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Community News

  • Honor Air trip to D.C. included 4 veterans from Roane County

    When the HonorAir flight landed in Knoxville the evening of April 18, the organization successfully completed 12 flights taking more than 1,300 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.

    Among the 130 veterans on this most recent flight were Roane County’s Clyfton Chandler, Eddie Owings and Charles Wilson, accompanied by volunteer guardian John Owings.

  • Historic preservation topic of Thursday DOE session

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management program will have a consultation meeting on May 17 to discuss historic preservation plans for East Tennessee Technology Park.

    The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Building 2714-G Conference Room, across from the Federal Building.

    There will be an opportunity for members of the public to provide comment.

  • Wagaman honored for helping trucker in Va.

    Tim Wagaman of Rockwood was recently honored by the Virginia State Police Association for helping an injured truck driver to safety during the 2011 Christmas holiday sea-
    son.

    Wagaman received the association’s Citizen Award for his actions.

    “The driver would have most certainly died from his injuries and the consuming fire” without the aid of Wagaman, Virginia Trooper C.H. Campbell Jr. and three Virginia residents, said a release from the Virginia State Police Association.

  • CASA car show, festival Memorial Day weekend

    CASA of the Ninth Judicial District will have its inaugural Festival and Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.

    This kickoff to the Memorial Day weekend is to raise public awareness of and financial support for CASA’s mission, while providing entertainment for the entire family.

    Admission is free.

    The festival will include demonstrations and re-enactments at the fort, a band, a craft fair and a silent auction.

  • Oak Ridge changing parking regs

    The city of Oak Ridge is distributing informational flyers to help inform residents and visitors about recent changes to two ordinances affecting on-street parking.

    The city will issue violations for offenses beginning June 18.

    During March and April, Oak Ridge City Council passed two ordinances contained in the City Code pertaining to on-street parking. The changes support initiatives approved last fall as part of the Not in Our City conceptual plan.

  • 'Round Rockwood: May 14

    May is Older Americans month. The 2012 theme is Never Too Old to Play.

    Spring is here, and planting the vegetable garden is progressing along very well in the small garden space we have here at Victorian Square.

    We will be planting tomatoes, green peppers, green onions and cucumbers soon.

    Later they will be harvested to be used in our kitchen by Gladys, our main cook.

    We want to welcome to Victorian Square our new residents, Jimmy Heidel from Oakdale, and Rhibie McCarty. I’m not sure where Rhibie is from.

  • Harriman Happenings: May 14

    Monday night was the last day of the tent revival that was held on the grounds of Jamieson Development Center.

    The Rev. Lionel Moore preached the last night. He preached from 2 Kings 2:8-18. Subject was Being at the Right Place at the Right Time.

    There was a nice turnout for each service.

    The Pastoral Banquet that was held at Jamieson Center Saturday evening for Pastor Jesse L. Williams was well attended.

    Mary Hickey provided the music, and Curtis Anderson was the master of ceremonies.

  • The Garden Gate: Spud wonders helped bring it to the forefront

    Common in origin, lacking the symmetry and color of more glamorous vegetables — even sometimes defamed for its carbohydrate content — the potato’s place in history is still important.

    Enjoyed by rich and poor alike, it is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is estimated that 12 million tons of potatoes are consumed annually. Potatoes rank with rice, wheat and corn as the world’s most important crops.

  • Harriman to mark Memorial Day

    The city of Harriman will honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom with a Memorial Day celebration on May 26.

    The event includes a parade and free concert as tributes to those who have served and paid the ultimate price in keeping America safe.

    The commemoration begins at 1 p.m. with the opening of Harriman American Legion Hall museum.

  • Shrine paper sale starts May 14

    Jon Loden, left, owner of Loden’s Auto Body Center in Kingston, makes a $1,000 donation to help kick off the annual Shrine Paper Sale fund drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

    Roy Ford accepts the donation.

    The paper sale will be May 14-20.

    “People like Noble Jon Loden and the generosity of the people of Roane County help keep the hospitals operating,” Ford said.