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Today's News

  • Church Calendar: Sept. 26-Oct.19

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 26
    • Kingston Church of Christ has its Sewing 4 Souls from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Members make clothes for needy children around the world. The church is at 303 N. Kentucky St.; rear parking is available off Loveliss Street. Call Evelyn Landis at 423-334-1490 or 423-507-4683 for details.

  • Blessed Sacrament CCW ready for fall bazaar

    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church parishioners, from left, Renee O’Toole, Mariann D’Alessandro and Barbara Ricker are among the community members who participated in last year’s Council of Catholic Women’s annual fall bazaar.

    This year’s bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 in the church hall at 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman.

    Attic treasures, holiday crafts, home-baked goods are among this year’s offerings; a silent auction is also planned.

    The bazaar is the CCW’s biggest fundraising event.

  • Campbell principal’s widow key speaker on ending violence

    The Women’s Interfaith Dialogue of Oak Ridge will present a community forum featuring Jo Bruce, director of the Oak Ridge Schools Family Resource Center.

    Bruce, whose husband was a Campbell County High School principal killed in a 2005 school shooting, will speak on “Breaking the Cycle of Violence.”

    The forum, free and open to the public, will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 in the fellowship Hall of Grace Covenant Church’s Trinity Center at 320 Robertsville Road.

  • Heaven Bound to sing

    Heaven Bound of Navarre, Fla., will be the featured guest performers at the monthly Fourth Saturday Singing in the City.

    The gospel duo of Randy and Patty Simmons will sing at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Rockwood Event Center.

    Victorious Ministries will have Southern gospel music and refreshments in a dinner-style setting for this month’s event.

    Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.

    Victorious will also have other local talent singing on the stage.

    Call Dudley Evans at 245-8152 for details.

  • Focus 30’s goal to help Bowers students learn

    Bowers Elementary is focusing on educational equity this year, making certain students are challenged to learn.

    All students from kindergarten through fifth grade are engaged in activities to improve skills in reading and math every day during the first 30 minutes of the school day.

    The endeavor, called Focus 30, is Bowers’ Response to Intervention program.

    “Focus 30 is an intense focus on the skills that each child needs to be working on to improve in reading and math,” Bowers Principal Brenda Arwood explained.

  • Band director toots his horn

    Tennessee Air National Guard Master Sgt. Zack Williamson, band director at Roane County High School in Kingston, recently performed on several occasions during the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville.

    Williamson, a trombonist, performed as part of the Band of the South, the 572nd Air National Guard Band.

    He was part of several ensembles throughout the four-day event honoring 45-50 of the 78 living recipients of America’s highest military honor.

  • Scholarship aims to assist female veterinary students

    East Tennessee Foundation is administrating the Candace Mast Veterinary Scholarship, established to assist female students studying veterinary medicine.

    Graduating college seniors, current veterinary students, or returning adult students seeking a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at either the University of Tennessee or Lincoln Memorial University are eligible to apply.

    Scholarship applications, detailed descriptions, and eligibility criteria for 2015 will be available at www.easttennesseefoundation.org on Dec. 1.

  • Arrests: Sept. 19-23, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Sept. 19 — William Matthew Clark, 27, 3360 W. Wolf Valley Road, Clinton: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $2,500; court date Nov. 17.

    • Angela Gail Hale, 35, 632 Hathburn Drive, Rockwood: aggravated burglary, theft $10,000 but less than $60,000. Total bond $23,000; court date Oct. 27.

  • Property transfers: May 5-13, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:

    May 5 — From Edward Gallaher and Madie G. Gallaher to Roger Lynn Gallaher by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 19.58 acres, Lawnville Road, $0.

    • From Barry Gregory to Steve E. Osborne and Hilda J. Osborne by warranty deed, Dist. 5, adjacent Molyneux/Smith, $35,000.

    • From J. Rod Gimbel to Glenda J. White and Gregory D. White by warranty deed, Dist. 4, South Fork subdivision, Lot 3, $5,000.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Supreme Ct. action on Atty. Gen. disappoints

    As a brief preamble to this week’s piece, we would remind old readers, and inform newer readers, that we received our bachelor of laws degree from the College of Law at the University of Tennessee in the winter of 1958, which will soon be 56 years ago, and we have been observing the Supreme Court of the state since our first appearance before that tribunal early in 1959.