Today's Features

  • Microbes from the human mouth are telling Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists something about periodontitis and more after they cracked the genetic code of bacteria linked to the condition.

  • Fishing enthusiasts interested in the health of sport fish in TVA’s reservoirs along the Tennessee River are invited to observe the annual surveys this spring.

    The surveys, which have been conducted yearly since 1995, collect data on sport fish species such as black bass and crappie.

    This year’s surveys began March 12 at Wilson Reservoir, near Muscle Shoals, Ala., and will continue through May 9 at Douglas Reservoir east of Knoxville, sampling nine TVA reservoirs.

  • At the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Fifth Annual High Schools Career Day on April 5, around 475 juniors will have to opportunity to learn about careers they may never have considered and what it takes to prepare for them.

    With a little more than a year from graduating from high school, these students are thinking about their futures and their careers.

    About 50 businesses plan to participate in the Career Day at Roane State Community College’s gymnasium.

    • A “Give My Regards to Broadway” concert to benefit Kingston United Methodist Church’s All God’s Children ministry will begin at 7 p.m. in the church at 202 Church St. University of Tennessee lecturer Terry Silver-Alford and Mike Adcock, church director of music ministries, will perform piano duets of their arrangements of favorite Broadway melodies. Donations will be accepted.

  • “Give My Regards to Broadway,” a concert to benefit Kingston United Methodist Church’s All God’s Children ministry,  will begin at 7 p.m. in the church at 212 W. Church St.

    Donations will be accepted.

    The concert will feature University of Tennessee theater professor Terry Silver-Alford and Mike Adcock, church organist and director of music.

    Silver-Alford teaches musical theatre performance, directing, introduction to theatre and acting at UT.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center has a need for all blood types, particularly O-negative.

    Roane Countians can help out during a couple of blood drives on March 25.

    A Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the school’s lower-building conference room.

    A Medic mobile unit will be at Harriman Food City from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Rockwood First Baptist Church, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22.

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon March 27.

    • Blair Fire Hall, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. March 27.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28.

    Commodity food recipients should be certified.

  • Noel F. “Buddy” Marsh Jr., front at far right, is honored by the Avery Trace Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, with the Historic Preservation Recognition Award for his more-than-44-year dedication to the preservation, care and maintenance of Kendrick Cemetery in Rockwood.

  • It’s an emotional and financial roller coaster when a loved one is severly ill.

    That’s what Nancy Weatherly Fowlkes, a 1991 Roane County High School graduate and a former Roane County resident, and her family are now enduring.

    Fowlkes’ friend, Marcia Childs, said Fowlkes is in need of a liver transplant and is hospitalized in Memphis after becoming extremely ill late last year.