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Today's News

  • Berea College graduates: Spring 2015

    Berea College

    Zane McKinney of Kingston recently received a bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration from Berea College.

    McKinney plans to travel to Denmark for a year to attend Ollerup, a physical activity school.

    Berea College is in Berea, Ky.

  • Father, cancer survivor, former Oliver Springs lineman Brandon Toomey returns to football for Knoxville Knights

    In 2007, doctors told a young, blonde-haired kid from Oliver Springs High School he would likely never play football again.

    Eight years later, that former Bobcats offensive lineman is still playing football, but now for the Knoxville Knights, a semi-professional team in Knoxville.

    Brandon Toomey spent his freshman and sophomore years of high school on the offensive and defensive lines for Oliver Springs, but in the winter after his second season he received news of a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

  • Get ready for band camp ’15

    Plans are underway for Roane County High School’s annual band camp.

    The camp will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7 at the RCHS band room, Kingston.

    Band members should bring their instrument, sunscreen, a water bottle and comfortable marching shoes each day. No flip-flops or sandals of any kind will be permitted, including Chacos and Tevas.

    Lunch break will be from noon to 1 p.m. daily. Students may leave the campus or bring a lunch and eat in the band room.

  • Medical mapping: Zerr’s project charts services for affordable care

    Roane State Community College Geographic Information Systems student Chris Zerr said she has “loved maps since I was a little kid.”

    “They’re like putting together a puzzle that has lots of pieces,” she said. “Maps allow you to discover what’s there and what’s not there.”

    Maps that Zerr recently designed are helping people discover where they can find affordable and often much-needed medical care.

  • Vacation Bible School 2015

    Dyllis Baptist
    Classes for ages 3 through eighth grade will be available during vacation Bible school at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman. Classes will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. July 13-17 at the church at 530 Dyllis Road; a jump-start VBS cookout will begin at 5 p.m. July 12. “Journey Off the Map: Unknown to Us, Known to Him” is the theme.

  • Recording at next Singing in the City

    Victorious’ next monthly Singing in the City in Rockwood will include a special live DVD recording to commemorate the quartet’s first anniversary.

    The event will start at 6 p.m. June 27 in the Rockwood Event Center at 104 E. Rockwood St.

    Admission is free.

    A number of area soloists and singers will be featured.

    Special guests The Overhome Boys of Morristown will bring their full band to play and sing favorite Southern/country gospel songs.

    Bill Anderson of The REC will film the entire concert.

  • Luminary’s ministries making a difference

    Three successful ministries at Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, are coordinating schedules so people with pressing needs can be better served.

    Thanks to generous donors, Luminary’s food and cloth-

    ing ministries are well stock-ed.

    The church’s clothes closet and food pantry are now open during the same time, from 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday.

    Luminary also provides meals for the community from 6 to 7 p.m. nearly every Wednesday of the year.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Haiti!

    The Roane County News continued its missions of goodwill when it recently accompanied seven members of North Rockwood Baptist Church on a 10-day mission trip to Haiti.

    Church members on the trip include Joey and Jacob Andrews, Tony and Sally Davis, Jeff Harrill, Lexie Goodson and Diana Whaley.

    The group was in Haiti on May 29-June 7 through the ministry of Voice of Children, Chuck Whaley said.

    “Free medical clinics were held, with over 1,000 patients being seen,” he explained, “and medicines were dispensed at no charge.”

  • Property transfers: Sept. 4-17, 2014

    Sept. 4 — From Deepesh Amin to Kalpesh Amin by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 1.04 acres, Graveyard Hill Road, $0.

    • From Dortha J. Justice to Natalie Braden and Christopher Braden by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Old Harriman Hwy., $145,000.

    • From Michael F. Forrette, Michael Forrette, Mary F. Vineyard and Mary Vineyard to Lee S. Richman and Robin L. Haase by warranty deed, Dist. 5, 8.678 acres, Friendship Lane, $12,750.

  • Josiah Miller

    Josiah Miller celebrated his 12th birthday on June 9.

    He celebrated with laser tag and a pizza party with his parents, best friends and brother.

    He is the son of Ben Miller and Holly Culleton.

    Grandparents are Len and Gina Jackson of Harriman, and Randy and Vicki Miller of Iowa.

    Josiah has a brother and best buddy, Zackary.