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Looking Back from our Archives

8-21-18 Edition


10 YEARS AGO — Kayla Hopper was crowned Carroll County Junior Fairest of the Fair. Other members of the royalty included First Maid Mary-Ashton Blakeman, Second Maid Kristen Lowe, Third Maid Ashley Longmire and Fourth Maid Kelsey Carr.

*Bids were opened for the construction of the 1,000-acre Carroll County Recreational Lake. Of the ten submissions, the low bid of $8,102,842 belonged to Ronald Franks Construction of Savannah.

*K-12 early enrollment figures: Carroll County — 4,861; McKenzie — 1,403, Huntingdon — 1,250, West Carroll — 1,062, Hollow Rock-Bruceton — 715; and Clarksburg — 431.

20 YEARS AGO — New Generations Furniture Company purchased the 60,000-square-foot former Wen-Su and Brown Shoe Company building, vacated most recently by the bankrupted River Oaks Furniture Company. New Generations planned to expand from 240 to 400 employees.

50 YEARS AGO — Showing at the Park Theatre: Maroc 7 starring Gene Barry; Torture Garden starring Jack Palance; Will Penny starring Charlton Heston and Joan Hackett; and In Cold Blood starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson.


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