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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 12

    25 Years Ago

  • ‘Heart of Caring’ aimed at caregivers

    “The Heart of Caring,” a special day of pampering planned especially for individuals who care for someone suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s or other disease, will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 in Kingston First Baptist Church; enter through the atrium doors across from Citizens Bank.

    Manicures, chair massages, refreshments and door prizes will be among the attractions.

    Space is limited; contact Kathy Parks at 354-3366, Ext. 105, or admission.rockwd@shccs.com to register.

  • 287th utilizes virtual technology to enhance its training missions

    The Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment took to the field last month for a landmark training exercise combining traditional military muscle with cutting-edge virtual technology.

    Each frigid weekend in January, soldiers from the 278th’s 3rd Squadron surged onto the maneuver area at Volunteer Training Site – Catoosa in northwest Georgia — equipped with Bradley Fighting Vehicles and heavily-armored Humvees.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Hell! (On Grand Cayman, that is)

    “The Roane County News went to Hell with Wayne and Erna Tipps of Ten Mile!” proclaimed the couple, who took the newspaper on one of its hottest adventures.

    Hell — on Grand Cayman Island — offered balmy temperatures, but unlike its biblical namesake, it provided this trio of vacationers a bit of paradise.

    “Hell is a small hamlet just north of Georgetown,” the Tippses said. The “recent two-week trip in the sun was wonderful.”

  • Military Matters: William Derek Luttrell

    U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class William Derek Luttrell has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Enlisted Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

    A 2008 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston, he is the son of David Anthony and Cathy Luttrell of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Carolyn Luttrell of Rockwood, and David and Norma Luttrell of Kingston.

  • Get your bill of health at Luminary fair

    Blood labs provided by Summit Medical Group are among the many screenings and ample information to be available during Luminary United Methodist Church’s annual Presidents Day health fair on Feb. 17.

    Eight physicians or medical specialists will provide free screening services from 8 a.m. until noon.

    To schedule a free bone density scan between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., call the church at 376-7040 for criteria and an appointment.

  • Hospice volunteers sought for Roane area

    Amedisys Hospice is in need of volunteers to serve in the Roane County area.

    A volunteer is a special part of the hospice team. Volunteers are those who wish to make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill or those who are grieving by giving time to assist a patient or family member.

    Three volunteer opportunities are available with Amedysis Hospice. Direct-care volunteers offer companionship, support at the time of death, read or write letters with the patient, do craft projects with the patient and/or caregiver, feed the patient and pet therapy.

  • Harriman Happenings: Feb. 3

    Cheryl Childress, her daughter Cheron Winton and her daughter, and Ternisha from Knoxville spent last Thursday with Cheryl’s mother, Virginia Childress, and her sister, Angie Childress.

    This was a great visit. Jo really enjoyed all of them, especially her little granddaughter.

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of M.C. Davis, who recently passed away.

    He was a former employee at Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge. He worked with several friends from Harriman.

    Service was held for him last Thursday.

  • Judicial candidates asked to sign code

    A list of judges and judicial candidates who have agreed to a higher standard of campaign conduct was released last week by the Tennessee Bar Association.

    Nearly 150 — including Roane County General Sessions Judge Dennis Humphreys, according the website — have signed the Tennessee Fair Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct.

  • Roane Health Department cited for readiness

    The East Tennessee Region Emergency Preparedness Program and the Roane County Health Department have been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials for its ability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies.

    The East Region Emergency Preparedness Program demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready, a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.