We are noticing now that the trees are beginning to show their fall colors, the blossoms of Queen Anne’s lace are starring the fields, the golden yarrows and bright zinnias are adorning our gardens, and all the roadside produce stands are bright with chrysanthemums.
Looking ahead to fall festivals, Halloween pumpkins are beginning to add their colorful notes to all the stands.
25 Years Ago
Roane County Board of Education members approved a resolution asking the County Commission to work with the school system in developing a plan to build two comprehensive high schools. School board members made it clear that the door was open for participation with Harriman, which had its own city-operated system. Sites for the two proposed high schools had been selected, Superintendent Jess Plemons said, but had not yet been appraised. The location of the sites was not given.
10 Years Ago
Works of art by seven Oak Ridge artists depicting historical structures, lifestyle and nature through framed prints and oil on canvas are part of the Oak Ridge in Art exhibition on view through Jan. 5, 2014, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett joins the Roane County Election Commission in reminding area residents that September is National Voter Registration Month.
Hargett is working with Roane County election officials to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements, as well as encouraging already registered voters to update their current registration if they have recently changed their address.