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Today's News

  • The Riverfront Band

    “It's going to be sweet,” Jim Crawley said while testing the organ he recently brought from Nashville.
    He’s part of a jam band started nearly five years ago with Bobby Wright, Ron Duncan, Bruce Bagwell and Rolla Lunsford, performing Bluegrass music in Harriman's Riverfront Park during the summer.
    As word of mouth spread, eventually the band evolved to more than 10 members.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Jeffrey M. West, financial responsibility April 1. Guilty as charged May 14, convicted.

    Megan C. Bible, seat belt law April 1. Guilty as charged May 14, convicted.

    Megan C. Bible, violation of registration April 1. Dismissed May 14, cost to state.

    Megan C. Bible, financial responsibility April 1. Guilty as charged May 14, convicted.

  • RSCC, Tenn. Tech ink dual agreement

    A recent agreement between Roane State Community College and Tennessee Technological University of Cookeville means double the support for students striving to earn a college degree.

    Tennessee Tech President Bob Bell and Roane State President Gary Goff signed the dual admissions program agreement, which offers Roane State students the advantage of a structured plan for completing an associate’s degree and then enrolling at Tennessee Tech to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

  • Free Presidents Day health fair slated

    A free health fair is planned for Presidents Day, Feb. 21, in Luminary United Methodist Church at 3401 River Road, Ten Mile.

    Call 376-7040 for details.

    Summit Medical Group of Knoxville will perform free fasting comprehensive blood-screening panels for the first 100 people beginning at 8 a.m. Prostate-specific antigen tests will be conducted.

    Those wishing to take advantage of the blood screenings must have fasted for 12 hours with consumption of only water, black coffee or tea and medications.

  • Child Advocacy Center to benefit from Soup's On

    Tuscan chicken soup makes its debut during Soup’s On, the sixth annual fundraiser for Kids First Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit agency that serves Roane County.

    The event will be on Feb. 2 in Tellico Village Community Church’s Christian life center.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with dinner planned from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    Other soups on the menu include Soup’s On favorites Hunter’s chili, Blackfoot potato and Elvis Presley vegetable.

  • Middle Tennessee State University graduates

    Three Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County are among the 1,646 who received their degrees during fall commencement.

    The graduates from Roane County are Kimberly Marie Byrd and Anna J. Williams, both of Kingston, and Darlene Anderson Settles of Lenoir City.

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro.

  • Breakfast With Legislators set

    Oak Ridge League of Women Voters will have its first Breakfast With the Legislators session from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in Oak Ridge Civic Center.

    Area legislators will discuss the outlook for this Tennessee General Assembly session. A free continental breakfast will be served.

    Breakfast With the Legislators will be convened the last Monday of every month during the legislative session and is open to the public. The event will be canceled if Oak Ridge Schools are out due to snow.

    Call Claudia Lever at 865-483-8340 for details.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates

    East Tennessee State University conferred degrees upon five students from Roane County during fall commencement ceremonies.

    Earning graduate degrees were Kermit O. Phipps of Harriman with a master's degree and Stephanie S. Walker of Kingston with a doctorate.

    Bachelor's degree recipients were Ashlee B. Fugate, Amy N. Landers and Ciera L. Smith, all of Kingston.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.
     

  • Tennessee Tech graduates

    Ten Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County received degrees during fall commencement.

    They include:

    Harriman — Kyle E. Beverly, Misty Leanne Magill and Tabatha Nichole Hamby.

    Kingston — Angela M. George, Aubrey Moore Cagle, Daniel Mefford Ward and Steve Roger Jacks.

    Rockwood — Carl Abene Epley and Jeremy Thomas Broome.

    Ten Mile — Jodi Michelle Jolley.

  • Chili supper to help pets

    Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 12th annual chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Kingston Community Center.

    Cost is $5 and includes chili with the trimmings, dessert and drink. All proceeds help animals in Roane County.

    Second Chance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that raises money to help spay and neuter pets.