Community News

  • RCHS alum pens 2nd book

    Steven V. Taylor’s latest book, “Dear Earthlings,” was recently released and is now available on Amazon.com in Kindle and printed versions.

    Taylor, a 1969 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston, wrote his latest book for those left behind after the return of Jesus and based on years of biblical and scientific research and spiritual guidance.

  • Info on health care reform to be available at OR open house

    An open house to provide information about the Affordable Care Act will be will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Grace Lutheran Church at 131 W. Gettysburg Ave., Oak Ridge.

    Anyone who is interested in learning more about the new health care act — and especially those who need to buy health insurance in the new Marketplace — is welcome to attend this educational event.

    Those attending will be able to access both printed information and computers to get online resources.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 13

    25 Years Ago

  • Children’s Museum opens newly renovated waterworks exhibition

    Children are once again splashing water as they send wooden tugboats down river in the TVA Waterworks Exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    The exhibit recently reopened with some
    new additions that highlight learning through play.

    In addition to operating small locks and dams in a flume donated by TVA, children now may climb aboard a child-sized tugboat for an imaginary trip down the Tennessee River.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Pawley Island, S.C.

    A Jackson family vacation to Pawley Island, S.C., was on the Roane County News’ latest itinerary.

    Wayne, April, Will and Paul Jackson took the newspaper on this adventure.

    “Alligators abound in this ancient area of South Carolina,” said April Jackson, who accompanied her family on the trip (and, we presume, was the family outing photographer.)

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

  • Harriman Care and Rehab honors 2013 Hall of Famers

    Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center adorns a table with photos and biographies of its four 2013 Hall of Fame inductees during an annual celebration.

    Honored were resident Linda Sharp for her professional accomplishments as a nurse, community member Tommy Hardin for his commitment to the community and elders, stakeholder Saundra Ausburn for her dedicated 26 years of service, and resident Nancy Calloway for her professional accomplishments as a nurse.

  • The Garden Gate: Wreath's popularity goes on

    This is the time of year when we often have an interval of balmy, sunny weather known as Indian summer.

    Inquiries as to the origin of this name bring out a remarkable variety of explanations.

    One is that this lovely time of year, often referred to as St. Martin’s summer or Martinmass in England, had its name changed to Indian summer by the same New England Puritans who objected to Christmas because the English name sounded “popish,” or Catholic.

  • Kingston photographer’s work part of Arts in the Airport

    Trissa Gurney of Kingston is among the 40 regional artists whose works are part of Arts in the Airport at McGhee Tyson Airport.

    Gurney’s entry is “A Cat and His Man.”

    Arts in the Airport is a cooperation between Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville.

    The project was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in one of the most-visited sites in the area.  

  • K-25 preservation to be program topic

    The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association’s next membership and public meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    Karen Doughty, U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management, will present a status update of the K-25 historic preservation initiative.

    Doughty is responsible for the project management oversight and will review the status of the project. The request for proposals have been received and are being evaluated. There were nine pre-qualified bidders.

  • Get ready for Battle of Orange, Blue

    It’s time once again to prove the volunteer spirit is alive and well in East Tennessee.

    Medic Regional Blood Center’ 26th annual Battle of the Orange and Blue, a blood drive competition between Tennessee and Kentucky, kicks off Nov. 18.

    This friendly competition pits Vol fans against fans of the Kentucky Wildcats to see which group can bring in the most blood donations over a one-week period.