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Community News

  • Paver bricks to be dedicated during Memorial Day

    A Memorial Day program, including the dedication of more than 40 veterans engraved paver bricks for the Rockwood 2000 Memory Lane project, is planned in downtown Rockwood.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m. May 30 at Homecoming Park. The paver bricks were sold late last year and early this year during a special offer to honor area veterans and military personnel.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts will give the welcome for the program, with the invocation by Rockwood First Christian Church Pastor Kara Foster.

  • Secret City Fest tickets set to go on sale Monday

    It’s festival time again in Oak Ridge.

    The bands have been selected, the schedule is getting full, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale May 2.

    Tickets will be priced at an early bird rate of $15. After June 6, ticket prices will go up to $20.

    Fan favorites The Village People, will take the stage on June 17. The Friday night concert will begin when regional band Dishwater Blonde belts out some funk, rock and soul music.

  • Quilts to help others

     

    A sewing group from Kingston recently donated 120 quilts to Lost Sheep Ministries in Knoxville and Iva's Place in Lenoir City.

    Anyone interested in donating material or joining the group may call 376-0867 for details.

  • Program's aim to help live with chronic disease

    Mid-East Community Action Agency senior services and Roane County Health Department are teaming up to present “Living Well with Chronic Disease,” a free six-week program designed to help participants manage their health by providing tools to cope with chronic disease symptoms and take control.

    The program, which will take place in the Mid-East services center at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, is geared toward those with such conditions as arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, COPD, depression or diabetes.

  • Kingston blood drive set for April 29

    Medic Regional Blood Center will have a blood drive this week at Roane County High School, Kingston.

    A Medic mobile unit will be at the school from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29.

    Donors must be 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more.

    With parental consent, 16-year-olds weighing 120 pounds or more may donate blood.

    Consent forms can be found at any blood drive or online at www.medicblood.org.

    All donors must present identification.

  • Still time for stewardship nominees

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2011 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

    “Tennesseans continue to make great strides in protecting our environment, taking care of our air, land and water through innovation and hard work,” said Gov. Bill Haslam.  

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 27

    25 Years Ago
    For the first time in its history, the University of Tennessee has adopted a single logotype for uniform use by all campuses and units. The logo graphically represents the letters “UT” and the outline of the state of Tennessee to visually emphasize the link between the university and the entire state.

    10 Years Ago

  • Vets, military ride free on Armed Forces Day

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum will offer free train rides to any current or former military personnel on Armed Services Day, May 21.

    National Guard, Reserves
    and veterans are included in the offer to ride free aboard the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train.

    Any form of proof of service will be accepted to get a ticket, including discharge papers, military identification card, American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars card or an item of uniform.

  • The Garden Gate: Gardening's history well recorded

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Diabetes association plans Family Link Day in Oak Ridge

    Families of children with diabetes are encouraged to attend the American Diabetes Association’s Family Link Day this weekend.

    The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. April 30 in the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

    Highlights of the day include adult-time discussions led by registered nurse Cathy Van Ostrand.  

    There will also be a “kid time” museum tour.

    All activities are free. To RSVP, contact Lori Nester at 865-524-7868 or lnestor@diabetes.org.