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Today's News

  • Two of state’s top FBLA students

    Rockwood High School’s Michelle Edwards and Parker McCullough are among Tennessee’s top Future Business Leaders of America members.

    Edwards, a 2011 graduate, placed second in business calculations during the organization’s state leadership conference in Chattanooga.

    McCullough was awarded third place in economics. He is a rising Rockwood High School senior.

    Students participating in the conference  compete in events that required them to display their knowledge and skills relating to business and technology.

  • Kaldenbach in ETSU honor society

    Katrina Kaldenbach of Kingston is among the 75 East Tennessee State University students accepted for membership and initiated into National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students this past semester.

    Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year students. It has more than 200 chapters throughout the United States, and more than 700,000 students have been initiated into membership since the first chapter was started more than 85 years ago.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list

    A number of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students from Roane County made the dean’s list for fall semester.

    They include William Andrews, Kayla Christopher, Mathew Deal, Kaila Gunter, Alexis Huddleston, Arielle Lankford, Erin Lay, Kimberly Murray, Abigail Overstreet, Brittany Smith, Matthew Vick and Jesse Wright.

    Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade point average are awarded the honor.

  • Power Teaching event slated

    “On the Cutting Edge” is the title of the fourth annual Symposium on Powerful Teaching to be presented by the Leadership Roane County class of 2011.

    The event, for educators from all grade levels, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 18 at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus.

    Topics will include innovations in the classroom, technology in education and creative teaching on a budget.

    Leland Gregory, educational projects manager for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker.

  • Faith Primitive marking 30th anniversary

    Faith Primitive Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during its homecoming service on June 5.

    The church, on State Street, was founded on June 7, 1981 by the Rev. Walter C. Nichols (April 16, 1932-June 25, 1999). Homecoming will serve as a Founders Day commemoration and a celebration of Nichols’ life.

  • Chaplains add patient care to agendas

    Harriman’s Roane Medical Center will soon welcome 10 new chaplains and trained church volunteers to its volunteer, on-call program.

    The program is designed to provide comfort and spiritual guidance for patients and visitors.

    The hospital had a volunteer, on-call chaplain training session this week that included information on hospital policies and procedures, proper protocols for visiting a hospital patient, crisis intervention, and a panel discussion on religious diversity.

  • Young pedestrian hit in Kingston
  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Hamilton signs with Roane State

    During her four years at Roane County High School, Kingston senior Anna Hamilton always worked hard with the hopes of one day playing college softball.

    That hard work paid off recently as last week Hamilton signed scholarship papers with Roane State Community College.

  • Deadline approaching for elk hunt

    The deadline to apply for participation in Tennessee’s third-ever managed elk hunt is approaching. Sportsmen have until midnight (CDT) on May 31 to submit their application to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.