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.
25 Years Ago
A 45-pound beaver was found dead by the side of the road. It was believed to be one of three beavers that constructed a 7-foot-high dam in Walnut Hill off Hwy. 27. Its tail was 12 inches long and 5 inches wide. Harriman taxidermist Johnny Newberry stuffed the beaver for permanent display in the Harriman Utility Board lobby. Because of its uniqueness, the dam drew so many visitors that officials built a walkway leading to and from the site.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
In ancient times, spices and perfumes were interchangeable. Herbs were used for everything from cooking and decorating to medicine.
Rose water and musk were used to flavor foods. Vanilla and cinnamon were used as perfume. Frankincense and myrrh, used both in the kitchen and in perfumes, were the gifts chosen for the Christ Child because they were the most valuable commodities in the ancient world.