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Community News

  • Harriman Happenings: Feb. 3

    Cheryl Childress, her daughter Cheron Winton and her daughter, and Ternisha from Knoxville spent last Thursday with Cheryl’s mother, Virginia Childress, and her sister, Angie Childress.

    This was a great visit. Jo really enjoyed all of them, especially her little granddaughter.

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of M.C. Davis, who recently passed away.

    He was a former employee at Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge. He worked with several friends from Harriman.

    Service was held for him last Thursday.

  • Judicial candidates asked to sign code

    A list of judges and judicial candidates who have agreed to a higher standard of campaign conduct was released last week by the Tennessee Bar Association.

    Nearly 150 — including Roane County General Sessions Judge Dennis Humphreys, according the website — have signed the Tennessee Fair Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct.

  • Roane Health Department cited for readiness

    The East Tennessee Region Emergency Preparedness Program and the Roane County Health Department have been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials for its ability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies.

    The East Region Emergency Preparedness Program demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready, a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Get ready to clean your plate, help others this weekend

    Kingston Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast and silent auction this weekend have lasting effects that go beyond a clean plate.

    All proceeds from this year’s breakfast will be used to support the club’s community and international service projects.

    The breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Kingston Church of Christ family center at 120 Spring St., Kingston.

    Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and may be purchased from any Kingston Rotary Club member or at the door.

  • Roane County’s Habitat recipient of $5,000 grant

    Roane County Habitat for Humanity was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation Inc.

    The funds will be used toward construction of a new home for a Roane County family in 2014.

    “We are very grateful to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for this grant,” said Todd Fisher, Roane County Habitat president.

  • Donate blood, give for Heart Month

    Medic Regional Blood Center is partnering with the American Heart Association during February in hopes of helping educate the public about being more heart healthy.

    Statistics show that the number one cause of death in Tennessee is cardiovascular disease and stroke.

    Medic is offering donors the chance to decline their T-shirt thank-you gift and opt to have the value of the shirt donated to the American Heart Association.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... at Universal Studios

    The Roane County News had a blast when it went to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., with Clay Sexton, Kelly Wright and Tanner Jones on an excursion during winter break.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

    You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com.

    Happy travels!

  • Taxpayers should receive W-2 forms no later than Feb. 14

    It helps to get all tax documents together before starting on the 2013 tax return.

    Taxpayers will need a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, which employers should send by the end of January.

    Give it a couple of weeks to arrive by mail, said Dan Boone, IRS spokesman.

    Those who haven’t received a W-2 by Feb. 14 should follow these steps:

    • Contact employer first and request a W-2 if it hasn’t already been sent. Make sure the employer has the correct address.

  • Secret City Fest applications available

    Preparations for the 12th annual Secret City Festival are well underway, and applications are now available online for vendors and exhibitors.

    Visit www.SecretCityFestival.com and download an application to become involved in this year’s event, which will take place June 13-14 at AK Bissell Park.

    Artists, crafters, exhibitors and food vendors from around the area are encouraged to apply.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Jan. 29

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