.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • FCE awards scholarships to five recent Roane grads

    Five recent high school graduates — one from each of Roane County’s five public high schools — are the latest recipients of the Betty McGlasson FCE Scholarships.

    The scholarships, awarded by the Roane County Family and Community Education Clubs, are to be used to attend either Roane State Community College or Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman.

    This year’s recipients are Emily Garren, Roane County; Seth Mullins, Oliver Springs; Sabrina Pelfrey, Harriman; Tori Ray, Rockwood; and Mikayla West, Midway.

  • Sanders cashes in on reading

    The Children’s Reading Foundation has been encouraging parents to “read with your child 20 minutes a day” by using roadside signs for almost three years.

    To many Roane County residents, the signs have become familiar.

    Now, thanks to John Sanders, a Roane State Community College student, the sign has a new and improved look.

    The Reading Foundation wanted a new sign to place throughout the county to remind parents of the importance of reading to their children.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates: spring 2014

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

    They are:

    Harriman — Taylor Ruth Borum, Christopher Caine McCarroll, Joshua Lynn Riddle and Kelly Marie Steelman, Bachelor of Science; Jonathan Tyler Davis, Bachelor of Business Administration; and Gabrielle Lyn Howell, Bachelor of Arts.

    Kingston — Hunter Daniel Smith, Bachelor of Science.

  • Eastern Kentucky University graduates: spring 2014

    Margaret Kay Traughber of Harriman and Robert John McClure of Kingston are among the most recent graduates of Eastern Kentucky University.

    Both earned master’s degrees in safety/security/emergency management. They received their degrees during spring commencement.

    Eastern Kentucky University is based in Richmond, Ky.

  • LMU honors four students from Roane

    Four Lincoln Memorial University students from Roane County were among more than 250 scholars recognized during the 2014 Student Awards and Recognition Program.

    Teresa Boshears of Oliver Springs received the Jack R. and Margaret Lomax Kirstein Endowed Scholarship and the Mary Lee Brashears Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

    Katie Booher of Harriman received the Charles E. Bull Creative Writing Award (third place in poetry) and the Ross Carter Achievement Award in Literature.

    James Bowling of Harriman received the LMU Association Endowed Scholarship.

  • Barnett, Manning going to Tennessee Wesleyan

    Maria Barnett of Harriman and Amber Manning of Ten Mile have been accepted as new students for enrollment at Tennessee Wesleyan College for the upcoming academic year.

    Tennessee Wesleyan is in Athens.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Joe H. Walker – A profile in courage

    (NOTE: Last week’s column concerning Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. ‘s, Roane County roots and kinsmen was reinforced as we reviewed the list of candidates in the upcoming election. At least five of the candidates are cousins of the late senator. First is Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen; then County Executive candidate Mike Farmer; County Commissioner Bobby Collier; County Commissioner Carolyn Collier Granger; and County Trustee Wilma Eblen. There may be one other, but we are sure of these five. As we said in the caption, his Roane roots ran very deep.)

  • League of Women Voters plan Roane candidate forum

    In carrying out its mission of encouraging informed and active participation in government and in preparation for the Aug. 7 Roane County General Election, the Oak Ridge League of Woman Voters will have a candidate forum next week.

    The forum, at 7 p.m. July 22 in the City Room, A111, on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College at 701 Briarcliff Ave., is free and open to the public.

  • Roane’s new Rotary leaders for 2014-15

    The Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood recently installed their new officers for the 2014-15 Rotary year.

    Installed during a joint meeting last month in Roane Medical Center’s Roane Rotary Room were new Presidents Holly Tucker of Harriman, Terry Stevens Sr. of Kingston and Eddie Bilbrey of Rockwood.

    The officers were installed by Bobby Davis, a Kingston Rotary Club member and past district governor of Rotary District 6780.

  • Arrests: July 11-13, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 11 — Alan L. Armentrout, 53, 820 Joiner Hollow Road, Rockwood: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date Aug. 18.

    • Jeffrey Todd Schultz, 40, 518 Matt Edmond Road, Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $30,000; court date Sept. 15.