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Today's News

  • Hair donation drive part of Relay for Life events

    One of the most dramatic experiences cancer patients have during treatment is losing their hair.

    Locks of Love is a charity that helps collect natural hair to make wigs for ill children, including those impacted by cancer treatment.

    A Locks of Love donation drive will be part of this year’s Roane County Relay for Life event April 25.

    Those who wish to donate 10 inches of hair to make wigs for those who lost their hair while undergoing cancer treatment can go to the event to have their hair cut by a licensed beautician at 8 p.m.

  • Dunn Center job a joy to Butler

    Micheale Butler is passionate about the work at Michael Dunn Center to serve people with intellectual disabilities.

    “I’ve never found so much joy in a job,” she said.

    She is looking forward to sharing and spreading that passion through her new role as vice president of development, public relations and quality assurance.

    “When this position became available, I immediately wanted to work at Michael Dunn Center in this capacity,” Butler said.

  • Chamber awards banquet set April 25

    Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes one of Roane County’s most-anticipated social events – the Roane County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.

    The banquet, set for April 25 in Whitestone Country Inn, is now in its 68th year and still one of the more popular events for Roane County businesses and community leaders.

    Tickets are now available, as well as opportunities to donate items to the silent auction.

  • Vogel to address ORNL Friends

    Friends of Oak Ridge Natioanl Laboratory’s luncheon lecture will begin at 11 a.m. April 8 in the UT Resource Center, Oak Ridge

    Hans Vogel, speaker for the session, will discuss heating, fueling and cooling the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project at ORNL.

    This will be the second in a series of three talks on the U.S. ITER project.

  • Women focus of computer careers gathering

    Pellissippi State Community College is offering a computer careers open house for Knoxville-area women today, April 7.

    The event is from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Hardin Valley campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

    The open house is open to female rising eighth-grade and high school students, their parents, Pellissippi State and other college students, and other women in the community interested in learning more about careers in computing.

  • VECustomers Share helps Midway
  • Habitat to start accepting home applications April 15

    Roane County Habitat for Humanity will accept applications for home ownership from April 15-May 15.

    Applications are available at the Habitat website at www.roanehabitat.org.

    Appplications will also be available at public libraries in Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood; Harriman and Kingston Food City; and Mid-East Community Action Agency, Harriman.

    Contact 376-5770 or vicepresident@roanehabitat.org for details.

  • Harriman Happenings April 7

    We extend a speedy recovery to Charles Knaff, who recently suffered injury from a car accident.

    You are missed, especially in the Sunday school men’s class at St. Mary’s Baptist Church.

    Get-well wishes to Trish Ewing. She had surgery and is now resting at home.

    Last Sunday, the Celebration Choir of St. Mary’s Baptist Church were guest singers at Piney Grove Baptist Church.

    A song was sung by two ladies, and four men of the church sang two songs.

  • Knights pick up first win

     

    The Roane County Knights lacrosse team recently recorded its first win of the season a 8-3 victory against Upperman High School. 

    The Knights, who are in their second season, finally got the monkey off their back with a convincing win at Cookeville. It was their first win in TSLA lacrosse. 

  • ACAC competes in Nashville

     

    Twenty Atomic City Aquatics Club (ACAC) swimmers recently had a good time in Nashville at the 2014 Southeastern Championships recently.