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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Healthy fig, amaranth ideas date back to ancient times

    Figs, amazingly enough, are really flowers and grow on soft-wood, large-leaved branches of fig trees. They grow everywhere in the Mediterranean area, as they have for hundreds of years.

    Hezekiah was one of the most outstanding kings of Judah, which he ruled from 727-698 B.C. Herod, the famous Greek historian, wrote that Hezekiah fell ill with a large and severe sore. It endangered his life, and physicians could not cure it. In desperation, the king followed the advice of Isiah the prophet, who said, “Prepare a mass of figs and put it on your sore.”

  • CONTACT training in Knox, OR

    CONTACT Care Line will offer training sessions of The Art of Active Listening this fall in Knoxville and Oak Ridge.

    The Art of Active Listening training program teaches listening skills that are useful in daily lives with family, friends, and co-workers.

    It enables participants to develop empathetic, non-judgmental listening techniques.

    This training offers important information about how to assist with many of the problems people face and how we can respond in skilled, helpful ways.

  • Entries sought for Obed photography contest

    The National Park Service welcomes photographers to submit entries for an exhibit at the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center.

    Striking digital images of nature, highlighting the diversity of life in the park, are sought. Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, weather or people interacting with nature within Obed Wild and Scenic River.

    All photographs, except those submitted as artistic, should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 14

    25 Years Ago

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Dalton Morgan

    U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnancemen Airman Dalton Morgan is currently stationed onboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, which is homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.  

    Morgan, a native of Kingston, is a 2010 graduate of Roane County High School.

    Aviation Ordnancemen operate and handle aviation ordnance equipment.

    They are responsible for the maintenance of guns, bombs, torpedoes, rockets, and missiles.

    Their duties include the stowing, issuing and loading of munitions and small arms.

  • Haas winner of Roane County News grill

    Robin Haas, right, is the recipient of a grill and equipment given away by the Roane County News in a drawing at the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Home and Garden Show.

    Neva Lang-Peters, circulation manager of the Roane County News, makes the presentation.

  • Rockwood Rotary looking for a few good men, women

    Rockwood Rotary Club is looking for individuals to become club members and join in the civic work the organization does in the community.

    Potential members must be at least 21 years old. The organization is open to both men and women.

    Civic work that Rockwood Rotary Club is part of includes Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Boys State,  PolioPlus, the annual Roane County Band Festival, a dictionary project in which all third-graders are given a new dictionary, and Rockwood High School’s football awards night.

  • Baker-Clinton

    Rita Gail Morgan Baker of Harriman announces the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Kari-Amber Morgan Baker, to Nathan Clinton.

    He is the son of the late James Willis “Dick” and Verdie Clinton of Gainesboro.

    The ceremony will be on Sept. 2.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Ronald Lynn “Ronnie” Baker of Harriman.

    Her grandparents are the late Bill and Myrtle Morgan of Joyner, and the late Kenneth and Viola Baker of Harriman.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Butler 65th

    Mr. and Mrs. Bill Butler of Rockwood will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15.

    Butler and the former Louise Carter were married on Aug. 15, 1948.

    He is retired from Rockwood Water Department, and she is retired from Roane County Schools.

    They have two sons, Dennis and Mike of Rockwood; and two daughters, Linda Stooksbury and Karen Wilson of Rockwood.

    There are 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

  • Dems planning annual Labor Day picnic

    Brandon Pettbrese will be the keynote speaker for the Roane County Democratic Party’s annual East Tennessee Labor Day Picnic.

    Puttbrese is communications director for the Tennessee Democratic Party.

    The picnic will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 2 in shelter 2 at Roane County Park, Midtown.

    Mike McWherter, son of former Gov. Ned McWherter, is also on the ticket to speak. The younger McWherter is a West Tennessee businessman and was the 2010 Democratic candidate for Tennessee governor.