Community News

  • Coalfield

        Approximately 80 folk attended the Ole Timey Camp Meeting. The affair was very successful and next year’s is already being planned.
        Mary Jackson is recovering quite well since her recent fall.
        Danny Wiggins is at NHC on Oak Ridge and is also recovering well from his fall.

  • A Look Back

        In the beginning as of July 4, 1969, a new era was begun for the town of Deer Lodge, even though parades were held earlier in the 1900’s according to some pictures and articles.
        Thanks to a group who headed up the Deer Lodge PTA the event is still going 50 years later. Mrs. June Wajtasiak organized the parade with Natalie Kennedy and Laura Pemberton preparing the food. Farrell Kennedy barbecued the chicken.

  • Grand Marshal’s named for Fourth of July Parade

        Deer Lodge Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce that Ms. Jean Branstetter and Ms. Ann Smith have been selected as Grand Marshals for the 2018, 50th Anniversary July Fourth Parade.
        These ladies are only two of the many women and men of Deer Lodge that volunteered, and worked so hard to keep the parade continuing year after year, for 50 years. The community is proud and thankful for these ladies and all who have given so many years of service.

  • Deer Lodge Historical Society announces July 4th schedule

        The Deer Lodge Historical Society will host a breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. consisting of sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy and drinks for $5.
        Dinner will begin at noon with ham, potato salad (homemade) green beans, rolls and drinks for $7. All breakfast and dinner tickets will be entered into a drawing for $50 at the 2 p.m. closing with God Bless America. A brief business meeting will follow.

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  • Did you know?

        A Father’s Day Council was started in the 1930s and was propelled by a group called the New York Associated Menswear Retailers. Many people joke that, because neckties are so often given on Father’s Day, the necktie industry must’ve had a hand in endorsing Father’s Day. And there is truth to that. The council was responsible for selling shirts, hats and, of course, neckties.

  • Happenings

    Wednesday, June 13

    Petros Public Library Summer Program
    On Wednesday, June 13 the Petros Public Library will host Tennessee Tales. The summer food service program serves lunch at the Petros Community Center across the road from the library from noon-12:30 p.m. Scheduled events at the library will begin after lunch around 12:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

    Big Mountain Baptist VBS

  • 2018 Petros Fall Festival set for September 15
  • Coalfield

        Regina Cross and Zane Byram, her grandson, flew out of Knoxville for Panama City Beach, Fla., after Regina’s two week visit to Tennessee. She came to visit and ended up helping Mary Jackson after her bad fall. Everyone was glad to see her.
        This Saturday, June 9 in Meister Hills an Old Time Camp Meeting will be held Thursday thru Saturday. All are invited to join us. Call Lonnie at 931-397-9949.
        If you have news for Coalfield, you can call me at 865-469-6671.


  • Friends of the Library sponsors Local Author’s Table and Readings at Secret Festival

        The Friends of the Oak Ridge Pubic Library (FOL) will participate in the Secret City Festival held at the oak Ridge Civic Center June 8-9 by sponsoring local authors.
        The authors will be in the Club Room of the Civic Center autographing and selling their books at the following times:

    Friday, June 8   
    10 am.-noon — Danita ‘Dee Dee’ Ashley, Charles and Beverly Connor
    Noon-2 p.m.  — Connie Green, Carol Grametbauer