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Today's News

  • Alliance celebrates silver status
  • Free flu shots at senior health fair

    Senior citizens can get a free flu shot during a health fair for seniors next month.

    Covenant Health Senior Services is offering the shots during the health fair, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.

    Other services to be provided include medical massage therapy, carotid ultrasound, bone-density screening, vision screening, blood-pressure and pulse oximetry monitoring, and “tug tests” to determine individual fall risk.

  • Become a mentor, make a difference in a student’s life

    The Roane Alliance is recruiting mentors for RoaneAchieves to fill the critical role in helping graduates from the five Roane County high schools transition from high school to college.

    A RoaneAchieves mentor can be the person who makes a major difference in a student’s life — whether he receives a scholarship and goes to college.

  • Nominees sought for preservation awards

    East Tennessee Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2013 East Tennessee Preservation Awards.

    The awards are given annually for outstanding contributions to historic preservation in the 16-county region that includes Roane.

    These awards will be presented at the awards ban-
    quet in conjunction with
    the East Tennessee Preservation Conference on Nov. 8 in the Chilhowee Club, Maryville.

  • Schools may apply starting Thursday for this year’s Student Ticket Subsidy Funds

    Beginning Aug. 29, public K-12 schools in Tennessee will be able to apply for Student Ticket Subsidy Funds.

    The Tennessee Arts Commission’s application process will open at 9 a.m.

    Student Ticket Subsidy is a program funded through specialty license plate funds and administered through the Tennessee Arts Commission.

    This year the program will subsidize student tickets for arts and cultural experiences to encourage schools to expose Tennessee students to a broad variety of cultural experiences, arts disciplines and artists.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 28

    25 Years Ago

  • THP sobriety checks set in September in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint the week of Sept. 1 on Bowman Bend at Caney Creek Road.

    Another sobriety checkpoint will be the week of Sept. 2 on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • The Garden Gate: Herbs continue to be the spice of our lives

    With a new respect accorded to herbs by the medical profession, the herbalist physicians of the Middle Ages are being viewed in a new light.

    New research into the many healing properties of herbs is opening up fresh approaches to the chemist and pharmacist.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Savannah, Ga.

    There’s no place like the South for its beauty and hospitality. Savannah, Ga., is the epitome of both with a big dose of history.

    So what better place for Sarah Elizabeth Boles, with her trusty Roane County News in hand, to enjoy a fall 2012 vacation?

    Boles is described by her daughter, Linda Tipton of Kingston, as “a young 93 years old,” and mother and daughter bring along their trusty hometown newspaper to enjoy while taking in the city’s beauty and historic splendor in a courtyard in downtown Savannah.

  • GUEST OPINION: Religion fight at Kansas school unnecessary

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    Back to school means back to culture wars for Minneha Core Knowledge Elementary School in Wichita, Kan.

    On the very first day of school, someone snapped a photo of a bulletin board display in the hallway featuring the Five Pillars of Islam and then posted it on Facebook.

    “This is a school that banned all forms of Christian prayer,” said the caption under the photo. “This can not stand.”