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Today's News

  • Roane rewards students with positive behavior

    Roane County’s School-Wide Positive Behavior Support is a team-based, proactive approach to teaching and prevention that fosters a safe, effective learning environment and a positive social culture.

    When implemented properly, the program augments student security and success as well as increases the potential for making school a positive experience.

    In such an atmosphere, students are inspired to excel and feel excited about being in school.

  • City & County Meetings

    MONDAY, MARCH 12
    • Rockwood Zoning Board and Regional Planning Commission will meet in regular monthly session at 6:30 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 13
    • Roane County Commission’s fire board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    • Rockwood Recreation Board will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood Community Center.

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, MARCH 12

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.

  • Relay for Life

    SATURDAY, MARCH 10
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church’s Relay for Life team will have a bean and soup supper and auction beginning at 6 p.m. in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West, Kingston. All money raised will go to the American Cancer Society. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 7

  • Clubs, Agencies & Support Groups

    MID-EAST
    COMMUNITY
    ACTION AGENCY
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    MARCH 9-15
    FRIDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.
    • Bowling at 1 p.m. in Tri-City Lanes, Midtown.
    MONDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs, and at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Pinochle at noon in Kingston Community Center.
    TUESDAY — Quilting at 9 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.

  • GUEST OPINION: Care needed when dealing with Occupy camps

    A long winter for the Occupy Wall Street movement has seen a shift in tactics by cities, towns and state legislatures seeking to remove many of the estimated 600 encampments nationwide.

    Some Occupy groups camped on public property have obtained court rulings that permit them to protest anytime in public spaces, but not to keep tents or sleeping bags on the sites. Elsewhere, formal or informal bargains have been struck that allow tents but not the accessories of camping — in effect permitting momentary shelters, not encampments.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: What impact will Sen. Snowe’s going have?

    The rock-ribbed coast of Maine is not noted for many products — timber and paper wood, potatoes, seafood, and L. L. Bean apparel being the principal ones.

    But far and away the most important thing that has sprung from that rocky soil may well be its womenfolk.

    This thought comes to mind in view of the announcement last week that Olympia Snowe, three-term Republican senator for Maine will not seek re-election this year, thus ending more than thirty years in the Congress, both House and Senate.

  • Santorum wins in Roane, TN

    He didn’t look like a frontrunner early on, but voters in Tennessee and other red states have shown they approve of the conservative values presidential candidate Rick Santorum has espoused.

    Santorum carried Tennessee, including Roane County voters, who gave him 1,876 votes compared to Mitt Romney with 1,564 and Newt Gingrich with 1,340 according to unofficial poll results.

    Roane County Republican Party Chairman Flo Charles attributed Santorum’s success to values that inspired many Tennesseans to vote for him.

  • From dentist’s chair to health career

    Roane Medical Center administrator Jim Gann has seen a lot of changes at the hospital, including the transfer to Covenant Health.

    He recently announced his retirement in May, but Gann still plans to have some part in the move into the state-of-the-art facility under construction in Midtown.

    “I’m not going anywhere,” said Gann, who is proud of what he’ll leave behind.