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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 22

    25 Years Ago

  • Scholarship among the winnings in Rockwood Fall Fest pageant

    This year’s winner of Rockwood Fall Festival’s Miss Teen Fall Festival Pageant will receive more than a sash and tiara.

    Pageant sponsor Rockwood 2000 is awarding the 2010 winner a $500 scholarship to be applied toward tuition at her choice of educational institution, including universities, colleges, beauty and technical education centers.

    The pageant is among those Rockwood 2000 will have during the Rockwood Fall Festival on Oct. 2 at Homecoming Park on North Front Avenue in downtown Rockwood.

  • The Garden Gate: Grains evolve through the years, maintain prominence in our diets

    By Ellen Probert Williamson, Roane Newspapers

  • Dawgs for the Dogs fundraiser helps with spaying, neutering pets

    Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 11th annual Dawgs for the Dogs fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Kingston City Park.
    A hot dog with trimmings, chips, drink and dessert will be available for a $5 donation. Proceeds will go toward various Second Chance community projects.
    Second Chance assists low-income families and individuals who are unable to spay or neuter their pets. It also assists with shots, but pets must get their rabies vaccinations.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 15

    25 Years Ago
    A Cinetel Productions film crew was in Rockwood shooting the streets and faces of Roane County residents for the situation comedy, “I-40 Paradise.” Many of the external scenes were shot in Rockwood, with the remainder of shooting in Knoxville for the sitcom, which was broadcast on cable’s The Nashville Network. Why Rockwood? “The setting was just right,” explained casting director Bruce Ribble. “We looked all around, and Rockwood had what we were looking for.”

  • Roane area reunions

    Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.

    COMMUNITY
    • A Walnut Hill old-time community reunion will be from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Roane County Park shed 2. Those attending are asked to bring pictures and a covered dish for the meal. Call Pam Lively Hines at 882-8435, Deanna Lively Newberry at 423-369-2755 or Judy May Shubert at 882-2239 for details.

  • TVA completes construction of spring-filled water line for Kingston

    Kingston and TVA officials recently celebrated the official dedication of a new spring-fed water line that will provide a plentiful supply of clean water to Kingston residents.
    The original gravity water line was destroyed during the 2008 ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossill Plant. At the request of Kingston Mayor Troy Beets, TVA officials agreed to a complete replacement of the damaged water line.

  • Benefits

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 11
    • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3429, Midtown, will have a “Helping Hunter Party in the Park” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roane County Park. Proceeds will benefit Hunter King, who has autism and whose family is working to purchase a service dog trained to assist autistic children. A silent auction, bake sale and children's games are planned.

  • United Way sets $400,000 goal

    The Roane County United Way will kick off its 2010-11 campaign on Sept. 22 with a free hot dog lunch at the new Kingston City Park pavilion.
    A goal of $400,000 has been set for the 2010-11 campaign. “Make a Difference — Give United” is the theme for this year’s campaign.
    The kick off will begin at 11:30 a.m.; the program will start about noon.

  • Free PSA test offered at RMC blood drive

    The week of Sept. 13 marks a busy week for Volunteer and Gator fans alike.
    It’s the fifth annual blood drive competition in which fans of the University of Tennessee take on fans of the University of Florida.  
    Medic Regional Blood Center encourages all eligible donors and Vol fans to roll up their sleeve and give for the home team.
    A blood drive is planned from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Oliver Springs Food City.
    Eddie Check, a free PSA blood test for men, coincides with the special event on the last two days of this competition.