• Lincoln Memorial University graduates: Spring 2015

    Seven Lincoln Memorial University students from Roane County were among the 496 graduates who received their degrees last month.

    The graduates and their degrees are:

    Harriman — Kathryn Booher, Bachelor of Arts in English; James Bowling, Bachelor of Science in environmental science; Wendy Henderson and Cathy Abston, both of whom earned a Master of Science in nursing (family nurse practitioner).

    Kingston — Robert Simpson, Doctor of Jurisprudence.

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list: Spring 2015

    Nineteen East Tennessee State University students from Roane County have earned placement on the dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

    Harriman — Allie T. Copeland, Crysten F. Dulling, Lindsey M. Higgins, Casandra B. Johnson, Caitlyn N. Swymer and Robert W. Taylor.

    Kingston — Danielle V. Casaus, Kovay E. Hatfield, Allie G. Scherf, Claire A. Simmons, Erika B. Smith and Shawn M. Van Horn.

    Oliver Springs — Victoria S. Cox, Amber M. Eskridge and Robert J. Gardner.

  • Cottey College graduates: Spring 2015

    Reanna L. Henderson of Rockwood recently graduated from Cottey College.

    Henderson, daughter of Rhonda Henderson of Rockwood, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

    She was also on the dean’s list for her scholastic performance during spring semester.

    Students on the dean’s list must earn a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.74 on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of 12 credit hours completed.

    Cottey College, owned by the PEO Sisterhood, is in Nevada, Mo.

  • Bob Jones University honors list: Spring 2015

    Two Bob Jones University students from Oliver Springs earned academic honors for spring semester.

    Anna Craig, a freshman nursing major, is among 480 students named to the spring president’s list.

    The president’s list recognizes students who earn a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher.

    Barbara Gibbs earned placement on the dean’s list. She is a freshman exercise science major.

    The dean’s list recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade-point average.

    Bob Jones University is in Greenville, S.C.

  • Berea College graduates: Spring 2015

    Berea College

    Zane McKinney of Kingston recently received a bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration from Berea College.

    McKinney plans to travel to Denmark for a year to attend Ollerup, a physical activity school.

    Berea College is in Berea, Ky.

  • Get ready for band camp ’15

    Plans are underway for Roane County High School’s annual band camp.

    The camp will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7 at the RCHS band room, Kingston.

    Band members should bring their instrument, sunscreen, a water bottle and comfortable marching shoes each day. No flip-flops or sandals of any kind will be permitted, including Chacos and Tevas.

    Lunch break will be from noon to 1 p.m. daily. Students may leave the campus or bring a lunch and eat in the band room.

  • Medical mapping: Zerr’s project charts services for affordable care

    Roane State Community College Geographic Information Systems student Chris Zerr said she has “loved maps since I was a little kid.”

    “They’re like putting together a puzzle that has lots of pieces,” she said. “Maps allow you to discover what’s there and what’s not there.”

    Maps that Zerr recently designed are helping people discover where they can find affordable and often much-needed medical care.

  • Prepare for career in health care at RSCC: Still time to enroll for fall semester classes Aug. 24

    For those interested in behind-the-scenes careers in health care, Roane State Community College has a variety of options for the fall semester.

    Options include:

    Healthcare documentation specialist (Medical transcription/speech editing). Students are taught to transcribe and edit speech-generated medical record reports dictated by physicians.

  • Goss recipient of RSI scholarship

    Roane County High School 2015 graduate Lonnie Goss is among the recipients of eight scholarships awarded by Restoration Services Inc. and its voluntary Employee Outreach Committee.

    Goss was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to help her achieve his greatest potential through higher education.

    She plans to attend Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville.

    Scholarship recipients were selected from submitted applications that included academic accomplishments, community involvement and leadership roles, and an essay on current environmental threats.

  • Kingston Elementary honors: 2014-15 school year

    Kingston Elementary School applauds students who earned Student of the Month honors and fifth-grade honor roll for the 2014-15 school year.

    They are:


    Kindergarten — Eli Walker, Mackenzie Raymer, Brody Kolski, Layla Kleiber, Mary Armstrong and Brooklyn Flowers.

    First grade — Matthew Warren, Austin Bridges, Mason Ragsdale, Tyler Howard, John Howell and Loralei Bennett.