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• West High School Class of 1970 will host its 40th renunion Oct. 1-3. Plans include a barbeque dinner followed by the West High homecoming game on Friday night, a Saturday evening mixer and a Sunday morning brunch. For more information, contact Anne Cain Allen at 865-567-8548 or

• “First to The Top ... Now What,” a town hall style forum hosted by Knox County Council PTA, will feature Senator Jamie Woodson, Dr. Tim Webb, Mr. Brad Smith, Dr. James McIntyre and moderator John Becker will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27, at the Andrew Johnson Building, 912 Gay St. The public is invited to attend. For more information about this 7th Annual PTA Education Forum, contact Sandra Rowcliffe at 865-603-5851 or at

• Miranda Parham, a resident of Knoxville and a first year at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, is listed on the honor roll. To be listed on the SMU honor roll, students must be in the top 15 percent of their school of record. SMU’s 2009-2010 enrollment included 11,832 undergraduate students. A private university located in the heart of Dallas, SMU is building on the vision of its founders, who imagined a distinguished center for learning emerging from the spirit of the city. Today, more than 11,000 students benefit from the national opportunities and international reach afforded by the quality of SMU’s seven degree-granting schools

• Roane State Community College campuses will offer extended business hours to assist students with admissions and registration. Hours at the Roane County, Oak Ridge, Campbell County, Knox County, Loudon County, Morgan County and Scott County campuses will be 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., EDT, Aug. 30-Sept. 2. The Cumberland County campus will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., CDT, on those dates, and the Fentress County campus will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., CDT. In addition, the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, EDT. Fees for fall semester courses are due no later than Aug. 27 to avoid a $20 late fee. Fall classes begin Aug. 28. For more information, call the nearest campus to you, Roane County 865-882-4554; Oak Ridge 865-481-2002; Campbell County 423-562-7021; Cumberland County 931-456-9880; Fentress County 931-752-8320; Knox County Center for Health Sciences 865-539-6904; Loudon County 865-986-1525; Morgan County 423-346-8700; and Scott County 423-663-3878.


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