.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Community News

  • Gala supporters coming forward

    The Roane County Heritage Commission’s gala for the historic Roane County Courthouse is Oct. 1, and sponsors are already signing on.

  • Passenger car coming back to its Southern Railway roots

    Southern Appalachia  Railway Museum has been chosen as the new owner of former Southern Railway Coach No. 829.

    The 52-seat passenger car is the generous donation from the Bluewater, Mich., chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

    The chapter considered several organizations to provide 829 a new home, and settled on museum based on its record of restoring and operating many pieces of former Southern Railway equipment.

    The transfer was completed on Aug. 1.

  • Rockwood Rotary chili supper today

    Today’s Rockwood Rotary Club annual chili supper kicks off a busy couple of months for the civic group.

    The chili supper will precede Rockwood High School football team’s first home game against South Greene.

    The meal will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the new state-of-the-art Rockwood High School cafeteria.

    Tickets are $5 each and can be bought from any Rockwood Rotarian or Rockwood High School cheerleader.

  • Yager on state Aging, Disability Commission

    State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, has been appointed by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey to serve on the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.

    The commission is the designated state agency on aging to provide leadership relative to aging issues on behalf of older persons in the state.

    For a number of years the commission has administered state funds providing multipurpose senior center programs, public guardianship, homemaker services, and home-delivered meals. 

  • The Garden Gate: Lofty living takes gardening to new heights

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    A flourishing garden club in Chicago requires one to above the 13th floor of an apartment house or hotel for membership.

    Many city hospitals have roof gardens, and they have discovered that patients who spend time among blooming plants and small trees there are greatly benefited in many ways.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 24

    25 Years Ago
    The Tennessee State High School Athletic Association passed the no-pass, no-play rule, without setting a date for it to go into effect. Students would be permitted to participate in extracurricular sports only if they passed five out of six of their courses.

    10 Years Ago

  • Two Roane blood drives next week

    Medic Regional Blood Center offers a free, non-fasting cholesterol evaluation and blood typing for all donors.

    Donors also receive Medic’s blood coverage, a program that exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood-collection or blood-processing fees if a transfusion is needed within one year of donation date.   

    Blood drives are planned next week in Roane County. Donors may give blood at Gateway IGA in Rockwood on Aug. 29, or at Harriman Family Dollar on Aug. 30.

  • No pocket protector required

    Tape holding your glasses together at the nosepiece? Speak a language only Bill Gates and Steve Jobs can understand? Get funny looks for what some people call your outlandish attire?

    Then Harriman’s Courts of Praise Church aims to give you a place of worship.

  • Spirit of ’45 exhibit open in OR

    Celebrating the legacy of service from men and women of the greatest generation, the Spirit of '45 exhibition opened last week at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge in conjunction with the World War II surrender of Japan on Aug. 14, 1945.

    There were 16.1 million Americans who served in the military during World War II. Today, there are 3 million surviving.

    Through artifacts from the museum archives, museum visitors have opportunities to learn more about everyday heroes.

  • Landry picked for state board

    Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Bill Landry as East Tennessee representative of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

    The appointment, effective July 5, runs through June 30, 2016.