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Today's News

  • Tennessee Tech graduates

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County received their degrees during spring commencement ceremonies.

    They include:

    Harriman — Elizabeth Albright Campbell, Cara Faye Hill, Sarah Nichole Jarnagin, Carol Stratman Jones, Travis Lynn Jones, Julie Beth Parham, Jennifer L. Pistole, Yvette Eileen Reeder, Steven Don-Robert Stewart and Rebekah Jean Taylor.

  • UT-Chattanooga dean's list, graduates

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga recently recognized a number of students from Roane County who earned dean’s list honors and were awarded their degrees during spring semester.

    Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade-point average are named to the dean’s list.

    They are Kayla Christopher, Samuel Collins, Lora Couch, Mathew Deal, Kaila Gunter, Kaitland Henley, Alexis Huddleston, Erin Lay, Karly Martin, Kimberly Murray, Matthew Vick, Jonathan Whicker and Jesse Wright.

  • Dental school for ETSU under study

    A committee charged by East Tennessee State University President Paul E. Stanton Jr. with investigating the need for and potential viability of a dental school at ETSU has recommended the university hire a professional consulting firm as it moves forward in the exploratory process.

  • Help for Haiti: North Rockwood Baptist mission works in earthquake-devastated area

    Eight people from North Rockwood Baptist Church recently returned from a two-week mission trip to Haiti.

    They went to Haiti as part of Voice of Children USA, a non-profit group home-based in Knoxville that has supported schools, churches and orphans in Haiti for more than 25 years.

    D.J. Allen, Josh Boles, Tony Davis, Shelby Fugate, Nick Hutchcraft, Daniel Morgan, Tracy Shelton, Diana Whaley and Monica Fugate were the North Rockwood representatives on the trip.

  • Energy, mortgage and rent help eligibility starts Oct. 1

    Program funds offered through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Community Services Block Grants for rent and mortgage assistance will now be awarded annually to coincide with the federal fiscal year.

    Mid-East Community Action Agency, which administers the programs in Roane County, will award the funds based on a fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Previously, the fiscal year began July 1. That means individuals who were served between July 1, 2010, and the end of June will have to wait until Oct. 1 to reapply.

  • FSA needs annual acreage reports by July 15

    Roane County producers are reminded to submit their annual report of acreage to the Roane/Loudon USDA Farm Service Agency office to meet program eligibility requirements.

    “Producers must file their reports accurately and timely for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage, to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible,” said Roane/Loudon FSA Director Nancy H. Brackett.

    The deadline is July 15 for most spring-seeded crops.

  • Four join CASA volunteer ranks in June

    The newest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) completed training in early June.

    The volunteers, sworn in by Judge Jeffrey Wicks, center, are Christine Roberts, Joan Turbyville, Myranda Robinson and Dane Griffith.

    CASA volunteers are appointed by the Juvenile Court to be a voice for abused and neglected children.

    For more information, go to www.casaninth.org or call 717-4186.

  • Area marinas involved in poker run

    Watts Bar Lake and the roads around it will echo July 9 with the sounds of hundreds of powerful engines — boats, motorcycles and classic cars — for the third annual Watts Bar Poker Run.

  • Annual invasion of the willowflies
  • AA Blue Devils down Rockwood for title, 12-11

    In what was a rock-'em, sock-'em barn-burner of a Dixie Youth baseball game, the Harriman All-Stars broke out of a 7-7 tie in the top of the sixth inning and held off a late Rockwood surge en route to a 12-11 victory in the Dixie Youth sub district title game at Cherokee Middle School.