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Today's News

  • Marches, show tunes on tap Sunday

    Babahatchie Community Band will showcase show tunes and marches during its free concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 22 in Harriman High School’s James Williamson auditorium.

    Band member Alison Westrich said the concert will start with a march: “The Steel King” by F.J. St. Clair.

    “St. Clair was the director of the  Edgar Thompson Steel Works Band and dedicated this march to Charles M. Schwab who founded the band and was also the general manager of Edgar Thompson Steel Works,” she said.

  • Time to sign up for 2 farm programs

    USDA Roane/Loudon Farm Service Agency reminds producers that enrollment for Average Crop Revenue Election Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program  begins Jan. 23 and runs through June 1.

    “Farmers in Roane or Loudon County who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must-do’ jobs,” said Jane Rhinehart of the Roane/Loudon FSA. “Producers should contact the local county office to set up appointments.”

  • State offering parks, recreation grant funds

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is accepting applications for Local Parks and Recreation Fund grants to help communities create and expand parks and recreation services.

    The department is contacting local communities about the grant availability and will host a series of workshops throughout the state on Feb. 13 to help communities understand the application process.  

    The application deadline is June 29.

  • Get shots up to date, or no school this fall

    Stricter Tennessee laws regarding immunization requirements will have a detrimental effect on students entering Roane County Schools this fall.

    Students without proper immunizations will be prohibited from starting the school year in August, said Patricia Wells, school health coordinator of Roane County Schools.

    All Pre-K, kindergarten and present sixth-graders advancing to seventh grade this fall must receive proper immunizations before entering school.

  • ET band clinics feature several RCHS students

    Several students at Roane County High School, Kingston, were chosen to participate in the East Tennessee Band & Orchestra All East Honors Bands earlier this month.

    During tryouts at Bearden High School in Knoxville, each student was graded by a panel of East Tennessee band directors on a prepared solo, scales and the ability to sight read.

    Students chosen will be part of four bands representing all areas of East Tennessee.

    The bands will rehearse for two days and present a concert in Gatlinburg on Feb. 4.

  • Good Midway Middle students get special visits from an Angel

    Angel Thurman, an East Tennessee aspiring singer/songwriter, recently performed at Midway Middle School as an end-of-the-quarter incentive.

    As part of the School-wide Positive Behavior Support plan, students who have no office referrals and are caught up on all school work at the end of each grading period are rewarded with a school-wide incentive for following the three school rules: Be Ready, Be Responsible, Be Respectful.

  • King College honors: Fall 2011

    King College recently honored Roane County students in traditional and professional studies undergraduate programs who received academic honors for fall semester.

    Shirley Ann Carter of Kingston and Jerry Michele Crowe of Rockwood were named to the president’s list.

    The president’s list recognizes students who take at least 12 hours of academic work and achieve a 4.0 semester grade-point average.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design dean's list: fall 2011

    Meagan Linley of Kingston was named to the dean’s list at Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.5 and higher for the quarter earn the recognition.

    The school is based in Savannah, Ga.

  • General Sessions Court: Dec. 2-12, 2011

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Dec. 2 — Brandon L. Huling, failure to appear misdemeanor. Recalled capias by office.

    • Jonathan Lewis Napier, hunt/fish/trap/no license or stamp. Dismissed.

    Dec. 5 — Nelson L. Harmon, two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    • Desiree Baird, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Arrests: Jan. 10-12

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Jan. 10 — Devin Lee Bertram, 30, 917 Sewanee St.,, Harriman: serving time.

    • Joshua Cody Fink, 18, 1134 Snow Hill Road, Oakdale: burglary. Bond $1,000; no court date listed.

    • Dewayne Lee Harkins, 33, 615 Reese St., Rockwood: Morgan County house.