Roland Dykes

Roland Dykes
Newport Mayor Roland Dykes III receives the Cocke County Citizenship Award from the Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS) to honor his service work in the community

Newport Mayor Roland Dykes III received the Cocke County Citizenship Award from the Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS) to honor his service work in the community. In addition to his role as the mayor of Newport, Dykes was noted for his leadership roles as president of the Tanner Preservation Alliance and Tennessee Picnic Association, a Black and African-American historical society that holds a homecoming festival near the anniversary of emancipation in Tennessee. Dykes father is a previous recipient of the award and also a previous mayor of Newport.