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Today's News

  • Roane Choral receives ABC grant

    The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded an Arts Build Communities grant to the Roane Choral Society.

    The $3,300 grant is made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the Tennessee General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates.

    “This is a very fine performing-arts group,” said state Sen. Ken Yager. R-Kingston.

    “I am very pleased this grant has been awarded for this purpose.”

  • UT honors Harriman’s Evan Ford

    Evan Cameron Ford of Harriman receives the Tom Siler Scholarship from The College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

    Ford was awarded the scholarship during the 2014 Honors Convocation by UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media Director and Professor Peter Gross.

  • Tennessee Technological University dean's list: Spring 2014

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

    They are:

  • Tusculum College honors Samuel Davis

    Samuel Davis of Harriman was among the Tusculum College students recognized during the Greeneville college’s annual Honors Convocation.

    Davis, a sophomore, was among those honored for having the highest grade-point average in his class.

    He is the son of Jerry and Kathy Davis of Harriman.

  • Kingston trio initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

    Kingston’s Jordan Humphreys, Lauren Ladd and Anne Pirtle were recently initiated into the University of Tennessee at Knoxville chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

    They are among about 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

  • Griffin new Luminary UMC pastor

    Luminary United Methodist Church, along Watts Bar Lake a few miles south of Kingston, has welcomed a new pastor.

    The Rev. Chuck Griffin officially became the spiritual leader of the 350-member congregation on July 1. He previously served churches in Lexington, Ky., Jonesborough and Kingsport.

  • Cardiff VBS balloon launch

    Molly LaRue, above, keeps a tight grip on her balloon before Cardiff Baptist Church’s big balloon release last week to launch the church’s upcoming vacation Bible school.

    Each balloon released from the church at 2170 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, has a special invitation and tag on it. Anyone who finds one of the balloons and returns it to the church during VBS will be eligible for a special prize, said VBS director Les LaRue.

    The VBS theme is Lifeway's Agency’s “D3.”

  • Vacation Bible School 2014

    New Mountain View Baptist
    “Gone Fishing: ‘Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men’ (Matthew 4:19)” is the theme of vacation Bible school at New Mountain View Baptist Church, Oliver Springs. Classes for all ages will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 14-18 in the church at 381 Mahoney Road; refreshments will be served. Call 435-5242 for details or transportation.

  • Church Calendar: July 13-19

    SUNDAY, JULY 13
    • St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate Pastor Jesse and Elfreda Williams for 35 years of spiritual leadership and faithful service. They will be honored during two services: the Rev. Gerald Marshall of Dayton, Ohio, will lead the 11 a.m. service; the Rev. Alvin Douglass of Anointed Praise and Worship Church will be in charge of the 3 p.m. service. The church is at 1038 Trenton St.

  • General Sessions Court: Feb. 21-28, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 21
    — Linda C. Bradford, speeding: dismissed, cost to defendant.

    • Cassidy R. Cisson, driver license address required within 10 days: dismissed. Seat belt 18 and older: guilty.

    • Christopher Perry, speeding: dismissed.

    • Jonathan D. Huffman, speeding: dismissed.