More than 65 people gathered earlier this month at George Jones Memorial Baptist Church to attend the 80th annual Wheat homecoming celebration.
This year’s celebration was a special one for the Christenberry family. Three generations made a special trip from all parts of the country to celebrate their family’s heritage in the former Roane County community, which is now part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation.
25 Years Ago
Due to “allegations from various sources,” the state Division of Municipal Audits, under the heading of the Comptroller of the Treasury, is reviewing records of the city of Rockwood. The Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for making sure proper accounting procedures are in place and that public funds are adequately accounted for.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
There is a great deal of confusion in most people’s minds as to whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables — and it’s all the fault of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Botanically speaking, the tomato is a fruit. But in 1893, after an importer claimed that tomatoes were fruits and, therefore, not subject to duty, the court, who apparently realized the government was more interested in the collection of duty funds that in botanical accuracy, ruled it a vegetable. People have been debating the point ever since.
Dog owners who think they have the county’s cutest canine are invited to put their mutt’s mug to the test to raise money for East Tennessee community cancer outreach.
Buddy’s Race Against Cancer Dog Photo Contest allows dog owners to enter their pooch in a competition that raises money for the annual 5k walk and run benefiting Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s cancer outreach services program.
The Roane Rockers, the team representing Roane Medical Center, Harriman, is raising funds through the dog photo contest.
Members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will accompany the Roane Choral Society in its first concert of the 2011-12 season at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in South Harriman Baptist Church.
As an inspirational start to the holidays, Concert 1: Gloria, will feature the concert works of famed choral composer John Rutter. Other popular melodies to be performed include “Candlelight Carol,” The Holly and the Ivy” and “O Holy Night.”