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Today's News

  • New to Midway Beta Club

    The newest members of the Midway Elementary School Beta Club were recently inducted. They are, in no particular order, Gillian Fuhrmeister, Shealeigh Moses, Cailynn Shelley, Ashton Stephens, Kadie Whitehead, Sophia Patterson and Jonathan Hester.

  • Students honored at Tenn. Tech

    Roane County students Mara Beth Keeling of Kingston and Jacob Kelley of Rockwood are the recipients of recent honors from Tennessee Technological University.

    Keeling was honored for her studies in Spanish.

    She was initiated into Tennessee Tech’s Eta Psi chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the national foreign language honor society, due to her interest in foreign language studies.

    Twelve students were selected for this honor.

  • OS’s Melvin in Governor’s School

    Kelly Melvin of Oliver Springs recently participated in the Governor’s School for Business and IT Leadership at Tennessee Technologica University, Cookeville.

    The Governor’s School allows students to explore the business world by creating and building a business plan around a product designed by small groups of program participants.

  • Roane students tops in Academic Festival

    A number of high school students from Roane County earned honors during Roane State Community College’s annual Academic Festival on the main campus in Roane County.

    First-place winners were:

    Calvary Baptist School — Lauren Treadway, nature photography-plants.

    Harriman High School — Ezra Moore, chemistry exam year 2; and Ezra Moore, Tara Bohman, Gabby Kilgore and Dallas Swicegood, chemistry exam year 2.

  • ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list: spring 2014

    William C. Carothers of Kingston, a student enrolled in East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. qualified for the dean’s list for spring session.

    Students who qualified for the dean’s list were enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Lipscomb University pharmacy graduate: spring 2014

    Whitney Piper of Kingston was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from Lipscomb University at the conclusion of spring semester.

    Piper, a Roane County High School graduate from Kingston, studied pharmacy and has completed all the credits necessary to graduate, said university President L. Randolph Lowry.

    Piper was part of the largest graduating class in Lipscomb’s history. The Nashville university awarded 659 degrees to graduates.

  • Former RSCC staffer’s book focuses on food in Appalachian kitchens

    “Buttermilk and Bible Burgers: More Stories from the Kitchens of Appalachia” is the latest book written by Fred Sauceman, a former Roane State Community College administrator.

    Sauceman, now public relations director at East Tennessee State University, began his higher-education career at Roane State in 1980.

    Featuring more than 60 stories and 99 photographs, the book is published by Mercer University Press in Macon, Ga.

  • Bar association’s ‘Handbook for Seniors’ tops in public service

    For the second consecutive year, the Tennessee Bar Association earned the top public service award from the Tennessee Society of Association Executives.

    “The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors” won the Association’s Advance Tennessee Award as the best public service project by an association in the state.

    The award was presented last week at a luncheon in Nashville.

    The TBA’s Public Education Committee created the handbook earlier this year and is continuing to conduct outreach and education across the state.

  • Tennessee cited for SNAP performance

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for high performance in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

    According to the USDA, for the first time in DHS history, it has been recognized as No. 1 in the nation for most improvement in case and procedural error rate (CAPER), a measurement directly related to improvement in efficiency and customer service.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Chicago

    After departing the Golden State, the Roane County News headed to Chicago, where it posed with Brittney and Cameron Lawson in front of the Cloud Gate, also known as “The Bean,” at Millennium Park last weekend.

    Where will your hometown newspaper head to after its Windy City excursion?

    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.