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• Roane State Playmakers open season with “Death of a Salesman.” The Roane State Playmakers will perform an Arthur Miller classic, a contemporary comedy and a masterpiece of Southern literature during its 2009-10 season. General admission is $10, and student admission is $7. For more info about performances, contact Michael Golebiewski at 865-882-4589 or Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22. A matinee is planned for 2 p.m., Nov. 22.

• Roane State Community College Support Staff Council has set the date for its 17th annual Craft Fair and is seeking vendors. Fair will be held at the Roane County campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4. To receive a registration form, contact Jeana Bradley at 865-882-4507 or at

• U.S. Cellular is inviting communities to rally around their favorite school to share $1 million. Ten schools across the country with the most votes will each win $100,000 to use in any way they want in the company’s Calling All Communities campaign. Between now and Jan. 15, 2010, anyone 18 or older can visit any U.S. Cellular store to receive a code to vote online for their favorite school. Schools of all sizes, public, private, urban and rural, K-12 have a chance to become a Calling All Communities champion. The campaign returns at a time when school districts across the country are feeling a greater budget pinch in a slowing economy. According to the American Association of School Administrators, the percentage of schools cutting extracurricular activities almost tripled from 10 percent in 2008-09 to 28 percent for the 2009-2010 school year.

• Pellissippi State makes veterans’ college education more accessible and affordable. The money covers 25 veterans each semester on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Shastid, 865-694-6472 or

• Dr. Lou Rabinowitz has joined Roane State Community College as its workforce connections director.


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