Community News

  • 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

  • Buck wins MCN prize
  • Packed Away Picture
  • Happenings


    Wednesday, June 6

    Living Waters Baptist VBS
    Living Waters Baptist Church, located at 201 Montgomery Road in Lancing, will hold Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, June 4-8, from 7-9 p.m. Come out and join in to be a “Happy Camper” and enjoy conversations around the campfire. Everyone is welcome.

    Thursday, June 7

    Commodity Distribution

  • Wrestling With Ghosts offers possible television opportunity

        The guys at Wrestling With Ghosts, a Sevier County based paranormal television show, will be investigating Brushy Mountain Penitentiary for the cameras days before the former prison becomes a tourist attraction for the public. Fans of the show, which is available on the streaming network ASY TV, will already be wise to the fact that this will be no ordinary investigation. There is a big surprise.

  • American Legion launches voter registration campaign

        The American Legion is mobilizing to fight voter apathy and get residents registered to cast their votes on Election Day. Members of the American Legion Post 149 urge their friends and neighbors to help stop the decline in voter participation and, instead, get every eligible voter to the polls.