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Today's News

  • Temperance Town seeks to gussy up

    There is a way community members can help make Harriman prettier.

    Officials want feedback and interest from anyone who wants to plant a community garden or help plant flower bulbs in some of the city street medians.

    Council members wanted to see if community members and organizations would devote time to planting bulbs in the medians along Hwy. 27.

  • Look-alike contest back for Mother's Day

    The Roane County News is looking for mothers and daughters who bear an uncanny resemblance.

    What’s in it for them? A $50 gift certificate each for the winning mother and daughter. The mother and daughter can be any age now and in the photos. They can be featured in the same photo or each have separate photographs. The photos can show each at any age.

    To be eligible, you must live in Roane County and have the photos to us by noon Wednesday May 4.

  • Quilts to help others

     

    A sewing group from Kingston recently donated 120 quilts to Lost Sheep Ministries in Knoxville and Iva's Place in Lenoir City.

    Anyone interested in donating material or joining the group may call 376-0867 for details.

  • Program's aim to help live with chronic disease

    Mid-East Community Action Agency senior services and Roane County Health Department are teaming up to present “Living Well with Chronic Disease,” a free six-week program designed to help participants manage their health by providing tools to cope with chronic disease symptoms and take control.

    The program, which will take place in the Mid-East services center at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, is geared toward those with such conditions as arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, COPD, depression or diabetes.

  • 2 Rockwood Tigers recognized by National Football Foundation

    Two members of the Rockwood Tigers football program were recognized for their contributions by the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
    MAURICE GREIF
    Maurice Greif, who for decades has been the voice of the Rockwood High School Tigers, was given the George L. Hunter Distinguished Community Service Award.
    Greif announced the high school football games for 57 years before retiring this year.
    “I also did the middle school about 35 to 40 years,” Greif said.
    Tiger coach John Webb said he will be missed.

  • Kingston blood drive set for April 29

    Medic Regional Blood Center will have a blood drive this week at Roane County High School, Kingston.

    A Medic mobile unit will be at the school from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29.

    Donors must be 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more.

    With parental consent, 16-year-olds weighing 120 pounds or more may donate blood.

    Consent forms can be found at any blood drive or online at www.medicblood.org.

    All donors must present identification.

  • Still time for stewardship nominees

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2011 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

    “Tennesseans continue to make great strides in protecting our environment, taking care of our air, land and water through innovation and hard work,” said Gov. Bill Haslam.  

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 27

    25 Years Ago
    For the first time in its history, the University of Tennessee has adopted a single logotype for uniform use by all campuses and units. The logo graphically represents the letters “UT” and the outline of the state of Tennessee to visually emphasize the link between the university and the entire state.

    10 Years Ago

  • Tennesseans can guitar their car and help music education

    No U.S. state even comes close to Tennessee’s musical significance and global influence.

    From the Mississippi River through Music City, U.S.A. to the Appalachian Trail, the sounds of Tennessee’s blues, rock, country, soul, rockabilly, Bluegrass, rhythm and blues, gospel and other musical influences have changed the cultural complexion of an entire planet.

    The only options for Tennessee music lovers to tag their cars, however, were for Elvis Presley fans and a purple cat playing a saxophone.

    Until now.

  • Vets, military ride free on Armed Forces Day

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum will offer free train rides to any current or former military personnel on Armed Services Day, May 21.

    National Guard, Reserves
    and veterans are included in the offer to ride free aboard the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train.

    Any form of proof of service will be accepted to get a ticket, including discharge papers, military identification card, American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars card or an item of uniform.