Community News

  • Harriman Happenings: July 15

    The Rev. Alvin Douglass was the guest speaker for the senior saints at Little Leaf Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.
    Twelve members were present, and all enjoyed his message. Afterward, they enjoyed a light lunch. This is where Elder Dews is pastor.
    Get-well wishes to Helen Roddy, who recently had eye surgery.
    Permelia Anderson spent two weeks in Stone Mountain, Ga., visiting her daughter, Pam Wright and her granddaughter, Stephanie Wright.

  • McMaster among finalists in YWCA’s Tribute to Women

    M. Jill McMaster of Roane County is among the outstanding East Tennessee women to be honored during next month’s prestigious 2013 YWCA Tribute to Women event.
    This YWCA event, in its 29th year, is East Tennessee’s foremost acknowledgment and appreciation of the contributions of area women.
    The award ceremony will be on Aug. 15 at the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Historic Bijou Theatre.

  • Look Back: Something From Our Files From the Week of July 10

    25 Years Ago
    Fourteen First American Bank employees at branches in Rockwood, Harriman, Kingston and Spring City received permanent layoff notices due to what a Knoxville bank official called duplication of services after the acquisition of Roane County’s First National Bank. “We can’t afford to do that,” said Robert A. McCabe Jr., First American Bank president. McCabe said officials tried to pick employees with the least seniority and whose job skills were not needed due to refinement in operations.

  • The Garden Gate: Cauliflower’s handy for good health

    Do you like to eat flowers? How about cauliflowers?

    They really are flowers that stopped growing while they were still buds.

    Cauliflowers are very nutritious because they really stopped growing while they were still buds, and the stems leading up to each blossom had already begun to store nutrients for the flowers.

  • Alexander Inn renovations to be discussed

    An update on the Guest House/Alexander Inn renovation project will be given during the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association's membership and public meeting on July 11.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Midtown Community Center, 102 Robertsville Road.

    Rick Dover, general manager of the Family Pride Corp. and Knox Heritage's Ethiel Garlington, director of preservation field services for the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance, will present the program.

  • Area shutterbugs invited to show off skills in Obed exhibit

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

    The National Park Service is looking for striking digital images of nature, highlighting the diversity of life in the park.

    Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, weather or people interacting with nature within the Obed Wild and Scenic River.

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

  • Sheriff to start up Citizens Academy

    The popularity of television shows such as “CSI” has many questioning what goes on at the Roane County Sheriff’s Office and how detectives solve crimes.

    Some of those answers may be found in the Roane County Sheriff’s Office’s Citizens Academy, offered at no cost this fall.

    The academy is designed to give residents a better understanding of an officer’s daily duties and responsibilities.

    The curriculum is similar that of the Police Academy and is taught by some of the same instructors.

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  • Irish by breed ... American by choice

    Lucy and Gracie may be Irish setters, but the pair of pooches recently proved their blood runs red, white and blue.

    Their owner, Mariann D’Alessandro of Harriman, captured a photo of them saluting Old Glory in their own way shortly after she hung a new flag outside her Cornstalk Heights home.

    “It was a beautiful sunny day with intermittent soft breezes, which made the flag wave majestically at times,” D’Alessandro said.

  • The Garden Gate: Have yourself a blast with celebrations in July

    By the time the United States of America declared its independence from the British Empire, John Adams and some of his contemporaries called for fireworks to celebrate the occasion, and we have been doing likewise ever since.

    No one knows with certainty just when or where fireworks came into being. Most historians believe they were invented in ancient China in about the second century B.C., at the time of discovery of gunpowder.