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Today's News

  • Church Calendar: June 2-8

    SATURDAY, JUNE 2
    • Three Rivers Community Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church at 107 Paint Rock Ferry Road. Proceeds will go toward a mission trip to London in July and the church’s Cross Training Youth Group. Visit Three Rivers Community Baptist Church on Facebook or call Pastor Dennis Hawkins at 765-7495 for details.

    • Rockwood United Methodist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church at 801 N. Kingston Ave. Call 354-0753 for details.

  • Three Rivers Rocks the Summer

    Dennis Hawkins wanted to do something for the community.

    Donnie Manis was looking to showcase his artists.

    The mutual interests brought them together to work on “Rock the Summer,” a block party and concert featuring Christian bands.

    The event took place on May 26 at Three Rivers Community Baptist Church in Kingston, where Hawkins serves as pastor.

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Beech Park Baptist
    Classes for ages 2 through high school will be offered during Beech Park Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 4-8. “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the theme; fifth-graders will participate in a program tailored for preteens, while grades 6-12 will go offsite for studies. A fun day from 4 to 6 p.m. June 3 will kick off the week’s events. The church is at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd., Oliver Springs. Call the church at 435-0045 for details or to arrange transportation.

  • Rockwood FBLA state winners

    Rockwood High School students, from left, Carson McCullough, Parker McCullough and Ryan Hamby placed in the top three of their events during the recent Future Business Leaders of America state leadership conference in Chattanooga

    Carson McCullough took second place in introduction to business.

    Parker McCullough won first place in business law and was the recipient of a $300 award, and Ryan Hamby won second place in Web 2.0.

    The McCulloughs are both eligible for FBLA national competition in San Antonio.

  • Meet this year’s RSCC honorees from Roane County
  • Sign up now for Summer Jobs+

    Roane State Community College is participating in the Obama Administration’s Summer Jobs+ program.

    The White House describes the program as a “call to action for businesses, nonprofits and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012.”

    As part of the program, Roane State will provide life skills and work skills courses, at no cost, to 50 people age 16-24.

  • 2012-13 Roane County Schools Calendar
  • General Sessions Court: April 2-9, 2012

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

    April 2 — Edward D. Gibbons, probation violation. Dismissed. Failure to appear misdemeanor. Capias recalled by office.

    • James R. Doss, vandalism $1,000-$10,000, two counts domestic assault, theft under $500, setting fire to personal property and probation violation. All abated by death.

    • Jason S. Babb, vandalism up to $500. Dismissed.

  • Candidate kills self

    Roane County property assessor candidate J.T. Woods shot himself in the head at Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham’s house Thursday morning.
    He was later pronounced dead at Roane Medical Center.
    Woods was 56. 
    Kingston police called his death a suicide as a result of the self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    Assistant Police Chief Gary Nelson said a note with the words “good bye everyone” was found in Woods’ vehicle.

  • Other assessor candidate withdraws

    Citing personal reasons, Roane County property assessor candidate Cheryl Laxton announced this week that she was suspending her campaign.
    “I’ve been asked to take care of my mother and being that I’m the only child that is in the position to stay with her 24/7, I must do this,” she said.
    Laxton said her mother is “ill and needs care.”
    “I lost my dad in December 2008, and I’ve always felt that I didn’t do enough for him, and I won’t let this happen with my mother,” she said.