Roane Choral Society ensemble members who performed for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony include, front row from left, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Margie Wadlington, Ranell Lane, Peggy Sheppard, Joy McGarvey; middle row, Sandra Augustus, Marilyn Gaffin, Joy Goldberg, Terry Carlyle, Ken McGarvey, Georgette Boozer, Eugene Hattaway, Karon Oliver; and back row, Emilee Richardson, Bruce Pharis, George Wadlington, Beth Hattaway and Jennifer Gibson.
Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition was awarded a two-year grant to benefit at-risk groups through the East Tennessee Foundation’s 2012 Youth Endowment Grants Program.
The $5,000 grant will go toward creating youth-led public-service announcements written, produced and directed by middle and high school students to increase awareness of and reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
The grant is among the $258,500 in funds given to East Tennessee nonprofit organizations whose programs and projects are helping at-risk youth.
Nora Lee Honeycutt, back to camera, recently installed the 2012-13 Roane County Retired Teachers officers.
The new officers are, from left, President Mary Hickey, President-elect Miriam Bowman, Secretary Pat Brummitt, Treasurer Gretchen Harvey, Assistant Treasurer Eric Brummitt and Parliamentarian Richard Harris.
25 Years Ago
After two months of hearings and workshops, the Roane County Commission finally passed a budget. The new budget reflected a 68-cent property tax rate increase to bring the tax rate up to $2.71 per $100 valuation. The delay in passing the budget also delayed the opening of Roane County and Harriman City schools by one week due to a lack of available funds.