25 Years Ago
Kingston attorney Gene Banker launched a personal campaign and introduced a bill before the Tennessee General Assembly. The bill, though changed to a degree, provided for a legal document called a living will.
Roane County’s Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society strives to give everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Teams may register for the April 29-30 event by visiting RelayForLife.org/roane or by calling 558-4045.
One of Tennessee’s newest license plates gives relatives of members of the U.S. Armed Forces a way to display their support for the troops.
The plates, issued under a new law sponsored by state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, are now available to residents whose spouse, parent, sibling or child is serving in the armed forces of the United States at the time of application.
"Today, we live in a free country because of the sacrifices of our nation’s servicemen and women and their families,” Yager said.
25 Years Ago
Cherokee Middle School was trying to implement a class to teach the fourth “R” — responsibility — into its curriculum. Principal Jody McLoud said the class would offer ways for teenagers to prepare for mental and physical changes that take place during adolescence. It would also help “give kids the strength and courage to make their own decisions and not follow the trend.”