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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Oct. 29-Nov. 4:

    From Maurice L. Hensley and Patsy G. Hensley to Daniel Allan Hensley by warranty deed, Dist. 1, 3.5 acres, Suddath Road, $35,000.

    From Ann Mostoller Trustee and Shannon T. Mayton to
    Ronald G. Lane by trustee’s
    deed, Dist. 1, Mayton Lane, $1,500.

    From James D. Frost and Wanda A. Frost to Toby C. Frost and Camilla M. Frost by quit-claim deed, Rodgers Ridge Estates, Lot 19, $0.

  • Births: Jan. 1-17

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Jan. 1 — Geneva Ann Sargent and Mack Edward Carroll, Kingston. A boy, Dean Allen Kash, 9 pounds, l ounce. Sibling: Madalin Elizabeth Genan. Grandparents: Ernestine Sargent; Kelvin Sargent.

    Jan. 4 — Kayla Jeffers and Jeremy Burress, Harriman. A boy, Brandon Lee, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Sibling: Hannah Michelle Faye. Grandparents: Jamie Thomas; Michael Thomas; Christine Burress; Mark Burress.

  • Oliver Springs Elementary honor roll

    Second Nine Weeks

    A Honor Roll

    Stevie Alcorn

    Audrey Baas

    Alivia Baker

    Laura Bannon

    Lily Blair

    Taylor Boswell

    Taylor Bradshaw

    Brandon Buck

    Lindsay Buck

    Audry Budowski

    Austin Byrge

    Johnathan Cate

    Sydney Cornett

    Jacob Dameron

    Abigail Daugherty

    Emily Duggins

  • Civil War trails guide available

    The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has updated Tennessee Civil War trails map-guides available to the public.

    The guide identifies nearly 200 Civil War sites throughout Tennessee on this self-guided tour of the trails.

    “More than 500,000 copies of the original map-guide were distributed to the traveling public in little more than six months,” said Susan Whitaker, who serves as co-chairwoman of the Sesquicentennial Commission.

  • Team rally kicks off Relay for Life '11

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Roane County recently kicked off its 2011 relay season with a team rally.

    This year’s Relay for Life is planned from 6 p.m. April 29 to 8 a.m. April 30 on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

    Public participation is encouraged. Monthly team rallies will take place at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in Room O-201 at Roane State.

    The upcoming relay team rallies, which will take place monthly until the event, will last for an hour.

  • Roane State athletes assist area students, teachers in classroom

    Roane State Community College baseball players and softball players pitched in at Roane County elementary schools during fall semester.

    Baseball players volunteered at Kingston Elementary School, and softball players helped out at Midtown Elementary School and Walnut Hill Elementary School.

    The athletes assisted with activities in the classroom and read to children.

    “The kids like it, and our guys really enjoy going out into the community and helping,” said Roane State baseball coach David Lane.

  • Tour Tennessee with Official Vacation Guide

    Want to see all there is to see in Tennessee? Check out the new Tennessee Official Vacation Guide.

    This year’s glossy magazine-style guide features special editorial spotlights on Tennessee’s 150th commemoration of the American Civil War, Bright Lights & Big Cities, Main Streets & Small Towns and African-American Influences.

    The Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways initiative is covered in a special five-page spread with additional editorial highlights including Dining and Culinary and Tennessee Spirits.

  • 'Take Flight' exhibit coming to OR

    Children will have opportunities to create airplanes, helicopters and rockets from paper, launch them and discover the principles and forces that make flight possible in a new exhibit headed to Oak Ridge.

    “Take Flight,” a traveling exhibition from Science Works, will be open Feb. 5-April 24 in American Museum of Science and Energy of Oak Ridge.

    Innovative devices will help visitors launch paper airplanes to hit a target, release twirlers above the hoverport and blast paper rockets to new heights.