It’s vacation time — and while the Roane County News staff is hard at work producing the newspaper, a recent issue hit the road to Paris, where it poses at the Eiffel Tower with, from left, Barbara Feezell, Marie and David Swenson and Linda Mitchell.
The four — and the newspaper —were on a 15-day, seven-country European tour when they paused for a photo opportunity.
Roane County amateur radio operators will give a public demonstration of emergency communications during annual Field Day exercises June 22-23 at Fort Southwest Point , Kingston.
Despite the Internet, cellphones, email and modern communications, whole regions of the world find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber-optic cables leave people without the means to communicate.
In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been amateur radio.