25 Years Ago
Kingston’s Morrison Hill Christian Church welcomed Dennis Mullen as its new pastor. A 1987 graduate of Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, he is a native of Glenmont, Ohio.
10 Years Ago
Roane County businessman Steve Kirkham was honored by the Harriman Economic Advisory Team for his contributions to the community. Kirkham, owner of area Rocky Top Markets, was cited as a member of Hooray for Harriman and the Roane County Industrial Development Board.
Bananas, as a food, are far older than recorded history. Their earliest home is believed to be the tropical regions of South Asia.
The armies of Alexander the Great found bananas rowing abundantly in the valley of the Indus in 327 B.C. He learned that dried roots could be carried long distances and would then grown anywhere that the climate was suitable.
Roane County seniors who are aging into Medicare or are newly retired may benefit from an upcoming Medicare 101 workshop.
The workshop, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Services Department at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, will review information about Part A, B, C, and D of Medicare and options available for Medicare coverage.
On May 25, Obed Wild and Scenic River staff will lead the park’s first hike dedicated to researching the possible presence of the allusive and invasive armadillo.
Obed park rangers will conduct a short, informative hike along the Emory River Nature Trail, during which participants will be taught more about this mysterious creature and the risks that such non-native species can pose to an ecosystem.
Participants should meet at the Rock Creek Campground at 2 p.m. and should wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.