Roane County’s Caring Hearts sewing group recently donated 210 quilts to three charities: Knoxville’s Lost Sheep Ministry, which takes care of the homeless; Lenoir City’s Iva's Place, a charity for abused women; and a Roane County group which caters to the needy. Anyone interested in joining the group or donating supplies may call 376-0867.Materials used for quilts include denim fabric or clothes, flannel shirts or sheets, polyester fabric or clothes, cotton sheets (good or stained), thin blankets and mattress pads.
25 Years Ago
A letter-writing campaign was launched to convince Food Lion to locate a multi-million-dollar distribution center here. Sponsored by the Roane County Chamber of Commerce, elementary school children were to provide 6,000 of 10,000 letters the Chamber hoped to deliver to Food Lion headquarters in North Carolina to tell them “we want them, we need them ... come on down,” things that don’t show up on technical and demographic studies of the area.
Harriman Police Department is accepting applications for its upcoming Citizens Academy.
The academy will be at 6 p.m. each Tuesday for the next eight weeks. It will cover many aspects of law enforcement, including police procedure and policy, basic firearms, law, officer survival and a ride-along upon academy completion.
Applications are available at the police station at 130 Pansy Hill Road.
The Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge has treated more than 1,600 individuals in 4,500 individual visits during its first two years of operation, board members recently learned during a three-year strategic planning meeting.
The goal of the board is to continue the clinic’s mission, “People Caring for People,” and to increase services and hours at the clinic, which sees a number of patients from Roane County.