45 years ago

This week in 1971…

Seventh and eighth grade students at Troy Junior High School painted the glass panels of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket at the invitation of the owner, Bob Dozier. A panel of judges headed by Miss Louise Haywood held that Kathryn Cameron’s class was entitled to the $35 first prize for its work, and Danny Massey’s class was runner-up for a $15 cash prize for its Halloween art. The project attracted approximately 75 youngsters.

The long-awaited county-wide water system for Montgomery County moved a step closer to reality when final plans and specifications were presented to County Commissioners for approval. Under the proposal, the county will acquire the water purification and storage facility of the towns of Mt. Gilead, Troy, and Biscoe.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

The “Autumn Serenade” fashion show was held at East Montgomery High School. The show, presented by Mrs. Kat McRae’s West Montgomery High School fashion merchandising class and other local models attracted over 100 people. The model’s outfits were provided by Allen’s of Troy and the Miller Shop and Wright Shop of Biscoe.

Schools Superintendent Larry Ivey presented the “Teacher of the Year” award to Mrs. Sue Long of Candor at the meeting of the Board of Education. Mrs. Long, was one of eight county teachers nominated for the title by the staff at schools where they were employed.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

Jack Baker of Addington Environmental, Inc., the company which planned to take over the county landfill and construct a recycling plant near the landfill site, told members of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners at their monthly session that work was progressing on extending the existing landfill to take care of additional waste after Addington takes over the disposal facility.

Dewey Jackson, a long-time educator in Montgomery County schools and an assistant superintendent, has been named as the new superintendent of schools here. He succeeded Larry T. Ivey, who resigned after 11 years as superintendent to join the executive staff of State School Superintendent Bobby Etheridge.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

Third graders at Mt. Gilead Elementary School got excited about the upcoming Halloween festivities, when they took their first field trip of the year to see around 75,000 pumpkins at Andrews Farm Produce. Owners of the produce distribution facility Keith and Ann Andrews were available to give the children a tour of their business, telling them about the produce business and providing demonstrations in the building where they make candles.

The county’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) and Child Abuse Reduction Effort (CARE) programs, run by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received some extra support. Fourteen-year-old Jennifer Howell and Wesley Callicutt, 10, came to the Sheriff’s Office to present Sheriff Jeff Jordan with a check for $300 from the Country Thunder Motorcycle Club of Troy. Jennifer and Wesley are children of members of the Country Thunder Motorcycle Club of Troy.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

The annual Gold Nugget Road Rally, hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, was held with 21 cars entered into the event. Many people took to the back roads of the county for the event organized by rally masters Donna Strong and Marion Garner. Taking top individual honors at the end of the day were Brian Helms and Kevin Lamonds, The DAL Award went to Misty Lammonds and Kristy Stewart.

First Baptist Church in Troy recently held a chili supper and auction. They raised approximately $1,200 which will be used for the youth to purchase items for the shoeboxes the church will collect for Samaritan’s Purse. David Zmiewsky won the chili cook off and various individuals donated items for auction.