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Today's News

  • Medic blood drives set in March

    Medic Regional Blood Center hopes a pair of upcoming blood drives in Harriman will help supplement the agency’s blood supply.

    A blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. March 4 in Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center at 240 Hannah Road.

    Another is planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 in Roane Medical Center.

    The community blood provider has seen supplies lower than usual, even for this time of year, said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

  • Arrests: Oct. 5-12, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Oct. 5 — Richard Stephen Marcum, 40, 285 Petit Lane, Wartburg: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date Nov. 25.

    • Thomas Lloyd Russell, 28, 2258 Castlegate Drive, Castle Rock, Colo.: violation of probation. Bond $30,000; court date Nov. 25.

  • Kingston students win big at science fair in Oak Ridge

    Two Kingston Elementary School students were grand-prize winners in the Innovation Valley Science Fair last weekend in Oak Ridge.

    Marisa Klein was awarded a one-week trip to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., for her first-place grand-prize-winning project.

    Caleb Tejeda was second-place grand-prize winner. He received a new Windows Surface 2.

  • SailAway slating ‘lunch-n-learn’ to help parents in student endeavors

    Brenda K. Murphy, president and CEO of SailAway Learning & Academy, knows every child can thrive in school and in life.

    So does Sarah Littlefield, a licensed marriage and family therapist.

    They will combine their expertise and experience on March 6 to share five proven ways students can thrive in school and life.

    The free one-hour “lunch-n-learn” begins at noon at SailAway’s Kingston campus, 106 Armour Road.

    Doors open at 11:45 a.m. A healthy box lunch will be served.

  • Kingston, Rockwood part of Science Bowl

    Rockwood High School and Kingston’s Roane County High School had three teams among 55 from schools across Tennessee in this year’s regional competition for the 2014 National Science Bowl.

    The regional competition took place last weekend.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School Principal Tim Thompson, far left in back row, and Assistant Principal Jenny Spakes, far right in back row, recently honored the school’s January students of the month.

    They include, by grade order, Alayna Abner, Gracie Hutson, Jace Raby, Vivy Henry, Kaden Wright, Sierra Gilroy, Cora Blackmon, Chloe Jenkins, Brayden Davidson, Lena Tinker, Ethan Gage, Joey Berryhill, Paul Lyles, Mary Contreras, Makayla McFarland, Gracie Click, Katelyn Braden, April Lance, Gillian Fuhrmeister and Dylan Meza.

  • Bowers Elementary honor rolls, second nine weeks 2013

    Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls for the second nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:

    A HONOR ROLL

    Third grade — Caiyden Grigsby, Madelyn Ladd, Talan Moore, Addison Oliver, Dezaree Sliker, Sklyer Johnson, Madison Mee, Nick Pelfrey, Zack Spradlin, Zoe Abernathy, Abraham Barry, David Conner, Emma Long, Jessica Ramirez and Savannah Trew.

  • Bethel festival helps agencies

    Bethel Presbyterian Church and the Kingston community came together to help humanitarian agencies.

    Proceeds from Bethel’s fourth annual fall festival were recently donated to Michael Dunn Center, Roane County Cooperative Ministries and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program.

    Each agency was awarded $2,300.

    Bethel’s fall festival began with a fellowship breakfast and a youth-led yard sale. Attractions included a silent auction, a market of works from area artists, homemade crafts and baked goods.

  • Mount Pisgah Academy aims to Feed the Need

    Oliver Springs’ Mount Pisgah Christian Academy is combining efforts to feed the hungry and raise money for the school.

    “It is a project where the kids get financial sponsors for them to actually pack food,” said Mount Pisgah Assistant Principal Kendra Walls about the Feed the Need program.

    The goal is to get 10,000 meals.

    “They are pretty excited,” said educator Megan Burnham about the students.

  • Lane of I-40 to be closed Saturday

    Motorists should be alert on March 1 for a right lane closure on Interstate 40 East approaching the bridge across Hwy. 27 at mile-marker 347.

    The closure will be between the hours of 10 p.m. March 1 and 8 a.m. March 2 as crews perform milling and paving operations.

    All vehicles traveling I-40 East in excess of 12 feet in width will not be allowed through this area due to the restricted lane width across the bridge at mile-marker 347.