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Community News

  • Kingston’s Beets secretary of ETDD/ETHRA board

    Kingston Mayor Troy Beets was recently elected secretary of the East Tennessee Development District and East Tennessee Human Resource Agency board of directors.

    Beets was elected by unanimous consent of the board during the agency’s annual business meetings and luncheon earlier this month in Knoxville.

    He and the other newly elected officers will assume their positions effective July 1.

    Campbell County Mayor William Baird was elected board chairman.

  • Nominees sought for Tribute to Women

    The YWCA is seeking nominations of women in Roane County for its annual YWCA Tribute to Women event.

    Nomination forms are available online at www.ywcaknox.com.

    All nominations must be postmarked, emailed, or hand delivered by 11 p.m. on April 2.

    The nominee, who must live, work or be active in Roane or eight other East Tennessee counties, must sign the nomination, verifying that all information is true and accurate.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Michael D. Charles

    The Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Army has selected Col. Michael D. Charles as XVIII Airborne Corps Chaplain of the Army.

    Charles, son of Flo Charles of Kingston and the late Clarence G. Charles, was selected from a field of 100 other Army Chaplains for the position.

    The “Change of Stole” will take place on June 8 at Fort Bragg, N.C., where Charles begins his new position.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 14

    25 Years Ago
    Roane County Commissioners voted unanimously to transfer the land commonly known as the Old Roane County Airport, or the Palm Beach site, from the county to Roane State Community College. The land is a prime site for construction of the college’s livestock pavilion/exposition center.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Are you going green for holiday?

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    According to census reports, several million Americans are of Irish descent. But every year in March we all, whatever our own ethnic heritage may be, become enthusiastically Irish. Everything flaunts the color green, and shamrocks become the flower of the month.

    St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Legend has it that the good saint used the trifoliate leaves of the shamrock to illustrate his sermons about the Trinity.

  • ‘Frog and Toad’ presented at Roane State

    Roane State Community College Playmakers will perform “A Year with Frog and Toad,” a musical based on Arnold Lobel’s classic children’s books, beginning March 22.

    Show times are March 22-24 at 7 p.m., March 25 at 2 p.m., March 29-31 at 7 p.m. and April 1 at 2 p.m.

    Performances will be held in the theater on the main campus.

    General admission is $10, and student admission and admission for seniors is $7.

    Tickets are available at the door.

  • Kids help hungry, support cure for Alzheimer’s

    The children and staff of The Henry Center collected more than 200 pounds of canned goods in November and December to donate to a Roane County family and area food banks.

    The Southeastern Conference recognized University of Tennessee women’s basketball Coach Pat Summitt in January for her fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. To participate in this special event, the children of The Henry Center sang “Rocky Top” and finished it off with a round of “We Back Pat” cheers.

     

     

  • 'Round Rockwood: March 12

    By Josephine McKinney, Community correspondent
    We were happy that the tornado that hit so many places in Tennessee, that we here in Rockwood only had wind and rain.

    When the storm warning came, there was a knock on my door. “Come quick,” the aide said, “a tornado is headed our way.” And out the door I went — so did everybody in our building. We  headed for the safety of the large underground room.

  • Harriman Happenings: March 12

    By Louise Warmley, Community correspondent
    First Baptist Church Youth Choir, St. Mary’s  Baptist Gospel Choir, Braxton’s Chapel Church Choir, Speight Chapel Choir, True Light Baptist Church Choir and Philippi Baptist Church Choir sang with anointing  of the Holy Spirit  last Sunday evening at Anointed Praise and Worship Church, along with special singing by their youth choir.

    This was a great service. Mary Alice Douglas presided over this service. All who went to this service left feeling overly blessed.

  • City & County Meetings

    MONDAY, MARCH 12
    • Rockwood Zoning Board and Regional Planning Commission will meet in regular monthly session at 6:30 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 13
    • Roane County Commission’s fire board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    • Rockwood Recreation Board will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood Community Center.