25 Years Ago
The unemployment rate for Roane County rose to 6.6 percent. Even so, a study ranked Roane County 28th out of 95 counties in terms of economical health. Eight economic and demographic variables were taken into consideration, and the outcome was considered a better indicator of economic health than any single variable such as unemployment.
Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on Farm Service Agency county committees.
“County committees play a vital role in the administration of federal farm programs and the positive effect they have on rural communities,” said Linda Tipton of the USDA’s Roane/Loudon County Farm Service Agency.
Harrison Barger, right, treasurer of the South Harriman Schools Alumni and Friends Organization, presents a check to David Webb in appreciation of his long-time involvement in the founding and maintenance of Harriman Riverfront Park, the city-owned facility that bears Webb’s name.
This donation recognizes the importance of the park facilities for regular alumni activities and is given in honor of Gary Baker, who has assisted the organization in its annual gatherings for many years.
Most of us have known people who insisted on planting certain things according to phases of the moon or development of a particular kind of tree or shrub.
Ever since man began to till the soil, people have looked for favorable signs in the stars, moon, native plants, times of the migrations of birds, colors of sunsets and some other aspects of nature to guide them in planting and in harvesting.
25 Years Ago
Kingston Regional Planning Commission gave strings-attached approval to final development plans of Brentwood Landing. The state planner said most of the problems would be easy to take care of. Everything was ready; it just wasn’t at the meeting. Construction activity was expected to begin within the month.
Present and prospective Girl Scout volunteers are welcome to attend Leaderfest, an inaugural inspirational and informative event on Aug. 11 in Alcoa.
Leaderfest, organized in part by the Roane County Service Unit, will offer workshops on a variety of topics, such as songs; ceremonies; science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs; discipline issues; crafts; and games for all ages.
A special session will address troop basics, including the changes to the Girl Scout program over the past few years.
They may also be picked up at the Mid-East office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood. Office hours are from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday.