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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
Thirty years ago, the July 15, 1992, edition of “The Coosa County News” featured news about Margie Lee being recognized by the Coosa County Department of Human Resources as Coosa County Foster Parent of the Year and Laura Harris being named DHR’s Social Worker of the Year.
Additionally, it covered information about the Goodwater Youth Activities Program, with a group sponsoring Bible study and field activities for the youthful participants of the program.
Concerning another program, that edition reported on the Town of Rockford and Rockford Police Department announcing a new program to help serve vacationing residents. That program was to help keep property safe by offering random checks while residents were away from home on vacation, giving them peace of mind while they were gone.
Additionally, that edition 30 years ago today included a photo of progress being made on Rockford’s waste treatment plant, with the final touches being put on the plant at that time. It was noted that construction of the town’s sewage system began in October 1989.
It was reported that final activation of the system was expected later that week, and the connection of individual homes to the system was expected to begin within two weeks of that report.
Other local news included a photo of members of the Rockford Boy Scout Troop 65 leaving for Camp Tuckabatchee with their troop leader, Douglass McConnell II, for a “fun-filled week of outdoor activities.”
Additionally, members of the Coosa County Little League All-Star team were pictured for having participated in the State Little League tournament in Roanoke, led by coach Mike Rudd and assistant coach Terry Mitchell.
Members of the team were Brandon Shula, Tavares McElrath, Jeremy Thomas, Marcus Collins, Jason Collier, John Goff, Raymond Abrams, Rance Neighbors, Kenny Lauderdale, Brandon Ward, Terry Mitchell Jr., Nicholas Dunham, Nathan Dunham, and John Posey.
There was also an article reporting on numerous winners as the Rockford Horse Arena hosted an East Alabama Horseman’s Association horse show. It was reported that the Rockford Horse Arena would be hosting three EAHA events that year.
Some of the winners mentioned during that article 30 years ago for the local EAHA horse show included Becky Hughes, Jason Pemberton, John Harris, Barbie Chesser, Pat Bice, Kelly Hicks, William Hughes, Dennis Gautney, Kayle Lashley, Cole Harris, Chuck Sumner, Jim Harris, Scott Gleaton, Ellen Black, Mandi Luker, Jason Meigs, Todd Watson, Wanda Robbins, and more.
See other highlights of 30 years of “The Coosa County News” periodically in future editions throughout the year as we continue to celebrate three decades of dedicated local news coverage.