Nov. 21 marks the 2013 Great American Smokeout — and the Roane County Health Department encourages smokers to use the occasion to either make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and quit smoking that day.
“By quitting – even for one day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing the risk of cancer and diseases related to smoking such as emphysema and COPD,” said Donna Raines, public health educator at Roane County Health Department.
Tennessee is planning a third offering of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grants to fund energy efficiency projects for municipal governments, county governments, utility districts and other similar entities across the state.
The state plans to make $1.9 million available for the grants.
“Increasing Tennessee’s energy efficiency will help us be even better stewards of both taxpayer dollars and our environment,” said Gov. Bill Haslam.
For 40 years, volunteers with CONTACT Care Line have provided a listening ear to East Tennesseans in crisis, and the Oak Ridge-based nonprofit is welcoming the public to an evening of Bluegrass music to celebrate its milestone anniversary.
Steven V. Taylor’s latest book, “Dear Earthlings,” was recently released and is now available on Amazon.com in Kindle and printed versions.
Taylor, a 1969 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston, wrote his latest book for those left behind after the return of Jesus and based on years of biblical and scientific research and spiritual guidance.