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Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 1

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By Mary Jo Hooker

25 Years Ago
Members of Junior Roane Clean Community System at Cherokee Middle School sold the school’s parking lot potholes for Valentine’s Day. Individuals paid $5, $10 or $25 depending on the size of the pothole. A heart was painted around the hole with initials beside it. Sweethearts got a framed picture of their beloved placing a frilly valentine over their pothole. Members hoped to raise enough money to get the potholes filled.

10 Years Ago
Roane County crooner Greg Johnson was dubbed king of the “Kings” during a Knoxville radio station contest, “Sing Like the King.” Johnson outsang 40 other Elvis impersonators to win Elvis records, a CD collection and a recording contract.

Five Years Ago
Eugene and Josephine McKinney of Rockwood were honored for their more than 50 years of volunteer service to the Roane County Farm Bureau and the Tennessee Farm Bureau. In addition to receiving plaques in their honor, the McKinneys and members of their family were treated to an afternoon cruise on the Watts Bar Belle.

One Year Ago
Harriman had to move quickly to annex three properties adjacent to the new hospital site in Midtown. Mayor Chris Mason said Covenant Health needed to purchase those properties before construction could begin.