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Today's News

  • ’Round Rockwood-July 9

    Don’t need to mention the heat. Each of us has felt the enormous heat, especially our farmers who do most of their work outside. Helping animals find some shade is a challenge to anyone trying not only to find some place for the many cows, little calves and horses that will suffer from the extra heat out in their pastures with little or no place to go to find shade in the near 100-degree heat every day and little or no rain in sight.

  • South Harriman classmates gather for reunion

     

  • Pollinator habitats accepted

    Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency is now accepting pollinator habitats as a Continuous Sign-up Conservation Reserve Program practice.

    The voluntary program helps producers apply conservation practices to safeguard environmentally sensitive land.

    Pollinator habitats support a variety of pollinator species, said Linda Tipton, acting director of the Roane/Loudon County FSA.

  • ‘Just hush’

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts threatened to have Vice Mayor Peggy Evans removed from council chambers Monday when Evans once again brought up the contentious position of city administrator.
    “You talked about that the other night, and I think you’ve said enough,” Watts said.

  • School principals to be named for Midway, Midtown

    Keevin Woody is the new elementary education supervisor for Roane County Schools.
    He replaces Gary Aytes, who took over as director of schools on July 1.
    Woody had served as principal at Midway Elementary School since 2003.
    Prior to that he was an assistant principal and teacher at the school.   
    Aytes said interviews for the Midway principal position will begin Friday and continue into next week.
    Aytes said the school system also has a principal position open at Midtown Elementary School.

  • Hangin' out in Kingston on the 4th
  • Meet Miss Firecracker 2012
  • Roane Relay for Life exceeds goal

    This year’s Relay for Life in Roane County has significantly surpassed its aspiring $52,000 fundraising goal for the American Cancer Society.
    “We’re at $63,800,” announced chairwoman Fran Puckett last month.
    Last year, Relay made its $50,000 goal, and Puckett and others had set what they thought was a optimistic goal.
    Growing the number of teams and the level of enthusiasm this year are credited with the success of the fundraising, which isn’t quite over and could continue to grow.

  • Victorian Square seeking volunteers

    Victorian Square welcomes interested indiviuals to become volunteers at the facility.
    “There are persons in the community who desire to reach out to others,” said Barbara Satterfield, the facility’s activity director. “Our senior adults greatly benefit from interaction with persons of all ages. Just taking 30 minutes to an hour of one's time to assist with outings, taking walks, calling bingo, assisting with arts and crafts, singing, reading or storytelling goes a long way.”

  • RoaneAchieves scholarship mentors sought

    RoaneAchieves — part of the tnAchieves scholarship program  — is looking for more mentors to guide Roane County high-school seniors into their first year of college next year.

    The program gives students the opportunity to obtain a $3,000 scholarship. Mentors encourage and guide the students to enter Roane State Community College or eight other qualifying community colleges in the state.