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  • Oak Ridge changing parking regs

    The city of Oak Ridge is distributing informational flyers to help inform residents and visitors about recent changes to two ordinances affecting on-street parking.

    The city will issue violations for offenses beginning June 18.

    During March and April, Oak Ridge City Council passed two ordinances contained in the City Code pertaining to on-street parking. The changes support initiatives approved last fall as part of the Not in Our City conceptual plan.

  • 'Round Rockwood: May 14

    May is Older Americans month. The 2012 theme is Never Too Old to Play.

    Spring is here, and planting the vegetable garden is progressing along very well in the small garden space we have here at Victorian Square.

    We will be planting tomatoes, green peppers, green onions and cucumbers soon.

    Later they will be harvested to be used in our kitchen by Gladys, our main cook.

    We want to welcome to Victorian Square our new residents, Jimmy Heidel from Oakdale, and Rhibie McCarty. I’m not sure where Rhibie is from.

  • Harriman Happenings: May 14

    Monday night was the last day of the tent revival that was held on the grounds of Jamieson Development Center.

    The Rev. Lionel Moore preached the last night. He preached from 2 Kings 2:8-18. Subject was Being at the Right Place at the Right Time.

    There was a nice turnout for each service.

    The Pastoral Banquet that was held at Jamieson Center Saturday evening for Pastor Jesse L. Williams was well attended.

    Mary Hickey provided the music, and Curtis Anderson was the master of ceremonies.

  • The Garden Gate: Spud wonders helped bring it to the forefront

    Common in origin, lacking the symmetry and color of more glamorous vegetables — even sometimes defamed for its carbohydrate content — the potato’s place in history is still important.

    Enjoyed by rich and poor alike, it is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is estimated that 12 million tons of potatoes are consumed annually. Potatoes rank with rice, wheat and corn as the world’s most important crops.

  • Harriman to mark Memorial Day

    The city of Harriman will honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom with a Memorial Day celebration on May 26.

    The event includes a parade and free concert as tributes to those who have served and paid the ultimate price in keeping America safe.

    The commemoration begins at 1 p.m. with the opening of Harriman American Legion Hall museum.

  • Shrine paper sale starts May 14

    Jon Loden, left, owner of Loden’s Auto Body Center in Kingston, makes a $1,000 donation to help kick off the annual Shrine Paper Sale fund drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

    Roy Ford accepts the donation.

    The paper sale will be May 14-20.

    “People like Noble Jon Loden and the generosity of the people of Roane County help keep the hospitals operating,” Ford said.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 9

    25 Years Ago
    Southern Alloys and Metal Corp. in Rockwood sustained nearly $1 million worth of damage due to a fire. It was thought the suspicious fire was set to cover the tracks of a robbery. One safe was broken into.

    10 Years Ago
    Cheryl Sanders, a Dyllis resident, broke new ground by becoming the first female to be promoted to lieutenant in the history of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    Five Years Ago

  • Conference to warn youths to danger of drugs

    Authorities and professionals agree that Roane County has a serious drug problem involving different kinds of drugs.

    The usual culprits in drug arrests involve illegal substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and LSD.

    But beyond these illegal drugs, legally prescribed medications are being stolen and misused by today’s drug addicts.

  • Discussion to focus on old Oak Ridge cabin

    Freels Bend Cabin, the oldest historical structure in Oak Ridge, will be the focus of the May 10 meeting of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the cabin, which is on U.S. Department of Energy-restricted land but is open to the public for this meeting.

    Louise Freels will discuss stories of her youth spent in the structure that was built in 1844.

  • Back ... and ‘plaider’ than ever: Go all checked out to Rockwood 2000 gala

    Rockwood 2000 kicked off last summer with something new and different — and Plaid-a-Palooza was such a suc-
    cess that the group’s members decided to do it again this year.

    The 2012 Plaid-a-Palooza party will be from 6 to 9 p.m. May 18 in Rockwood Street Grill.

    “It is simply to come and have fun celebrating the beginning of summer,” said Sandy McIntosh of Rockwood 2000. “So come out and enjoy the fun.

    Those who attend are encouraged to wear their favorite and funky plaid duds.