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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • “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.”

  • 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.

  • By Justin Thomas • For Roane Newspapers
    Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to improve and maintain your health — yet nearly two-thirds of Americans aren’t getting the activity they need.

    Consider taking up walking with friend or your family by participating in Roane Walks, an eight-week program that will spark some friendly competition in our Roane County communities.

    Teams of four or eight will compete to see who can log the most miles walking, jogging or even biking.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dara Cates of Rockwood has been selected by Christ in Youth to be part of the Kingdom Worker Crash.

    Christ in Youth amplifies the call on students’ lives to become Kingdom workers through trips, events and resources. It was on one of the trips that Cates, a Rockwood High School senior, was challenged by a call.

    She was one of 20 chosen from more than 49,000 students who attended Christ in Youth events in 2013.

  • Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will present “Israel: A Light to the World in a Dangerous Neighborhood,” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church at 1085 Tri County Blvd.

    Elliot Chodoff and Arlene Bridges Samuels will be the key speakers.

    Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists.

  • Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will present “Israel: A Light to the World in a Dangerous Neighborhood,” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church at 1085 Tri County Blvd.

    Elliot Chodoff and Arlene Bridges Samuels will be the key speakers.

    Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists.

  • 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.