Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 14

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By Mary Jo Hooker

25 Years Ago
Camel Manufacturing, a Kingston sewing company, announced plans to permanently close its facility. The government contract for tents was not renewed, forcing the layoff of 60 employees.

10 Years Ago
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of Roane County’s Tennessee Career Center on Gateway Avenue, Rockwood. “The centers are the cornerstone of our Workforce Development initiative with the goal of making Tennessee’s labor force the best in the nation,” said Gov. Don Sundquist.

Five Years Ago
Dorothy “Dot” Marshall’s first customer when she took office as Roane County clerk on July 2, 1969, was antique car collector Rex Walls. He was also her last. After 37 years as clerk, she did not seek re-election.

One Year Ago
Professional wrestling returned to the Hooray for Harriman Labor Day street festival by popular demand. “It was real popular,” said Randy Ellis, 2010 director of Hooray for Harriman. “A lot of people were wanting it.”