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Community News

  • Community service nominees sought

    AARP invites Roane Countians to thank those doing extraordinary volunteer work in the community with a nomination for the state’s 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service.

    The Tennessee winner earns $3,000 for the charity of his choice.

    Nominations are open until June 1 for any Tennessean age 50 or older and must be submitted online.

    Visit bit.ly/TNAndrus 14 to make a nomination.

    AARP membership is not required to enter or win.

  • City & County Meetings

    MONDAY, MAY 5
    • Rockwood City Council’s budget committee will meet at 5 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.
    • Rockwood City Council will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall. (Meeting postponed from April 28 due to lack of a quorum.)
    • Harriman Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, MAY 6

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    THURSDAY, MAY 8

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    SATURDAY, MAY 10

  • Reunions

    Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.
    COMMUNITY
    • The Emory community reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 in the old Little Emory School. Old friends and classmates are welcome to attend. Call Doc Mullins at 717-2818 or Garland Mullins at 882-0191 for details.
    FAMIILY

  • Harriman Happening-April 5

    Recently Mark and Nora Hightower spent five days in Philipsburg, N.J.
    They were guests of his cousin Robert Stonecipher.

    His family had a surprise birthday party for Robert. He was really surprised.

    The party was great and was attended by lots of family and friends.
    Roane County High School presented its band concert Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m.

    Sharon Weatherly, who is working in Rangoon, Burma, will return to the United States in July.

    She will spend some time with her family. Afterward, she will be working in Houston.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Hampton, Fla.

    As the weather gets warmer, the Roane County News has put on its traveling shoes for this year’s vacation season. First stop: Hampton, Fla., with the Ward family of Kingston.

    Joyce and James Ward pose with the News at Joe’s Crab Shack for a photo shot by Pat Ward before “a good meal,” Pat said.

    The trip was a combination vacation, visit with family — and a wedding, which was a surprise to the Kingston relatives. Emily Ward — Joyce’s daughter, Pat’s granddaughter and James’ cousin — married Trevor Wall.

  • The Garden Gate: Romany people on the right track with herbs, foods

    The Romany people, also known as Gypsies, are descendants of an ancient warrior class of northern India.

    They traveled west in about 1000 A.D. Migrating through Persia and Armenia, they traveled through Europe and, much later, the Americas.

    Today, the Roma are scattered all over the world. Their largely nomadic lifestyle is greatly influenced by the effect this had on their culinary ways.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 30

    25 Years Ago

  • Children’s Hospital reaches out to Roane

    Each year, Knoxville’s East Tennessee Children’s Hospital gets more than 148,000 visits from tens of thousands of children across 16 Tennessee counties.

    More than 3,300 children from Roane County sought treatment in 2013 at Children’s Hospital.

    Families in Roane County recognize Children’s Hospital as one of the premier resources for pediatrics in the region.

    It offers care in more than 30 pediatric specialties, with more than 500 attending physicians.