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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 4

    25 Years Ago
    Due to the passage of the Road Improvement Program, Roane County expected to receive a little more than $228,000 in additional funds for its highway maintenance budget. The additional funds result from a provision in the state bill which calls for 1 cent of the 4-cent gas tax increase to go directly to local governments.

    10 Years Ago

  • Harriman's Watson to close out 'NCIS' season

    Mike Franks fans will be happy to hear he is back on the scene.

    Rhonda Boudreaux  of Trost Moving Pictures Publicity cited sources at Entertainment Weekly who said Harriman’s Muse Watson will officially reprise his role as Franks on the CBS’ prime-time drama “NCIS” on May 10.

    Watson, who shot to fame in his role in “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” has recurred as Mike Franks on “NCIS” since season 3.

  • Still time to vaccinate pets

    Karen McBrayer tries to put Little Ann at ease during Roane County Humane Society’s recent rabies vaccination clinic in Planned Pet-Hood. McBrayer’s husband, Dr. Jesse McBrayer, is Planned Pet-Hood’s veterinarian.
     

  • 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