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VOL. 98 NUMBER 31
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1985
TG&Y...Back In Business
TG&Y Re-Opens Thursday
TG&Y Family Center will
reopen in Kings Mountain
Thursday morning at 9-a.m:
at West Gate Plaza on Shelby
- Road.
. Kings Mountain customers
will see a new look and an ex-
panded mix of merchandise
with a more open appearance
to offer more convenience to
the shopping public.
Grand Opening Ribboncut-
ting begins at 8:45 a.m.
Thursday morning and
Mayor John Henry Moss will
cut the ribbon officially open-
ing the store. Grandopening
Hydro
The city board of commis-
sioners Monday night voted
to submit an application to
the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission for a
proposed Kings Mountain
Hydro-Electrie Plant
estimated to cost $1.3 million.
In a related action, the
commissioners authorized
Mayor John Henry Moss to
develope a financing pro-
gram for the project which
consultant Charles Mierek, of
Clifton Corporation, called
‘‘feasible and a good
project.”
The board’s action came
after a presentation by Mr.
Mierck who said that the total
time required to bring the
project on line is estimated to
be 22 months so that full com-
specials are outlined in
advertisements in this edi-
tion: The store ‘will ‘be open
from 9 to 9 p.m: six days a’
week and on Sunday after-
noons from 1 until 6 p.m.)
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TG&Y closed here August
25, 1984 but reopened after
many Kings Mountain
citizens wrote the company
headquarters in Oklahoma
City, Okla. and decision to
reopen was based on re-
evaluation of the market
situation, according to TG&Y
officials.
Tom Quiram, a nine year
veteran of TG&Y, will be the
new manager. He began his
career with TG&Y in July;
1976 as assistant manager in
Louisville, Ky. He later serv-
ed as co-manager for stores
in Middletown, Berea and
Hazard, Ky. before coming to
Kings Mountain.
Judy Bolton Davis, native
of Kings Mountain, who has
four experience with TG&Y
and worked for the former
operation here, will serve as
customer service manager.
Jack Blackmon of Lenoir,
with seven years experience
with TG&Y is the district
Project Approved
mercial operation can begin
by May, 1987. Mierck explain-
ed that it will take eight mon-
ths for licensing and 14 mon-
ths for construction. He said
that some costs could be cut
by looking into purchase of
used equipment and also by
using city labor.
Mierck said the projected
cost. accounts for all new
equipment with service lives
of 30 years and also includes
all construction costs, in-
cluding civil, mechanical and
electrical costs, other costs,
including administration,
engineering, interest during
construction, and a 15 per-
cent contingency allowance.
The Hydro-electric project
on Moss Lake will use the ex-
isting dam and the 54 inch
Mrs. Cook Appointed
Mrs. Kenneth Cook, a
precinct worker for the past
20 years in Cleveland County,
was appointed Chairman of
the City Board of Elections
Monday night by the board of
city commissioners.
Mrs. Cook, of 717
Meadowbrook Road, suc-
ceeds Luther Bennett, who
has retired.
Other members of the
board are James E. Carroll,
who succeeds Beth Eubanks,
who is also retiring, and Mrs.
Willie J. Marable, who was
reappointed.
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Elections Board Chairman
MRS. KENNETH COOK
siphon pipe to deliver water
from the reservoir to the
powerhouse. The powerhouse
will be located at the foot of
the dam at the end of the ex-
isting access road, left side of
the spillway looking
downstream.
The existing siphon pipe
will be tied off with a 54 inch
pipe which will lead to the
powerhouse. The powerhouse
will contain two turbine and
generator sets. The first unit
will have a capacity of 250
kilowatts, 375 HP, and the se-
cond unit will have a capacity
of 850 kilowatts, 1,140 HP.
The total installed capacity
will be 1,100 kilowatts.
The average annual output
of the project is estimated to
be 3.7 million kilowatt hours.
This is the equivalent of the
annual energy requirements
of 305 homes based upon an
average residential usage of
12,210 kilowatt hours per
year.
The city will use the power
generated by the project to
run the water and sewer
treatment plants near the
dam. This will reduce the
amount of electricity the city
must purchase from Duke
Power Company to run these
plants. Since these two
facilities will not use all of the
output from the project, the
balance will be fed into the ci-
ty’s distribution system.
Mierck estimated that the
hydro plant would save the ci-
ty in revenues $200,000 per
year. He said the city is
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manager with headquarters
in Lenoir. !
“Dravid Grindstaff of Erwin,
Tenn,, with three years ex-
purience with TG&Y, is
roferations manager of the
facility.
