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  • '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.

  • 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.