25 Years Ago
After much discussion — and knowing taxes would have to be raised to pay for it — the Roane County Commission voted 11-3 to give the next county executive and county attorney pay raises of $7,679 and $6,613, respectively. Reasons cited were a demand for service, progress and quality government and keeping in mind the responsibilities of each.
The city of Harriman will have a 2011 Memorial Day parade on May 28.
The event will honor all military veterans who have served to protect U.S. It will extend the gratitude to all emergency service workers who have paid the ultimate price while protecting United States citizens.
The parade will begin near Harriman High School on Roane Street, and extend to Harriman Riverfront Park along the banks of the Emory River.
In case of rain, the parade will be postponed until May 29.
The Roane/Morgan County Salvation Army Unit recently honored Jim Young of Kingston for his years of public service in the organization.
Young is moving from the area and will be resigning from the board.
His attention to the plight of others started when he was a young man. He attended Emory and Henry University in Atlanta and participated in the early fight against segregation by organizing and participating in marches.
25 Years Ago
In the eyes of Virginia Hackler of Harriman, her son, Robert Hackler, was a hero. When the 36-year-old man of Lansing, Mich., learned that his sister, Linda Demo, 41, of Knoxville, would never lead a normal life again without a kidney transplant, he offered her one of his. Demo lost one kidney from a congenital kidney disease 16 years previously and had been dependent on a dialysis machine for survival since January 1985.