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Community News

  • 3 generations of Christenberrys among those at Wheat reunion

    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.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 12

    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.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Fall is a sweet season abounding with treats

    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.

  • Have a mental health query? Ask Ridgeview

    As part of the Oct. 2-8 Mental Illness Awareness Week, Ridgeview has established an email address where individuals can anonymously ask questions about mental health concerns.

    Questions sent to askridgeview@ridgevw.com will be answered by Ridgeview’s clinical staff on the Ask Ridgeview link of its website, www.ridgeviewresources.com.

    The goal is to make it easier for people to take the first step in getting answers to questions of concern about themselves or loved ones.

  • Splish! Splash!
  • Win your cute pooch bragging rights in contest

    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.

  • Car show to help anti-drug coalition

    Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition will have a fundraising car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Roane County Park.

    Entry is $20 per car. Trophies will be given for best of show, top cruiser cycle, top GM, unfinished, top Mopar, rat rod, top import, top Ford, best street rod, top motorcycle and people's choice.

    Trophies will also be given to the top 25 cars.

    General admission is $2; ages younger than 7 will be admitted free.

  • Scarecrow 5k postponed
  • Roane Choral sets season’s first concert

    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.”

  • More than 1,500 took summer bus tour at Oak Ridge

     The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge facilities summer public bus tour concluded Sept. 2, attracting more than 1,500 guests to the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The annual tour offered from June until early September included visitors from 43 states and areas as far as Canada, Germany (Armed Forces) and Puerto Rico.

    Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted more than 26,000 visitors to the Oak Ridge Reservation.