25 Years Ago
Candidates for Harriman City Council faced two main issues: attracting new industry and dealing with sewer-rate increases. The average residential sewer bill was scheduled to increase 60 percent and commercial rates by more than 100 percent to fund the state-ordered construction of a new wastewater treatment facility.
Congratulations to Dale Fuqua, who took classes at Roane State Community College to become a certified EKG technician. Phlebotomy for Healthcare Professional Certified and will be taking the National American Medical Technologist exam in June. Much success to you, Dale.
Congratulations to Talisa Hall and Haley Goins, who graduated from Harriman High School. Haley is the daughter of Michael Goins, and Talisa is the granddaughter of Deborah Hill.
By Thomas Greene, for Roane Newspapers
In a change-of-responsibility ceremony earlier this month at Knoxville’s West High School auditorium, Command Sgt. Major Vincent S. Roach took the reins as the regimental command sergeant major of the National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
Roach assumed the responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Jennings of Clarksville.
25 Years Ago
Plans for a long-anticipated Food Lion warehouse and distribution center in the Roane County Industrial Park were dashed when the Food Lion corporate office decided to locate in Georgia instead. According to Food Lion officials, the decision was determined by cold, hard figures, and had nothing to do with any shortcomings of the county.
When the HonorAir flight landed in Knoxville the evening of April 18, the organization successfully completed 12 flights taking more than 1,300 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.
Among the 130 veterans on this most recent flight were Roane County’s Clyfton Chandler, Eddie Owings and Charles Wilson, accompanied by volunteer guardian John Owings.
Tim Wagaman of Rockwood was recently honored by the Virginia State Police Association for helping an injured truck driver to safety during the 2011 Christmas holiday sea-
Wagaman received the association’s Citizen Award for his actions.
“The driver would have most certainly died from his injuries and the consuming fire” without the aid of Wagaman, Virginia Trooper C.H. Campbell Jr. and three Virginia residents, said a release from the Virginia State Police Association.