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Community News

  • View life in Scarboro at museum exhibition

    Glimpses of life into the African-American community of Scarboro is shown in a special exhibit on display through April at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    “When you look at the pictures, personal items and hear the oral histories told by Scarboro High School graduates, you journey back in time to relive their experiences,” said Rose Weaver of Oak Ridge, collector of Scarboro memorabilia.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 16

    25 Years Ago
    After much discussion — and knowing taxes would have to be raised to pay for it — the Roane County Commission voted 11-3 to give the next county executive and county attorney pay raises of $7,679 and $6,613, respectively. Reasons cited were a demand for service, progress and quality government and keeping in mind the responsibilities of each.

    10 Years Ago

  • AARP Tax-Aide born from happenstance chat

    By Patricia Bryant
    Tennessee AARP Tax-Aide

    Did you know that the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance program began with a chance discussion between two naval reservists more than 40 years ago?

    During a weekend drill, an Internal Revenue Service agent expressed concerns about older tax filers making mistakes on their returns to then-AARP Executive Director Bernie Nash. 

  • Run for Dunn 5K, walk scheduled for March 19

    Run for Dunn, a 5K run and 1-mile walk presented by the Michael Dunn Foundation, will be on March 19 on the main campus of Roane State Community College in Roane County.

    Check-in, prerace entertainment and registration begins at 8 a.m.; the run and walk start at 9.

    Preregistration is now under way at www.michaeldunnfoundation.org and www.michaeldunncenter.org.

    Entrance fees by March 13 are $25 per person 15 and older, $20 per Knoxville Track Club member and $15 per youth ages 14 and younger.

  • Residential council needs computers

    The Harriman Residential Council is seeking donations of newer used desktop computers.

    The computers will to be used in the library in the Residential Council Building at Spencer Drive and Bennett Circle in Harriman’s Fiske Heights area.

    Call Floyd Lawson at 335-0701 or Julia at the Harriman Housing Authority at 882-9636 for more information.

  • UT concert band members to play at Babahatchie venue

    Members of the University of Tennessee Concert Band will play with Babahatchie Community Band during a free concert this weekend.

    The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in Harriman High School’s James Williamson Auditorium.

    Featured soloist Josephine Denys will perform Cecile Chamanaide’s Concertino for Flute and Band and Gabrile’s Oboe.

    The Babahatchie Band will showcase Malcolm Arnold’s four Scottish Dances, Curnow's Celebrations and Ravel's Bolero.

  • Harriman Memorial Day parade slated

    The city of Harriman will have a 2011 Memorial Day parade on May 28.

    The event will honor all military veterans who have served to protect U.S. It will extend the gratitude to all emergency service workers who have paid the ultimate price while protecting United States citizens.

    The parade will begin near Harriman High School on Roane Street, and extend to Harriman Riverfront Park along the banks of the Emory River.

    In case of rain, the parade will be postponed until May 29.

  • Conservation program signup starts March 14

    A general signup for the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program will run from March 14-April 15.

    During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at the Roane/Loudon Farm Service Agency office at at 424 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.

    The phone number is 376-2392.

  • Salvation Army honors Young for years of service

    The Roane/Morgan County Salvation Army Unit recently honored Jim Young of Kingston for his years of public service in the organization.

    Young is moving from the area and will be resigning from the board.

    His attention to the plight of others started when he was a young man. He attended Emory and Henry University in Atlanta and participated in the early fight against segregation by organizing and participating in marches.

  • The Garden Gate: There’s a lot for the gardener to do in February

    By Ellen Probert Williamson