.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Community News

  • The Garden Gate: Consider the lily in this Easter season

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In ancient times, spices and perfumes were interchangeable. Herbs were used for everything from cooking and decorating to medicine.

    Rose water and musk were used to flavor foods. Vanilla and cinnamon were used as perfume.  Frankincense and myrrh, used both in the kitchen and in perfumes, were the gifts chosen for the Christ Child because they were the most valuable commodities in the ancient world.

  • Lots of opportunities to give blood

    Medic Regional Blood Center is in need of all blood types.

    “Medic Regional Blood Center continues to struggle to meet the needs of their service area of 21 counties and 27 area hospitals,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

    A number of opportunities are available to give blood in Roane County in the coming days. They include:

     April 5 — Oliver Springs Food City, Medic mobile unit, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Lauren M. Manning

    Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Manning recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Daughter of Rebecca and Ronnie Manning of Oliver Springs, she is a 2007 graduate of Clinton High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • 'Round Rockwood: March 21

    By Josephine McKinney
    This spring-like weather has been a wonderful time to go places and do things. One of the most wonderful things I’ve enjoyed most was a group of residents of Victorian Square took a trip to Crossville to see the live production of the play “Driving Miss Daisy.”

    Miss Daisy had a chauffeur to drive her places, like to town where she instructed him to drive to the right, go one block, turn right again, then again turn right, and he says, “Why, Miss Daisy, this is where we came from.”

  • Harriman Happenings: March 21

    By Louise Warmley
    Anointed Praise and Worship Church had its annual Women’s Day last Sunday. The theme was Faith, Hope, Love.

    Morning speaker was Sister Mary Alice Douglas. She spoke from the theme. Music was provided by the men of the church.

    The speakers for the afternoon service were Sister Danielle Key, who spoke on faith. Sister Sara Douglas spoke on hope, and Sister Rebecca Womack spoke on love. Sisters Mary Hickey and Julia Harris provided the music.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 21

    25 Years Ago
    With no public notice of the meeting, several school board members met to discuss restructuring Rockwood’s school system. Without meaning to violate the Sunshine Law, board members considered having seventh- and eighth-graders remain at Rockwood Junior High and moving ninth-graders to the high school.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Get ready for April’s series of contrasts

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Spring officially began this year on March 20, and with it comes some warmer days. New leaves are beginning to appear on some of the trees, and little violets and forget-me-nots star the new grass among dandelions. So many springtime traditions come to mind.

    Soon it will be April, a month of tremendous contrasts in history, legend and tradition.

  • 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.