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Today's News

  • An open letter to sports parents

    Dear sports parents, this is an intervention.

    Not for all of you, though. In fact, many of you are free to go but I would advise reading hanging around to read the rest of this. If for nothing else the fact you can point and laugh at the others next time you’re at a game.

    No, I’m not writing this for the normal supporter of their child’s athletic endeavors (no matter how bad they may be).

  • Luminary United Methodist plans Jan. 25 healing service

    Thanks in part to televangelists, Christian worship services centered on healing have gotten a bad rap in recent years.

    “We need to learn to re-embrace this tradition,” said Chuck Griffin, pastor of Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile.

    “Christ healed people as evidence of the kingdom’s presence in this world,” Griffin said, “and Christ continues to heal through the Holy Spirit today.”

  • Riter ordained at River Gate

    Ruth Riter of Decatur, Ga., was recently ordained into the ministry by Pastor David Barkley and River Gate Church, Rockwood.

    “River Gate recognizes the call of God in Ruth’s exceptionally gifted teaching of the Word of God and her dedicated support of the work of the church,” said Dee Mann, River Gate Church secretary.

    “She has ministered at River Gate Church, various other churches and on the mission field.”

    Riter is a professor in the Chemistry Department at Agnes Scott College in Decatur.

  • Blakney new pastor at Cardiff Baptist

    The Rev. Benjie Blakney was called as pastor of Cardiff Baptist Church, Rockwood, earlier this month.

    The church will have a luncheon welcoming Blakney and his wife, Melanie, after the morning worship service on Jan. 25.

    The church is at 2170 N. Gateway Ave.

    Blakney was called to preach in November 1987.

    He was ordained into the ministry in April 1992.

    With more than 10 years of pastoring experience, Blakney said he is looking forward to the great things God has in store for Cardiff Baptist Church.

  • Weekly cancer support group to start in February

    A cancer support group aimed at helping anyone affected by the disease will start up in February.

    The group will meet at 11 a.m. each Saturday in Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church at 1717 Eureka Road, Rockwood.

    “This support group is designed to help anyone that has had cancer impact their lives,” said Asbury Chapel Pastor Sam Reese.

  • Free FAFSA sessions set at Pellissippi State

    Pellissippi State Community College is offering a series of free FAFSA workshop sessions for students and parents on the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 1.

    FAFSA Frenzy and the annual College Goal Sunday serve to walk students and parents through the process of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form.

    All sessions will take place on the Hardin Valley Campus.

    The campus is at 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.

    FAFSA Frenzy

  • Still time to get in on RSCC High Tea

    Only a few tickets are left for Roane State Community College Foundation’s Upstairs/Downstairs High Tea this weekend.

    Sally Peterka, left, with Roane State’s Roane County site support team and Roane State Foundation board member Dana Peterka prepare items for a silent auction that will be part of the Jan. 24 Upstairs/Downstairs High Tea.

    The fundraiser, inspired by the hit show “Downton Abbey,” will begin at 2 p.m. in Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston.

  • Dyllis Springs honor roll: Second nine weeks 2014-15

    Dyllis Springs Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the second nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:

  • Austin Peay State University dean's list: fall 2014

    Shelly Starkey and Brandi Walls, both of Kingston, are among the Austin Peay State University students who earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    Students on the dean’s list have a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or greater.

    Austin Peay is in Clarksville.

  • Tusculum College graduates: fall 2014

    Two Tusculum College students from Roane County were among the school’s 233 recent graduates.

    Charles M. Snow Jr. of Oliver Springs earned a Master of Business Administration degree.

    Margaret L. Woods of Kingston earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, elementary K-6.

    Tusculum College is in Greeneville.