Through the efforts of Niki Smith, the Beta Alpha Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently hosted a Salvation Army national disaster services training program at Roane State Community College.
The class was led by Ray Dalrymple, the Salvation Army service extension director for the Kentucky and Tennessee Division.
Participants included Bob Lepsig, Gary Evans, Mary Carmen Van Horn, Duncan Van Horn and Niki Smith of Roane County.
Participants from Morgan County were Joe Currier, Shelly Melhorn and Norma Patterson.
Rick Springfield, who helped set the soundtrack for the 1980s with his No. 1 hit single, “Jessie’s Girl,” and Knoxville-native rockers The Dirty Guv’nahs will be the headline entertainment for this year’s Secret City Festival.
The Dirty Guv’nahs will perform for the annual Oak Ridge weekend festival at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, on the concert main stage, with Soul Candy and The Traffic Jam as opening acts.
Springfield will be on the concert mainstage beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22.
First Sgt. Joel Gibbons retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard following a change of responsibility ceremony at Knoxville’s National Guard Armory on Sutherland Avenue after 23 years of service.
Gibbons, originally from Niagara Falls, N.Y., officially retired as 278th Regimental Headquarters Troop First Sergeant on March 29 after following in the footsteps of his father and two older brothers by enlisting in the U.S. Army in August 1989.
Roane County Habitat for Humanity partners with members of Bradbury United Methodist Church of Kingston and Luminary United Methodist Church of Ten Mile to clear a donated lot in Harriman that someday will hold a Habitat house for a family in need of a decent place to live.
Dozens of old tires, a decaying fiberglass boat and hundreds of pounds of scrap metal were removed from the lot and either recycled or hauled to the landfill.