Today's Features

  • Rockwood Public Library’s “Dig Into Reading!” summer reading program will explore all things underground as part of the 25th annual summer reading program in Tennessee libraries.

    “These programs are designed not only to encourage the individual reading habits of older kids, but also to inspire and delight preschoolers,” said Rockwood Library Director Margaret Marrs.

    The summer’s activities will start at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday June 12 through July 17.

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Oak Ridge Facilities public bus tour begins June 3 and continues through Aug. 30.

    It offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 70 years.

    The tour continues to be a focal point for tourists visiting the area. Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted 29,000 visitors from all 50 states.

  • The fourth annul Early American Celebration and Trade Fair, an event of Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point and Clinch River Long Rifles, will be June 1-2 at the fort.

    Historians, re-enactors, traders, crafters, artisans, storytellers and performers will be on site to showcase the 1740-1840 period in American history.

    Food vendors will be available.

    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a tai chi class at 9 a.m. in the church at 203 S. Kentucky St. A digital photography club will meet at 10. Call 376-6340 for details.


    • Faith Primitive Baptist Church, Harriman, will have its homecoming beginning at 11 a.m. Sufficient Grace will be the featured singers; lunch will be served after the service. The church is on State Street.

  • Kingston Public Library’s “Dig Into Reading!” summer reading program kicks off at 1 p.m. June 5 with a special visit by puppeteers, who will tell children how to be safe this summer.

    Joining the puppeteers will be Kingston Police Department, who will do children’s IDs, and Kingston Fire Department.

    Barry Mitchell will bring his magic show to the library on June 12. Other activities include a dinosaur hunt on June 19 and a visit from National Park Service rangers on June 26.

  • Don and Paula Noe of Oliver Springs announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Christian Noe, to Jacob Phillips.

    He is the son of Jon and Renee Phillips of Ten Mile.

    The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. June 8 in Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile. A reception will follow in the church’s reception hall.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • 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.

    Five Years Ago

  • 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.

  • A senior information fair and fish fry is planned form 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 29 in Brittain Village Community Room at Oliver Springs Housing Authority.

    A joint effort between the Offices on Aging in Roane, Morgan and Anderson counties, the event will offer county-specific information on a variety of matters.

    Topics will include disease management programming, physical fitness opportunities, recreational outings, Medicare counseling, senior nutrition and home- and community-based options.

  • 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.