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Today's News

  • Roane County’s Brazilian connection

    Kingston Rotary Club recently hosted two young speakers, Maggie Stevens and Matheus Ferreira, with ties to Brazil.

  • Salvation Army seeks applications for summer camp

    The Salvation Army is accepting applications for this year's youth summer camp at Camp Paradise Valley.

    The program is June 27 to July 2 on Dale Hollow Lake on Tennessee-Kentucky border.

    The program for ages 7-12 and is free to children of low-income families who live in Roane and Morgan counties.

    The program offers a large number of experiences in a Christian atmosphere. The goal is to provide a positive camping experience for children who otherwise would never go to a summer camp.

  • Sign up now for junior 4-H camp

    Registration is under way in Roane County for junior 4-H camp.

    The five-day resident camp is for all 4-H members who have completed grades 4-6.

    Activities include swimming, archery and rifle ranges, group sports, fishing, nature hikes, fossils, wildlife, leather craft, woodworking, T-shirt airbrushing, tie-dying, skits, music and ropes courses.

    Camp is limited to 142 children. Cost is $235 by cash or check; $247 by credit card.

  • Blood drive set next week in Harriman

    Medic Regional Blood Center encourages eligible donors to give blood during the summer months, when donations traditionally decrease.

    “It’s a difficult time for our community,” said Medic spokewoman Christi Fightmaster.

    “We see an increase in travel and recreation in our area, and unfortunately those things can lead to accidents and traumas requiring blood transfusions.”

    Roane County donors can do their part by giving blood at a Medic mobile unit from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harriman Food City.

  • ElderWatch to mark Abuse Awareness Day

    Roane County ElderWatch will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 with an ice-cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. in the pavilion at Kingston City Park.

    The event involves activities to bring greater recognition of the mistreatment of older adults wherever they live, and to highlight the need for appropriate action. It is intended to give abuse and neglect of older adults a global relevance that will sustain and move prevention efforts forward throughout the years to come.  

  • Wilson awarded new car as state’s top student for ’11

    Mary Elaine Wilson of Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman has been named Tennessee’s 2011 Outstanding Student of the Year.

    Wilson, who is the Harriman center’s Outstanding Student, was awarded a new Chevrolet Aveo as part of the honor.

  • Kingston Elementary cited as Roane’s fittest

    Kingston Elementary School was recently awarded the title of Roane County’s Fittest School through the Covenant Kids Run Fittest School Challenge.

    Schools registered teams for the Covenant Kids Run, a one-mile event that began at World’s Fair Park and ended on the 50-yard line at Neyland Stadium as part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race events on April 2-3.

    Schools with the highest percentage of total student participation won prizes and the title of Fittest School.

  • Varicella vaccine now required for new Tenn. college students

    Incoming students who will begin full-time classes at Tennessee universities and colleges starting this summer and beyond will be required to show proof of having the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or proof of immunity to the disease.

    This policy is part of a new state law that applies to incoming new full-time students, including those in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, said a recent release from East Tennessee State University.

  • Roschli, Thew receive CCW scholarships

    The Council of Catholic Women at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman, has awarded scholarships of $500 each to Alex Roschli and Elizabeth Thew.

    Both are children of Blessed Sacrament parishioners.

    Roschli, a 2011 Roane County High School graduate, graduated with a 4.02 grade-point average and was ranked sixth in his class of 196 graduates.

    A participant in the Gifted Program, he was a member of the school’s Beta and Republican clubs.

  • Bridge marks Day of Prayer

    The Bridge at Rockwood participated in a coordinated prayer event on May 5, joining millions of other Americans to recognize what has been designated as the National Day of Prayer.

    The Bridge at Rockwood was among the Signature Healthcare facilities that had a prayer service. Some released biodegradable balloons or carried out other symbolic acts. An event at Signature’s Louisville, Ky., headquarters was transmitted via live webcast.