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Today's Features

  • U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Cameron Gaines from Kingston acts as the port safety observer during a barricade drill on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

    George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

  • Louise Warmley of Harriman celebrated her 95th birthday on May 12.

    She was born in Harriman on May 12, 1920, to the Rev. Preston and Troy Anderson, both deceased.

    The oldest of seven children, she attended school in Alcoa, graduating from Hall High School. She later married William Warmley Jr., now deceased.

    They had two children, Marvin Anderson and Dorothy Graham, six grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

  • The Michael Dunn Center holds a number of social events throughout the year.

    “The spring formal is always one of the highlights of those,” President and CEO Mike McElhinney said.

    The formal took place Saturday evening at Midtown Elementary School.

    Sarah Brown said her son, Christopher Forrester, had been looking forward to it for weeks.

    “He loves it,” she said. “He’s been coming for the last three years.”

    Barbara Snell said this was her son T.J.’s third year as well.

  • Post offices throughout Tennessee — including those in Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood — are asking for the community’s support on May 9.

    That’s the day they join America’s letter carriers and Feeding America, one of the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organizations, in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

    Hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is one of the largest single-day food drives in the country.

  • The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program recently awarded Roane County $9,366 in federal funds to be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

    The funding is to be distributed through a local board that consists of members representing the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, area churches, a recipient who has benefitted from the services and the Roane County United Way.

    Agencies interested in applying for the funds need to contact the Roane County United Way at 882-7711 to receive an application.

  • “American Idol” top-five contestant Janelle will give a benefit concert this weekend.

    The concert will begin at 7 p.m. May 8 in the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    Proceeds benefit Roane County Schools Education Foundation.

    Tickets are $20 each and are available at Rocky Top General Store, Roane County Schools’ central office, AGA Insurance and The Jewelry Exchange.

    Arthur, an Oliver Springs native, placed in the top five of the FOX reality television talent show in 2013.

  • The Roane County News’ latest vacation adventure is with Madge Jackson of Kingston.

    She took the News with her to San Diego for her granddaughter’s wedding.

    She poses with son, Keith Hopkins, and daughter, Kathy Dawson, at the Port of San Diego at the USS Midway Museum and National Salute to Bob Hope.

    Planning a vacation?

    Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

  • The annual Rockwood Classmates reunion for all those who attended Rockwood High School will be June 1-7 on the Rockwood First Baptist Church lake property.

    No planned activities for Monday or Tuesday, but alumni are welcome to stop by and relax on the lake.

    A covered-dish dinner begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

    Thursday is Game Night; meal will be available from a vendor.

    A dance with a band performing will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Saturday activities begin at 11 a.m. with group class pictures.

  • The Michael Dunn Foundation online auction is now live and will accept bids until midnight May 18.

    Register to begin bidding at http://michaeldunncenter.com/auctions/register.php.

    “By bidding, you are supporting our mission of ‘Empowering individuals living with disabilities and challenges to gain independence’,” said Michaele Butler, Michael Dunn Center’s vice president of public relations, development and quality assurance.

  • Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association will have a cookout for its next monthly meeting.

    The meeting begins at noon May 8 at Midtown Community Center (Wildcat Den) at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    The event is open to the public.

    The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association serves to promote historic preservation and the history of Oak Ridge’s heritage.

    Monthly meetings are in Midtown Community Center, except when special “field trip” meetings are scheduled.