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Today's News

  • ORUD treats Kingston city employees

    Oak Ridge Utility District treats Kingston city employees, including, from left, Firefighter Jay Settles, Police Investigator Keith Kile, Council Member Norm Sugarman and Water Department employee Jimmy Agee, to an annual “thank you” fish fry buffet.

    They were among 41 at the Kingston City Park pavilion who had a meal of fried fish, hushpuppies and cole slaw. \

    “We appreciate being part of the Kingston community and especially value the relationship we have with the city employees,” said Jeff Patterson, ORUD operations manager.

  • Milsaps retirement party set

    Harriman Public Library board, staff and patrons plan to honor Barbara Pelfrey Milsaps with a reception next week.

    The reception will begin at 6 p.m. June 4 in the library at 601 Walden St.

    Milsaps has retired from her longtime post as Harriman library director.

    She is being honored “for her 38 years of loving service to the library and the community,” said Tammie Edwards, Harriman library director.

    “Thank you, Barbara. We love you.”

  • Tennessee Polk Salad Festival set in Harriman

    The Tennessee Polk Salad Festival will return to the David Webb Riverfront Park in Harriman on June 6.

    The regional arts, crafts and food festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is an annual event of the Arts Council of Roane County.

    “Art touches us all, and the festival will encourage feelings of creativity and self-expression for all as everyone is encouraged to express their creative talents through music, performance, literature and visual arts,” said Arts Council member Becky Brunton.

  • Woman accused of threatening several with knife

    Kristen Hill, a 25-year-old Rockwood woman, is accused of pulling out a knife during a quarrel with a friend.

    The alleged incident happened earlier this month at 103 Meadows Place.

    According to the warrant, Amanda Riter told Rockwood police that Hill left the residence following an argument between the two.

    “Mrs. Riter said that her ex-husband had come to her residence to drop off their kids and he was going to watch the kids while she went to work at 11 p.m.,” the warrant said.

  • Doug Wilson’s legacy continues

    Pharmacist Doug Wilson made an impact on many young people.

    Rockwood City Council unanimously recognized his role in the lives of Rockwood’s youth by approving naming the Rockwood Community Center after Wilson, who died in early May.

    “He has done so much for so many kids over the years,” said Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller. “He was just outstanding.”

    “He was so well thought of and just such a great guy. He gave a lot more than he ever got back,” said Miller.

  • Drug-awareness event set June 6 at Oak Ridge pool

    In partnership with the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition and others, the Oak Ridge Chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks will be hosting its annual Drug Awareness Day at the Oak Ridge Municipal Pool on Saturday, June 6.

    The pool is at 172 Providence Road.

    Drug-awareness demonstrations will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the pool area.

    Hundreds of prizes will be given away to those participating. Prizes include T-shirts, coloring books and Frisbees.

  • Fun days to end the school year
  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: President Andrew Jackson – a man of his times

    Gentle reader, as we understand, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition anchor, Mr. Steve Inskeep, has authored a book, entitled “Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross and A Great American Land Grab”, which he will discuss and sign at the Bijou Theatre, in Knoxville, next Tuesday, 2 June, at 7:00 p.m.

  • Opening day a splash
  • Wrecking ball fun