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  • Roane Writers Group to have fundraising gala

    Roane Writers Group will have its fundraising gala from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 in Rockwood Events Center in downtown Rockwood.

    The venue offers a raised stage with theater lighting, dining and dancing areas for up to 300.

    A silent auction, food, a variety of beverages and music will be featured during the gala.

    All proceeds from the event will benefit the group’s annual Roane County Student Writing Contest awards and scholarships.

    Contact B.J. Gillum at bjgillum@comcast.net or 354-8658 for more information.

  • Legislators applaud Janelle Arthur

    State Rep. Kent Calfee sponsored a resolution in the last Tennessee General Assembly session to honor Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur for her success in the music industry.

    Arthur finished in the top 5 of the 12th season of “American Idol,” a FOX-TV talent-show-style program, in 2013.

  • The Garden Gate: Gardeners try to fool Mother Nature

    Mankind has sought to outwit nature since the beginning of gardening.

    There is something fascinating about having summer flowers in winter and enjoying fruits and vegetables out of their seasons.

    Forcing plants and building greenhouses have become sophisticated arts, despite the advent of modern transportation capable of bringing us fruits, flowers and vegetables from other climes so that the seasons no longer really matter.

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  • Rockwood library plans science fun for summer reading program

    It's summertime, and time for the Rockwood Public Library’s 2014 summer reading program.

    This is the 26th annual statewide summer reading program in Tennessee. The theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

    “We will be exploring all things science this summer,” said Rockwood Library Director Margaret Marrs. “These programs are designed not only to encourage the individual reading habits of older kids, but also to inspire and delight preschoolers.”

  • The Garden GATE: Gardeners try to fool Mother Nature

    Mankind has sought to outwit nature since the beginning of gardening.

    There is something fascinating about having summer flowers in winter and enjoying fruits and vegetables out of their seasons.

    Forcing plants and building greenhouses have become sophisticated arts, despite the advent of modern transportation capable of bringing us fruits, flowers and vegetables from other climes so that the seasons no longer really matter.

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  • Harriman Happenings: June 2 edition

    Pastor Jesse Sr. and Elfredia Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, May 27.

    Pastor Williams was in the Air Force stationed in Alaska. Elfredia was a student at the University of Tennessee.

    When he was on leave, he and Elfredia were married by the late Rev. C.W. Matthew in Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

    Afterward, Pastor Williams was stationed in California. After his discharge from the Air Force, they made their home in Knoxville.

    They are parents of two children, Lourenda Pryor and Jesse Jr.

  • The Garden Gate: Our meals would be different without tomatoes

    The ever-popular tomato, while not as venerable as the plants of Pompeii, or of the ancient Aztecs, has a very long and fascinating history.

    Starting out as a plant of distinctly ill repute,

    it has enjoyed a varied career replete with superstition and more

    than a few hints of witchcraft.

    And it is, by far, now the most popular garden plant we have.

    Three out of four backyard gardens harvested tomatoes last summer, a record unsurpassed by any other vegetable.

  • Help available to access BSF cemeteries

    The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will provide assistance on June 6-7 for family members who wish to visit remote cemeteries and do minor clean-up of graves of their relatives.

    This assistance will be provided to the park cemeteries that are not easy to access and located inside the park boundary.

    Transportation from a designated area in the park to the cemetery will be provided only to those who are physically unable to walk round trip, based on a first-come, first-served basis.