April 21, 2014 - 08:16
     
Remember When ...
Related Articles
11:55
04
May
2012
Views: 992
Print E-mail
5/2/12

From the files of the Polk County News ...

In 1922, pay raises were set for elementary teachers from $60 a month to $80 a month.

In 1932, a Majestic radio, complete with tubes, was on sale for $44.50 ... Nine girls received letters at the basketball banquet: Captain Madge Smith, Grace Willson, Katherine Witt, Doris Tankersley, Catherine Love, Mabel Tankersley, Mauvine Brown, Ruth Haskins, and Nadine Wood. the first year Home Economics class prepared and served the banquet ... Second graders were making doll cradles out of oatmeal boxes.

In 1942, Democrats nominated their candidates in mass convention: Vance Davis, reelection for county judge; B.E. Biggs, sheriff; R.E. McClary, trustee; L.H. Park, county court clerk; C.L. (Roxy) Campbell, circuit court clerk; J.A. Harbison, register ... One of the worst fires in the history of the county was burning in the Cherokee National forest ... The spring session of the Fannin County Singing convention was held in the auditorium of McCaysville high school Housewives were allowed to apply for sugar ration books.

In 1952, Gubernatorial candidate Frank Clement charged that Gov. Browning failed and refused to enforce the laws in Polk County ... The Cherokee National Forest planned a new ranger district office in Etowah ... Robert Boyd was elected sentinel of the state FFA ... Benton’s first election was scheduled after having been incorporated in 1951.

In 1962, Benton Manufacturing Company added a second manufacturing plant ... A.J. Hillard was nominated for Sheriff by the GGL. Everett Bates was nominated for trustee and Richard Moorhouse for county court clerk ... The Benton Church of Christ began having regular services ... On the Star honor roll at Copper Basin: Sharon Bell, w.L. Bice, Carolyn Harris, Phyllis Hughes, Richard Jones and Larry Sheehan ... For the tenth time in 13 years the Tennessee Copper Company won the National Safety Council Award of Honor.

In 1972, the Conasauga branch of American Uniform had increased employment to 80 ... Clyde Stephens announced his candidacy for reelection as Benton mayor ... Matt Witt was running for Sheriff ... Esther Sharp was president of PCEA ... Clifford Wood died at age 87 ... Feba L. Coe died at age 87 ... On the Dean’s List at UTK: Pamela Brackett, Marion Kerr, David Annand, Roger Campbell, Buael McNelley, Deborah Williams, Brenda Cole, James Guy, Patricia Hawk, Sarah Jones, Susan Payne, Kathy White, Gary Wright.

In 1982, almost 1,000 turned out for the Republican convention. Charles Stevens defeated Curtis Hampton for the county executive nomination and Imogene Frady defeated Robert Cheek for county clerk court ... The house built by students of Gary Mantooth was to be sold ... Freddie McFareland announced for Benton city commission ... On the Dean’s List at UTK: Angela Culpepper, Melynda Davis, Kathy Lillard and Cynthia Woody ... Bob Barclay Jr. was running for county executive in the Democrat primary.

In 1992, questions and anger surrounded the recently completed reappraisal process ... Sheriff bill Davis denied that he has refused to respond to an emergency dispatch call from Copperhill ... A planning document suggested there would be significant benefits to the county after the Olympics ... Traffic counts were on the rise on local highways ...  ... Jackie Keith was named Miss Polk County. Wee Miss was Chloe Ledford.

In 2002, Approval was given by CSX to abandon the Old Rail Line … The Family Resource Center was staying busy providing help with clothing, coats and shoes to those in need … A single vehicle accident on Hwy. 64 claimed the life of Scotty R. Kaylor … CBHS FBLA students attended a leadership conference … Friends of the Library celebrated their first year of success … Election races were heating up.


