Today's News

  • DAR genealogy forum brings records to life

    Tramps, American Revolutionary War veterans, government leaders and trouble makers might all be part of someone's ancestry.

    Finding these people and the diverse stories that make history come alive are part of the appeal for genealogy researchers.

    “Yes, it is true they come to life. You really get to feel you know them,” said Cathy Johnson.

  • DAR genealogy forum brings records to life
  • OpEd: Legislative summary by state Sen. Ken Yager

    By Ken Yager

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  • Sweet career path: Marshmallow creations help Midway students explore engineering

    Midway High School was among the 13 area schools Y-12 National Security Complex engineers visited to mark last week’s  National Engineers Week.

    The engineers discussed engineering fields and provided a fun but challenging engineering project to students.

    The students in Jared Phy’s agriculture class also used the opportunity to observe National FFA Week.

  • Relay for Life team rally scheduled for March 15

    Roane County’s Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society strives to give everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

    Teams may register for the April 29-30 event by visiting RelayForLife.org/roane or by calling 558-4045.

  • Howards fly aboard Honor Air

    World War II veteran Noah E. Howard and his son, Vietnam veteran Nathan E. Howard, both of Harriman, are among the veterans who flew to Washington, D.C., last fall aboard Honor Air.

    The father and son had a photo opportunity with U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., who saw off the group with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.

    Bill Haslam, who now sits as Tennessee governor, was also on the flight.

    The elder Howard is a retired Union Carbide Co. supervisor. His son is vice president of United Community Bank.

  • Who's that cat in the hat?

    Wednesday was Read Across America Day commemorating Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

    Guest readers visited Roane County schools and read to children.

    Director of Schools Toni McGriff reads to this group of attentive youngsters at Kingston Elementary School.

  • Redeemed Quartet to give concert this weekend at Kellytown

    Redeemed Quartet will appear in concert at 6 p.m. March 6 in Kellytown Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    The Chattanooga-based Southern gospel quartet sings four-part harmony in a ministry aimed at winning souls to Christ. Their repertoire is filled with a variety of numbers. Sometimes they laugh, sometimes they cry — and at all times they rejoice in the glory and honor of God.  

    The quartet includes Chad Riley, Rodger Speegle, Ken Maynor and Lonnie Walker.

  • Teachers asked to TELL

    Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Education encourages educators to participate in the TELL Tennessee Survey.

    The TELL — or Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning — survey is the first statewide opportunity for teachers and licensed staff in Tennessee to provide input on their learning environment.

    The survey continues through March 11.

    School-based licensed educators may anonymously and voluntarily share their perceptions of the teaching and learning environment in their school.