Today's News

  • Register now for continued learning in OR this summer

    From the history of automobiles to travelogues on Alaska and Australia — from memoir writing to appreciating Appalachian music — the summer term of Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning offers a variety of courses.

    May 14 is the early registration deadline for the term, which takes places from June 8 to Aug. 8.

    The institute has more than 400 members who take courses in a classroom and auditorium at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus on Briarcliff Road.

  • Beautification kudos to Taylors, antique shop

    Dan and Constance Taylor are the recipients of the Harriman Garden Club’s March Residential Beautification Award.

    The Taylors had a bevy of bright daffodils on the lawn of their home on Renfro Street.

    Red Door Antiquities at 505 N. Roane St., owned by Nancy Jacoby, is cited by the Harriman Garden Club as its most beautiful commercial establishment in March.

    Nominations for residential and commercial honors may be sent to Harriman Garden Club, P.O. Box 1422, Harriman, TN 37748 or jamie@acedemo.net.

  • Positive mental health essential for all children

    For 65 years, mental health organizations and advocates across the country have observed Mental Health Month in May.

    The 2014 Mental Health Month theme is “Mind Your Health.” As part of that, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 8 seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and remind the public that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.

  • New Obed park flick to premiere

    The premiere of Obed Wild and Scenic River’s new park movie will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 23 in the park’s visitor center at 208 N. Maiden St., Wartburg.

    The film, which lasts approximately 15 minutes, will be shown every half hour, with live musical interludes by the Shelter Road Band.

    This new park movie was more than a year in the making, with footage shot across all four seasons.

  • Rockwood struts its stuff as Purple Relay winner

    Rockwood City Hall is the winner of the Paint the Town Purple Award for the 2014 Roane County Relay for Life, an annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.

    Those at City Hall on hand for the banner presentation are, from left, Becky Ruppe, Belinda Puckett, Kim Ramsey, Sheila Ladd, Margaret Marrs, Teresa Craig, Christy Hughes, Fonna Cofer, Susan Thomas and Watts.

    Relay for Life took place last weekend at Roane State Community College.

  • Letter Carriers’ food drive to help Roane’s hungry

    Postal patrons can make a difference in their community this weekend with during the 2014 National Association of Letter Carriers’ food drive.

    The Stamp Out Hunger food drive will be on May 10.

    Postal patrons wishing to help may put bags of food beside their mailboxes that day.

    The donations will be picked up by letter carriers, taken to area post offices and delivered to community food banks.

    In Harriman, food donations will be given to M14 Ministries, an outreach ministry of Epic Church (formerly Courts of Praise Church).

  • Community service nominees sought

    AARP invites Roane Countians to thank those doing extraordinary volunteer work in the community with a nomination for the state’s 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service.

    The Tennessee winner earns $3,000 for the charity of his choice.

    Nominations are open until June 1 for any Tennessean age 50 or older and must be submitted online.

    Visit bit.ly/TNAndrus 14 to make a nomination.

    AARP membership is not required to enter or win.

  • Ashton makes five generations

    Josephine Smith’s family celebrated five generations with the birth of Smith’s great-great-granddaughter, Ashton Jolley, on Dec. 11.

    Smith, far right, holds the family’s newest arrival with family members, from left, great-grandson Lucas Jolley, granddaughter Tammy Goddard and daughter Sherron Goddard.

  • Clark is 93

    Savannah Sexton Clark turned 93 years old on April 27.

    She celebrated her birthday with her family.

  • Jones, Lady ’Cats power past Jellico


    After rolling through the District 4-A regular season undefeated, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats cruised to an 8-0 victory over Jellico Monday night in the district tournament being played at Oneida.