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Today's News

  • Looseleaf Laureate by TERRI LIKENS

    From time to time, and with much delight, I sometimes write about my neighbors.
    It is with deep sadness I now write about one of them.
    Homer Hamby, who died this week, has lived in the same gray brick house across from mine since the neighborhood was established in the 1950s.
    Many of you may know him as a pharmacist who put in 50 years at Kinser Drugs in Kingston, or as a pillar of respect at Harriman Church of God.
    His kindness, calmness, generosity  and humility were the stuff more of us  should be made of.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Dean's List: Fall 2012

    Sixteen students from Roane County are on the dean’s list for fall semester at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  

    They include Jordan Burdette, Kala Cisson, Samuel Collins, Kiley Gunter, Kramer Gunter, Maryann Hix, David Ingham, Matthew Jallouk, Jordan Kaldenbach, Spencer Klein, Kristen Kyker, Hali Morris, Abigail Overstreet, Amanda Riggs, Callie Scandlyn and Cody Wampler.

    UTC students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade-point average are awarded the honor.

  • Daniel to speak to OS Historical Society

    Julia H. Daniel will be the guest speaker during the Oliver Springs Historical Society monthly meeting on March 4.

    The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Oliver Springs Historial Depot at 610 Walker Ave.

    Daniel will discuss The Mayme Carmichael School Organization Inc., a nonprofit group.

    She will also speak briefly on Carmichael Park and the Oliver Springs Colored School.  

  • Math Night at Bowers adds up to family fun

    Two nights of family mathematical fun were to focus in Harriman as 143 families put their skills to the test for Bowers Elementary School’s second annual Family Math and Reading Nights.

    Family math activities and games, bingo for books and dinner were among the attractions.

    Each math teacher created one math activity or game for the families to play.

    Games involved dice, cards and dominoes with homemade, store-bought  and electronic games.

  • Church Calendar: March 1-17

    FRIDAY, MARCH 1
    • Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day children’s consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church’s activities building. The church is at 407 Old Johnston Valley Road.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 2
    • 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 for details.

    SUNDAY, MARCH 3

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list: Fall 2012

    Fourteen students from Roane County earned placement on East Tennessee State University’s dean’s list for fall semester.

    They are:

    Harriman — Taylor R. Borum, Christopher C. McCarroll and Caitlyn N. Swymer.

    Kingston — Danielle V. Casaus, Emily P. Denton, Derek T. Gurney, Elaine A. Hall, Kezia R. Hensley, Katrina Y. Kaldenbach, Ryan C. Orick, Holly M. Parkison and Erika B. Smith.

    Rockwood — Allison M. Breazeale and Jordan E. Williams.

  • Cover girl: Easter creates award-winning anthology art

    Elizabeth R. “Lizzy” Easter of Rockwood is the award-winning artist whose work is featured on the cover of “Read Our Word, Hear Our Voice: Anthology of Poetry, Essays and Short Stories.”

    The Roane State Community College student’s drawing was selected as the winner of a Roane Writers Group art competition and was announced earlier this year in a ceremony in front of Easter’s classmates.

  • Middle Tennessee State University Graduation: Fall 2012

    Six students from Roane County were awarded degrees at Middle Tennessee State University during fall commencement.

    They are:

    Kingston — Reed M. Quillen and Jordan A. Smith.

    Lenoir City — Lauren B. Gregory.

    Oak Ridge — Katelyn M. Gurecki, Emily C. Oswald and Megan A. Singleton.

  • Dove nominees Marksmen to be in Harriman this weekend

    The award-winning Marksmen Quartet will bring its unique style of gospel music to Harriman Baptist Tabernacle at 1420 Old Roane St.

    The group will begin singing at 6 p.m. March 3. A love offering will be received.

    The Marksman Quartet was nominated in 2013 for Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Contemporary Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, an award they have received four times in the past.

  • OUR OPINION: Who is minding the store in Rockwood?

    Anyone seeing the list of alleged purchases made by former Rockwood public works director Tom Pierce should be furious that he was able to misuse public money with so little oversight.

    Eleven guns, ammo, women’s jeans, an online degree program, music, and not one, but two high-end digital cameras are among the personal items authorites said he purchased over a three-year period.