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Today's News

  • Kingston runners compete at state
  • Roane schools receive A.F. Bridges Awards

     

    The TSSAA recently handed out A.F. Bridges Awards to area schools and individuals at a regional meeting at Hardin Valley Academy. 

    A.F. Bridges awards are given to schools and individuals who display a high level of ethics and integrity in the teaching and promotion of citizenship and sportsmanship.  

  • Stowers fills in nicely for Raiders in win

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Tuesday night brought very frigid conditions on the outside and the Maryville Scots made conditions a little more uncomfortable than the Raiders of Roane State wanted on the inside.

  • Stiches close to the heart

    Hard work, dedication and pure enjoyment can be found stitched together within the Kingston Community Center Quilters club.

    Six local Kingston women meet twice a week in three hour blocks at the community center taking part in a dying art.

    “Not a lot of people hand quilt any more,” Diane Lepsig said, “but the bottom line is we have fun doing it together.”

    These friends have become more of a family sharing stories and lunches on a weekly bases.

  • Grants to save sites vital to Civil War

    The Tennessee Wars Commission and the Tennessee Historical Commission will begin accepting applications on Dec. 1 for a new grant program to provide funding to protect Civil War and Underground Railroad sites in Tennessee.

    Grant funding is made possible by the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Act of 2013, which was passed this year by the Tennessee General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Haslam.

  • Meet Santa, help CASA

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ninth Judicial District is offering two opportunities for the public to have a child’s or pet’s photo taken with Santa while discussing how to help abused children.

    Santa will be in front of the former Roane Medical Center in Harriman from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 before the Harriman Christmas parade.

    The second opportunity will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at Earl Duff Subaru, Harriman.

  • Avery Trace DAR supports book scholarship

    The Avery Trace Chapter, NSDAR Scholarship Committee, on behalf

    of the chapter, presen-

    ted Linda Brown of the Roane State Foundation with a check for $400 during a recent monthly chapter meeting in Kingston Community Center.

    The money will be used to fund a book scholarship for a Roane State student majoring in history.

    When this is not possible, the foundation selects an honors student in another field of study who is in need of financial support.

  • Spaghetti supper helps Operation REACH

    State Rep. Kent Calfee, left, presents Operation REACH President Randy Ellis with a check for $2,100.

    The money was raised during Calfee’s inaugural spaghetti dinner and dessert auction, with all proceeds from the event going to Operation REACH, a charitable organization that enables children in need to go Christmas shopping every holiday season.

  • Midtown Elementary honors: First nine weeks' grading period

    Midtown Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the first nine weeks grading period.

    They are:

    A HONOR ROLL

    Third grade — Eve Alford, Kaylee Babineau, Darrell Barr, Callie Hale, Tyler Harrill, Brady Reynolds, Ryan Ward, Tommy Lawyer, Joe McDonald and T.J. Weatherly.

    Fourth grade — Wesley Morgan, Lance Young and Gwenna McCarty.

  • RSCC event attracts Roane students

    Roane State Community College recently had an open house for area high school students.

    The students and their parents had opportunities during the event to get a glimpse of college life at Roane State and get pointers on major options, financial aid and more.