Army Reserve Sgt. Robert T. Givens served as a support staff member during the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Givens, a healthcare specialist (combat medic) sustainment instructor, is assigned to the 228th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. The reservist has served in the military for 10 years.
The son of Kyong O. Givens of Rockwood, he was a 1984 graduate of Cumberland County High School, Crossville.
The U.S. Air Force recently promoted John E. Gilliland to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Gilliland is the staff judge advocate at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas. He is currently deployed as the staff judge advocate at Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, Afghanistan.
A Roane County native and a 1987 graduate of Roane County High School, he is the son of Julianne Bailey and Robert Brown of Kingston and William Gilliland of Manchester. He is the brother of Kelli G. Klidzejs of Manchester.
West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department has free smoke detectors available for residences and businesses within its response area.
The free detectors come with a 10-year battery and are available at no charge.
West Roane County Fire Chief Charlie Redwine said the detectors and billboard advertising were made available to the department via a FEMA/DHS Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for Fire Prevention and Safety.
This tax season, the Tennessee Department of Human Services is again calling on eligible working individuals and families across the state to take advantage of a federal tax credit that can put earned income back into their pockets.
The Earned Income Tax Credit, launched in the mid-1970s, is considered to be one of the most effective anti-poverty programs in the country.
The Secret City Scenic Excursion Train’s traditional Valentine's dinner train ride offers a romantic setting for couples.
Sweethearts are welcome to take in the beauty of East Tennessee with fine dining in the style established by the great passenger railroads of the 1930s-40s.
The annual Valentine trips have become so popular that Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, which operates the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train, has scheduled four Valentine dinner trains on the weekend leading into Valentine's Day.