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Community News

  • Rockwood summer reading draws to an end

    Rockwood Public Library recently celebrated the end of its summer reading program.

  • Get to know Tennessee's notable trees

    Get to know the importance of the “Notable Trees of Tennessee,” an American Museum of Science and Energy of Oak Ridge exhibit featuring photographs of 36 trees selected for the Landmark and Historic Tree Register and
    the Champion Tree Program.

    The Tennessee Urban Forestry traveling photographic exhibition opens Sept. 16.

    The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, established in 1991, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to public awareness and to understanding and improving Tennessee's urban forests.

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

    25 Years Ago
    The Harriman City Board of Education approved a dress code for Harriman Middle School that mirrored the high school’s with one exception: shorts just above the knee would be allowed. Hats, sunglasses, vulgar T-shirts and mini-skirts without tights would not be allowed.

    10 Years Ago

  • Wyrick promoted to Navy senior chief petty officer

    Dan Wyrick, formerly of Roane County, was recently promoted to the U.S. Navy rank of senior chief petty officer.

    The promotion ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla., included his commanding officer, Capt. Paul Sohl; his wife, Christina; and his son, Luke.

    During Wyrick’s 18 year Naval career, he has been stationed in California, Texas and Virginia.

    He is presently maintenance chief for P-3 and H-60 aircraft in Jacksonville.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Jonathan M. Bullard

    U.S. Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Bullard recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Son of James and Kelley Bullard of Harriman, he was a 2010 graduate of  Roane County High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that inclu-
    ded training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, phy-
    sical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Kingston’s Miller earns chiropratic doctorate

    Kingston native Jude Miller graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree last month from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis.

    He is the son of Barbara and Harry Miller.

    Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance with a concentration in exercise science from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Logan College of Chiropractic.

    He is presently finishing his master’s degree in sports science and sports rehabilitation at Logan College.

  • The Garden Gate: Poms prominent in art, culture

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Petrus Crecentius was one of the most prominent writers of the late Middle Ages. His late 13th-century book was translated from Latin to Italian 100 years later, with French and German translations following.

    Crecentius described in great detail the ideal medieval garden with its trees, flowers, pathways, orchards, fountains and, among many plants, pomegranates.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 31

    25 Years Ago
    Roane State Community College’s cheerleading squad brought back a trophy from a national competition. Brewster the Rooster, the Raiders’ 7-foot mascot, won Most Improved Mascot. That trophy represented besting 60 other cheerleading mascots from across the country. The cheerleaders made it to the finals competition.

    10 Years Ago

  • CONTACT now has helpline to aid Roane folks

    Samuel was about as low as he had ever been. His wife of 60 years had died the month before, and their only daughter lived across the country and had many health problems.

    Samuel’s wife had taken care of all the little details of their lives: shopping, meals and bill paying.

    Samuel was grief stricken and trying to carry on. His one consolation was his wife’s little dog, Suzy, now 14 years old.

  • Roane Choral group sings, ready for new season

    A Roane Choral Society ensemble recently presented “A Gospel and More” concert at Oral Baptist Church.

    Singers include, front row from left, Ranell Lane, Carol Brown, Louanne Bennett; second row, Peggy Sheppard, Karen Seiber, Margie Wadlington, Pat Estes, accompanist Amy Lane; third row, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Julianne Bailey, Debi Foley, Paul Crawford, George Wadlington, Director Eugene Hattaway; and back row, Marilyn Gaffin, Wendell Jones and Tim Stout.