25 Years Ago
Veterans organizations joined together at the courthouse for a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument to Roane County’s war dead. The brief ceremony ended with a salute and the playing of taps.
10 Years Ago
After months of compelling and sometimes volatile debates, 57 percent of Roane Countians voted yes on a ballot referendum which would clear the way for a state lottery. Most other counties followed suit, thus lifting the constitutional ban on a lottery.
Roane County United Way is extremely grateful to all the volunteers who have served and continue to serve on its funds allocation review panels.
“For those who may not know, the United Way uses a very rigorous process for determining how your contributions will be divided among our community partners,” said Deborah Alexander Davis of the Roane County United Way. “This process ensures contributions are allocated to best meet the needs of Roane County residents across six service areas.”
Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle, center left, presents Roane State Community College President Gary Goff, center right, a plaque of appreciation for the use of Roane State facilities for the Harriman Police Department’s annual K-9 seminar.
Also on hand for the presentation are, from left, Harriman Assistant Police Chief Kenneth Humphrey, Roane State Interim Police Chief Mike McCullough and Roane State support staff member Diane Cox.
Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s fourth annual 5K race/walk will be on Nov. 3 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.
Medals will be awarded in all age groups, with male and female categories in each division. Entry fee is $25 for adults; student entry fee is $10. The walking division will begin at 8:30 a.m., with runners to start at 9; registration tables will open at 7:30. Registration forms are available at roaneschools.com or from Patti Wells at 882-3700, Ext. 1910, or firstname.lastname@example.org.