Today's News

  • Still openings in AARP Smart Driver class

    There are still some openings available in the AARP driver safety course to be taught in Roane County next month.

    The eight-hour class, from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 4-5, offers area senior citizens a refresher course on driving and an update on rules of the road.

    The class will be in Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    Course participants will be taught to adjust to age-related physical changes; reduce incidents of violations and accidents; and update driving skills and rules of the road in a stress-free environment.

  • Gala set in Oak Ridge

    Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance will have the Alexander Inn Gala Preservation Celebration in Oak Ridge on Nov. 7.

    Those attending will be among the first to experience the newly restored and renovated historic Guest House/Alexander Inn and celebrate this significant preservation achievement for East Tennessee and the nation.

    A 1950s-era cocktail party will take place while those attending revisit the onn’s storied past and discover its new place as part of the future of Oak Ridge.

  • Youngsters in the pink for breast cancer awareness

    The Henry Center, a program of the Michael Dunn Center, chose Oct. 29 as a day of recognition for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Youngsters donning their pink in observance of the month are Lukas Hanousek, Cadyn Newman, Walter Poland, Anaya Patel, Ally Freels, Bryson Brackins, Abbigail Welch, Mylaah Chatman, Isabella Whittenbarger, Zayden Vanover, Karissa Vanover, Opal Morris, Bella Williams, Zailyn Dyer, James Reid, Sam Segatto, Ta’Naya Scandlyn, Jaxon Armes, Preston Pugh, Kelley Cleveland and Tom Evans.

  • Baines new Piney Grove pastor

    Piney Grove Baptist Church, Midtown, recently called Thomas Baines as its pastor.

    Baines, a native of Lebanon, is a 1965 graduate of Donelson High School.

    He graduated with an associate’s degree in 1971 from Cumberland Junior College in Lebanon.

    He received a bachelor’s degree in 1973 from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

    He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68 and served in Vietnam in 1967.

    From 1973-80, Baines was a teacher and coach at Lebanon High School.

  • Grace Christian to take part in ‘I Stand Sunday’

    Grace Community Church, Kingston, will stand with churches in Houston on Nov. 2 to protect religious liberty.

    “We will be hosting a viewing of the live simulcast of the ‘I Stand Sunday’ event,” said Ralton Emory of the church.

    “This 90-minute simulcast is open to all, and we invite all who stand for religious liberty to join us that evening.”

    The simulcast will start at 7 p.m. in Grace Christian Church at 438 W. Race St.

  • Kingston’s Keylon honored for tennis court contribution

    Paul Phillips, left, executive director of the Roane State Foundation, and Roane State President Chris Whaley, right present a plaque to longtime tennis coach Stanley E. Keylon of Kingston to honor his donation last fall for resurfacing of the Roane State tennis courts.

    The tennis courts were nearly unplayable, but through Keylon’s generosity, the courts were resurfaced and are now in excellent condition.

    A copy of the plaque will be displayed at the tennis courts.

  • Tenn. Promise deadline Saturday

    Roane County’s high school seniors are reminded that Nov. 1 is the deadline to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.

  • Still time to enter Run for Your Health

    The sixth annual Run for Your Health is Nov. 1, but there’s still time to enter to be part of the fun.

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program conducts Run for Your Health, a 5K race/walk with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools.

    Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.

  • NASA providing new scholarships at RSCC

    A $45,000 grant will enable Roane State Community College to provide scholarships to women and underrepresented minorities interested in pursing science, technology, engineering and math programs.

    “The lack of women and underrepresented groups in STEM fields is a national issue,” said Markus Pomper, dean of Roane State’s Mathematics and Sciences Division. “With the grant, we hope to encourage students to consider STEM majors available at Roane State, including computer science, mechatronics and pre-engineering.”

  • ETSU open house slated

    East Tennessee State University will have an open house on Nov. 1 for high school students, transfer students and their families.

    Guests will be able to check in starting at 8:45 a.m. in the second floor Atrium Food Court of the D.P. Culp University Center.

    From 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., visitors can experience displays and conversations with faculty members and representatives from housing, financial aid, admissions and academic departments.