The Tennessee Department of Human Services has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for high performance in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
According to the USDA, for the first time in DHS history, it has been recognized as No. 1 in the nation for most improvement in case and procedural error rate (CAPER), a measurement directly related to improvement in efficiency and customer service.
After departing the Golden State, the Roane County News headed to Chicago, where it posed with Brittney and Cameron Lawson in front of the Cloud Gate, also known as “The Bean,” at Millennium Park last weekend.
Where will your hometown newspaper head to after its Windy City excursion?
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.
There has long been great controversy about whether yams and sweet potatoes are the same — or whether they are two different things.
The argument consists of two different opinions, equally adamant.
Some research into the matter is most clearly indicated.
Webster’s Dictionary is a good place to start. It says that sweet potatoes are large, sweet, thick tuberous roots of a tropical vine related to the morning glory, with variously shaped leaves and purple flowers.
An eight-hour AARP driver safety class in Roane County next month offers area senior citizens a refresher course on driving and an update on rules of the road.
The new two-day AARP Smart Driver course will be from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18-19 in Kingston Community Center.
The course has been updated from those previously taught.
Course participants will be taught to adjust to age-related physical changes; reduce incidents of violations and accidents; and update driving skills and rules of the road in a stress-free environment.