Rock Creek Campground, part of the Obed Wild and Scenic River, should soon reopen after construction activities.
The campground was scheduled to be closed through Nov. 21 for construction of a new comfort station that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is accessible to mobility-impaired visitors.
Campsites were also to be upgraded with new picnic tables, campfire grill rings, and wildlife-proof food storage lockers.
Tennova Healthcare will offer area residents free assistance in learning about and enrolling in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The health system will have a free workshop to help individuals enroll from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 in the registration department at Physicians Regional Medical Center at 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville.
Application counselors will be on hand to help with enrollments on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kingston City Council member Teresa Nichols and her husband, Jeff, took the Roane County News with them on a recent trip to Denmark.
The trio stopped by Legoland in Billund, Denmark, for one of the paper’s more fun photos. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy travels!
The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine has officially opened its new mobile spay/neuter clinic.
“We look forward to a time when a lack of available locations where people can get their pets spayed and neutered is a thing of the past,” said Karen Walsh, a field program manager with PetSmart Charities Inc.
The charity made the unit possible with a $260,485 grant.
The 36-foot unit includes three surgery tables, holding cages and an oxygenizer.
Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Nov. 7, 2012.
There are some interesting legends among various Indian tribes concerning the origins of some of our most popular vegetables.
One widely held superstitious belief insists that a naked squaw strolling through her garden on a moonlit night dragging her garment behind her would ensure a good crop and would prevent cutworms from destroying the planted vegetables, especially corn.