Today's News

  • Meet Miss Firecracker 2012
  • Roane Relay for Life exceeds goal

    This year’s Relay for Life in Roane County has significantly surpassed its aspiring $52,000 fundraising goal for the American Cancer Society.
    “We’re at $63,800,” announced chairwoman Fran Puckett last month.
    Last year, Relay made its $50,000 goal, and Puckett and others had set what they thought was a optimistic goal.
    Growing the number of teams and the level of enthusiasm this year are credited with the success of the fundraising, which isn’t quite over and could continue to grow.

  • Victorian Square seeking volunteers

    Victorian Square welcomes interested indiviuals to become volunteers at the facility.
    “There are persons in the community who desire to reach out to others,” said Barbara Satterfield, the facility’s activity director. “Our senior adults greatly benefit from interaction with persons of all ages. Just taking 30 minutes to an hour of one's time to assist with outings, taking walks, calling bingo, assisting with arts and crafts, singing, reading or storytelling goes a long way.”

  • RoaneAchieves scholarship mentors sought

    RoaneAchieves — part of the tnAchieves scholarship program  — is looking for more mentors to guide Roane County high-school seniors into their first year of college next year.

    The program gives students the opportunity to obtain a $3,000 scholarship. Mentors encourage and guide the students to enter Roane State Community College or eight other qualifying community colleges in the state.

  • Human year’s top adviser

    Kevin Human, diesel-powered equipment technology instructor at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, has been honored as the 2012 SkillsUSA adviser of the year.

    He received the honor during the recent SkillsUSA Tennessee competition.

    This award is presented to postsecondary educators involved in technical, skilled and service occupations and who have achieved prominence at local, state and national levels with SkillsUSA.

  • Help sought for Episcopal camp

    The third annual Jim Muir Kamp 4 Kids for ages 8-12 will be July 16-19 at Grace Point Episcopal Camp, Kingston.

    Kamp 4 Kids is or children who have one or more incarcerated parents. A season of camp in an environment of love, learning and fun broadens their horizons.

    The camp is named in honor of the late Muir, ne of the area’s foremost advocates for ministry to prisoners and their families.

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Bradbury United Methodist
    “Operation Overboard” is the vacation Bible school theme at Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston. Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8-12 in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West; dinner will be served daily. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    Lawnville Road Church of Christ

  • Babahatchie concert to kick off at cooler 7 p.m.

    The Babahatchie Community Band concert originally scheduled for July 1 was postponed due to last week’s extreme heat.

    The concert is rescheduled for 7 p.m. July 8 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    “We thought it might be a little cooler at that time,” Babahatchie Community Band member Alison Westrich said. “We don’t want anyone to show up a 3 p.m. to be disappointed.”

  • Jackets headed to Dixie Youth state tourney

    When the Kingston A All-Stars dropped a game against Sweetwater on Saturday in the District 8 A Tournament, it appeared as if the Junior Jackets might come up short in their bid of making next weekend's Dixie Youth A State Tournament in Joelton.

  • AAA Devils, AA Jackets roll on

    Tuesday was a good day for the Harriman AAA All-Stars and Kingston AA All-Stars.

    For Harriman, the Blue Devils completed an impressive run through the Dixie Youth AAA sub-district tournament by defeating Spring City for the title.