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Today's News

  • 'Many Moods of Christmas' to be Roane Choral holiday concert

    “The Many Moods of Christmas” will be presented by Roane Choral Society at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Roane State Community College theater on the main campus in Roane County.

    Tellico Village First Baptist Church choir members will also perform in this event.

    Classic carols arranged by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett will be presented. The choral group will be accompanied by members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.  

  • Hardin-Hendrickson

    Kay Seaton of Kingston and Gene and Darlene Jones of Harriman announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Angi Jones Hardin, to Nathan Hendrickson.

    He is the son of Fillmore and Brenda Hendrickson of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 in Swan Pond United Methodist Church, Harriman. A reception will follow at a family friend’s farm.

    Invitations have been sent.

  • Red Cross in need of volunteers

    The Knoxville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers in Roane County to respond to the needs of people who have been the victims of a house fire.

    “It is essential, because if we don’t have them then our services are delayed and people go without,” said Mary Beth Birge, director of disaster services for the Knoxville chapter. “These volunteers are everything to the victim.”

    Birge said the Red Cross responded to almost two dozen fires in Roane County during the organization’s last fiscal year.

  • REACH $31,000 toward goal

    Operation REACH president Bobby Collier said city police and firefighters raised $5,858 during road blocks this past weekend.

    Collier said that brought the total raised so far to around $31,000.

    REACH is an acronym for Roane Enriches Another Child’s Holiday. The annual program takes less fortunate children Christmas shopping. Collier said the goal this year is to raise $125,000.

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office plans to raise funds for REACH this week by turning the old county jail in Kingston into a haunted house.

  • Falltime fun
  • Design may be flooding cause

    A shoddy design may have caused the flooding that occurred at Roane County’s new emergency management center earlier this year.

    In a letter to County Executive Ron Woody, Purchasing Agent Lynn Farnham said she contracted with McGill Associates, a Knoxville-based engineering firm, to determine the cause of the flooding.

  • Audit: Gas officials took trips on public funds

    A Tennessee Comptroller’s Office investigative audit has revealed that two gas utility districts that serve portions of Roane County are among five in East Tennessee that used public funds to pay for vendor-offered expensive trips for their employees, spouses and other guests.

  • Kingston library now responding to texting

    Patrons of the Kingston Public Library may now receive text-message alerts concerning overdue items or the availability of books or other materials.

    The library began the new text-message service in October.

    The new service also allows patrons to send text messages to the library at 466-8901 to renew books, ask a reference question and reserve a book.

    Contact the library at 376-9905 or directorkpl@comcast.net — or text message the library at 466-8901 for details.

  • New line to boost power in Kingston

    From staff reports

    TVA is building 1.2 miles of new transmission line to provide power to Rockwood Electric Utility’s Kingston substation.

    TVA said the substation is being upgraded from 69 kilovolts to 161 kilovolts.

    The upgrade is essential, according to TVA officials, because of age and condition issues at the substation.

  • Midway attends cheer camp