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Today's News

  • Middle Tennessee State University graduates

    Three Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County are among the 1,646 who received their degrees during fall commencement.

    The graduates from Roane County are Kimberly Marie Byrd and Anna J. Williams, both of Kingston, and Darlene Anderson Settles of Lenoir City.

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro.

  • Breakfast With Legislators set

    Oak Ridge League of Women Voters will have its first Breakfast With the Legislators session from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in Oak Ridge Civic Center.

    Area legislators will discuss the outlook for this Tennessee General Assembly session. A free continental breakfast will be served.

    Breakfast With the Legislators will be convened the last Monday of every month during the legislative session and is open to the public. The event will be canceled if Oak Ridge Schools are out due to snow.

    Call Claudia Lever at 865-483-8340 for details.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates

    East Tennessee State University conferred degrees upon five students from Roane County during fall commencement ceremonies.

    Earning graduate degrees were Kermit O. Phipps of Harriman with a master's degree and Stephanie S. Walker of Kingston with a doctorate.

    Bachelor's degree recipients were Ashlee B. Fugate, Amy N. Landers and Ciera L. Smith, all of Kingston.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.
     

  • Tennessee Tech graduates

    Ten Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County received degrees during fall commencement.

    They include:

    Harriman — Kyle E. Beverly, Misty Leanne Magill and Tabatha Nichole Hamby.

    Kingston — Angela M. George, Aubrey Moore Cagle, Daniel Mefford Ward and Steve Roger Jacks.

    Rockwood — Carl Abene Epley and Jeremy Thomas Broome.

    Ten Mile — Jodi Michelle Jolley.

  • Chili supper to help pets

    Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 12th annual chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Kingston Community Center.

    Cost is $5 and includes chili with the trimmings, dessert and drink. All proceeds help animals in Roane County.

    Second Chance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that raises money to help spay and neuter pets.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Oct. 29-Nov. 4:

    From Maurice L. Hensley and Patsy G. Hensley to Daniel Allan Hensley by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 3.5 acres, Suddath Road, $35,000.

    From Ann Mostoller Trustee and Shannon T. Mayton to
    Ronald G. Lane by trustee’s
    deed, Dist. 1, Mayton Lane, $1,500.

    From James D. Frost and Wanda A. Frost to Toby C. Frost and Camilla M. Frost by quit-claim deed, Rodgers Ridge Estates, Lot 19, $0.

  • Births: Jan. 1-17

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Jan. 1 — Geneva Ann Sargent and Mack Edward Carroll, Kingston. A boy, Dean Allen Kash, 9 pounds, l ounce. Sibling: Madalin Elizabeth Genan. Grandparents: Ernestine Sargent; Kelvin Sargent.

    Jan. 4 — Kayla Jeffers and Jeremy Burress, Harriman. A boy, Brandon Lee, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Sibling: Hannah Michelle Faye. Grandparents: Jamie Thomas; Michael Thomas; Christine Burress; Mark Burress.

  • Oliver Springs Elementary honor roll

    Second Nine Weeks

    A Honor Roll

    Stevie Alcorn

    Audrey Baas

    Alivia Baker

    Laura Bannon

    Lily Blair

    Taylor Boswell

    Taylor Bradshaw

    Brandon Buck

    Lindsay Buck

    Audry Budowski

    Austin Byrge

    Johnathan Cate

    Sydney Cornett

    Jacob Dameron

    Abigail Daugherty

    Emily Duggins

  • Civil War trails guide available

    The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has updated Tennessee Civil War trails map-guides available to the public.

    The guide identifies nearly 200 Civil War sites throughout Tennessee on this self-guided tour of the trails.

    “More than 500,000 copies of the original map-guide were distributed to the traveling public in little more than six months,” said Susan Whitaker, who serves as co-chairwoman of the Sesquicentennial Commission.

  • Team rally kicks off Relay for Life '11

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Roane County recently kicked off its 2011 relay season with a team rally.

    This year’s Relay for Life is planned from 6 p.m. April 29 to 8 a.m. April 30 on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

    Public participation is encouraged. Monthly team rallies will take place at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in Room O-201 at Roane State.

    The upcoming relay team rallies, which will take place monthly until the event, will last for an hour.