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.
An upcoming eight-hour AARP driver safety class in Roane County offers area senior citizens a refresher course on driving and an update on rules of the road.
The two-day course will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 17-18 in Roane County United Way at 2735 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.
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.
The state of Tennessee has implemented an innovative new online pre-registration form to allow veterans and their families to be preapproved for burial in the state veterans cemeteries.
Traditionally, funeral directors contact the nearest state veterans cemetery when they receive a request to bury the remains of a veteran or dependent who previously expressed interest in burial at one of the four locations.
In many cases, family members are unable to locate the veteran’s discharge papers which must be used to determine eligibility.