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Today's Features

  • 25 Years Ago
    Roane County Commissioners voted unanimously to transfer the land commonly known as the Old Roane County Airport, or the Palm Beach site, from the county to Roane State Community College. The land is a prime site for construction of the college’s livestock pavilion/exposition center.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    According to census reports, several million Americans are of Irish descent. But every year in March we all, whatever our own ethnic heritage may be, become enthusiastically Irish. Everything flaunts the color green, and shamrocks become the flower of the month.

    St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Legend has it that the good saint used the trifoliate leaves of the shamrock to illustrate his sermons about the Trinity.

  • Jimmy and Lisa Crabtree of Rockwood announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Nicole Crabtree, to Robbie Scott McConkey.

    He is the son of Gary McConkey and Marsha Hoskins of Knoxville.

    The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. March 24 in North Rockwood Baptist Church.

    The bride-elect is an optician with Eye Center of Oak Ridge.

    The prospective groom is a lab technician with Tetra Recycling in Knoxville.

  • Peyton Crawford Witter celebrated his fifth birthday Feb. 25 with a Star Wars Lego cake and a glow-bowling party.

    He is the son of Jacob and Melissa Witter of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Molly and Jim Crawford of Napoleon, Ohio, and Debbie Witter of Leesburg, Fla.

  • Roane State Community College Playmakers will perform “A Year with Frog and Toad,” a musical based on Arnold Lobel’s classic children’s books, beginning March 22.

    Show times are March 22-24 at 7 p.m., March 25 at 2 p.m., March 29-31 at 7 p.m. and April 1 at 2 p.m.

    Performances will be held in the theater on the main campus.

    General admission is $10, and student admission and admission for seniors is $7.

    Tickets are available at the door.

  • The children and staff of The Henry Center collected more than 200 pounds of canned goods in November and December to donate to a Roane County family and area food banks.

    The Southeastern Conference recognized University of Tennessee women’s basketball Coach Pat Summitt in January for her fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. To participate in this special event, the children of The Henry Center sang “Rocky Top” and finished it off with a round of “We Back Pat” cheers.

     

     

  • By Josephine McKinney, Community correspondent
    We were happy that the tornado that hit so many places in Tennessee, that we here in Rockwood only had wind and rain.

    When the storm warning came, there was a knock on my door. “Come quick,” the aide said, “a tornado is headed our way.” And out the door I went — so did everybody in our building. We  headed for the safety of the large underground room.

  • By Louise Warmley, Community correspondent
    First Baptist Church Youth Choir, St. Mary’s  Baptist Gospel Choir, Braxton’s Chapel Church Choir, Speight Chapel Choir, True Light Baptist Church Choir and Philippi Baptist Church Choir sang with anointing  of the Holy Spirit  last Sunday evening at Anointed Praise and Worship Church, along with special singing by their youth choir.

    This was a great service. Mary Alice Douglas presided over this service. All who went to this service left feeling overly blessed.

  • MONDAY, MARCH 12
    • Rockwood Zoning Board and Regional Planning Commission will meet in regular monthly session at 6:30 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 13
    • Roane County Commission’s fire board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    • Rockwood Recreation Board will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood Community Center.

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, MARCH 12