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Looking Back

Looking Back

From Our Archives…

10 YEARS AGO — Kirsten Sass of McKenzie won the women’s division of the 14th Annual Soybean 5K Road Race in Martin, part of the Tennessee Soybean Festival. Sass finished with a time of 20 minutes, 21 seconds.

*Bethel College announced the creation of a music division, including Dr. Beth Everett, Chair; Dr. Keith Herris, Co-Chair; Dr. Alan Cross; and Mr. Thomas Oakley.

*An early morning fire destroyed the former Publix Shirt Factory in Huntingdon. The 33,293 square-foot building on Murray Lane served as a warehouse for Jordan’s Trading Post. Homes downwind from the fire were evacuated, and students were excused from the nearby primary school prior to the start of class. Members of the Tennessee Fire Marshal’s office investigated the blaze.

20 YEARS AGO — Tennessee Senator Bill Frist paid his first visit to McKenzie, greeted on the campus of Bethel College by 75100 citizens and dignitaries, including Mayor Gene Anderson, Huntingdon Mayor Dale Kelley and State Senator Bobby Carter.

*Huntingdon was awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to be used for upgrades to the sewer system lagoons.

50 YEARS AGO — *Showing at the Park Theatre: The Venetian Affair starring Robert Vaughn; The Trouble with Angels starring Rosalind Russell; Caprice starring Doris Day and Richard Harris; and A Countess from Hong Kong starring Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren.

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