Community News

  • Rhings You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s August speaker series luncheon will be at Michael Dunn Center, 629 Gallaher Road, Kingston. Mike McElhinney will discuss The Latest and Greatest at Michael Dunn Center. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are required by Aug. 12 by calling 376-5572.

  • Teen Board presentees

    Eight young women from Roane County were presented by the Teen Board of Knoxville during the 51st annual Teen Board Presentation Dance last weekend.

    They were among the rising high school seniors from East Tennessee presented during the black-tie event for
    completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Teen Board members gave more than 12,000 hours to area charities last year.

  • Look Back: A Little Something from our Files for the week of Aug. 10

    25 Years Ago
    Scattered showers did little to relieve drought conditions or help crops. A 30-inch deficit in rainfall totals across the state severely damaged crops. Area agriculture officials estimated 100 percent of the
    area’s soybean crop had been lost; the corn crop was projected to suffer a 70 percent loss; and tobacco would only be at 30-40 percent of normal crop levels. Lack of hay and pasture caused beef cattlemen to send record numbers of cattle early to auction.

    10 Years Ago

  • Rockwood guard unit trains with big guns at Camp Shelby

    By Staff Sgt. Thomas Greene

  • The Garden Gate: Plants can help you keep cool in sweltering weather

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Teen Board presenting eight Saturday

    The Teen Board of Knoxville has invited eight Roane Countians to be presented during the 51st annual Teen Board Presentation Dance on Aug. 6.

    Teens are presented during the annual black-tie event as a reward for completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Presentees include:

    • Hannah Bowden, daughter of David and Emily Bowden.

  • K’NEX builders do thrill ride science at museum

    Children and adults can build colorful structures and explore the physical forces of amusement rides through experiments with the “K'NEX: Building Thrill Rides” traveling exhibition through Sept. 5 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Builders can construct their own design or use the provided diagrams at the K'NEX building table and stimulate creativity, curiosity and imagination.

  • The Garden Gate: Ancient garden study unearths fascinating facts

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Fire hydrant testing under way in Harriman

    Harriman Fire Department and the Harriman Utility Board have begun conducting annual flow tests on fire hydrants within the city.

    The testing will continue until the process is complete.

    “This is a vital process in making sure the lines are flushed annually and fire hydrants are operational during an emergency,” said Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss.

  • TWRA to close Catoosa due to vandalism

    Heavy vandalism to the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area has prompted state officials to decide to temporarily shut off public access due to safety concerns.

    The popular outdoors area in Morgan, Cumberland and Fentress counties will be closed to all public access, effective Aug. 8, said Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials on Tuesday.

    Officials with TWRA, which manages the site, said vandals have placed nails, spikes and nail-boards in Catoosa fields, secondary roads and trails on since June.