Today's News

  • Bethel University graduate: fall 2011

    Guy Ronald Kaminski of Kingston was awarded a bachelor’s degree during its fall commencement exercises at Bethel University.

    Kaminski graduated from the university’s College of Professional Studies.

    Headquartered in McKenzie, Tenn., Bethel University is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


  • Argosy University graduate: fall 2011

    Summershea Lynn Shadden of Rockwood recently graduated from Argosy University with a doctorate of education.

    Shadden’s major was educational leadership, a K-12 education emphasis.

    She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen Shadden of Rockwood.

    Shadden has been employed with the Cumberland County school system for eight years. She presently teaches sixth-grade language arts at North Cumberland Elementary.

    Argosy University is in Nashville.

  • Students all abuzz in Math Bees

    Kingston Elementary School grade winners in recent Math Bee competitions are, front row from left, first-grader Katherine Bacon, kindergartner Kailey Lane, second-grader Tony Rossi-Denton; and back row, third-grader Brady Luttrell, fifth-grader Nathan Shope and fourth-grder Zeb Webb.

    Each grade level had its own bee, and students from each classroom were represented in the timed competition.

  • Concerts, art show slated at RSCC

    It’s all about the arts this month at Roane State Community College, where the Roane County campus is in the midst of an art show and is making plans for special concerts to mark the college’s 40th anniversary.

    The annual Student Art Show exhibits are in the O’Brien Art Gallery through April 26.  

    An open reception and awards ceremony will begin at noon April 26 in the art gallery.

    Nearly $3,000 in prizes and scholarships were awarded last year.

  • 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.

  • Bishop to be at St. Andrew’s

    The Right Reverend George D. Young III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, will visit St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman at 4 p.m. April 22.

    This is a special visit for the purpose of offering the sacrament of Confirmation to Sarah Hooper, Lani Patterson, Mason Patterson, Bill White and Linda White.

    A reception welcoming the bishop and honoring the church’s new members will immediately follow.

  • Church Calendar: April 21-28

    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. The Christian Travelers and others will be featured. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

  • Couple’s years of service to the Lord honored

    James and Louise Evans of Rockwood will be honored in singing and celebration on April 21 for their more than 56 years of service to Greiver’s Chapel Baptist Church in the Ozone community.

    Their son, Dudley Evans, has planned the special occasion to start at 6 p.m. in the church.

    The Evans Family, an area gospel group consisting of Dudley Evans and his children, will host the singing. Special guest performances are planned by Johnny Hamilton, the Dave Raby Trio, James Brown Randy Kinkannon from Etowah and a special surprise group from Dayton.

  • Spotlight on Voice in the Wilderness Ministries
  • The Garden Gate: You’ll go bananas for these fruit factoids

    Bananas as a food have a past history that is older than recorded history.

    They were originally thought to have come from the tropical regions of southern Asia. In 327 B.C. the armies of Alexander the Great found this fruit growing in the valley of the Indus River.

    It was about that time people learned they could carry dried roots to distant places where they would grow. The great migrations from southern Asia carried bananas to the islands of the Pacific.