Community News

  • ‘Forgotten Steps’ to be on exhibit at RHS

    An exhibit of photographer Wayne Setser’s work will be on display in Rockwood High School next week.

    The exhibit, “Forgotten Steps,” will be on display through May 8.

    The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4 in the school’s old cafeteria at 512 W. Rockwood St.

    “Forgotten Steps” is a group of 20 large format black-and-white photographs exploring old, unused steps leading to now-forgotten destinations. Most were photographed in Roane, Morgan and Monroe counties.

  • West Roane County VFD annual sale this weekend

    West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department is finalizing plans for its annual fundraising yard sale.

    The sale will be May 1-2 at Station 1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood.

    Hours for the sale have changed: the sale will now be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2.

    Donations of slightly used items are sought.

    Call 354-8201 and leave a message to arrange for pick up or drop off.

  • Dispose of household hazardous waste on May 2

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Roane County on May 2.

    The service will be available at the Roane County Recycling Facility at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Call Ralph Stewart at 590-7779 for details.

  • Military Matters: Russel Huggins

    U.S. Army Pvt. Russel Huggins recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    He is the son of Daniel J. Huggins, Rockwood.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • Lots to buy, learn at Roane Master Gardeners sale

    The Master Gardeners of Roane County will present its annual Helping Tennessee Grow Better Communities Plant Sale and Garden Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 at Roane County Park, Midtown.

    The Master Gardeners will sell specialty plants and other garden-related items.

    “Bring the entire family and come join us for a fun-filled day at the park,” said Barbara Peratrovich, a Master Gardeners member.

    Educational display and prizes will be among the other attractions.

  • Rockwood Concert in Park slated

    A “Concert in the Park” will begin at 6 p.m. May 23 at Homecoming Park in downtown Rockwood.

    Live big-brass band music and food will be provided; the public is welcome to bring a chair or blanket to participate in the community event by Rockwood First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

  • Donate items for West Roane County VFD sale

    West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department is making plans for its annual round-the-clock fundraising yard sale.

    The sale will be 7 a.m. May 1 to 2 p.m. May 2 at Station 1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood.

    Donations of slightly used items are sought.

    Call 354-8201 and leave a message to arrange for pick up or drop off.

  • Community health fair rescheduled

    Wintry weather in mid-February meant a lot of planned events were either canceled or put on the back burner.

    One of the latter is the community health fair, hosted annually by Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile.

    The health fair, normally on Presidents Day, will be from 8 a.m. to noon May 4 in the church at 3401 River Road.

    Free services include up to 100 comprehensive blood tests, bone density scans and screening by physicians specializing in eye, skin, ear, nose and throat.

  • Sign of the times on Rockwood streets

    Pete Kirby, left, and Jim Huddleston of the Rockwood Street Department give street signs along Kingston Avenue a fresh, new look by installing new signage on Tuesday.

    Kirby said all of the city’s street signs will have the new look.

  • Get in the Game for United Way

    Roane County United Way’s inaugural “local celebrity” basketball event, “Get in the Game!”, will begin at 7 p.m. April 17 in the gymnasium of Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County. Admission is $5 per person.