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Today's News

  • GED graduation June 27 at Princess Theatre

    Roane County Adult Education program will have its annual GED graduation at 6:30 p.m. June 27 in the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    A reception for graduates and their guests will follow.

    The event is in cooperation with the Roane County Literacy Council, Roane State Community College and other area supporters.

    Roane State President Chris Whaley will lead the commencement, with elected officials and community leaders in attendance to celebrate the success of our graduates.

  • Shelton, Lemons 2013 recipients of BPW awards

    Rockwoood Business and Professional Women awards two annual scholarships to members of the graduating class of Rockwood High School.

    The first, a $500 scholarship to be used at the school of the recipient’s choice, was awarded to Courtney Shelton.

    She is the daughter of Cheryl Walden and Tracy Shelton.

    The second scholarship, a two-semester tuition grant of $500 per semester to be used at Roane State Community College, was awarded to Kesney Lemons.

    She is the daughter of Tracy Scarbrough and Victor Lemons.

  • Lipscomb University graduates: spring 2013

    A couple of Kingston area students were awarded degrees during spring commencement at Lipscomb University.

    Anna Uselton graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English.

    She is a graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    Shelia Cantrell was awarded a master’s degree in education and instructional technology.

    Lipscomb University is in Nashville.
     

  • RSCC cites Roane students on dean’s, president’s lists

    Roane State Community College recently honored Roane County students who earned placement on its president’s and dean’s lists for spring semester.

    Students must attain a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses to be named to the president’s list.

    Roane County students achieving placement on the president’s list include:

  • Ridge View students spend time at Tennessee Capitol

    Students from Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, meet with their members of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Ron Travis, front row far left, and Kent Calfee, front row far right, during a recent visit to the Tennessee State Capitol.

    The students toured the Capitol building and grounds and visited the Tennessee State Museum on their Nashville trip.

  • King University dean's list: spring 2013

    Six King University students from Roane County were named to the King University dean’s list during spring semester.

    They were Shannon Gary Coffey and Sheila P. Doughty, both of Rockwood; Lisa Ann Goins of Oliver Springs; Darrell James of Kingston; and Robert Ray Kring of Harriman.

    Students who take 12 hours of academic work and attain a semester grade-point average within the range of 3.5-3.99 receive the honor.

    King University is in Bristol.
     

  • Five awarded Perma-Fix scholarships

    The third annual Perma-Fix Career Day Scholarships have been awarded to graduates of each of the five Roane County high schools.

    This year’s recipients  are David “Tre” Pack, Harriman High; Patricia Howe, Midway High; Char-Lee Roberts, Oliver Springs High; Eric Luffman, Roane County High; and Kelsey Legg, Rockwood High.

    The recipients, each of whom was awarded a $250 scholarship, applied for the awards during their junior year while participating in the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Career Day.

  • Harriman gearing up for Prospect 14 tour

    Harriman City Mayor Chris Mason said he believes this weekend’s Prospect 14 Tour will be just the encouragement needed and the opportunity for interested parties  looking for a places to expand or start up a new business.

    The City, along with the Harriman Industrial Development board, is hosting a tour of the available properties that are for sale in the historic district of the downtown area of Harriman.

  • Bethel University graduates: spring 2013

    Bethel University awarded degrees to four Roane County students during its spring commencement exercise.

    Graduating summa cum laude from the College of Public Service with a bachelor’s degree was Jessie Willard Brooks of Kingston.

    Graduating from the College of Education with master’s degrees in education were Heather S. Gann, Aaron Everett Jones and Michelle Lynne Nail, all of Harriman.

    Bethel University is headquartered in McKenzie, Tenn.

  • Vacation Bible School 2013

    Asbury Chapel United Methodist
    Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church, Rockwood, will kick off its vacation Bible school from 5 to 6 p.m. June 23 with hot dogs and refreshments. Classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-26 in the church at 1717 Eureka Road; “Fun Fair” Where God’s World Comes Together” is the theme.