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    Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

    A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive July 21, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Alcoa Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. Read on...
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Near what was the Burruss Company on North Wright Road. Originally, it was the site of Babcock Lumber Company and later Bond-Woolf, and Todco. Babcock had a company store diagonally across the street from the office building. E.V. (Edward Vose) Babcock founded Babcock Lumber Company. in Pittsburgh, PA and served as mayor of Pittsburgh. His brother, Clarence L. "Squire" Babcock, was the first mayor of Alcoa, vice president of Babcock Lumber Company and was general manager of the company's sawmill and logging operations at many southern points, including Alcoa and Tellico Plains. The community name probably was in honor of the Babcock’s mother whose family name was Vose.