Community News

  • Hmmm ... Dude looks like a ‘lady’?

    The men of Harriman’s Renaissance Terrace are taking matters in their own hands to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease research.

    Featured in a “Dude Looks Like an Old Lady” contest are, from left, Roger Parker, administrator; Amos O’Keefe; physician’s assistant; Jerry Malicoat, accounts receivable; Brandon Whiteside, assistant administrator; and Dr. Mancel Wakham, medical director.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 21

    25 Years Ago
    Harrell’s IGA of Harriman and Kingston was ready to answer the call of grill chefs looking to take advantage of the last days of summer. USDA choice sirloin steak was on sale for $1.89 a pound. Salad fixings were also on sale, with lettuce at 59 cents per head, large slicing tomatoes at 2 pounds for $1, and green peppers at two for 69 cents. At Goldston’s Grocery in South Harriman, a 50-pound bag of potatoes could be bought for $3.99, and JFG coffee was $1.69 per bag.

    10 Years Ago

  • Five from Roane County presented at Teen Board

    The Teen Board of Knoxville invited five Roane Countians to be presented during the 53rd annual Teen Board Presentation Dance.

    The event was Aug. 3 in Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

    Teens are presented during the annual black-tie event as a reward for completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Presentees include:


    • Lauren Nicole Baggett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Baggett.

  • Master Gardeners workshop set

    Roane County Master Gardeners will have an Aug. 24 workshop on preservation of the harvest and cool season gardening, the third workshop in a Sustainable and Edible Landscapes series.
    Discussion includes food preservation principles and techniques, preventing insects from overwintering in the garden and other key cool-season gardening topics; a hands-on demonstration of food preservation techniques.
    Lunch will be served; there will be a fee for workshop participation. Contact MGRoaneCounty@comcast.net or 919-5769 to register or for details.

  • Gala to raise money for scholarships for Roane student writers

    The 2013 Student Writers Scholarship Gala, a fundraising event, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 in the old Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    “Sentenced to Write” is the theme of this year’s event, a partnership between Roane Writers Group and Roane County Heritage Commission.

    Antebellum-costumed greeters and other period characters will mingle with guests.

    The gala is the primary fundraiser for the scholarships and prizes awarded to winners of Roane Writers Group’s annual Student Writing Contest.

  • Foundation awards grant to Dunn Center

    Michael Dunn Center is the recipient a grant from the 1st and 10 Foundation of Guild, N.H.,  to purchase sensory equipment for children and adults supported the center.

    Sensory equipment is needed at the center to better support the growing number of children and adults diagnosed with autism.

  • Roane Choral Society getting ready for 41st year

    Roane Choral Society will celebrate its 41st anniversary with concerts in November, March and April.

    “The society members enjoy entertaining audiences with a variety of music to please everyone,” said Julianne Bailey, publicity chairwoman.

    Four Carol Cantatas will kick off the holiday season with a presentation of four suites of traditional carols arranged by Robert Russell Bennett.

    Members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will provide accompaniment.

  • The Garden Gate: Healthy fig, amaranth ideas date back to ancient times

    Figs, amazingly enough, are really flowers and grow on soft-wood, large-leaved branches of fig trees. They grow everywhere in the Mediterranean area, as they have for hundreds of years.

    Hezekiah was one of the most outstanding kings of Judah, which he ruled from 727-698 B.C. Herod, the famous Greek historian, wrote that Hezekiah fell ill with a large and severe sore. It endangered his life, and physicians could not cure it. In desperation, the king followed the advice of Isiah the prophet, who said, “Prepare a mass of figs and put it on your sore.”

  • CONTACT training in Knox, OR

    CONTACT Care Line will offer training sessions of The Art of Active Listening this fall in Knoxville and Oak Ridge.

    The Art of Active Listening training program teaches listening skills that are useful in daily lives with family, friends, and co-workers.

    It enables participants to develop empathetic, non-judgmental listening techniques.

    This training offers important information about how to assist with many of the problems people face and how we can respond in skilled, helpful ways.

  • Entries sought for Obed photography contest

    The National Park Service welcomes photographers to submit entries for an exhibit at the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center.

    Striking digital images of nature, highlighting the diversity of life in the park, are sought. Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, weather or people interacting with nature within Obed Wild and Scenic River.

    All photographs, except those submitted as artistic, should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared.