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Today's News

  • County OKs funding for some nonprofits

    The Roane County Commission voted 15-0 on Nov. 8 to give $127,450 to non-profit organizations.
    The groups receiving money are Child and Family Services ($2,780), Michael Dunn Rehabilitation Center ($30,000), Mid-East Community Action Agency ($13,547), Roane County Heritage Commission ($1,500), Michael Dunn Day Care Center ($10,823), East Tennessee Human Resources Agency ($8,800), Roane County Rescue Squad ($35,000) and Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District ($25,000).

  • Happy Birthday Marines

    William Carothers, 84, of Ten Mile was the oldest veteran honored at the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps Monday night at the Kingston Church of Christ Family Center. Carothers served in the Marines from 1944-46, and was stationed in Guam when the atomic bomb was dropped during World War II.

  • State treasurer to speak in Oak Ridge

    Tennessee State Treasurer David Lillard will speak at the Nov. 16 Lunch with the League, a twice-monthly event of the Oak Ridge League of Women Voters.

    The luncheon at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike, begins at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $6.

    The program starts at noon.

    Lillard was elected state treasurer in January 2009.

    He is an attorney who earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida in 1983.

  • Five from Roane County make RSCC dean's list

    Five Roane State Community College students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list during summer semester.

    They are Tim Frady and Eric Rackard, both of Harriman; Kaley Settlemyer of Kingston; Jordan Alcorn of Oliver Springs; and Angelina Wicks of Rockwood.

    To be eligible, a student must attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours.

    Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer curricula, career-preparation programs and continuing education. Visit www.roanestate.edu or call 1-866-GO2-RSCC for details.

  • Nance to pastor Friendly Welcome Baptist
  • Ride the rails on Thanksgiving weekend

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum has the answer for what to do after Thanksgiving.

    The Secret City Scenic Excursion Train will run on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-27.

    The train rolls through the East Tennessee countryside in enclosed and heated coaches that used to carry travelers over 60 years ago.

    The train also includes a former Railway Express baggage car where passengers can purchase popcorn, candy, beverages and railroad souvenirs.

  • Race Day! Schools' Run for Your Health attracts all ages

    Last Saturday morning was cold and crisp, but that didn’t stop runners and walkers from enjoying the Roane County Schools Run for Your Health 5K Run/Walk.

    Participants ranged from 6-71 years of age. They came from the Roane County school district to Knoxville, Lenoir City, Crossville — and even Tucker, Ga.

    Roane County’s state Sen. Ken Yager was the “official starter.” The senator welcomed participants and gave a special welcome to our out of town visitors.

  • Roane race participants

    HARRIMAN
    Mary Adkisson
    Alan Dausman
    Michael Holmes
    Jeff Jenkins
    Lisa Jenkins
    Jessica Jones
    Mary Wicks
    Doris Windsand-Dausman

    KINGSTON
    Kristina Byrd
    Tony Clower
    Cully Gargan
    Wade Gargan
    Cheny Groberg
    Chris Guettner
    Katie Guettner
    Jana Harvey
    Sam Layne
    Bradley Mitchell
    Braden Pettitt
    Ginger Pettitt
    Lauren Shell
    Nathan Shell
    Elizabeth Rose

  • Writing winners to be honored

    An awards ceremony honoring winners of the Roane County Student Writing Contest will be begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Roane State Community College’s theater.

    It will be recorded for the new TV station located at the Princess Theater.

    Student writers from grades 4-12 will be honored. The ceremony will be one of the first events broadcast by the new community TV channel, HRS15, when it is online and producing shows next year.

    The Roane County Writers Group and the Kingston Public Library Foundation sponsor the annual writing contest.

  • Nov. 16 birthday party to honor seniors

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services department will have a senior birthday party on Nov. 16.

    The party, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the agency’s offices at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, is for anyone in Roane County age 60 and older whose birthday is in October, November or December.

    Call the agency at 354-0450, Ext. 228, to register or for details.