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Updated:  March 5, 2015

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The City of Rocky Top, Tennessee will present the inaugural Rocky Top Bluegrass Festival 2015, featuring 2 days/nights (Friday night and all day Saturday ) of pickin', singin', and dancin' in Good Ole' Rocky Top, Tennessee! The Festival kicks off Friday, April 24th and continues Saturday, April 25th at George Templin Memorial Athletic Field, located at 214 Main Street in Rocky Top, Tennessee!


  • Flatt Lonesome
  • Blue Highway
  • Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice


  • Flatt Lonesome
  • Blue Moon Rising
  • Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle
  • The Boxcars
  • Lonesome River Band
  • Bobby Osborne and Rocky Top X-Press

Gates Open 4:30pm Friday.   Music starts at 6pm.  Music start at 11am SaturdayTickets are $25.00 for Friday, $35.00 for Saturday or $50.00 for both days.  Children 10 and under get in free with a paid adult.  Buy tickets online at or at Marks Pharmacy in Rocky Top, or Rocky Top City Hall.  For information, you can also contact Stephanie Wells at the Anderson County Tourism Council by phone at 865-457-4547 or by e-mail at

Special area accommodation packages are being offered including the following at KOA Campgrounds:

Packages include 2 nights camping plus 2 tickets for both days of festival.

All prices INCLUDE TAX

No Hook up Tent Site  134.16

Tent site with Electric   151.10

Water and Electric Only  160.00

Full Hook up 30 amp  172.30

Full Hook up  50 amp  176.54

Rustic Cabin sleeps 4   185.02

Rustic Cabin sleeps 6   195.62

Deluxe Cabin with bathroom  sleeps 4   263.46

Check out the site types (with Pictures) on KOA.COM

May purchase extra tickets at campground office………Call 1-800-562-8513 and use BG as discount code for these rates

Clinton / Knoxville KOA

Phone: (865) 494-9386




The Mylon Hayes family will be singing at Batley Baptist Church on Sunday, March 22nd, at6 pm.  The church is located at 670 Batley Road, Clinton.  For more information or for directions, please contact the church office at (865) 435-2400.  Please join us.  Everyone is welcome!

On Monday, March 9, several local restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to support Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC).  Restaurants participating on Monday, March 9 are

  • Gondolier in Clinton
  • Hoskins in Clinton
  • Mediterranean Delight in Oak Ridge
  • Nature’s Marketplace in Oak Ridge
  • Papa Murphy’s in Oak Ridge
  • Razzleberry’s in Oak Ridge
  • Salsarita’s in Oak Ridge

Dine & Donate is a year-round event, with different restaurants participating on the second Monday of each month.  Since its launch in October 2013, Dine & Donate has raised nearly $20,000 to support ADFAC’s work to bring hope and stability to our less fortunate neighbors.  ADFAC, an independent non-profit agency established in 1987, exists to serve the basic needs of primarily low-income residents in Anderson and surrounding Appalachian counties. ADFAC's goal is to help families become stable and self-sufficient through a variety of direct assistance services provided by our Social Services and Affordable Housing programs.  ADFAC answers more than 6,000 requests for assistance each year.  For a full calendar of restaurants and list of sponsors, please visit

Matt Kulp, supervisory fishery biologist in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, will give project updates on Smokies "Fish & Water Happenings" at a free, public meeting of the Clinch River Chapter, Trout Unlimited, on Thursday, March 12. The program will start at 7 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. Norris Road, Norris.  Kulp says he will discuss "some of the projects and issues we are dealing with related to fish and water, many of which TU is involved with." Topics will include:

* Update on the Lynn Camp Prong brook trout restoration and reopening

* Brook trout genetic project results

* Didymo survey and disinfection results

* Results of critical load modeling to protect aquatic and terrestrial natural resources

Clinch River Chapter TU works to preserve and protect the Clinch River tailwater and its watershed through conservation projects and through education of children and adults in aquatic natural resources. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month in the parish hall at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Norris, except when outdoor activities are scheduled. For more information, visit

City of Clinton - Parks & Recreation Department

2015 - American Red Cross - Lifeguard Course

Cost $100 - per student - No Phone Registrations will be accepted.

Go to Clinton Community Center - Main office; register and pay the $35 - nonrefundable book fee.  Go to Pre- Requisite Testing held Thursday March 26th, 5 to 9pm.  After passing the pre-test you must pay the remaining $65, to be enrolled in our 2015 LG course and receive your course materials.

      a.    By holding 2 - 4-hour sessions we are attempting complete this course in 1 weekend instead of 2 weekends.  Attendance to all classes is still mandatory for students to pass this course.

3.   Pre-Requisites Testing –THURSDAY – March 26th - 5 to 9pm CCC - Indoor Pool.

Candidates must attend all classes to be eligible for an ARC-LG/CPR/ AED/1stAid certifications.  You must provide proof of age at this time ex. Drivers license or learners permit.  Watch videos for chapters for chapters 1 & 2 in your student manual.

Minimum requirements – Age 15 or older

           a. Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:

*100 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing with a stabilizing kick.

*100 yards of breaststroke using a pull / breathe, kick and glide sequence.

