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Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 24

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By Mary Jo Hooker

25 Years Ago
Ted Wagner Jr., a former Kingston resident, was featured with his Nashville-based band, Moment’s Notice, on the nationally syndicated “Star Search” television show. Wagner played bass guitar for the group, which had won on more of the talent-show-format series than any other group except Sawyer Brown. Wagner once played with Cheyenne, a Roane County-based band.

10 Years Ago
The National MS Society named Ed Malenovsky of Harriman as Male MS Family Caregiver of the Year for Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Malenovsky was the devoted husband and caregiver for his wife, Rhonda Malenovsky. Within five years, Rhonda Malenovsky had endured three major back surgeries, two breast biopsies, carpal tunnel surgery on both hands, several sessions of physical therapy, and had been diagnosed with both rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

Five Years Ago
Rockwood City Council unanimously voted to build a skate park on two of its four tennis courts on South Gateway Avenue. The location was chosen because it would be less expensive and allow the community to monitor the use of the park.

One Year Ago
Janice Mullins of Harriman joined the Million Mile Club. The club is an elite group in the mail business for either literally driving 1 million miles or, as in Mullins’ case, driving 30-plus years without an accident that could have been preventable. Tennessee has more rural miles of mail delivery than any state in the country. To get that award, especially in East Tennessee, is quite an accomplishment.