Community News

  • Burn Permits are required until May 15th

        This is a reminder that burn permits from state forestry are required until May 15th, for persons doing outdoor burning. Permits were NOT being issued today (February 14th) due to high winds and extreme fire danger. Issuance of permits will resume when fire weather conditions become safe. To find out if permits are being issued in your county, contact your local Tenn Dept of Agriculture Forestry office.

  • Join BSF and Obed for Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 18 - 21

  • Free workshop Friday, February 25th

        Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center, with the 
Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, will offer a free workshop for small business owners 
and entrepreneurs. The workshop will be held Friday, February 25, 2011 from 11:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. 

        To sign up call Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2668 or email jbangs@tsbdc

  • Johnathan Kilby celebrates 2nd birthday

        Johnathan Lee Kilby turned two on January 16, 2011. He had a Thomas train party at his parents home. His proud parents are Keith and Paula Heidel Kilby of Wartburg and he has a big sister, Lauren Abigail Kilby which he loves very much. Grandparents are Tom and Sharon Kilby of Oakdale, Linda Kilby of Oakdale and Lester and Sharon Heidel of Wartburg.
        We would like to thank all his special aunts, uncles and cousins for coming. Hugs and kisses to you all.

  • Foster’s announce arrival of baby girl

        Hi, my name is Novalee Christine Foster. I was born at Oak Ridge Hospital on January 26, 2011 at 5:44 p.m. I weighed 5 lbs, 11 oz and was 19-1/4 inches long.
        My proud parents are Amber and Josh Foster of Petros. My proud grandparents are Mitchell and Marsha Young of Wartburg, Randy Foster and Tammy Howard of Petros. My very proud great-grandparents are Donald Cox and Ray and Christine Young all of Wartburg, Rainy Foster and Caroline Foster of Petros.
        I send a big hello to family and friends everywhere.

  • Heidle’s recognized for 68 years
  • McGrath retires as Morgan County Farm Bureau President

  • Smotherman helps TWRF shoot for the skies

  • Chestnut Ridge

        Arenna Beaty from Jamestown and Marty Robbins were Tuesday guests of their mother Fern Robbins who is on the puny list.
        David and Angie Branstetter were in Oneida Wednesday afternoon for the funeral of her aunt Emma Swint. Sympathy to the family.
        David Taylor from North Carolina was a recent guest of his mother, Joydean Taylor and while here they made a trip to Michigan visiting with her son Joe and family.

  • Pine Orchard

        Sunday School and church attendance has been good the past two sundays despite all the bad weather in between. Did you enjoy the two “spring like” days we had? I sure did! A special “thank you” to the anonymous donor who bought the beautiful (red) drum set for our church drummer, Paul Davis.