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Today's News

  • Rockwood kids listen to Lorax

    Teachers Tim Ensminger and Jessica Alred said taking care of the environment is one of the main focuses of the science clubs at Rockwood Middle and Rockwood High School.
    That was evident on a recent Saturday morning when the students spruced up the recycle container that sits between the schools and planted a tree at the high school. 
    “We’re here to help the earth,” junior Matthew Stamey said, “anything we can do at school and in the community to help make it more green and efficient is a good thing.”

  • Gov. vetoes controversial Ag-Gag bill

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this week said he will veto HB 1191/SB 1248, more commonly known as the “Ag-Gag” Bill.
    The bill would have, by restricting photography, made it a crime for whistleblowers to document and expose unethical and illegal activity in horse stables and at industrial agriculture facilities.

  • AP records seizure an affront to a free press

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    What The Associated Press calls “a massive and unprecedented intrusion by the Department of Justice”(DOJ) into its news gathering activities is more than an affront to a free press — it’s a direct challenge.

  • Beasley property certified site for Wildlife Habitat

    National Wildlife Federation has designated the Rockwood property of Caleb Beasley as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat site.

    The property attracts a variety of birds, butterflies and other local animals by providing a wildlife-friendly landscape.

    NWF began the Certified Wildlife Habitat program in 1973, and has since certified almost 150,000 habitats nationwide.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 15

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  • Artists sought for Day in the Park

    The Arts Council of Roane County is issuing a call for artists to participate in its Day in the Park with Artists celebration.

    The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 29 at Roane County Park pavilion 2 and surrounding areas.

    “We currently don’t have any festivals dedicated to promoting the art and artists of Roane Coun-

  • Mr. & Mrs. Scarborough

    Elizabeth Ann Steele and Joseph Carter Scarborough were married May 11 at the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, N.C.

    The Rev. Rick Baumgarner and the Rev. Kate Fiedler Boswell officiated during the 5 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Edward Steele Jr. of Easley, S.C. Her grandparents are Jane Young of Monroe, N.C., and the late George Young Jr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Doyle E. Steele Sr. of Easley.

  • Annual senior picnic scheduled for Friday

    Mid-East Community Action Agency welcomes all area seniors to attend the annual Roane County senior citizen picnic.

    The picnic will be from 9:30 am. to 1 p.m. May 17 in the pavilion at Kingston City Park.

    Area seniors can look forward to a day filled with food, entertainment, bingo, door prizes, vendors and a cake walk.

    Lunch will be catered.

    Contact Mid-East’s senior services at 354-0450, Ext. 228, to register or for additional information.

  • Hesta Bailey still teaching at age 87

    She may be 87, but Victorian Square Assisted Living resident Hesta Bailey hasn't yet hung up her teaching hat.

    Instead, she's putting her long-honed expertise to work by teaching reading skills to a couple of eager resident students.

    It gives Bailey a chance to share a love of reading that started in childhood.

    "lt gives me moral assessment, enjoyment and information," she recently told Victorian Square Activity Director Barbara Satterfield.

  • Arrests: Feb. 28-March 8, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 28 — Karen Denise Wyrick, 53, 4607 Fennel, Knoxville: DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond $4,000; court date Jun. 24.

    March 1 — Christopher Michael Bunch, 22, 224 Pickard Hollow Road, Harriman: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date April 1.