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Today's News

  • Roane teams ready for busy Friday night

     

    The 2014 season got off to a great start for Roane County teams last week as all four teams that played picked up victories.

    All five teams will be in action this week, but most will have to find a way to win on the road if week two is to be another successful week.

  • Bentley-Theiss

    Mark and Kelly Bentley of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Marie Bentley, to U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Corey Stewart Theiss.

    He is the son of Tim and Benét Theiss of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on Aug. 30 at Hardin Valley Church of Christ.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rex and Shirley Bailey of Farragut, and Kathryn Bentley and the late Thomas Bentley of Knoxville.

  • Lewis gives area students a Super Bowl experience

     

    It’s not every day a Super Bowl champion running back is in Roane County, but that was the case Wednesday as former Tennessee Volunteer great Jamal Lewis was in town speaking to students at Harriman High School and Roane County High School.

  • Copeland, Lewis to speak at HHS

     

    Harriman High School students will hear a pair of Tennessee football legends Wednesday morning as former Blue Devil star and Tennessee wide receiver Jermaine Copeland along with former Vol and Super Bowl champion running back Jamal Lewis will make an appearance as part of the Vols for Life program.

  • The Garden Gate: Olives a constant through the ages

    One of the most beautiful, valuable and romantic trees through the ages is the olive.

    There are references to olive trees in more than 65 places in the Bible. The names of many places, such as the Mount of Olives, refer to olives.

    Olive trees are used for decoration in modern landscaping. The growing, production and exporting of olives is a major industry.

    The dove Noah sent forth from the ark brought back a black olive branch. The dove and the olive branch have been symbols of peace ever since.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Berlin, Germany!

    The Roane County News got another stamp in its passport when it accompanied Bill and Elaine Vandiver to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

    The newspaper went with the Vandivers on a Baltic Cruise June 27-July 7.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

    You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com.

  • OS fest vendor applications due

    Vendor applications for Oliver Springs’ annual October Sky Festival are due by Sept. 1.

    Visit octoberskyfestivaltn.org for details or an application.

    The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Arrowhead Park and along Winter Gap Road in downtown Oliver Springs.

  • NAACP seeks Roane black history

    Roane County NAACP-Branch 5626 is gathering information about the history of African Americans in Roane County as part of its Black History Month events in February 2015.

    While the focus of the Black History Month programs will be on the civil rights era from the end of World War II through 1970, it is hoped enough information will be obtained about all African American history in Roane County so a comprehensive book can be published.

  • Elvis impersonator to give special concert at Roane Writers sock hop

    Roane Writers Group is planning a different kind of fundraising gala this year: a poodle-skirted, saddle-shoed, 1950s Sock Hop.

    The event, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 in Rockwood Event Center at 120 Rockwood St., will raise money for scholarships and prizes the Writers Group awards each year to winners of its annual Roane County Student Writing Contest.

  • Kingston library exhibits Titterrow’s works of art

    The artwork of Tom Titterrow will be on display through Aug. 29 in Kingston Public Library.

    Titterrow is a Florida-based artist who has previously exhibited his work in the Kingston area.

    The exhibit will open at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Also upcoming at the library is its regular Thursday Night at the Library program on Aug. 28.

    Amber Jacks and Tammy Edwards will be guest speakers for the 6 p.m. presentation, “Getting Every Child Ready to Read: Beyond Dick and Jane.”