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Education

  • Roane State Community College news and events

    Roane State Community College campuses will offer extended business to hours help students get ready for the start of fall classes.
    Extended hours for the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses will be:
    • Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Monday, Aug. 19-Thursday, Aug 22, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Monday, Aug. 26-Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    The Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses will maintain usual business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) on Fridays.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates: Spring 2013

    Six East Tennessee State University  students from Roane County were among the recipients of the 1,800 degrees awarded in two spring commencement ceremonies on the Johnson City campus.

    They are:

    Harriman — Steven D. Hansard, bachelor’s degree, criminal justice and criminology.

    Kingston — Lauren E. Couch and Holly M. Parkison, bachelor’s degrees, nursing.

  • Bowers students get bikes for perfect attendance

    Students at Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, with perfect attendance for the 2012-13 school year were each rewarded with a bicycle for their accomplishment.

    South Harriman Schools Alumni and Friends Organization presented the bicycles during the school’s annual awards day program.

    More than 100 bicycles and helmets have been given to students by the group since it began the program 10 years ago.

    The organization also presented gifts to Bowers’ color guard and a scholarship for a student to attend 4-H summer camp.

  • Tennessee Technological University dean's list: Spring 2013

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County were named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

  • Time running out to pay Roane State fees

    Roane State Community College students who have registered for classes must pay their fees by 4:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 13 to keep their class schedules.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    They need to log in to RaiderNet and click “Your Account” to get started.

    Students can pay by phone using major credit or debit cards. The number is 882-4515.

    Students may also pay by personal check, money order or major credit or debit cards at any Roane State campus.

  • Clower honored at Maryville

    Miranda Clower, a Maryville College senior religion major
    from Kingston, received the Glenn Hewitt Award in Ethics during the college’s recent academic awards ceremony.

    Named for a longtime Maryville College professor of religion and philosophy, the award is presented annually to the student demonstrating the most outstanding work in Ethics 490: Philosophical and Theological Foundations of Ethical Thought.

  • Dyllis Springs kids help kids in afterschool recycling program

    Dyllis Springs Elementary and Oliver Springs Middle School students collected 110 pounds of aluminum tabs during the 2012-13 school year as part of an afterschool recycling program that went to help Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House.

    The collection was part of a challenge between the two schools.

    Stephanie Ford’s kindergarten class at Dyllis Springs was the top collectors with 20 pounds of tabs.

  • Ouachita Baptist University dean's list: spring 2013

    Harriman’s Lily Taylor is among the 334 Ouachita Baptist University students named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    Taylor will receive a certificate of recognition from Ouachita. Her name will also be included in the “National Dean’s List” for 2012-13.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade-point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours.

  • Midway second in Battle of the Belt campaign

    Midway High School took second place in Tennessee’s first-ever “Battle of the Belt” competition.

    The Tennessee Department of Health Injury Prevention Program, in partnership with the Tennessee Trauma Centers, sponsors this statewide competition for Tennessee high schools designed to increase seat belt usage.

    “This competition was based on a year-long educational campaign to promote seat-belt safety,” said Patricia Wells, Roane County Schools health coordinator.

  • King University president's list: spring 2013

    Seven King University students from Roane County were named to the King University president’s list during spring semester.

    They were Nancy Michelle Cagley, Deepa Cecilia Garren and Eden Buchanan Sherrod, all of Kingston; Jessica Dawn Golliher of Rockwood; Hannah Elyse Hester and Krista Susanne Whaley, both of Oliver Springs; and Rebecca Doreen Waggle of Harriman.

    Students who take 12 hours of academic work and attain a 4.0 semester grade-point average within the range of 3.5-3.99 receive the honor.