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Submitted by onetahiti on August 22, 2014 - 10:55am.

"For three days only, from August 22 to August 24, 2014, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund 50% of this (Donorschoose.org) project if (others) donate the remaining amount."

Now is a great time to support our schools and get Bill Gates to chip in. There are currently four classrooms in Roane County seeking funding: Link....

Every little bit helps.

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Submitted by onetahiti on August 15, 2014 - 3:07pm.

"The hotline, which offers help in math, science, language arts, social studies and reading, can be reached at two numbers — 615-298-6636 and 1-888-868-5777."

Read more at WBIR: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on August 13, 2014 - 4:28pm.

Creative Kids Preschool is opening in Rockwood this month. Finally Rockwood will have a private, non-church-based alternative for those children aged 3 to 5 who aren't eligible for Headstart.

An open house and registration will be held Tuesday August 19th, from 9am to 12pm. For more information, call Carolyn at 773-6973 or see: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on August 4, 2014 - 7:58am.


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Submitted by onetahiti on July 30, 2014 - 10:51am.

The Rockwood Ministerial Association (Link...), which runs the Food Pantry, is sponsoring its annual charity golf tournament at the Rockwood Golf and Country Club on Saturday, August 9th, starting at 8 am.

The cost is $100.00 per person to play on teams of four, OR supporters may sponsor a hole for $100.00. Each hole will have a sign with the name of the person or business sponsor.

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Submitted by onetahiti on July 29, 2014 - 9:05am.

This time nobody is laughing: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on July 28, 2014 - 6:47am.

Three Roane County primary school classes are hoping for tablet computers to help them with their studies. Two classes need one tablet and the other needs two.

Unfortunately, these requests are all over $800 each and are unlikely to be filled by any one donor. However, if each school supporter in our community donates just a little, together we could get these students the computers they need.

Please consider helping these children by donating to their projects at DonorsChoose.org: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on July 19, 2014 - 4:29am.

Updated: There are only 18 15 days left to the DonorsChoose.org funding request of a class of Raymond S. Bower elementary school students. They are hoping for math-themed books to read, graph paper, and other math-related supplies.

The students have raised most of the funds needed but are still $184.89 $174.89 from their goal.

Please, won't you consider giving at least a little? We can let these would-be readers and math students know we care: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on June 28, 2014 - 2:17pm.

Politico (via Daily Kos) has an excellent article about our economy and what to do about it: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on June 26, 2014 - 6:26pm.

See: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on June 26, 2014 - 6:04pm.

The police department in Rockwood is getting 11 new Dodge Chargers. WATE has the story: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on June 23, 2014 - 10:24am.

It has been 42 years since Title IX, which promotes "gender equality in education," became law. This was too late for me, so I was never allowed to take wood or metal or auto shop in high school. School administrators said having a girl in shop class "would be a disruptive influence."

I really wanted to take shop and their rejection still stings. You can probably guess that today I'm a big fan of Title IX.

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Submitted by onetahiti on May 16, 2014 - 9:27am.

The annual yard 'sale' of the West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department is today round the clock all night until tomorrow at 2 PM. Go to Station #1 on Pumphouse Road near Rockwood for community fun and lots of bargains.

One of the many bargains available is a high-quality cotton light blue shirt with gorgeous hand-painted flowers. This is in perfect condition. See a slide show about it.

For more information: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on May 14, 2014 - 8:43am.

Horsehead in Rockwood, which recently closed "indefinitely," has resumed operations.

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Submitted by onetahiti on May 5, 2014 - 11:55am.

Find dark skies near you with Google Earth and a light pollution overlay: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on April 27, 2014 - 2:11pm.
poster for WRCVFD yard sale May 16-17, 2014

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Submitted by onetahiti on April 26, 2014 - 10:31am.

Once again the Horsehead company is laying off their employees for an indefinite time, starting Wednesday, April 30.

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Submitted by onetahiti on April 24, 2014 - 4:04pm.

Read the story in the New York Times: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on April 23, 2014 - 1:50pm.

MarketWatch has the story: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on April 16, 2014 - 7:57pm.

WATE has the story: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on March 28, 2014 - 10:54am.

Nicholas Kristof writes in the NY Times on "five public welfare programs that are wasteful and turning us into a nation of 'takers.'" Definitely recommended: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on March 27, 2014 - 8:50am.

There are only 10 days left to the DonorsChoose.org funding request of a class of first-graders at Ridge View Elementary in Rockwood. They are hoping for educational software to help them learn phonics and math concepts.

They have already raised most of their $517.64 goal and have $117.34 to go. Please, won't you consider giving at least a little? Let these little would-be scholars know you care: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on March 12, 2014 - 9:41am.

Chief Charlie Redwine of West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department (WRCVFD) is pleased to announce the results from the Insurance Services Office, Inc., (ISO) 11/2013 inspection:

WRCVFD's classification has improved from a 6/9 to a class 5/8b. I would like to thank those who worked so hard in getting our department ready for this inspection. As with any fire department and community it is a big deal for us. Hats off to those who assisted. A copy of the Score Summary is available for review at Station One.

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 21, 2014 - 5:44am.

Roane County has teams from Roane County High School and Rockwood High school competing. Kudos to all involved! For more information, see: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 21, 2014 - 12:17am.

"The MIT Living Wage Calculator lets you figure out how much is 'enough' to live in your county by comparing the living wage—based on the barebones cost of housing, food, transportation, and child and health care—against the poverty wage and the minimum wage."

"This is not a middle class lifestyle—the living wage does not include any savings and only one set of clothing for either hot and cold weather, not both."

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 2, 2014 - 4:02pm.

Here is a good article: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on January 23, 2014 - 12:08pm.

"Tennessee Valley Authority is asking all electric customers, including residential, commercial and industrial customers, to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity until Friday afternoon." See the WATE story: Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on January 23, 2014 - 11:38am.

"Councilman J.D. Sampson wants the issue to be put on the ballot...." WATE has the story: Link....

Why does anyone want to waste public funds on attorneys to fight the inevitable constitutional objections from the folks at the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (ffrf.org)?

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Submitted by onetahiti on December 10, 2013 - 10:14am.

Seven public school classrooms (Link...) in Roane County are asking for help on DonorsChoose.org.

Please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to these students during this holiday season. Every little bit makes a difference.

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Submitted by onetahiti on December 4, 2013 - 6:54am.

Inside Higher Ed has an informative article (Link...) about concussions and school sports--"not just football."

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