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Community News

  • Historic Harriman library again part of tour’s route

    The historic Harriman Public Library continues its tradition this weekend as a mainstay on the city’s Christmas Tour.

    The library and a gift shop will be open during tour hours — from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 11.

    The library, one of 2,509 libraries built with funds provided by steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, has been in Harriman for more than 100 years as a place of learning and enrichment.

  • Quartjar heads to Noisy Nights

    The electro-acoustic progressive blues rock band Quartjar will usher in the holidays during the Noisy Nights finale at American Museum of Science and Energy on Dec. 17.

    Admission is free to the program, which is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Pizza by the slice will be offered for sale, and Oak Ridge Garden Club will decorate the lobby for the event.

    The family friendly evening event features Randall Brown on guitar and vocals, Malcolm Norman on bass and Tory Flanniken on drums and harmonica.

  • Disc golfers donate to Roane parks program

    Members of the Roane County Disc Golf Club flank Roane County Parks and Recreation Director Tony Brown, front at right, who accepts a $320 check from the group from the summer’s Tuesday-night tournaments played at Roane County Park.

    On hand for the presentation are, from left, Victor Poole, Mike Devuono, Kelly Jenkins, Chris Irish, Jack Elliot, Robby Jones, Brown, Fred Wederland, Gary Buell, Dylan Parrish and Darren Settles.

  • The Garden Gate: Wreaths encircle ancient traditions

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Evergreen and holly wreaths are everywhere during the holiday season, but all kinds of wreaths adorn our houses the rest of the year.

    They include wreaths of grapevine, straw, dried flowers and herbs, ribbon bows and lace ruffles. Even such unlikely materials as pretzels and macaroni make their appearance, not to mention straw hats wreathed with blossoms and ribbons.

    One wonders whether the residents of all those houses realize what an ancient tradition they are following.

  • Henry Center kids ask: Orange you a Vol?

    The Henry Center had two Orange and White Days during football season to show support for Coach Derek Dooley and the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

  • State looking to honor those who protect heritage

    The Tennessee Historical Commission has extended the nomination deadline to Dec. 31 for its Certificate of Merit Awards.

    The award is designed to honor individuals or groups who worked to preserve Tennessee’s cultural heritage during 2011.

  • Preservation group looking for most endangered historic places

    The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance welcomes Roane Countians to submit nominations of the county’s endangered historic places or structures to be included in the 2012 East Tennessee’s Endangered Heritage list.

    Nominations are accepted from Roane, Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Scott, Sevier and Union counties until Jan. 11, 2012.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 7

    25 Years Ago
    Roane County Board of Education members voted to use career ladder money to offset the expense of a driver’s education course. A $50 course fee and money sent from the state specifically for driver’s education should cover the cost of the course, which was scheduled to begin the following month.

    10 Years Ago

  • Roane State offers extended business hours

    Roane State Community College’s Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses will offer extended business hours after the holidays to help students get ready for the start of spring classes.
    The college will be closed Monday, Dec. 19 through Monday, Jan. 2.
    After Roane State reopens on Jan. 3, extended hours will be offered on the following schedule (all times Eastern) at the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses:
    • Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Monday, Jan. 9-Thursday, Jan. 12, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Roane State fees due Jan. 5

    Registration for Roane State Community College’s spring semester is under way.

    For students who register on or before Jan 5, fees are due by Jan. 5 at 4:30 p.m. to avoid deletion of their class schedule.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    Click on RaiderNet.

    Log in to your account.

    Click on the Account Summary and Pay link in the Student Self-Service Box.

    Payment is also accepted by personal check, money order, or by Visa, American Express or MasterCard credit or debit card at any Roane State campus.