The City of Alcoa Police Department (APD) recently promoted three employees. Sgt. James, H. (Doug) Sparks to lieutenant, and Detective Matt Caldwell and Patrol Officer Israel Hernandez to the rank of sergeant. Read on...
The area around the former Charles M. Hall High School and Alcoa Middle
School, now the Alcoa City Center, was named for the man, Charles M.
Hall, who discovered the secret of smelting aluminum economically which
led to the founding of the Alcoa, Inc. The school was located near a
number of company houses occupied mostly by African-Americans and also
the site of the former Commercial Building.