An Oliver Springs woman who has long been intrigued by the mystery slayings of two sisters and their 16-year-old errand boy has written a book about the ordeal.
“Murder by the Springs: An Unsolved Triple Murder in Oliver Springs in 1940” is a 138-page book penned by Danita Ashley, who has researched the story for more than a decade. The book is available on Amazon.com and may be purchased in either paperback or Kindle version.
Tennessee State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day. Each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of the New Year.
The First Hikes begin at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Radnor Lake State Park. Henry Horton, Harrison Bay, Tims Ford, Norris Dam and Pickett state parks will host midnight hikes. The First Hikes will continue throughout New Year’s Day with morning, afternoon and evening hikes.
Roane County Executive Ron Woody will be the guest speaker at 2015’s first Oak Ridge League of Women Voters Lunch with the League.
The program will begin at noon Jan. 6 in the social hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church’s new location at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
A significant portion of Oak Ridge is in Roane County, and Roane County government is planning for the future.
Woody will give his perspective on issues facing Roane County and an update on the state of the county.
AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
“It is imperative that motorists plan ahead,” said Gerry Gutowski, senior vice president, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. “For those that have no other safe option, Tow to Go is available.”
The Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center’s film, “The Obed: Find Yourself Here,” recently placed first in the short video category of the National Association of Interpretation’s 2014 Media Award Winners.
The awards competition promotes excellence in the delivery of natural, cultural and historical information.
The National Association for Interpretation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization, is dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving pro-
Military sexual trauma ... like most things in the military, this also comes with its own acronym: MST.
It can, apparently, happen to anyone.
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced expanded eligibility for health services for MST, this time moving to include Reservists and members of the National Guard in receiving mental-health services for sexual assault or harassment that happened during training.
Roane State Community College is among the key organizations across the state that has been awarded funding through the Labor Education Alignment Program.
The program is a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities.
Roane State was awarded $970,000 as part of the program.