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Today's News

  • Flotilla to help REACH

    The seventh annual Christmas Light Flotilla is scheduled to set sail at about 6 p.m. Dec. 4 from Caney Creek Marina near Rockwood.

    This yearly parade of lighted boats will travel to Kingston City Park.

    Representatives of Operation REACH will be available to take donations for the program.

    Operation REACH is a nonprofit program that raises money to help children buy Christmas gifts for their families.

    The children who participate are in prekindergarten through eighth grade and are recommended by their teachers.

  • Grant to help improve air quality at Kingston, Midtown

    The American Association of School Administrators recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Roane County Schools to target two schools with several asthmatic students and take steps to improve air quality in those schools.

    The anticipated outcome is to reduce absenteeism for asthmatics.

    Midtown and Kingston Elementary schools volunteered to be the grant recipients.  

    Educational materials about asthma triggers and safeguards were prepared and distributed to parents, students and staff.

  • Decline a shirt, feed 9

    ’Tis the season to be giving, and Medic Regional Blood Center has a way to double good deeds when stopping by any blood drive this month.

    Medic is known for the free T-shirts it gives to donors, but those giving blood this month can help the hungry by declining the offer.

    “If a donor decides to decline the T-shirt, Medic will make a donation — value of the t-shirt — to Second Harvest Food Bank,” said Medic spokeswoman Christi Fightmaster.

  • Harriman Tour of Homes marks its 20th year of holiday tradition

    Harriman’s Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization welcomes the public to help celebrate the holiday season by touring some of the homes and businesses in The Town That Temperance Built.  

    The Tour of Homes celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the public is welcome to help commemorate the special occasion that has become a Christmas tradition in Roane County.

    The two-day tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12.

  • RCHS students receive a distracted driving lesson

    Roane County High School DECA students recently took a stand against distracted driving.

    The program, headed by Brittney Hatton, Jessica Karb and Taylor Lindsey, primarily focused on texting.

    Students were given the opportunity to drive a golf cart through an obstacle course that was similar to a road course.

    The course contained pedestrian crossings, stop signs, speed changing signs and sharp curves.

  • Super Saturday slated to promote Shop Roane First

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce has taken its annual Shop Roane First program to the next level.  

    The Chamber’s board of directors has adopted a new promotional activity to support — as a whole and individually — a dedicated “shop local day” this holiday season to remind consumers that it helps the county, the Chamber and area businesses to Shop Roane First.

  • Bowers sweeps poster contest
  • Busy weekend for Babahatchie
  • School board cited

    Roane County Board of Education was recently recognized as a Board of Distinction by the Tennessee School Boards Association.

    TSBA’s Board of Distinction Program recognizes outstanding performance by a school board as a whole in the areas of planning, policy, promotion and board development.  

    To qualify, boards must meet specific standards within a two-year period.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Nancy L. Dukes, financial responsibility Feb. 1. Dismissed March 12, cost to state.

    Thomas W. Smalling, speeding Aug. 23, 2009. Dismissed March 12, cost to defendant.

    Thomas W. Smalling, financial responsibility Aug. 23. Dismissed March 12, cost to state.

    Brenda M. Boughton, speeding Aug. 26, 2009. Dismissed March 12, cost to defendant.