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  • MILITARY MATTERS: Dalton Morgan

    U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnancemen Airman Dalton Morgan is currently stationed onboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, which is homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.  

    Morgan, a native of Kingston, is a 2010 graduate of Roane County High School.

    Aviation Ordnancemen operate and handle aviation ordnance equipment.

    They are responsible for the maintenance of guns, bombs, torpedoes, rockets, and missiles.

    Their duties include the stowing, issuing and loading of munitions and small arms.

  • Haas winner of Roane County News grill

    Robin Haas, right, is the recipient of a grill and equipment given away by the Roane County News in a drawing at the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Home and Garden Show.

    Neva Lang-Peters, circulation manager of the Roane County News, makes the presentation.

  • Rockwood Rotary looking for a few good men, women

    Rockwood Rotary Club is looking for individuals to become club members and join in the civic work the organization does in the community.

    Potential members must be at least 21 years old. The organization is open to both men and women.

    Civic work that Rockwood Rotary Club is part of includes Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Boys State,  PolioPlus, the annual Roane County Band Festival, a dictionary project in which all third-graders are given a new dictionary, and Rockwood High School’s football awards night.

  • Dems planning annual Labor Day picnic

    Brandon Pettbrese will be the keynote speaker for the Roane County Democratic Party’s annual East Tennessee Labor Day Picnic.

    Puttbrese is communications director for the Tennessee Democratic Party.

    The picnic will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 2 in shelter 2 at Roane County Park, Midtown.

    Mike McWherter, son of former Gov. Ned McWherter, is also on the ticket to speak. The younger McWherter is a West Tennessee businessman and was the 2010 Democratic candidate for Tennessee governor.

  • Master Gardener training to start

    Training classes start on Sept. 3 for those who want to be a part of Roane County Master Gardeners.

    The classes will be from 5 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in The Cottage at Roane County Park, Midtown.

    Class fee is $150.

    The Master Gardener Program consists of trained volunteers who help University of Tennessee Extension educate and serve the community.

  • Planned Pethood offering animal shots at event

    Planned Pethood, Roane County’s low-cost spay-neuter clinic, will be offering pet vaccinations, including rabies shots Saturday at Tractor Supply’s Pet Appreciation Week event.
    A pet adoption drive also will take place featuring Roane County Humane Society, Roane County Animal Shelter, Boston Terrier Rescue, East Tennessee Pekingnese Rescue, Tennessee Alaskan Malamute  Rescue and Southern Roots Rescue.
    Music, pet washes and other events are planned.
    The event will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rockwood store at 1494 N. Gateway Ave.

  • Master Gardeners workshop scheduled

    Roane County Master Gardeners will have an Aug. 24 workshop on Preservation of the Harvest and Cool Season Gardening.
    This is the third workshop in the Sustainable and Edible Landscapes series.
    Sessions topics will include food preservation principles and techniques, preventing insects from overwintering in the garden and other key cool-season gardening topics, followed by hands on demonstration of food preservation techniques.
    All participants will receive reference materials and preserved items made during the workshop.

  • Harriman Happenings- August 11

    Pauline Steelman celebrated her 92nd birthday Wednesday, Aug. 8.
    Pauline and Linda Durham are close friends, and Linda took her out for a special lunch.
    Pauline gives thanks to Linda, and she really did enjoy her delicious lunch.
    We say happy birthday to you, Pauline, from all your friends.
    Three members of St. Mary’s Baptist Church celebrated their birthdays in August. They are Lucille Gordon, Pearl Gallaher and Darius Gallaher.
    We sang the birthday song, and the pastor prayed and each one received a gift from the church.

  • Blood drives coming up in Harriman, OS

    Summer months are difficult for blood centers across the U.S. and it is no exception for East Tennessee’s provider, Medic Regional Blood Center.
    “We are currently on emergency appeal for all blood types, especially the negative types,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic’s spokeswoman. “This is a time when being negative can be a good thing. Negative blood types are more rare than positive types, and often Medic finds themselves in a critical shortage of these types.”

  • LATER DATE FOR HALF MOON MUSIC FEST

    The Half Moon Music Festival has a new date that organizers hope will be cooler for faithful music aficionados making the annual trek by land and lake to Ten Mile.

    The festival will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 8.

    “For the past several years, it has been so hot that many senior citizens had to leave,” said festival founder Wayne Tipps of the event that’s traditionally been on the Sunday following the Fourth-of-July weekend.