25 Years Ago
When Emory Gap residents took their battle against annexation by Harriman to court, city officials promptly refused to provide the area with fire or police protection unless it was a matter of life or death. That spurred one of the area’s residents to turn to the city of Rockwood for such services until the lawsuit was resolved. “We’re willing to pay,” W.L. Dickey said. Rockwood City Council members entertained the notion, saying the city would try to come to the aid of the area if it is legally able to do so.
A chili supper cookoff will be from 5 to 8 p.m. March 27 in Kingston Community Center.
All Kingston city departments will be participating and competing for the Golden Ladle Award in this fundraising event which benefits Smokin’ the Water 2014, the annual July 4 celebration and fireworks show.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. A silent auction is planned. Call 376-1356 for details.
Tennesseans will begin receiving account credits or checks this week in a partial agreement resolving an e-book price-fixing lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Cooper and attorneys general from 32 other states.
The lawsuit, calling for $166 million nationwide payment, was brought three years ago against Apple Inc. and five of the six largest e-book publishers in the country. Those e-book publishers are Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Simon & Schuster Inc., Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC, d/b/a Macmillan, and Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which provides low-interest financing to producers.
The enhanced program includes 22 new categories of eligible equipment for fruit and vegetable producers, and makes it easier for farmers and ranchers around the country to finance the equipment they need to grow and expand.
The rollicking operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan are full of songs that often come to mind. One that is especially timely right now begins, “Oh, the flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la.”
This is a busy month. There are all kinds of occasions and events that make it memorable. And all kinds of images come to mind, like lions and lambs, the bridge between seasons, the voice of the turtledove and, of course, the wearing of the green for St. Patrick’s Day.