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Today's News

  • Rockwood library receives technology grant

    Board members of Rockwood Public Library on Monday accepted a $18,983 grant check from state Sen. Ken Yager, center left, to be used to upgrade technology.

    Accepting the grant on the library’s behalf are, from left, board members Rochelle Angel, Stacey Collett, Rockwood Mayor James Watts, Rockwood Library Director Margaret Marrs and library board members Betty Johnston and Sue Hill.

    Rockwood was among more than 70 Tennessee communities selected to receive grants to upgrade library technology.

  • Harriman summer reading program starts June 15

    “One World, Many Stories” is the theme of Harriman Public Library’s 2011 summer reading program.

    “We will have a lot of fun this summer with many entertaining programs,” promised Tammie Edwards, children’s librarian.

    The event kicks off June 15 with registration, stories, crafts and fun. Grades K-2 will register from 11 a.m. to noon; registration for children in grades 3 and older will be from 1 to 2 p.m.

    Activities for this year’s program include:

  • ‘You Are Here’ kicks off June 21

    Harriman Public Library’s  2011 teen summer reading program begins on June 21.

    “You Are Here” is the theme. Programs will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Tuesday.

    Activities planned include:

    June 21 — Book talk, games and food.

    June 28 — T-shirt painting.

    July 12 — Mystery photos and food.

    July 19 — Wii activities and food.

  • Landlords sought for voucher plan

    East Tennessee Human Resource Agency is searching for landlords and property managers interested in participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

    Funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this program helps more than 700 families in 16 counties obtain safe, decent housing at a cost which they are able to afford.

    Homes must be inspected and meet HUD's housing quality standards.

    The family's rental subsidy is income-based and paid directly to the landlord.

  • DOE bus tours continue until Sept. 2

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Oak Ridge Facilities public bus tour has begun for the summer.

    The tour continues through Sept. 2.

    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 65 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 25,000 visitors from all 50 states.  

  • Foundation awarding special grants to nonprofit agencies

    East Tennessee Foundation celebrates 25 years of thoughtful giving – Neighbors Caring for Neighbors — in 2011.

    The foundation plans to  mark the occasion and to demonstrate what it does in the 25-county service area that includes Roane County, by awarding 25 special grants to nonprofit agencies.

    One nonprofit agency in each of the 25 counties will be selected to receive a $2,500 grant.

    In addition, a $25,000 foundation recognition endowment will be awarded to a nonprofit within the service area.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 8

    25 Years Ago
    Bowers Elementary School fourth-grader Joey Presswood received a certificate for five years of perfect attendance. Joey, the 11-year-old son of Buddy and Mildred Presswood of the Emory Gap community, had not missed a day of school since he started kindergarten.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Does your salad start or end the meal?

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Carson Luke Kilby

    Carson Luke Kilby was born March 18 in University of Tennessee Medical Center.

    He is the son of Lindsay Lively and Eric Shane Kilby of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Jeff and Anita Lively of Harriman, Sharon and Matt Stout of Oakdale, and David Kilby of Oakdale.

  • Polishing up the pool