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Looking Back

From Our Archives…

10 YEARS AGO — Bethel College Renaissance and the MES Rebel Singers staged Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Bethel Performing Arts Theater in the former First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

*Emma Espey was crowned Miss Huntingdon. Other members of the royalty were First Maid Megan Sellers, Second Maid Jessica Govan and Third Maid Kayla Voytek.

20 YEARS AGO — Governor Don Sundquist and other top state Republicans attended the Carroll County Republicans’ Lincoln Day Dinner at the Carroll County Civic Center.

*Bethel College’s financial turbulence was calmed as the Cumberland Presbyterian General Assembly agreed to assist the school in restructuring its $3.9 million debt.

*Tennessee Commissioner of Youth Services George Hadaway toured Carroll Academy, commending the program for its effectiveness in positively influencing trouble students.

50 YEARS AGO — The Happy Five Quartet performed at a gospel singing hosted by the McKenzie Jaycees. Members were Mr. and Mrs. Leon Purvis, Donna Bates, Lewis Garner and pianist Nancy Hicks.

*Showing at the Park Theatre: Girl Happy starring Elvis Presley; Trunk to Cairo starring Audie Murphy; The Battle of the Bulge starring Henry Fonda and Robert Shaw; and Funeral in Berlin starring Michael Caine and Eva Renzi.

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