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Community News

  • Forever Young health fair to cater to area seniors

    A Forever Young health and information fair for senior citizens will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in Kingston Community Center.

    Free flu shots will be offered.

    Other offerings include medical massages; carotid ultrasound; and screenings for blood pressure, bone density, vision, pulse oximetry and falls risk.

    Call Amber Jacks, Mid-East Community Action Agency senior services director, at 354-0450 for details.

  • What's in the Constitution? Better yet, what's not in it?

    Sept. 17-23 commemorates the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

    As part of that celebration, Avery Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is striving to help educate Roane Countians on what is and isn’t in the Constitution, including:

    • Nowhere in the Constitution does it say, “It’s a free country.”

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 18

    25 Years Ago
    Roane County Board of Education members approved a resolution asking the County Commission to work with the school system in developing a plan to build two comprehensive high schools. School board members made it clear that the door was open for participation with Harriman, which had its own city-operated system. Sites for the two proposed high schools had been selected, Superintendent Jess Plemons said, but had not yet been appraised. The location of the sites was not given.

    10 Years Ago

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... at Mount Rushmore

    The Roane County News’ latest journey was a patriotic one — to Mount Rushmore National Park in Rapid City, S.D., with, from left, Allen and Sandy Williams and Sandy and Mike Edwards.

    Mount Rushmore was just one of their many stops along the two-week trip out west.

    Places visited included Pike’s Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Custer State Park, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks and many points in between.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

  • Exhibit shows off Oak Ridge in artwork

    Works of art by seven Oak Ridge artists depicting historical structures, lifestyle and nature through framed prints and oil on canvas are part of the Oak Ridge in Art exhibition on view through Jan. 5, 2014, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

  • DVD at Oliver Springs library helps parents of stutterers

    Parents eagerly anticipate the moment when their child first begins to talk.

    But for some parents, it is a time of anxiety because their child struggles to get words out.

    As many as 5 percent of preschool children nationwide have repetitions and prolongations of sounds severe enough to be of concern to their parents, according to the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation.

    The foundation recently sent a copy of its DVD, “Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents,” to Oliver Springs Public Library.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... at Buckingham Palace!

    Passports were required for the Roane County News’ next vacation stop — London’s Buckingham Palace.

    Parker McCullough of Rockwood and Alivia Shasteen of Tullahoma took the newspaper to Great Britain for their University of Tennessee studying abroad program.

    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.

  • It’s Voter Registration Month in Tennessee

    Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett joins the Roane County Election Commission in reminding area residents that September is National Voter Registration Month.

    Hargett is working with Roane County election officials to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements, as well as encouraging already registered voters to update their current registration if they have recently changed their address.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 11

    25 Years Ago

  • Give blood at Harriman drive for annual Florida competition

    The week of Sept. 16 marks a busy week for fans of both the Tennessee Volunteers and the Florida Gators.

    That’s the week of the eighth annual Tennessee vs. Florida blood drive competition in which fans of the University of Tennessee take on fans of the University of Flor-ida.

    “This friendly competition helps us increase our inventory and have fun with the football rivalry at the same time,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.