Roane County NAACP-Branch 5626 is gathering information about the history of African Americans in Roane County as part of its Black History Month events in February 2015.
While the focus of the Black History Month programs will be on the civil rights era from the end of World War II through 1970, it is hoped enough information will be obtained about all African American history in Roane County so a comprehensive book can be published.
Roane Writers Group is planning a different kind of fundraising gala this year: a poodle-skirted, saddle-shoed, 1950s Sock Hop.
The event, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 in Rockwood Event Center at 120 Rockwood St., will raise money for scholarships and prizes the Writers Group awards each year to winners of its annual Roane County Student Writing Contest.
Farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture loans available through Tennessee Farm Service Agency’s direct farm ownership program.
The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30.
Eligible producers can borrow up to $300,000 in direct farm ownership loans to buy or enlarge a farm, construct new farm buildings or improve structures, pay closing costs, or promote soil and water conservation and protection.