election on the August ballot.