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  • Tenn. vs. Fla. blood drive competition set

    The week of Sept. 15-19 marks the ninth annual University of Tennessee vs. University of Florida blood drive competition

    Medic Regional Blood Center encourages all eligible donors and Vol fans to roll up their sleeves and give for the home team.

    “This friendly competition helps us increase our inventory and have fun with the football rivalry at the same time,” said Mike Prowell, Medic business development director.

    Medic will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in Roane Medical Center’s Stowers Rotary Community Room.

  • Oak Ridge forum to include state, U.S. House candidates

    In carrying out its mission of encouraging informed and active participation in government, Oak Ridge League of Women Voters will have a candidate forum on Sept. 17.

    The forum, free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater of Oak Ridge High School at 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Candidates running for office in Tennessee House Districts 32 and 33, Tennessee Senatorial District 5, and U.S. House of Representatives 3rd Congressional District have been invited to participate.

  • Now’s your chance to be part of ‘Nutcracker’

    Arts in Motion will have auditions this weekend for the 2014 production of Roane County’s “The Nutcracker.”

    Auditions will be on Sept. 13 in Arts in Motion’s Kingston studio.

    The public is welcome to audition.

    Enrollment at Arts in Motion is not required to participate in the production.

    There is a $10 audition fee.

    Those interested in taking part in the party scene may drop by the studio at 1510 Roane State Hwy. to fill out a registration form from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 13.

  • Half Moon Music Festival keying up Sept. 14

    The Half-Moon Music Festival offers an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment on the shores of Watts Bar Lake in Ten Mile.

    This year’s festival will be on Sept. 14. Access is available via land or water.

    “It’s great seeing the boats line up every year,” said Wayne Tipps, festival organizer. “I also enjoy seeing all of our visitors on shore. We love hosting this event.”

  • Military Matters: Michael W. Aliff

    Michael W. Aliff, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, has graduated from the U.S. Army Air Assault School and earned the honor of wearing the Air Assault Badge.

    The 2012 graduate of Oliver Springs High School is the son of Mike Aliff of Oak Ridge and Devonah Erwin of Maryville.

    The 10-day course of instruction focuses on combat assault operations involving hands-on, performance-oriented Army warfare operations associated with helicopters.

  • Military Matters: Travis A. Best

    U.S. Air Force Airman Travis A. Best recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    He is the grandson of Lee Patterson and Dianne McKeethan of Kingston.

    A 2008 graduate of Oakdale School, the airman is the son of James and Elaine Best of Oakdale.

    Best completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Military Matters: Cody B. Jewett

    U.S. Air Force Airman Cody B. Jewett recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Son of Shawn and Susan Jewett of Harriman, he is a 2013 graduate of Harriman High School.

    Jewett completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Military Matters: Leonard Wright

    U.S. Army Pfc. Leonard Wright recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    Son of Leonard Wright of Harriman and Donna Binford of Kingston, he is a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    During the nine weeks of training, Wright studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

    He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat.

  • CHS patients urged to check credit reports

    Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper and Acting Director Bill Giannini of the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs are encouraging all Tennesseans who were referred to or received services from physicians affiliated with Community Health Systems Inc. in the last five years to review their credit reports and accounts for possible unauthorized activity.

    Affected patients should take advantage of the one year free credit monitoring offered by the company in the wake of the data breach announced earlier this month.

  • See Freedom Engine items in Knox

    Through Nov. 30, visitors to the Museum of East Tennessee History will have an opportunity to view special items associated with the Freedom Engine, a tribute gift from East Tennesseans to New York City following the events of Sept. 11, 2001.