• Students explore careers during an ‘awesome’ day

    “The career fair is awesome,” said one high school student about the recent Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s High School Career Day.

    Almost 500 juniors from the five Roane County high schools spent their morning exploring wide range of careers, educational opportunities and what it takes to get a good job in today’s job market.

    In its fourth year, the 2012 Career Day had almost 60 organizations participating with more hands-on activities for the students than ever before.

  • RMS reception to honor retirement of former principal

    Rockwood Middle School will have a reception next week honoring the retirement of longtime school principal Bill Thompson.

    The reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 19 in the Rockwood Middle School library at 434 W. Rockwood St.

    Thompson, who spent more than half a century in education, retired last summer after serving as Rockwood Middle School principal for 39 years.

    A former coach, Thompson was honored in 2009 when the school’s gymnasium was named for him.

  • RCHS students earn Jazz Band seats

    Four Roane County High Students recently won special recognition as top jazz musicians who performed during the All-State East Tennessee Jazz Clinic in Walker Valley High School in Bradley County.

    Terrence Long, Holly Aslinger, Roger McKinney and Andrew Layne, band students of Roane County High School Band Director Zack Williamson, competed with other jazz student performers from across East Tennessee to gain seats in one of three twenty-member jazz bands.

  • Roane students excel in postsecondary studies

    East Tennessee State University
    Three East Tennessee State University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.
    They are Christopher C. McCarroll of Harriman, and April E. Parkison and Erika B. Smith, both of Kingston.
    To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.
    ETSU is in Johnson City.

    Maryville College

  • Barnett serves as senate page

    Karoline Barnett recently served as a page in the state Senate.

    Barnett, an eighth-grader at Cherokee Middle School, Kingston, was sponsored by state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman.

    She was accompanied to the capitol by her father, Elliott Barnett.

    “I am pleased that Karoline had the opportunity to serve as a page for our State Senate,” Yager said. “It was a privilege to get to know her and be her sponsor. I hope thats he and all the pages I have sponsored will continue to be interested in her state government in the future.”

  • Lowe’s helps make Midway pavilion a reality

    Midway Middle School was the recent recipient of a $5,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant.

    The school plans to use the money to construct a new outdoor pavilion.

    A new outdoor classroom with picnic tables and a pavilion will be made possible with the grant.

  • Bryan College: Who's Who 2012

    Matthew Green, a senior at Bryan College, Dayton, is among 16 students who have been named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for the 2012 academic year.

    He is the son of Donald and Dana Green of Kingston.

    Who’s Who recognizes students who have a 3.25 or better grade average on a 4.0 scale, who are leaders in academic and extracurricular activities, has exhibited good citizenship and service to the college, and shows potential for future achievement.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates: fall 2011

    East Tennessee State University bestowed degrees to five Roane Countians during fall commencement.

    Earning degrees from Roane County were:

    Kingston — Charles R. Brumley, Master of Science.

    Oliver Springs — Brian S. Burnett, Bachelor of Science in nursing; and Miranda S. Conlon, Bachelor of Science.

    Philadelphia — Jeffrey M. Marlow, Bachelor of Science; and Rachael L. Sheridan, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.

  • Middle Tennessee State University dean's list: fall 2011

    Twenty-four Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    They include:

    Harriman — Zachary Wayne Basler, Jasmine Nichole Dawson, Adam Parker Ford, Samuel Gregory Mccartt, Anit Shashi Patel, Cody Cheyenne Thomas and Kelli Nicole Woodell.

  • Tennessee Technological University graduates: fall 2011

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County received their degrees during fall commencement.

    They include:

    Harriman — Chloe Jade Morton, Julian Robert Goins, Lynwood Ross Sampson, Myranda Gail Robinson and Shellee Jane Galyon.

    Kingston — John Polk Brown, Kathryn Ruth Baker, Reiley Christianne Isham and Travis Lee Tucker.

    Lenoir City — Ashley Leann Lane.