The official Tennessee Civil War 150th Anniversary license plate is now available for car owners in the state.
Sponsored by the non-profit partnering organization, Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, proceeds from the plate will help preserve Tennessee Civil War battlefields.
A portion of the funds will go to the home county of each participant to support the Tennessee Civil War Trails program, helping communities fund Civil War Trail signs and provide for their ongoing maintenance.
Viewers can now watch the new Channel 15 television station online at www.roanestate.edu/channel15.
The government and education channel, created by Roane State Community College and the city of Harriman, has been on the air since December 2010.
Programming includes local announcements, public service videos, weather and a number of other programs.
Comcast cable customers in all of Roane County and parts of Morgan County could view Channel 15.
With the online service, viewers anywhere in the area, and around the world, can tune in.
25 Years Ago
Crude oil prices were down, but Roane Countians didn’t think gas prices went down quickly enough at area stations. Steve Kirkham, executive vice president of Harriman Oil Co., said contributing factors that affect gas prices are delivery location, overhead, volume and increased insurance premiums.
10 Years Ago
Walmart celebrated the grand opening of its Supercenter in Rockwood. The 184,501-square-foot store employed about 400 people.
Sometime this spring, when soil temperatures reach about 67 degrees at a depth of 4 inches, large numbers — millions — of cicadas are expected to emerge from the soils of more than one-third of the state’s 95 counties.
The greatest population concentrations are expected to be in Middle Tennessee.
Though Roane County is not one of the high-target areas predicted by University of Tennessee Extension, high populations are anticipated for surrounding counties, including Loudon, Meigs, Monroe and McMinn.