Today's News

  • BOE seeking calendar opinions

    Roane County Board of Education is seeking input from the public on two calendars the board is considering for the 2015-16 school year.

    The public may log onto http://tinyurl.com/RoaneSchoolCalendar and follow directions to take a survey on the calendars.

    In addition to the traditional school calendar, board members are considering an alternate “balanced” calendar proposed earlier this month.

    The balanced calendar includes a two-week break in the fall and a two-week break in the spring.

  • Don’t buckle up? Rockwood police are looking for you

    Rockwood Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office for the 2015 Seatbelts Are for Everyone campaign.

    The SAFE campaign is designed to increase seat belt and child passenger safety restraint usage in Tennessee.

    “The RPD will be watching for seatbelt violations and will be practicing a zero-tolerance approach as we help lower the number of traffic crash fatalities across the state and make our roadways safer for our citizens,” said Brad Collins, a patrolman with Rockwood Police Department.

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

    The Roane County News was chasing sun and fun when it went to Aruba with Wayne and Erna Tipps over the holidays.

    “The weather was wonderful,” the couple said. “We missed the annual ‘cold spell’ in Tennessee.”

    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.

  • Scholarships available for 2015-16 year

    East Tennessee Foundation has seven scholarships available to Roane County students for the 2015-16 school year.

    The Foundation’s scholarship program requirements range from financial need to scholastic achievement.

    Scholarships available to Roane County students are:

  • Money for STEM opportunities in schools

    Isotek Science Committee of Oak Ridge recently awarded Roane County Schools $1,250 in grant funds to support STEM activities in all elementary and middle schools.

  • Roane State cites county’s honor students

    A number of area students earned placement on Roane State’s president’s list and dean’s list for fall semester.

    To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must attain a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses.

    Those earning president’s list honors are:

  • Many from Roane on Tenn. Tech dean’s list

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    They include:

  • ‘Philadelphia Eleven’ priest to speak during Episcopal symposium

    The Episcopal Churchwomen of the Diocese of East Tennessee will present a symposium on the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Episcopal Church.

    “Telling the Stories” will be on Feb. 21 in Knoxville’s Episcopal Church of the Ascension at 800 Northshore Drive.

    Registration begins at 9 a.m. The program starts with coffee and pastries at 9:30.

  • Church Calendar: Jan. 31-Feb. 21

    • Cowan Chapel United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a chitterlings and chicken dinner beginning at 11 a.m. in the church at 606 Greenwood St. Dinners include pinto beans, cole slaw, cornbread, drink and dessert for $10 and will be available to eat at the church; delivery will also be available by calling 376-0630. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the church youth.

  • Midway’s Hester commits to Carson-Newman

    At the end of the regularly scheduled church service at Laurel Bluff Baptist Church on Sunday, Pastor Don Long turned the floor over to Hayden Hester, a senior football player from Midway High School.

    Hester has spent the last four years playing football for the Green Wave and on Sunday, in front of the whole congregation, announced his commitment to continue his playing career at Carson-Newman University.