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Today's News

  • United they worship

    Bethel Presbyterian and Kingston United Methodist churches have been close for years.
    So much so that when renovations for Bethel started in 2008, the two youth and young adult groups merged and have been inseparable and indistinguishable since.
    After Kingston United Methodist's fire April 30, the church has been meeting at Bethel Presbyterian, but they have also shared services in the past.
    Before the fire, they would meet every fifth Sunday.

  • Summer reading program: Oliver Springs sets ‘One World, Many Stories’

    Area preschool and elementary students are encouraged to participate in “One World, Many Stories,” the Oliver Springs Public Library’s summer library program.

    The program, which takes place each Tuesday through June, will feature a different country each week with a story, activity, craft and food representing that country.  

    Interested patrons are welcome to read for prizes and take part in special events offered throughout the summer.

  • Summer reading program: Kingston plans activities in City Park

    Kingston Public Library’s annual summer reading program kicked off on June 1.

    The program, which will continue each Wednesday through the end of the month, will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the pavilion at Kingston City Park.

    Artist Micki Anderson is heading up this year’s program. Refreshments will be served courtesy of area businesses.

    Call Barbara Thorbjornsen at 376-9905 for more information.

  • Roane County’s Brazilian connection

    Kingston Rotary Club recently hosted two young speakers, Maggie Stevens and Matheus Ferreira, with ties to Brazil.

  • Salvation Army seeks applications for summer camp

    The Salvation Army is accepting applications for this year's youth summer camp at Camp Paradise Valley.

    The program is June 27 to July 2 on Dale Hollow Lake on Tennessee-Kentucky border.

    The program for ages 7-12 and is free to children of low-income families who live in Roane and Morgan counties.

    The program offers a large number of experiences in a Christian atmosphere. The goal is to provide a positive camping experience for children who otherwise would never go to a summer camp.

  • Sign up now for junior 4-H camp

    Registration is under way in Roane County for junior 4-H camp.

    The five-day resident camp is for all 4-H members who have completed grades 4-6.

    Activities include swimming, archery and rifle ranges, group sports, fishing, nature hikes, fossils, wildlife, leather craft, woodworking, T-shirt airbrushing, tie-dying, skits, music and ropes courses.

    Camp is limited to 142 children. Cost is $235 by cash or check; $247 by credit card.

  • Blood drive set next week in Harriman

    Medic Regional Blood Center encourages eligible donors to give blood during the summer months, when donations traditionally decrease.

    “It’s a difficult time for our community,” said Medic spokewoman Christi Fightmaster.

    “We see an increase in travel and recreation in our area, and unfortunately those things can lead to accidents and traumas requiring blood transfusions.”

    Roane County donors can do their part by giving blood at a Medic mobile unit from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harriman Food City.

  • ElderWatch to mark Abuse Awareness Day

    Roane County ElderWatch will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 with an ice-cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. in the pavilion at Kingston City Park.

    The event involves activities to bring greater recognition of the mistreatment of older adults wherever they live, and to highlight the need for appropriate action. It is intended to give abuse and neglect of older adults a global relevance that will sustain and move prevention efforts forward throughout the years to come.  

  • Wilson awarded new car as state’s top student for ’11

    Mary Elaine Wilson of Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman has been named Tennessee’s 2011 Outstanding Student of the Year.

    Wilson, who is the Harriman center’s Outstanding Student, was awarded a new Chevrolet Aveo as part of the honor.

  • Kingston Elementary cited as Roane’s fittest

    Kingston Elementary School was recently awarded the title of Roane County’s Fittest School through the Covenant Kids Run Fittest School Challenge.

    Schools registered teams for the Covenant Kids Run, a one-mile event that began at World’s Fair Park and ended on the 50-yard line at Neyland Stadium as part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race events on April 2-3.

    Schools with the highest percentage of total student participation won prizes and the title of Fittest School.