Members of South Harriman High School’s class of 1955 celebrated their 60-year reunion late last month at The Cottage at Roane County Park.
Eleven classmates attended, including, seated from left, Terry Sweeney, Larry Sills, Buddy Bowers, Henry Robinson; and standing, Barbara Pickering, Elma Jean Kreis, Wanda Overstreet, Peggy Robinson of Huntsville, Ala., Betty Clements, Mary Ruth Eblen and Nancy Elkins of Asheville, N.C.
TripAdvisor has served up a list of the top-rated states and restaurants for barbecue and declared Tennessee as No. 1 in the U.S.
“Being named the No. 1 state for barbecue, by the No. 1 most popular travel site in the world is a huge honor for Tennessee,” said Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
“We look forward to welcoming foodies from far and wide to our state to fill up on the best barbecue in the world.”
MONDAY, JULY 27
• Rockwood City Council will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.
TUESDAY, JULY 28
• Harriman City Court will convene at 5 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.
• Harriman City Council will meet in regular work-shop session at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.
Gas prices are still creeping up in some parts of the Southeastern United States, but motorists are forecast to pay the lowest summer gas prices since 2009.
In comparison to this same date last year, motorists in Tennessee are saving 92 cents per gallon.
“Prices should begin to drop later this month as refiners around the nation complete their maintenance switch over to produce summer-fuel grades,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA-The Auto Club Group.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour is now offered to visitors through November.
This popular tour of the 33,000-acre DOE Oak Ridge Federal Reservation offers visitors a first-hand look at all of the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation in more than 70 years.
Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted about 35,000 visitors from all 50 states.