Today's News

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Hawaii!

    The Roane County News said “aloha!” to The Aloha State when it accompanied longtime subscribers Eddie and Leila Sutherland to Oahu, Hawaii.

    Eddie takes time to show off the paper in a snapshot Leila took at Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

  • Gas prices reach four-month high

    For the first time in 127 days, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline exceeded $2.50 per gallon last Friday.

    Sunday’s price of $2.53 per gallon represents an increase of 8 cents per gallon in comparison to last Sunday, and the national average has moved higher for 12 consecutive days.

    “Motorists haven’t seen prices this high since December,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA, The Auto Club Group.

  • Nominate do-gooders for AARP honor

    Who is doing extraordinary volunteer work in the Roane County community?

    AARP Tennessee invites area residents to thank them with a nomination for the state’s 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service.

    The Tennessee winner earns $3,000 for the charity of their choice.

    The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.

  • Radio A/C club planning two air shows this year

    The Tennessee Eagles Radio Controlled Aircraft Club will be producing two air shows this year.

    The air shows, on June 13 and Sept. 26, are open to the public. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

    Flying will be from about 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

    In honor of U.S. military heroes, the June 13 air show will be a Warbird event.

    Members from the Tennessee Eagles and other area clubs will fly scale military aircraft representing those from World Wars I and II.

  • National Day of Prayer: Observances in Harriman, Kingston

    May 7 will be observed as 2015’s National Day of Prayer.

    “Millions of people all across America will gather to pray for our country,” said the Rev. Mason Goodman, who is organizing an observance in Harriman at the Temperance Building.

    “Everyone is welcome to join us at 12 noon as we pray for God to bless America,” he added.

    Another observance will take place at noon on the front steps of the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

  • Darmody to be in concert at Roane Community SDA

    A concert by award-winning baritone Steve Darmody will begin at 11 a.m. May 2 during the worship service at Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    The church is at 336 Patton Lane, between Harriman and Rockwood.

    “Steve’s award-winning voice has been called ‘the milk chocolate voice of gospel music’,” one of his representatives said.

    The public is welcome to attend the concert.

    No admission will be charged. An offering will be received.

  • Roane State a part of nationwide network

    Roane State Community College is now a part of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network.

    It’s one of the first community colleges in Tennessee selected for this nationwide network working to improve student success.

    The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network includes more than 200 community colleges.

    The network is led by Achieving the Dream Inc., a national nonprofit considered one of the most comprehensive, non-governmental education reform organizations in the country.

  • RCHS FFA team tops in Quiz Bowl

    Roane County High School’s FFA Chapter Quiz Bowl team, in no particular order, Tristen Gates, Ethan Korb, Jennifer Kringle and Samantha Browne, took home first place in the Hiwassee College Agriscience Quiz Bowl.

    Gates won high-scoring individual and received a $1,000 scholarship, and Korb won second high-scoring individual and a $500 scholarship.

    The team was led by FFA adviser Megan Skinner.

  • Harriman dominates stats contest at Roane State

    Harriman High School’s Ezra Moore finished in first place in the statistics competition of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association’s high school mathematics contest at Roane State Community College.

    Roane State is among 21 testing centers across the state participating in the contest, said Eric Bouldin, Roane State assistant professor who coordinates the contest.

    Harriman High School math teacher Wesley Jones is Moore’s instructor.

  • RCHS students participate in All-State Concert Bands

    Three Roane County High School band students participated in the Tennessee Music Education Association’s All-State Concert Bands on April 8-11.

    Junior Lyric Rivera, flute; sophomore Charlie Coen, French horn; and freshman Cason Worthy, percussion were selected as the result of auditions in January.

    The three students and Director Zack Williamson joined musicians and vocalists from across the state for a four-day session in Memphis.