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.
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.
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.
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.
State Rep. Kent Calfee, left, presents Operation REACH President Randy Ellis with a check for $2,100.
The money was raised during Calfee’s inaugural spaghetti dinner and dessert auction, with all proceeds from the event going to Operation REACH, a charitable organization that enables children in need to go Christmas shopping every holiday season.