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

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By Mary Jo Hooker

25 Years Ago
Kingston artist Tom Wilson was commissioned by the Rockwood Homecoming ’86 Committee to paint a mural of the old Rockwood railroad depot on the side of A&B Shooters Supply building on West Rockwood Street. When finished, it will be impossible for Front Avenue passersby to miss.

10 Years Ago
Five-year-old Jordan Huddleston woke his mother, Michelle, shortly after 1 a.m. to let her know their house was on fire. Because he didn’t panic, run or hide, the pair and his 8-year-old sister, Alexis, were able to safely exit the burning Kingston residence. Jordan received an award from the Kingston Fire Department for his heroic actions, and the Huddleston family was asked by Kingston Fire Chief Willie Gordon to ride on the fire truck during the Thanksgiving parade.

Five Years Ago

Less than a year after Scarborough Memorial Free Methodist Church burned, the congregation and guests gathered on the site for the first service in their new church. Church member Harold Hall, who helped get the church rebuilt in a year, couldn’t believe it. He said the outreach of community businesses and members was the reason for the quick construction.

One Year Ago
The Roane County Economic Development Foundation appropriated most of TVA’s $43 million in just two weeks. The money was TVA’s attempt to make amends with the county because of the fly ash catastrophe that occurred at the Kingston Fossil Plant in December 2008.