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    Alcoa Fire Department to Visit Area Homes to Provide Smoke Alarm Installations

    The City of Alcoa Fire Department has been receiving 10-year battery smoke alarms from the State Fire Marshal’s Office since 2012 through a grant which is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 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.