25 Years Ago
More on the fast-food front: A new Taco Bell — the first for Roane County — was scheduled to open soon on Harriman’s Hwy. 27. A joint venture between Bill Seiber and Mack Wolcott, the restaurant was projected to employ 35-40 people. Wolcott was in Taco Bell management training in Knoxville and Atlanta in anticipation of managing the restaurant, due to open in July in a new, modern-style building designed specifically for the company. Only Farragut and Morristown restaurants had the modern design at that time.
Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Jeff Wicks, far left, administers the oath of office to new Court-Appointed Special Advocates volunteers, from second left, Kyle Little, Jasmine Askins and Andrea Beatty.
CASA volunteers are appointed by the juvenile courts to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Airman Jacob R. Hester recently graduated from U.S. Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Son of Shannon and Lisa Hester, he is presently stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in training to be a firefighter. Upon completion of his training, the airman will be transferred to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
Hester's grandparents are Pat Hester and the late Raymond Hester, the late Mary Carlene Morris, Reva Nickell and the late James Nickell.