Today's Features

  • She may be 87, but Victorian Square Assisted Living resident Hesta Bailey hasn't yet hung up her teaching hat.

    Instead, she's putting her long-honed expertise to work by teaching reading skills to a couple of eager resident students.

    It gives Bailey a chance to share a love of reading that started in childhood.

    "lt gives me moral assessment, enjoyment and information," she recently told Victorian Square Activity Director Barbara Satterfield.

  • From the days of the earliest civilizations, mankind has known and prized the benefits of those seeds barks, buds, roots and berries we call spices.

    But until more recent times, there was great difficulty to obtain them because of their exotic sources.

    The scarcity of pepper, cloves, cinnamon and other spices caused them to be sought after as treasures, and the quest for them often led to strange and generally unknown lands.

  • The Knoxville Writers Guild is continuing its series of workshops designed to give information to and provide hands-on assistance for writers interested in self-publishing.

    The next workshop  is May 18 and will consist of two different sessions.

    The first, beginning at 11 a.m., will be a general overview of self-publishing. This portion will cost $20.

  • Daphanie Lyn-Marie Cofer was born Nov. 7 in Tennova, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Barry and Stephanie Cofer.

    Grandparents are Steve and Deborah Ellison and Fonna Cofer. Great-grandmother is Shirley Plemons.

    Daphanie has an older brother, Ayden Newton.

  • The eighth annual Master Gardeners of Roane County plant sale on May 4 was postponed due to rain.

    The sale has been rescheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Ladd Landing in Kingston.

    This is a public opportunity to obtain plants, knowledge and information from trained volunteers through the Tennessee Master Gardener Program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • The beautiful iris blooming in our gardens with elegance is worthy of the goddess for whom it was named.

    Tennessee’s state flower was one of the more popular of spring flowers in gardens of medieval Europe, and it is still one we greet with joy in our own spring gardens.

    Some of us refer to these flowers as flags or, if we are French, fleur de lys.

  • Randy and Rita Wadlington of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooke Nicole Wadlington, to Brian Jack Norris.

    He is the son of Jack and Harriett Norris of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. May 18 in South Harriman Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church’s family life center.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • 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 13-18, with a road block planned for May 19

    “Noble Loden has given generously every year,” Ford said. “When you see the men with the red fezzes, please help. In the past, the people of Roane County have been very generous.”

  • Rocky Top General Store is known for its rustic and nostalgic pieces, and comments from customers about the Harriman business’ canning products has inspired a class on the classic Southern method of preserving food.

    “We just had so many people coming in that wanted to learn how to can and don’t know how,” said Debbie Mee of Rocky Top General Store.

    Mee said the free class will be June 8.

    A University of Tennessee Extension agent will be providing the class, which will be informational.