Untitled Document
Top News
North Potato Creek treatment moves to ..
The North Potato Creek Treatment Plant treats water contaminated with elevated concentrations of metals and acid. It began operation in 2005.
Commission seeks to protect privacy
Commission rejects Ducktown plan
Audit shows overspending in school sys..
Felony Murder charged
Scam suspects sought
May Primary ballot set
Roof plan sent to Fire Marshall
Parksville precinct to stay open
Standards mean accountability
Local News
Ducktown talks park, trails project
Copperhill lowers water rates
CSCC To Host Get Covered America/Affor..
Festival celebrates spring
Fire destroys Copperhill building
TVA requests electricity reduction
Beekeepers look to help others
Ducktown notes
Polk libraries receive donation
Hooker given community service award
School News
Benton Elementary Junior Beta Club rec..
Shown in the picture are the students who stayed and wrapped gifts after school.
Enriques on Dean’s List
Co-op experience leads to employment
Leadership team project raises $1900
Late score puts Boyd on top
PCHS wins STEM contest
Copper Basin Elemetary Honor Roll
Copper Basin Elementary Honor Roll
CMS Fuels Up to Play 60
PCHS 2013 Salutation
Obituaries
DANA RENAE WORLEY
Mrs. Dana Renae Worley, age 50 of Farner, TN
WILLIAM LEE UNDERWOOD
MELVIN DANIEL TRUELOVE
DIANA MARIE GOOD SOOS
MARCHIE EVANS CLOUD
VIOLET DELORA CHEEK
GLENN E. LONG
DAVID LENORE HUGHES
BARBARA BERNOLA CARTER
KENNETH LEE RUTHERFORD
Opinions
Food for Thought
For this week’s installment of Food for Thought, we have some delicious-sounding ways to bring potatoes to the table brought to us courtesy of Ruth Ann Kersey.
Letter to the Editor
Opinions
Food for Thought
Letters to the Editor
Remember When...
130 years of history
Letter to the Editor
Editorial opinion 6/19/2013
Letters to the Editor
Polk County Heritage
I’m My Own Grandpa!
Polk County Heritage
Sheep in the Meadow . . Cows in the Co..
Polk’s Septaquintaquinquecentennial ..
1913 photo of the Odd Fellows from Con..
Polk County Heritage - 10-23-2013
Polk County Heritage
Bill Baxter’s Polk Folks
Bill Baxter’s Polk Folks
Part 2: Sacred to Their Memory - The M..
Sacred to Their Memory: The McNairs
Local Events
Guided Spring hike Saturday
Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on March 22. At Hiwassee / Ocoee State Park, Join Ranger Angelo for an easy 3 mile hike along the beautiful Hiwassee river.
Bulletin Board 3-19-14
Benefit singing March 8
Bulletin Board - 2/26/14
Ft. Loudoun explores Euro-Indian trade
Retirement event
Holocaust Survivor Ester Bauer Back to..
Grape Escape Saturday
Griefshare seminar Nov. 2
A Gem of a show starts Friday
Local Sports
Polk loses ‘Cat fight
Size and speed were important factors in each of the games and three point shooting played an important part
Two ‘Cats named All State
Polk County High School Powder Puff Fo..
Zach Miller and Tanner Plemmons were n..
Polk splits in Battle of States
Copper Basin 2013-2014 Homecoming Court
Juniors lose
Crickets season at 7-2
Lady Cats season ends
Runners in Regions
Friends & Neighbors
Whitmire retires
Whitmire will be honored with a retirement reception on Friday, March 28th from 11 am – 3:00 pm at the 219 Ward Street First Volunteer Office in Benton.
TN Wesleyan honors
Ocoee Region Beekeeper's Association F..
2013 Miss Christmas Belle
Fairest attends convention
Zion Baptist awarded second place for ..
1980-81 Miss Christmas Belle Photo
Burger and Stevens Engaged
Twin sisters arrive
Brock Celebrates Birthday
Nature & Environment
Homeplace daffodils
Sometimes the prettiest daffodils are not in modern home flowerbeds, but are found in the overgrown yard of an old.. » FULL STORY
Spring is coming
Spring crocus
Red-bellied woodpecker
Frost flower
Frozen circles
Bald cypress
Fall colors hit peak
Change of season
Beauty Berry
Recreation & Visitor Information
Kids Fishing Days slated
The first event, hosted by the Forest Service, TWRA, and Trout Unlimited, will be held at Spring Creek on Saturday, April 26th from 7:00 am till 11:00 am.
Changes made at Tumbling Creek
Rail trips start April 5
Turkey shoot
Ocoee River most popular in nation
Recreation season beginning
Watch for flash flooding
Indian Boundary Overflow closed May 7-9
Kid's Fishing Days slated
Advance reservations accepted at Gee C..
Outdoor Sporting
Hog season changes urged
Wildlife Committee members from Polk and surrounding counties met with local lawmakers, wildlife commissioners, and TWRA last Tuesday to discuss the need to revisit hog hunting regulations in Tennessee.
Greasy Creek could close on stocking day
Big bass brought by
Tellico River fishing day slated
Coon hunting to continue
Opposition voiced to coon hunt change
Wild hog regulations change
Record bear harvest in 2011
Comment deadline Feb. 24
Hunter Safety classes available
Classifieds
Classifieds - 4/16/14
Classifieds - 4/9/14
Classifieds - 4/2/14
Classifieds - 3/26/14
Classifieds 3/19/14
Classifieds - 3/12/14
Classifieds - 3/5/14
Classifieds - 2/26/14
Classifieds - 2/19/14
Classifieds - 2/12/14
Public Notices
Public Notices 4-16-14
Public Notices - 4/9/14
Public Notices - 4/2/14
Public Notices - 3/26/14
Public Notices - 3/19/14
Public Notices - 3/12/14
Public Notices - 3/5/14
Public Notices - 2/26/14
Public Notices - 2/19/14
Public Notices - 2/12/14
 


Untitled Document

Polk County News | P.O. Box 129 | 3 Main Street | Benton TN 37307
phone: 423-338-2818 | fax: 423-338-4574 | email

web site development Lisa Affordable Web Sites