‘A large number of TG&Y
officials and the 45 full and
part-time employees of the
store will be on hand for the
ribbon-cutting and store
opening on Thursday morn-
ing.
Quiram said the new
asymetrical drive aisle
layout circling the store will
guide customers through new
and expanded departments.
The higher checkout stands,
five of them, increase conve-
nience and merchandise
visability and the new ‘‘race
track” layout makes shopp-
ing more convenient for the
customer, he said.
Existing space is utilized or
more effectively, creating a
more open appearance with
light gray walls and red strip-
ing.
As much merchandise as
possible without damaging
the store’s appearance is
displayed on the sales floor
with some displays reaching
from floor to ceiling. This
helps maintain a better in-
stock position and provide
better service to customers.
Some departments have
been expanding, including
the cosmetics department,
housewares and automotive
and others have been trimm-
ed to offer the types of mer-
chandise wanted by residents
in Kings Mountain. New lines
include those of health and
beauty aids, infants and ap-
parel. Modern-up-to-date
POS terminals will be in use
and one of the five terminals
records all sales and stores
all data from the local store
being processed directly to
the headquarters office in
Oklahoma City, Okla.
“We've decided the sales
opportunities are here in
Kings Mountain and we're
giving the Kings Mountain
customers the new look and
merchandise mix of our new
prototype’’, said District
Manager Blackmon.
Manager Quiram said that
TG&Y is rolling out the red
carpet for all Kings Mountain
citizens to attend the grand
opening celebration, beginn-
ing Thursday morning.
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Tobacco Ban
Snuffed Out
By GARY STEWART
Managing Editor
The Kings Mountain Board of Education Monday voted 3-2
not to impose a smoking ban at the senior high school.
Board members Doyle Campbell and June Lee voted
against the motion by Paul Hord to leave smoking policies
‘“as is”, meaning that students may smoke in designated
areas. Hord, Kyle Smith and chairman Bill McDaniel voted in
favor of Hord’s motion.
Lee and Campbell spoke in favor of a smoking ban for
students, but not for teachers. McDaniel said he favored a
smoking ban only if it were for everyone. Smith said he had
not heard anyone say that smoking was a problem at KMHS
and Hord said a ban on smoking would only ‘force the
students underground.”’’
Many school systems in North Carolina have recently pass-
ed smoking bans and the General Assembly is considering a
statewide smoking ban in public schools.
Both Campbell and Lee said they favored a ban for health
reasons. Campbell said that since he serves on the school’s
health council, “it would be a conflict of interest for me to
vote for students to smoke on campus.”
Both Campbell and Lee said they did not favor a ban on
smoking for teachers but would favor asking the teachers to
smoke in designated areas, such as the teacher’s lounge, and
to never use tobacco in front of students.
“My view is that I hesitate to classify staff on the same
thing as students,” Campbell said.
“Some people I have talked to said it’s against teachers’
rights to ban them from smoking,” Lee said.
Supt. Bill Davis added, ‘I think there would be questions to
prohibit employees from smoking at all.”
Smith asked KMHS Principal Ronnie Wilson if smoking has
been a problem at the high school. ‘I’ve made 12 trips out
there this year and no one, including you, has mentioned
smoking as being a problem,” Smith said.
‘There is a problem with drug use,’ Wilson said. ‘There
have been no problems as far as kids smoking outside the
designated areas. We're looking at it as a health problem.”
“How can you justify students not smoking and the faculty
doing it?,”’ asked McDaniel. “You're saying it is bad to let
Sues do it, but letting the faculty set an example by deing
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Mrs. Lee said she felt that some high school students smoke
because of peer pressure. ‘If they didn’t have the opportunity
to smoke on campus, some might not even take up smoking,”
she said. “‘I would like to see it banned completely, but it’s not
for me to say.”
Connie Phifer, a teacher at North School, favored the ban
for students. ‘I don’t smoke,’’ she said, ‘‘but students have to
realize that adults have certain privileges of doing some
things on their own.”
Hord said he felt a smoking ban would only force the
students to hide to do their smoking. ‘‘I don’t think a smoking
ban can be enforced,” he said, ‘‘If they start hiding, there’s a
danger of a fire starting. I think a ban would cost us more
than we could ever gain from it.”
“You're saying that because you can’t enforce it, to ignore
it,”” Campbell said. “I think we should come up with conse-
quences for people who disobey policies. If they're caught,
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FOURTH FUN - Youngsters dig into watermelons dur
ing Thursday's Fourth of July celebration at Kings Moun
tain’s Commissioners Park. More Fourth of July pictures
are on Page 9-A.
    

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