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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 30

    25 Years Ago

  • Children’s Hospital reaches out to Roane

    Each year, Knoxville’s East Tennessee Children’s Hospital gets more than 148,000 visits from tens of thousands of children across 16 Tennessee counties.

    More than 3,300 children from Roane County sought treatment in 2013 at Children’s Hospital.

    Families in Roane County recognize Children’s Hospital as one of the premier resources for pediatrics in the region.

    It offers care in more than 30 pediatric specialties, with more than 500 attending physicians.

  • Kingston library receives funding to train seniors to use computers

    Kingston Public Library is the recipient of a 2014 Free Access to Computer Training grant made possible through funding by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

    The library will use the funds to provide free computer training to seniors and many others over the next six months, said Steve Jacks, library director.

    “Several years ago, we received a $18,000 Rural Development Grant to create a computer lab,” Jacks said. “The FACT grant is a continuation of that program.”

  • Mr. Bond and The Science Guys headed to Rockwood in June

    The 2014 Summer Reading Programs across the country are focusing on science, and children attending the Rockwood Public Library’s program on June 18 will have a special treat.

    Nashville’s Mr. Bond and The Science Guys are gearing up for a visit at 10:30 a.m. to introduce and make science fun for children with their “Fizz, Pop, Boom,” program.

    The program for all ages includes tornado simulations, sound effects and optical illusions.

  • Boswell promoted to USAF master sergeant

    C.J. Boswell, center left, was recently promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

    Participating in the ceremony are, from left, his wife, April, of Oliver Springs; and parents, Ann and Clifton J. Boswell of Chatham, Va.

    The master sergeant is is a professional continuing education curriculum developer with I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base

    He has served in the military for 19 years.

  • Dispose of household hazardous waste on May 10

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Roane County on May 10.

    The service will be available at the Roane County Recycling Facility at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Call Ralph Stewart at 590-7779 for details.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 28

    Tri-County Ministerial Association’s Good Friday worship was at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, where the Rev. Jesse L. Williams is pastor.

    Tri-County president is the Rev. Willie Gallaher.

    This service was at 6:30 a.m. Speaker for the Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross were the Rev. James Guthrie, the Rev. Paul Taylor, the Rev. Willie Gallaher, the Rev. Jesse Williams, Elder Leander Blackmore, Elder James Knaff and the Rev. Alvin Douglass. Reader for the Word was the Rev. Brady Springs.

  • Harriman part of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Harriman Police Department is among more than 5,600 collection sites nationwide participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26.

    The lobby of the Harriman police station at 130 Pansy Hill Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect expired, unwanted prescription drugs from the public.

    Harriman Police Department is among 4,200 national, tribal and community law enforcement partners with

    the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for this event.

  • Show and Shine to celebrate half century of Mustang

    The Tennessee Valley Mustang Club will be at Jerry Duncan Ford Lincoln Mercury, Harriman, on May 3 for a Mustang & Ford Powered Show and Shine to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang.

    Mustangs and Fords spanning many years of production will be on site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Mustang 50th anniversary memorabilia will be given to all participants. Spectators and participants can expect to see Mustang models from 1964 ½ through 2014 and other Ford-powered vehicles from Model T’s through relatively new Taurus SHOs and Mercury Marauders.

  • Boater education course to take place next month at Caney Creek

    Caney Creek Marina and the Knoxville Power Squadron will conduct America’s Boating Course, a comprehensive boating safety class, next month.

    The four-day program will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 6 and 8 and May 15 and 16 in Caney Creek RV Resort office building at 3615 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    “Whether you are a beginning boater of have years of boating experience, this class will increase skill, knowledge and confidence,” said Chuck Smith, one of class organizers.