By Justin Thomas • For Roane Newspapers
Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to improve and maintain your health — yet nearly two-thirds of Americans aren’t getting the activity they need.
Consider taking up walking with friend or your family by participating in Roane Walks, an eight-week program that will spark some friendly competition in our Roane County communities.
Teams of four or eight will compete to see who can log the most miles walking, jogging or even biking.
Last Sunday, St. Mary’s Baptist Church was guest to Lanes Chapel AME Zion Church in Niota to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the church’s pastor and his wife. They are the Rev. J.D. and Alice Howell.
The Rev. Jesse Williams delivered the message and the celebration choir provided the music.
This was a great service. Congratulations to Pastor and Mrs. J.D. Howell, and God bless you always.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Eugene Williams, who recently passed away.
The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration is issuing a warning to taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to defraud them.
“This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
25 Years Ago
When Emory Gap residents took their battle against annexation by Harriman to court, city officials promptly refused to provide the area with fire or police protection unless it was a matter of life or death. That spurred one of the area’s residents to turn to the city of Rockwood for such services until the lawsuit was resolved. “We’re willing to pay,” W.L. Dickey said. Rockwood City Council members entertained the notion, saying the city would try to come to the aid of the area if it is legally able to do so.
A chili supper cookoff will be from 5 to 8 p.m. March 27 in Kingston Community Center.
All Kingston city departments will be participating and competing for the Golden Ladle Award in this fundraising event which benefits Smokin’ the Water 2014, the annual July 4 celebration and fireworks show.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. A silent auction is planned. Call 376-1356 for details.