Innovative home building technologies and strategies that can help restore the health and viability of natural systems are explored in “Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature” exhibition opening Feb. 1 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
Just as birds select and gather materials from their environments to fashion safe and nurturing nests, humans use natural resources to build homes to meet an array of needs and desires.
By Louise Warmley
Happy birthday to Mike Gallaher. He attended Williams Chapel Sunday and he really enjoyed the service. After the service was over the members surprised him with cake and ice cream celebrating his special day. He also received some gifts. He was surprised, but it was a good one.
Located in the Bear Creek Valley of East Tennessee, the Y-12 National Security Complex had its beginnings in the earliest days of the Manhattan Project.
Just over Pine Ridge from Oak Ridge, a city built during the project by the Army Corps of Engineers to house thousands of workers, Y-12 would eventually come out from under its secret cloak to become known worldwide for its role in creating the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare.
Babahatchie Community Band will showcase show tunes and marches during its free concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 22 in Harriman High School’s James Williamson auditorium.
Band member Alison Westrich said the concert will start with a march: “The Steel King” by F.J. St. Clair.
“St. Clair was the director of the Edgar Thompson Steel Works Band and dedicated this march to Charles M. Schwab who founded the band and was also the general manager of Edgar Thompson Steel Works,” she said.
USDA Roane/Loudon Farm Service Agency reminds producers that enrollment for Average Crop Revenue Election Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program begins Jan. 23 and runs through June 1.
“Farmers in Roane or Loudon County who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must-do’ jobs,” said Jane Rhinehart of the Roane/Loudon FSA. “Producers should contact the local county office to set up appointments.”
Taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns this year.
The IRS has made a number of improvements to help make this tax season easy for taxpayers. This includes new navigation features and helpful information on IRS.gov and a new pilot to allow taxpayers to use interactive video to get help with tax issues.
State Sen. Ken Yager of Harriman and state Rep. Ryan Haynes of Knoxville announced Thursday that they have filed legislation to disqualify elected or appointed officials from receiving judicial diversion for crimes committed during their term of office.
Judicial diversion is the process in criminal law when a person pleads guilty to a crime and can later have the charge removed (or expunged) from their record following a period of probation. It is granted by the judge, hence its name “judicial.”