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Today's News

  • More than $4,000 in awards offered in writing contest

    Cash prizes and awards of more than $4,000 will be presented to winning student writers during the annual Roane Writers Group contest.

    “The 2014-15 Roane County student writing contest has produced nearly 400 entries,” said Roane Writers Group President B.J. Gillum.

    “Volunteers are judging the entries, and selection of award winners will soon be completed,” he added.”

    The awards ceremony will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 28 in the O’Brien Theater on the main campus of Roane State Community College, Roane County.

  • 100 days smarter at Bowers Elementary

    Laura Carter’s first-graders at Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, don their specially made crowns to celebrate the 100th Day of School.

    The students, clockwise from bottom right, Hailey Holbrook (partially hidden), McKenzie Smith, Tony Ibarra, Jonathan Gregory, Owen Turner, Cameron Anderson and Emma Bailey are among the classmates who created 100th Day home projects that were displayed in the hallway.

    Each student also made a 100th Day snack, and language arts and math activities were planned around the number 100.

  • Go out for chili, help robotics team

    Roane Countians can give Roane County High School’s Full Metal Jackets Robotics team a boost on March 27 by taking out the family to dinner.

    The fundraising silent auction and chili/soup supper for the club will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the family life center of Kingston Church of Christ.

    Tickets are $5 at the door. The cost includes soup or chili, dessert and drink.

    Proceeds from the dinner will go toward the team’s expenses to participate in the Smoky Mountain Regional FIRST Robotics competition on April 4.

  • Apply for yearly Garden Grants starting April 1

    Roane County Cooperative Ministries will continue its April 1 tradition next week by kicking off its Garden Grants program.

    The program helps pay for starting a vegetable garden. Grants can be used to cover the cost of seeds, plants and one bag of fertilizer.

  • Club’s Palm Sunday service in Rockwood

    Harriman Music Club’s annual community Palm Sunday service will start at 2:30 p.m. March 29 in Rockwood United Methodist Church.

    The church is at 801 N. Kingston Ave.

    “Vocal and instrumental soloists, ensembles and choirs from the community churches and schools will provide musical selections in remembrance of this day,” said Julianne Bailey, Harriman Music Club spokeswoman.

    “Please plan to attend this uplifting performance.”

    Harriman Music Club was founded more than 100 years ago.

  • Calvary’s Blend to sing

    Calvary’s Blend from Chattanooga will be this month’s special guests for Rockwood’s Singing in the City, hosted by Victorious.

    The free concert will start at 6 p.m. March 28 in Rockwood Event Center at 116 W. Rockwood St.

    The Roane County Travelers Band will perform some of Gospel music’s old-time favorites.

    Refreshments are available in the dinner-theater-style setting.

    Call Dudley Evans at 245-8152 for details.

  • Church Calendar: March 28-April 5

    SATURDAY, MARCH 28
    • The youth of Cowan Chapel United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a fundraising chicken and fish dinner beginning at 11 a.m. in the church at 606 Greenwood St. Cost is $10 a plate, $6 a sandwich or $1.50 per wing, in a quantity of four, six or 10 wings; each dinner includes pinto beans, cole slaw, cornbread, drink and dessert. Meals may be eaten at the church, or delivery is available by calling 376-0630. All proceeds benefit the church’s youth.

  • Easter Egg Hunts 2015
  • Walk with frog calls, bats

    The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation will have a “frog calls and bat monitoring” nature walk on April 4.

    Participants, limited to 25 with children allowed, will meet at 7 p.m. at the visitors overlook parking lot of East Tennessee Technology Park (former K-25 Site) on Gallaher Road.

    The walk will be concentrated around the ponds surrounding the park.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: All hail the new Caesars of Rome!