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Today's News

  • Basketry first of Rugby workshops

    Historic Rugby’s spring workshops are sure to chase away the winter blues.

    The Cumberland Plateau museum village, with its unique Victorian architecture, lodging in historic buildings, and wooded, river-gorge setting, is an ideal location for learning experiences.

    The first workshop, Honeysuckle Basketry, is perfect for beginning basket makers.

    The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16-17.  

  • Senators greet Harriman couple

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, left, and Bob Corker, right, meet with Scott and Carol Wood of Harriman during a recent Tennessee Tuesday in the Hart Senate Office Building.

    Tennessee Tuesday, hosted by Alexander and Corker, is a weekly constituent breakfast at 9 a.m. each Tuesday.

    It is open to all Tennesseans visiting Washington, D.C.

  • McCroskey earns Mitchell honor

    Less than 15 percent of Civil Air Patrol cadets qualify for the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award.

    “It's a long process,” said Lisa McCroskey of Kingston.

    She knows from experience. McCroskey received the award last month during a ceremony in Oak Ridge.  

    “I felt very, very accomplished because it was a long road and a lot of work,” she said.

    McCroskey, 16, is a member of the Civil Air Patrol's Oak Ridge Squadron. She attends Roane County High School.

  • LPN entrance tests slated in Crossville

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville has scheduled dates for entrance tests required for 2011 practical nursing programs.

    Applicants should call the center at 931-484-7502, Ext. 128, to register for the Compass test.

    The entrance tests will be given at 9 a.m. March 23, April 4, April 11 and April 12.  

    Pre-registration is required with a $15 nontransferable and nonrefundable fee payable at the time of registration.  Cash, debit or credit cards  are accepted.

  • Scholarships available for business majors

    The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association offers scholarships to encourage students and institutions to promote interest and concentration in the procurement/contract management field.

    Three scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming fall semester. They include a $1,000 scholarship for an entering college freshmen, a $2,000 scholarship for a current college student and a third scholarship of $500 to be awarded in either category.

  • Carson-Newman College dean's list

    Jessica L. Laws of Harriman and Bethany D. Parker of Rockwood were named to the dean’s list at Carson-Newman College for fall semester.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must complete at least 12 credit hours of work and maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

    Carson-Newman is in Jefferson City.

  • ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list

    Five students from Roane County enrolled in East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy qualified for the dean’s list for fall session.

    Stephanie Hedgecoth of Harriman; William C. Carothers, Seth T. Green and Tara N. Seaman, all of Kingston; and Julie A. Kirkham of Rockwood attained a grade-point average qualifying them for the honor.

  • Hiwassee College honors list

    Angel Chantel Edgemon of Kingston earned placement on Hiwassee College’s academic honor’s list for fall semester.

    To be eligible for the the honor, a student must achieve a semester grade-point average between 3.50-3.99 on a full course load of 12 hours or more.

    Hiwassee College is in Madisonville.
     

  • Newberry College dean's list

    Renard Flowers of Rockwood was named to Newberry College’s dean’s list for fall semester.

    Flowers is a junior at Newberry, which is in Newberry, S.C.

    Students receiving recognition on the dean’s list achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

  • Garden grants to be offered starting April 1

    Roane County Cooperative Ministries will again offer Self-Help Garden Grants beginning April 1.

    These grants of up to $25 per family are offered to low -income residents of Roane County.  Grants are intended to cover the cost of seeds, plants and one bag of fertilizer to encourage recipients to plant small home gardens to help feed their families.

    Over the years, the garden grants have been funded by various sources and individuals and by grants from the Hunger Committee of the East Tennessee Presbytery.