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Today's News

  • Salem Baptist marking 135 years

    Salem Baptist Church, Ten Mile, will celebrate its 135-year anniversary with special activities June 30 and July 1.

    The church was established in 1877 and has opened its doors for weekly services consistently for these 135 years.

    Pastor Ted Clower said he and the congregation invite former pastors and members to share in the celebration services.

    The Saturday service will begin at 4 p.m.

    Breakin’ Ground, a group of young singers and instrumentalists, will provide music for the service.

  • CCW awards scholarship to Michaela Grubb

    Michaela Grubb, a 2012 Roane County High School graduate, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Council of Catholic Women at Blessed Sacrament Church, Harriman.

    Grubb, daughter of Blessed Sacrament parishioners Melissa and Ralph Grubb of Kingston, graduated with a 4.093 grade-point average. She plans to major in music therapy at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.

    Ranked fifth in her graduating class, Grubb was active in church, school and community projects.

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Asbury Chapel United Methodist
    Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church, Rockwood, will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-27 in the church at 1717 Eureka Road. Classes are available for ages 2-12; the week will kick off with a Sunday night cookout.

    Bradbury United Methodist

  • Church Calendar: June 23-July 7

    SATURDAY, JUNE 23
    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. in the church on Windrock Road. Featured singers include the Roy Freels Singers, Hallelujah Praise and Praise Him Youth Choir. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a tai chi class at 9 a.m. in the church at 203 S. Kentucky St. Call 376-6340 or visit www.bethelpcusa.org for details.

    SUNDAY, JUNE 24

  • Tennessee Scholars: 117 Roane high school seniors cited

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Roane County Schools, recognized 117 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars during a recent breakfast ceremony.

    At the ceremony, each senior received a Tennessee Scholars certificate and medallion from The Roane Alliance President and CEO Leslie Henderson and Roane County Schools Director Toni McGriff.

  • Yellow Jacket Basketball Camp
  • Operation Dry Water starts Friday

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 22-24. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

  • Dixie Youth tourneys start Friday

    Friday night will be a big night for area youth league baseball players as the start of Dixie Youth postseason play begins in three age groups.

  • Tea Party forum to feature Mayfield

    Congressional candidate Scottie Mayfield is scheduled to speak to the Roane County Tea Party on Thursday at the Kingston Community Center.
    Tea Party media director Chuck Smith said questions will be allowed.
    “The (Tea Party) board is going to ask questions first,” Smith said. “They’re going to be drawn from a hat of questions that we have pre-written.”

  • Child starvation, Morris murder among indictments

    Several people are facing murder charges following this week’s meeting of the Roane County grand jury.
    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said Shawn Smoot was indicted for first-degree murder in the death of Brooke Morris.
    Her body was found at Blair Road and Old Blair Road last October. Morris, 23, was shot to death.
    Authorities quickly named Smoot, a Knoxville insurance agent, as a person of interest.
    Sheriff Jack Stockton said authorities took their time in the investigation to make sure “we cover all our bases.”