Community News

  • Alzheimer’s group applauds The Bridge

    The Bridge at Rockwood was recognized recently at an awards ceremony for the center’s efforts for the Alzheimer Tennessee Five-County Walk earlier this fall.

    The Bridge of Rockwood team was honored as one of the top fundraising teams for this year’s event.

    On hand for the ceremony are, from left, state Rep. Kent Calfee, Sandy Langley

    and Kathy Parks of The Bridge at Rockwood, Walk Chairmen David Erb and Terry Payne. Thirty-nine teams participating in this year’s walk raised $68,431.

  • Free legal assistance helped 1,800 in state

    Tennessee lawyers helped 1,800 state residents by providing free legal information and advice throughout October as part of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono initiative.

    “During these economically challenging times, so many of our fellow Tennesseans have unmet legal needs,” said Tennessee Bar Association President Cindy Wyrick.

  • Be wary of some soliciting for typhoon relief

    The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers about possible scams soliciting donations for victims of last month’s Typhoon Haiyan.

    The typhoon, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, made landfall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that have resulted in flooding, landslides and widespread damage.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... on a European adventure!

    The Roane County News became quite the globetrotter in November, when it accompanied Jim and Mary Anne Smith on a grand European tour aboard the Viking Skadi.

    The tour started with three extra days in Budapest, Hungary, where the couple and the News pose in front of Matthias Church, dating back to the 1100s.

  • Oak Ridge preservation group’s annual meet set

    Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association will elect board members during its annual membership meeting on Dec. 12.

    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road. (Correction on meeting time from information previously provided.)

    The association’s nominating committee is recommending candidates for election to the board.

    The candidates will be elected by the group’s voting membership. Other board members will continue to serve out their elected terms.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 4

    25 Years Ago
    Tracey Oliver of Harriman was crowned Miss Roane State during a weekend pageant at the college. Ten students vied for the title in the pageant, a preliminary for the Miss Tennessee pageant in Jackson. Among them were third runner-up Valonda Thomas of Rockwood, Angela Kerley of Harriman and Melanie L. Shirling of Kingston.

  • United Way hopes more give to meet higher agency fund requests

    Roane County United Way is extremely grateful to all the individuals and businesses that have so generously contributed and continue to contribute to Roane County United Way.

    During 2013, those contributions supported 37 agencies providing a wide variety of services to residents of Roane County from crisis services to families and individuals, to education and youth services in our communities.

    “For 2014 Roane County United Way has received requests from 34 organizations for support of 42 programs to meet the needs of Roane County residents.

  • Grants to save sites vital to Civil War

    The Tennessee Wars Commission and the Tennessee Historical Commission will begin accepting applications on Dec. 1 for a new grant program to provide funding to protect Civil War and Underground Railroad sites in Tennessee.

    Grant funding is made possible by the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Act of 2013, which was passed this year by the Tennessee General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Haslam.

  • Meet Santa, help CASA

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ninth Judicial District is offering two opportunities for the public to have a child’s or pet’s photo taken with Santa while discussing how to help abused children.

    Santa will be in front of the former Roane Medical Center in Harriman from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 before the Harriman Christmas parade.

    The second opportunity will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at Earl Duff Subaru, Harriman.

  • Avery Trace DAR supports book scholarship

    The Avery Trace Chapter, NSDAR Scholarship Committee, on behalf

    of the chapter, presen-

    ted Linda Brown of the Roane State Foundation with a check for $400 during a recent monthly chapter meeting in Kingston Community Center.

    The money will be used to fund a book scholarship for a Roane State student majoring in history.

    When this is not possible, the foundation selects an honors student in another field of study who is in need of financial support.