Community News

  • Free workshop for small business owners tomorrow

        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 who want a better understanding of starting a new business. The workshop will be held Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 from 11:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. 
To sign up call Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2668 or email jbangs@tsbdc

  • Free tax help available February 6th thru April 16th

        Free tax help under the auspices of the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program will be available every Monday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. from Feb. 6th through April 18th at the Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church (beneath the Wartburg Library). The program was developed to help low and medium income taxpayers age 60 and over, but taxpayers of all ages will be served.

  • Piney

        Good morning all on this cold snowy morning.
        Well, I didn’t go to church either time Sunday. It was too cold for an old lady to get out. I didn’t feel like going anyway. Pat said there were about 50 or so there.
        Mitchel and Annie both are sick. Mitchel is still in the hospital. He has been real sick. I hope they will be better soon.
        Selina Eble came yesterday from Atlanta to her moms. She sure got out in time. They have more snow than we do.

  • Chestnut Ridge

        Don and Janet Lawson, Sharon Ashbrooke and Adam and Janis Atkinson are back home from a trip to Iowa visiting with John and Shelia Machart and family.
        Dwayne and Sarah Hutcherson, Maddox and Kason, Angela Brown and Brent and Leslie Shoemaker, Xavier, Lillie Grace and Canaan were Saturday guests of Travis and LeAnne Branstetter and family.

  • Coalfield

        We have made it to the 3rd week of 2011! Herman Jackson and his sister, Patsy Sisson of Oak Ridge, visited their cousin,Tommy Adcock, and wife, Katherine, in Hixon, Tn., on Tuesday, January 3, 2011. They enjoyed the visit and did a lot of reminiscing of old times. Paul Gene Adcock dropped by, and they had a wonderful time visiting together.
         Remember: Anyone interested in the “Quit Smoking” seminar, please call Pastor Lonnie Cook at 931-397-6649 or 865-435-6576. Leave a message.

  • Pine Orchard

        After a break in the weather, we had a wonderful day of worship on Sunday. Attendance was good, Bro. Danny preached good, another young man was baptized, all of our crowd was there and in fine form. God is good!
        Monday morning we awoke to a “Winter Wonderland”. A beautiful 4” to 5” snow covered everything and it’s still with us (on Wednesday). I’m sure the school children are really enjoying it.

  • Great Girl Scout Cookie Sale begins

        When your local Girl Scouts come calling with year’s cookies, remember you’re saying hello to tomorrow’s leaders.
        Many famous women from all walks of life were once Girl Scouts—from University of Tennessee Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.    
        And the Cookie Program is igniting ambition in local Girl Scouts who looks forward to the yearly event.

  • WIC program offers food vouchers and assistance for women, infants and children

        County health departments in the area are offering food vouchers and assistance through the WIC program for eligible mothers of young children. WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition program for women, infants and children. It provides a nutritious package for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women at a special time in their life. It also provides food packages for infants and children up to 5 years of age. The program is available through your local county health department.

  • Piney

        Good morning all. I hope all had a real good Christmas and a very good New Year so far.
        Some of my family took me to Cracker Barrel for my birthday. I enjoyed it a lot. There were 10 of us there. Jeffery had to work too late to come.
        I went to church both times. It was real good to be there. Pat preached real good both times. Our number was down some because of sickness.

  • Chestnut Ridge

        Larry and Mary Alice Morgan met Ted and Cynthia Vietch in Chattanooga this past Sunday to get their daughter, Syndee who has spent the week with her grandparents and aunt Allison and Johnny Swint and family due to her parents having to go back home to Georgia to work.