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Today's News

  • Central Baptist marking 50th anniversary

    Central Baptist Church, Kingston, is planning to honor U.S. military veterans and their families as part of the church’s 50th-anniversary celebration next weekend.

    The celebration honoring veterans will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30 at the church at 245 Bailey Road.

    Live music and light refreshments will be included as part of the celebration.

    A special anniversary worship service will begin at 11 a.m. May 31.

    Central Baptist Church was organized on May 27, 1965, with 59 members.

  • Blessing of the Fleet slated for June 6

    Regardless of the kind of boats they may prefer, sailors on Watts Bar Lake will have the opportunity to hear the message “God go with you” on June 6.

    The Horizon Yacht Club will have a Blessing of the Fleet Service beginning at 10 a.m. The club is headquartered at Blue Springs Marina on the eastern shore of the lake, in a cove near river mile marker 547.5.

    Pastor Chuck Griffin of nearby Luminary United Methodist Church will be the officiant for the service.

  • Vacation Bible School 2015

    Clymersville Baptist
    “Journey off the Map” is the vacation Bible school theme at Clymersville Baptist Church, Rockwood. Classes for preschoolers through adults will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 31-June 3 in the church at 662 Clymersville Road.

  • Learn to keep diabetes from getting the best of you

    Have diabetes been getting the best of you?

    Are you finding it hard to count carbs or understand food labels?

    “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” is a free six-week, educational program designed to help those diagnosed with diabetes to better manage this condition.

    Classes will be from 3 to 5 p.m. each Tuesday starting May 26 in the Roane County University of Tennessee Extension Office at 3074 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

  • Main RSCC campus to be closed May 27

    Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County will be closed on May

    27.

    The campus will be closed while the water line that supplies the campus is under repair.

    During the repairs, water to the campus will be shut off.

    All other Roane State locations will be open and on schedule.

    Two classes in session on May 27 have been relocated to the Princess Theatre and to Channel 15 television station in downtown Harriman.

    The main campus will reopen on May 28.

  • Midway scientists fairest at the fair

    Thirty students participated in Midway Elementary School's recent science fair.

    This was the school’s first year in the da Vinci Arts and Science Fair.

    Third-grade winners were Abigail Patterson, first place; Lena Tinker, second place; and Cheyenne Branson, third place.

    Winners in fourth grade were Briana Comeaux, first place; and Montana Bagnell, second place.

    Fifth-grade winners were Alexus Curtis, first place; Josie Thompson, second place; and Erica Davidson, third place.

  • TCAT-Harriman SkillsUSA a Model of Excellence

    The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman SkillsUSA Chapter was recently named among the top 24 Skills-USA chapters nationally as a SkillsUSA Models of Excellence recipient.

    In recognition, chapter representatives will participate in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., on June 22-26.

    Activities include Models of Excellence finalist interviews, an awards dinner at the Kentucky Derby Museum, and recognition during the awards ceremony in front of more than 50,000 SkillsUSA members and guests.

  • Bowers kids cry out for orphans

    Two Bowers Elementary School kindergartners recently lifted a cry for help for orphans suffering in Ghana.

    Inspired by a family of Bowers volunteers who had spent a year in the African nation, Audrey Boles and Keller Holmes, both 6, decided to raise money to help those unfortunate children.

    “There are kids in Ghana who don't have it (help),” said Keller.

    Their teacher, Susanne McCracken, was working while the children were doing their activity time when she heard the special message the pair were crying.

  • Six Roane projects awarded UCOR Mini-Grant funds

    Six projects in Roane County Schools were among the 33 across East Tennessee to receive URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC UCOR Education Mini-Grants.

    “The UCOR Mini-Grant Program enables teachers to enhance their students’ educational experiences,” said Ken Rueter, UCOR president and project manager. “The selected projects funded by our program give students a greater insight into the essential STEM subjects in fun and exciting ways.”

    Roane County Schools’ recipients include:

  • Property values drop about 6 percent

    The 2015 reappraisal is still not complete, but officials have an idea how much property values are down in Roane County compared to 2010.

    “The last data I have reflects about a 6 percent,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    There was widespread talk that properties were way overvalued during the 2010 reappraisal and the county could see as much as a 30-percent drop this year. Woody said the 2015 numbers he’s seen so far don’t bear that out.