25 Years Ago
Hundreds of residents attended the Roane County Commission meeting to protest their property tax appraisals. Individuals testified how property sometimes tripled or quadrupled in assessed value while little or no improvement was reportedly done since the last assessment. Nearly 5,000 property owners appealed the reappraisal.
Several free nature walks are scheduled this spring in various areas of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation.
The walks will help celebrate 2011 as the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Information available will focus on area efforts to sustainably manage and conserve the reservation's resources and efforts to protect them from invasive plants.
Participants should plan to wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes and bring insect repellant and water.
Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public. MONDAY, APRIL 18
• Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.
Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.
• The Little Emory reunion for all residents, students or friends in the community will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 28 at Little Emory School. Lunch will be available for a donation. Call 882-0191 or 717-2818 for details.