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Today's News

  • Festival fundraising for Harriman

    Hooray for Harriman Labor Day festival organizers are well underway collecting donations for the event.
    Randy Ellis said recently they are only $1,800 short of the goal for the festival set for Monday, Sept. 2.
    “That puts us ahead of previous years,” Ellis said.
    More information about how to be a vendor or sponsor for the event can be found at http://hoorayforharriman.info
     

  • Pub quest continues with beer board

    Roma L. Christopher isn’t giving up her quest for a beer permit. She re-filed her application last week. 
    Christopher, who wants to sell beer at the Grill & Pub under a different name, appeared before the Roane County Beer Board on June 11. Chairman Copper Bacon got no response from the other four members when he asked for a motion to hear Christopher’s application.  
    “The board is not going to listen to your application,” Bacon told Christopher.
    She asked for an explanation, but wasn’t given one.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: A swing, a swing, a wonderful thing

    My stay at the beach is set for later in the summer.
    The midsummer week off with my boyfriend, Derek, hasn’t happened yet, either.
    Nor have I gone on my highly anticipated, first-ever motorcycle run on the Cherohala Skyway (although that may have changed by the time you read this).
    So why can’t I imagine being happier with summertime than I am right now?

  • Vacation Bible School 2013

    Lawnville Road Church of Christ
    Classes for pre-K through teens will be available during vacation Bible school at Lawnville Road Church of Christ, Kingston. “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand for God” is the VBS theme; classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 14-17 in the church at 1301 Lawnville Road. Call 717-0444 to preregister or for details.

  • Regents OK fee hike for state’s colleges and universities

    The Tennessee Board of Regents last week approved maintenance fee/tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges across the state.

    Students enrolled in 15 credit hours at Roane State Community College and the other 18 community colleges in the system will pay 3 percent more on maintenance fees in 2013-14.

    “While we regret any increase in cost to students, we are grateful to be able to limit the extent of the increases this
    year thanks to addition-
    al state funding,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan.

  • Church Calendar: June 28-July 8

    FRIDAY, JUNE 28

  • Tech center to be TCAT on July 1

    The days are numbered for referring to Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman by that name.

    Effective July 1, the Harriman center and the 26 others in the Tennessee Board of Regents system will officially become Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

    “These various new programs reflect strong partnerships between our colleges and universities and the workforce needs of their surrounding communities,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan during the board’s meeting last week.

  • Make nominations to FSA county committee

    The nomination period is open for Farm Service Agency county committees.

    “I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers to participate in this year's county committee elections by nominating candidates by the Aug. 1 deadline,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

    “County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provide an opportunity to farmers and ranchers for their opinions and ideas to be heard,” he added.

  • Kid to use chicken savvy in missions

    John Vermillion hopes his chicken-raising experience with 4-H will pay off when he goes on a family mission trip with Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Kingston.

    New youth leader Drew Stockton has been focusing on mission trips, and Vermillion is joining one of those trips to Nicaragua in July.

    Vermillion said some of the projects include building chicken coops, something he has experience in.

    “Actually this is going to be my first one (out of the country),” Vermillion said.

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News — in Paris!

    It’s vacation time — and while the Roane County News staff is hard at work producing the newspaper, a recent issue hit the road to Paris, where it poses at the Eiffel Tower with, from left, Barbara Feezell, Marie and David Swenson and Linda Mitchell.

    The four — and the newspaper —were on a 15-day, seven-country European tour when they paused for a photo opportunity.