Mid-East Community Action Agency is accepting applications to enroll children in Head Start.
Head Start is a federal early childhood program that promotes school readiness from ages birth to 5 in low-income families by enhancing cognitive, social and emotional development.
It provides a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language and literacy, cognition and general knowledge, physical development and health, social and emotional development and approaches to learning.
25 Years Ago
Rockwood patrolman Rodney Redmon was proclaimed a hero for the second time in two and a half years when he pulled Fred “Junior” Pass Jr. from a burning building on Poplar Street. “The good Lord must have sent him down here,” said Paul Ed Pass, who credited Redmon with saving his brother’s life. Redmon received Gov. Lamar Alexander’s Outstanding Tennessean Award in 1986 for his earlier heroic feat in which he pulled a 2-year-old Tommy Mullins from a storm sewer.