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Today's News

  • Harriman Care gives back
  • Green development grants offered to city, county gov’t

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is once again partnering with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation to offer a grant program designed to help local governments fund green infrastructure and low-impact development projects.

    A total of $103,080 in grant funds will be available for allocation this year.

  • Watch for phone scammers claiming to be IRS

    The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

    Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, approximately 1,100 victims have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams.

    “There are clear warning signs about these scams, which continue at high levels throughout the nation,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

  • RSCC extends hours to assist in registration

    Roane State Community College campuses will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the start of fall classes.

    Fall classes begin Aug. 25.

    Extended hours will be offered on the following schedule (all times Eastern) at the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses:

    • Monday, Aug. 18-Thursday, Aug. 21 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    • Saturday, Aug. 23 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Monday, Aug. 25-Thursday, Aug. 28 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Meet Rotary’s Academic Award winners

    Kingston Rotary Club recently honored its 2014 Academic Award winners from Cherokee Middle School, Midway Middle School, Midway High School and Roane County High School.

    Taking part in the presentation are, front row from left, Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall, Emily Workman and Matthew Spellman, both of Cherokee Middle School; and back row, Aaron Woody of Midway High School and Kingston Rotarian Dave Reichle.

  • Awards honor memory of Goss

    Marissa Burkhardt and Ricky Barry are the recipients of the first Jacky Albert Goss Memorial Scholarships.

    The scholarships are $1,000 each and were awarded by Goss’ family, Pat, Wesley and Jamey Goss.

    “We are so pleased to have the opportunity to provide these scholarships in Jacky’s name to deserving students,” said Goss’ wife, Pat Pierce-Goss. “We know Jacky would be pleased.”

    Burkhart and Barry are both 2014 graduates of Harriman High School.

  • University of Central Oklahoma graduates: summer 2014

    Kingston resident Hope Marie Russell recently graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma.

    Russell was awarded a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics and food management as a part of the summer 2014 class, which included 563 students.

    The University of Central Oklahoma is just north of Oklahoma City in Edmond.

  • Virginia Tech dean's list: spring 2014

    Antonia L. Erwin of Oliver Springs is among the Virginia Tech students named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    She is a freshman majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

    Virginia Tech is in Blacksburg, Va.

  • Carson-Newman a ‘College of Distinction’

    Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, has been named a College of Distinction for the 2014-15 school year.

    Carson-Newman is one of a select group of colleges to earn the prestigious designation, based on its excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful outcomes.

    The honor comes from the organization Colleges of Distinction.

  • RCHS band members, alum earn kudos over the summer

    A pair of Roane County High School band members, along with a recent band alumnus, earned distinctions for themselves over the summer.

    Junior Lyric Rivera spent four weeks at Middle Tennessee Stae University participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts.

    Her fellow band member, Charlie Coen, was the first freshman in the Kingston school’s history to be named to the All-State Band.