*100 Yards of either front crawl or breaststroke or combination there of

           b. starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve

              A 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

 5. Course Outline – Be prepared for water or land classes each time we meet.          

a. Friday – March 27th 5 to 9pm- Chapters 3 & 4   Recognition & Response

b. Saturday – March 28th 8am to 4pm- Chapter 5, 6 & 7

Chapter 8-Pg 130 -140 Finial Written Exam Section 1–CPR/AED Part 1-30 Questions Part 2-10 Questions

 c. Sunday – March 29th 8am to 4pm - Chapter 8, 9 & 10 Final Skills Scenarios-In water

          Final Written Exam - Section 2 – First Aid & Head, Neck & Back Injury

At the end of Sunday 03/29/2015 session if this group needs additional time to complete the skill test or written exam necessary to comply with the ARC standards we will meet again on Monday March 30 @ 5pm. 

Each person should bring their lunch daily; we will have 30 minutes for a meal.  Vending machines are available. You must demonstrate knowledge sufficient to perform the life guarding skills taught during course. Display a maturity level that will allow you to respond appropriately in many emergency situations. You must also correctly answer 80% of the questions on 3 Final Written Exams, followed by the In-Water final skills scenarios. Come prepared each time we meet to work in the water & out. We do not want to miss an opportunity to move forward because one person is not prepared.

Questions please contact your American Red Cross Life Guard Instructor

Jan Smith @ 457-0642 Monday -Thursday 8am to 4pm


St. Mark United Methodist Church will be holding a rummage sale at the church on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The church is located at 252 N. Main Street.  All proceeds to of the sale with go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event to support cancer research, community service programs and advocacy efforts.   For information call 457-9320. 

Bojangles Restaurant in Clinton is partnering with the American Cancer Society to raise money for Relay For Life.  On Tuesday, March 10th, 20% of proceeds from all sales from 4:00 to 8:00 PM will go to the cause.  The “Riley Mozingo” Relay For Life team is coordinating the event in honor of Riley who is a 6 year old cancer survivor.  We are hoping for a great turnout in honor of this brave little girl.  Come meet Riley and help support all people who benefit from the preventative work, patient support programs, research and advocacy funded by the American Cancer Society.  Bojangles is located on Charles Seivers Boulevard at the Clinton/Norris Exit of interstate 75. 

The public is also invited to attend the Relay For Life event in downtown Clinton on Saturday, April 25th starting at 2:00 PM and running until midnight.  For more information call Kelly Lenz at 457-1649 or visit:

A benefit singing will be held Saturday March 7th at 7 pm at Guiding Star Baptist Church in Medford featuring the Larry Byrge Singers, the Liberty Singers, the Chitwood Singers and others.  Everyone is welcome.

Roane Choral Society is a nonprofit organization that depends on the generosity of the surrounding communities to enable production of three or four concerts a year.  It is also a proud recipient of limited funding provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville.  For more information, see

Please advertise the following two concerts in your publications and online sites. Roane Choral Society presents "Rhapsody and Fantasy - The Prelude"...Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 West Vine Avenue, Knoxville; 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015; Admission by donation; Musical selections include Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Beethoven'sChoral Fantasy in C Minor; Special performance by Slade Trammell, RCS accompanist; RCS director/conductor is Eugene Hattaway. 

Roane Choral Society, "Rhapsody and Fantasy - Emotion in Music"...South Harriman Baptist Church, 626 Ruritan Road, Harriman; 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015; Admission by donation; Musical selections include Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Beethoven'sChoral Fantasy in C Minor; Special performance by RCS accompanist, Slade Trammell, with orchestra; Eugene Hattaway is RCS director/conductor; RCS Children's Choir will also perform at this concert. 

Coal Creek Scholars are organizing the annual trash cleanup activity along Fraterville Miners Memorial Highway (i.e. Highway 116) from Briceville School to Joe Day Bridge.  A tentative date for the event is Saturday, March 14th from 9:00 am until noon.  We will meet at Briceville School at 9:00 am to organize into teams.  A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the team collecting the most trash.  Details from past cleanup events can be found at

The Coal Creek Miners Museum board/volunteers and the City of Rocky Top have been applying for grants to fund the remodel of the new Coal Creek Miners Museum building.  Before the holidays, they applied for an Appalachian Resource Commission grant and two other grants from private foundations.  Meanwhile, a Spring Cleaning Day will be held at the future home of the museum. If you would like to help, plan on meeting at the future museum on April 11th at 9 a.m.  We will work until noon. The museum cleaning will be the last community service opportunity for Coal Creek Scholars who are seniors at Anderson County High School to qualify for CCWF scholarships. 

The Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chili supper and auction on Saturday March 28th beginning at 5 pm at Andersonville Elementary School (located next to the fire station on Mountain Road.  The menu will include chili, hot dogs, cornbread, crackers and a drink, plus pies and other desserts will be auctioned off.  Tickets are $6 and donations of pies and desserts for the auction are being accepted.  For more information, call Gina or Jessica at 865-494-0563.

