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Today's News

  • Shrine Paper Sale gearing up

    Jon Loden, left, owner of Loden’s Auto Body Center in Kingston, makes a $1,000 donation to help kick off the annual Shrine Paper Sale fund drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

    Roy Ford accepts the donation from Loden, who began his annual donation more than 30 years ago.

    The paper sale will be May 9-16.

    Several children from Roane and Morgan counties have been helped by the Shriners Hospitals.

  • Spring dance next weekend

    Several hundred dancers from Roane and 15 area counties will perform during this year’s Arts in Motion spring dance concert.

    Three performances by students of the Kingston and Rockwood studios of dance and choreography are planned next weekend in Roane State Community College’s O’Brien Theater.

    Performances will begin at 7 p.m. May 13-14 and at 2 p.m. May 15.

    Dancers range from age 3 to adult with beginning to professional experience.

  • Tennessee Technology Center graduates 73 students

    Seventy-three of the 152 students eligible for spring graduation participated in Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman commencement ceremony late last month in Kingston First Baptist Church.

    Participating in the ceremony are:

    Automotive — Timothy Elkins, Christopher Ferguson and Davis Kring.

    Business systems technology — Tiffany Adkisson, Amber Bright, Bethany Dye, Viola Edmonds, Ryan Hillis, Michelle Ray and Raeleah Sammons.

  • Former Roane State staffer speaker at ETSU ceremonies

    Former Roane State Community College administrator Fred Sauceman will deliver the keynote address during East Tennessee State University spring commencement exercises on May 7.

    Sauceman, the longest-serving public relations director in ETSU’s history, began his higher-education career at Roane State in
    1980.

  • 2011-12 Roane County Schools Calendar
  • High School Graduations
  • Rockwood church 140 years old

    Members of Rockwood First Presbyterian Church are gearing up to celebrate the church’s 140th anniversary.

    The anniversary of the city’s oldest-established church was officially in April, but the congregation is planing a formal homecoming celebration this summer to mark the church’s years of service to Jesus Christ.

    The church began shortly after the founding of Rockwood in 1867 when E. Riggs Forsythe, a Presbyterian layman, took it upon himself to organize a union Sunday school.

  • Kids Café in need of a freezer

    Rockwood Ministerial Association is asking for a donation of a freezer to store food for a new program with Second Harvest Food Bank.

    The program, Kids Café, offers free dinners to children from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday in Rockwood Housing Authority’s community room at Evans Heights at 320 W. Carpenter St.

    Contact Rockwood Ministerial Association at 354-1750 for details.

  • Clinton tops Lady 'Cats, 7-2

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats' bats were as cold as the unseasonably brisk May weather Wednesday afternoon as they dropped a 7-2 decision to the Clinton Lady Dragons. 

    Clinton got on the board first with a sacrifice RBI by Bailey Jones. 

  • Lady Jackets down Hawks, Warriors

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of wins earlier this week as Ronnie Ladd’s squad knocked off Hardin Valley Academy Monday, 11-4, and they followed that on Wednesday with an 8-5 victory over Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK).

    Kingston vs. Hardin Valley