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Today's News

  • 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.

  • The Garden Gate: Gardening's history well recorded

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • FCE tribute to Marsh

    Rockwood Family and Community Education Club recently donated  a copy of “Down Home Cooking” to Rockwood Public Library in memory of Emma Marsh.

    Marsh, who passed away last fall, was a beloved 60-year club member.

    She will be remembered by many for her love of community and her many sunflowers.
     

  • Diabetes association plans Family Link Day in Oak Ridge

    Families of children with diabetes are encouraged to attend the American Diabetes Association’s Family Link Day this weekend.

    The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. April 30 in the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

    Highlights of the day include adult-time discussions led by registered nurse Cathy Van Ostrand.  

    There will also be a “kid time” museum tour.

    All activities are free. To RSVP, contact Lori Nester at 865-524-7868 or lnestor@diabetes.org.

  • MaddieLynn Mae Vann

    MaddieLynn Mae Vann was born at 11:35 p.m. April 18 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Allen and Candace “Casay” Vann of Loudon.

    Grandparents are Rhonda and Matt Smith of Loudon, Dean Hillsberry of Tulsa, Okla., and Darrell and Cissy Vann of Loudon.