45 years ago

This week in 1971…

Montgomery County’s five municipalities have adopted tax rates and budgets for the fiscal year. All towns retained their tax levies for the previous year and are relying upon any increase in budget appropriations to be met from additional revenues.

An Associational “Girls In Action” Missions Fair was held in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church in Troy. Booths were set up for each church showing what the “Girls In Action” had done in missions work that year.

35 years ago

This week in 1981…

Troy officials, except Councilman Randle Epps, voted to allow industry to operate in the downtown business district. The action was taken at a special called meeting to allow Boles Knitting Company of Mt. Gilead to continue its operations in the former Lowe’s Hardware location as requested by property owner Fred Taylor Jr.

T.R. Tedder presented a check to C.D. Reynolds Jr. on behalf of McRae Industries, Inc. of Wadeville to help finance the proposed new East Montgomery Medical Center at Biscoe. Reynolds is president of the East Montgomery Health Association, Inc.

25 years ago

This week in 1991…

An ordinance which would eliminate junk cars from area yards was discussed by the Troy Town Council during their meeting. Town intern Andy Honeycutt presented a model ordinance to the council.

A renewed request for a computer terminal was the main topic of discussion at the Mt. Gilead Town meeting. Montgomery County Libraries Director Carol Walters requested $2,500 from the town for the computer and bar code reader that would allow the Mt. Gilead branch to network with other libraries in the county.

15 years ago

This week in 2001…

After detailed discussions of financial options at a work session, Troy Town Board members voted unanimously to move ahead with a major facilities project. Board members held off on making any decisions the previous month when Allen Hart of the USDA Rural Development office told them their project would be approved for a combination of low-interest loans and grants totaling $915,000.

Middle of September was the “ballpark” date for completion of construction at Biscoe Town Hall and the new police station next door, according to Mayor Jimmy Blake. Blake said citizens will see additional changes after work is done on the police station and Town Hall.

10 years ago

This week in 2006…

Mt. Gilead residents hosted a National Night Out in an attempt to bring the community together against loitering, crime and drugs. The event drew approximately 100 people from the community for music and free hot dogs. Local businesses, Food King, C’s, Burger Shack and Chips, donated items to the event.

Nathan Staton of Star and Shelby Bean of Biscoe took first place in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church Youth Quest Talent Competition held in Daytona Beach, Fla. The annual competition features youth ages 13 through 19 competing in different areas of the creative arts. Staton and Bean each received $1,650 worth of scholarships.