There's an Oct. 31 application deadline to start Roane State Community College's paramedic program in the spring semester.
The three-semester program is normally not offered with a spring semester starting point. It has been added to meet a local, statewide and national shortage of paramedics, said David Blevins, program director.
The shortfall in advanced emergency medical technicians and paramedics is frequently mentioned during monthly regional meetings of EMS directors, he said.
Roane State Community College English professor DeAnna Stephens will introduce a free screening of “Psycho,” regarded as Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of a psychological thriller, at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Princess Theatre in Harriman.
The R-rated film, often described as “creepy,” is the tale of a woman on the lam who checks into the mysterious Bates Motel, apparently vacant except for proprietors Norman Bates and his mother.
Community Investment is the phase in strategic community initiatives to implement long-lasting change for all Roane County residents. The grant’s goal is to help community members achieve financial stability, enhanced levels of education and job qualification and healthier lifestyles.