The Rocky Top Public Library will once again be a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Tax Site!! This is a FREE service offered to the community by appointment only!! Please make an appointment by calling the library at 865-426-6762 or asking at the front desk!!  Again, the service will be offered by appointment only so call the library today and schedule your time to come in and get your taxes done. 

The Oak Ridge Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Group (VITA) is providing free income tax preparation assistance at the former Trinity United Methodist Church building, 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge. Income taxes will be prepared and electronic transmittals will be available - all at no cost to the taxpayer. Taxpayers should bring in their last year's return, all social security cards, W-2's or 1099's, photo identification and current health insurance information.  Also, taxpayers who own their homes should bring all property taxes paid on the home in 2014. All returns will be filed electronically with the IRS - and bank account numbers and routing numbers will be needed for direct deposit of refunds.  VITA will not have IRS forms and Publications available.  The service will be available February 2nd through April 15th.  The service is open to walk-ins only and no appointments will be scheduled.  Hours for tax prep will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. weekdays and from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays.  For further information contact John Murray at 865-483-6870.

It's tax season and the Roane County United Way is here to help. Our VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program will be in full swing next month. VITA volunteers will be helping with individual tax returns and there is no cost to the citizen. That's right...It's FREE.  In addition to free tax prep, local partners have volunteered to be available for free financial counseling. They will offer expertise knowledge on a variety of financial topics such as budgeting, credit counseling, and banking.  The Roane County United Way's VITA hours of operation will be as follows: Every Wednesday and Thurs. starting February 4th through April 15th from 12 Noon to 4 pm. Scheduled appointments will be available. To have a tax return completed, please bring the following: photo ID, social security card (and social security cards for all dependents), all forms (W-2, 1099s 1095s etc.), information for other income, information for all deductions/credits, and a copy of last year's tax return and pertinent healthcare forms.  VITA will be held at the Roane County United Way located at 2735 Roane State Hwy in Harriman (in the Roane County Rescue Squad building, across from the Midtown Drive-In Theater).  For more information, please call RCUW VITA volunteer, Paulette Lawson at 865-882-7711

The American Red Cross depends upon a volunteer work force to deliver all of its programs: Disaster Response, Services to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Education, and administrative functions such as finance, facilities and reception duties.  There is a role just waiting for you! For more information, visit or call 865-584-2999.

Free guitar lessons for senior citizens will be held Friday mornings at 9 am at the Oak Ridge Senior Citizen Center on Emory Valley Road.  All levels of guitar players are welcome.  Beginner’s lessons start at 9 am, and intermediate lessons at 10:00 am.  Wendall Cook, who has many years of experience playing and teaching, conducts the lessons.  Members from the class provide music for the Senior Citizens Center Christmas and Valentine’s Day parties and also play at various nursing homes and retirement centers as well as other venues from time to time. Free banjo lessons will also be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoons.  Classes will last approximately one hour and are open to anyone who has an acoustic guitar, is 50 years old or older and has a desire to learn how to play.  For more information, call the Senior Center at 865-425-3999 or visit

The “crowd funding” website for April’s Remote Area Medical—or RAM—Clinic at First Baptist Church in Clinton is up and accepting donations.  The site can be found by following this link:   

TENNderCare is Tennessee’s commitment to see that children and teens have the best start to a healthy life.  TENNderCare is a free program of check-ups and health care services for children from birth to age 21 who are TennCare eligible.  A check-up includes: a health history; complete physical exam; lab tests as needed; vision and hearing screenings; developmental and behavioral screenings when appropriate; and advice on how to keep your child healthy.  In addition, dental and behavioral services are also available.  In Anderson County for more information call the Health Department at 865-425-8800.  You can also call 865-425-8715 to speak directly with a Community Outreach TENNderCare Representative. 

On the first Thursday of every month, the Clinton Public Library will hold an open computer lab just for job seekers from 2:00-3:30 pm.  During this time, an instructor will be available to assist patrons with job searches, job applications, resumes, and cover letters. 

South Clinton Baptist invites everybody to join them this Sunday and every Sunday for church.  Sunday School begins at 9:45 am and the church service begins at 11:00 am.  They also have Children's Church (BLAST) for children in Pre-K through 5th grade.  If anybody young or old or anybody in between needs a ride, please call the church office at 865-457-0863.

The City of Clinton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city.  Messages delivered via the CodeRED system will include major fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, natural disasters, abductions, major water system problems, bomb threats and other emergencies. Residents who live inside the city limits will also have the option to be notified when the National Weather Service issues tornado warnings and other severe weather information.  All individuals and businesses are urged to log onto the city of Clinton website ( and follow the link to the CodeRED enrollment page. Those without Internet access may call the Clinton Police Dept dispatch center at 865-457-3112, Monday through Friday, (10am-5pm) and supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well.  All businesses and individuals, who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number should register. 

The Free Medical Clinic of Briceville sponsored by the Clinton Baptist Association is open, providing basic health care to uninsured, low-income residents of Anderson and surrounding counties.  The facility is located in Briceville on Highway 116 across the road from the Post Office.  Appointments are taken on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon by calling 865-426-0037.  Patients will be seen each Wednesday beginning at 9 am.



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