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  • Free hot dog luncheon kicks off ’11 Roane United Way campaign

    Roane County United Way will kick off its 2011-12 campaign on Sept. 20 with a free hot dog lunch at Kingston City Park.

    A goal of $400,000 has been set for the 2011-12 “Make a Difference — Live United” campaign.

    The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.

    The program will start at about noon with featured speaker Alex A. “Bo” Shafer.

  • Class teaches how to grow groceries

    “Grow Your Own Groceries From Seed to Shelf” is the topic of the next free community workshop offered by the University of Tennessee Master Gardeners of Roane County.

    The Sept. 24 workshop will be led by  Roane County Extension Agent Grant Palmer,  Anderson County Extension Agent Heather Guinn and area Master Gardeners.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 14

    25 Years Ago
    Camel Manufacturing, a Kingston sewing company, announced plans to permanently close its facility. The government contract for tents was not renewed, forcing the layoff of 60 employees.

    10 Years Ago

  • Let cassia spice up your day

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    We cannot really know what was the first spice known and used by humans, but most authorities on the subject agree that it most probably was cassia or, as it is now known, Chinese cinnamon bark.

    Ancient records have proven it was used before 2700 B.C. It is still one of the most important and most widely used of spices today.

  • Men of Tomorrow to kick off 22nd program year this weekend

    The Men of Tomorrow program kickoff meeting will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 in B&W Y-12 New Hope Center at 601 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge.

    This meeting marks the 22nd year of the program, which aims to encourage grades 6-12 in growth of self-image, academic achievement and cultural development.

    Participation is open to any student, regardless of race, color, or creed. The program is a 501(c)3 organization under the Men of Tomorrow Foundation and is free to all participants.

  • 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.