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Today's News

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Africa!

    The Roane County News had one of its more humanitarian globetrotting trips when it accompanied the Ochs family to Ghana, Africa.

    “In this picture, we are with the children from Great Mission International, an orphanage in Teshie, Ghana,” explained Bekah Ochs, at left in the middle of the back row, holding children with sisters Abby, center, and Maddie.

    “We recently returned for a medical mission outreach with a team from [Feeding the Orphans]. After the team left, our family stayed several weeks to reconnect with friends.”

  • Shhh! Dad needs his beauty sleep!

    Father’s Day is this Sunday, and it gives us all an opportunity to show Dad how much we love him for everything he’s meant to us.

    Dads hold us up in the rough times, cheer for us in the good times and, as a 7-year-old Elizabeth Hall illustrates, they’re even there for us when they’re napping.

    Elizabeth, now 14, made her father, Rodney Hall of Ten Mile, feel pretty by adorning him with baubles, barrettes and bows while he copped a few Z’s after work.

  • Vacation Bible School 2015

    Batley Baptist
    “To the Edge: Encounter the God of the Universe” is the vacation Bible school theme at Batley Baptist Church near Oliver Springs. A VBS kickoff cookout will be from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 20; classes will be from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 21-25 at the church at 670 Batley Road. Free dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. daily. Call 435-2400 for transportation, and visit www.BatleyChurch.org for details.

  • Two a.m. services at New Midway

    New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, now has two Sunday morning services.

    The services begin at 8:45 and 11 a.m.

    The church is at 240 New Midway Road.

  • White to lead Business Fellowship

    Chris White, director of the Freedom Ministry at Knoxville’s Fuse Church, will be the guest speaker during the next Christian Business Fellowship of Roane County meeting.

    The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. June 20 in Harriman Shoney’s.

    “Their greatest passion is to see people set free, raised up and operating in their gifts and callings in God,” said Dee Mann of Rockwood’s Healing Rooms and River Gate Church, in describing White and his wife, Deb.

  • 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:

    SEPTEMBER

    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.

  • Shelter scholarships given to Rockwood, RCHS grads

    The Shelter Insurance Foundation awarded $2,000 scholarships to Brandon Nichols, a graduate of Rockwood High School and Linzee Clark, a graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    Shelter Agent Mark Clem sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

    Beginning the fall after their high school graduation, Nichols and Clark can direct the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university.

  • Roane State Awards 2015: Kingston’s Childs recipient of President’s Award, highest honor

    Jake Childs of Kingston is the recipient of the 2015 President’s Award at Roane State Community College.

    The President’s Award is Roane State’s highest student honor.

    He is among the many students from Roane County who received honors for their work during the 2014-15 academic year.

    Childs was also the recipient of Roane State’s Calculus-Based Physics Award, All-Tennessee Academic Team, Academic Achievement Learning Center Tutor Award (Harriman) and Sophomore Math Award.