In an effort to provide financial education opportunities throughout the community, the Roane Alliance for Financial Independence is offering a free five-part series on helping area residents stretch their dollars.
The classes, at 6 p.m. each Wednesday, start today, May 25, in Kingston First Baptist Church.
The series will cover budgeting, saving, credit reports, homeownership and investments.
The Roane Alliance for Financial Independence is a United Way initiative.
25 Years Ago
A giant 88,000-pound earth mover with only 540 operating hours on it was purchased for the Roane County landfill. Smart shopping by Roane County Road Supervisor Bob Collier bought the monster for $2,500. The earth mover previously used by the county had half the capacity and more than 20,000 hours of operation.
25 Years Ago
“Rumors are tearing this town up,” Harriman Mayor Harold Wester declared during a heated Harriman City Council meeting. “People are just looking for a bad rumor.” The meeting’s discussion centered around two former police officers accused of theft. No charges were placed, and Harriman Police Chief Don Day denied any allegations of a cover-up.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
Those of us who belong to garden clubs tend to think of our own little group as a small, self-contained, unique and special little island of activity. And, of course, in many ways it is. But it is also a very real part of what has become a great force over the last 100 years and which has become a vast influence on gardening all over the world.
Public libraries in Kingston and Rockwood will each be awarded $21,866 in grant funding to upgrade technology.
“Libraries in rural areas play an especially important role in connecting citizens with the resources and opportunities that are oftentimes isolated to urban areas,” said Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, whose office awards the grants in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.