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Today's News

  • Haskell Cooley Family to sing in Harriman

    The Haskell Cooley Family will present “A Time for Refreshing” at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Childs Memorial Baptist Church, Harriman.

    The night of gospel music will include Haskell Cooley, singer and former pianist for the Cathedral Quartet, and his wife, JoLee, a bass player and singer.

    The church is at 402 Childs Road.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... at Mount Rushmore

    The Roane County News’ latest journey was a patriotic one — to Mount Rushmore National Park in Rapid City, S.D., with, from left, Allen and Sandy Williams and Sandy and Mike Edwards.

    Mount Rushmore was just one of their many stops along the two-week trip out west.

    Places visited included Pike’s Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Custer State Park, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks and many points in between.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

  • School district pursuing AdvancED accreditation

    The Roane County Schools district is a candidate for AdvancED District Accredita-tion.

    AdvancED District Accreditation provides nationally
    recognized accreditation for the district and all of its schools.

    To earn AdvancED District Accreditation, the district must meet accreditation standards, implement a continuous process of improvement, and host an external review team once every five years.

  • Sept. 15 is Back to Church Sunday

    Victory Baptist Church of Kingston is among 20,000 churches nationwide participating in Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 15.

    The church will participate in the national movement of churches across America starting with a 10 a.m. service in the church at 2121 Kingston Hwy.

    National Back to Church Sunday is an initiative that is inviting America back to church.

    It seeks to reach out to people who once attended church, but don't any more and invite them to return for a special Sunday.

  • Roane State Community College graduates, dean's list: Summer 2013

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated following summer semester.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 was Taylor Narramore of Kingston.

    Michael Steinmetz of Harriman graduated magna cum laude with a GPA of 3.89-3.7.

    Other graduates from Roane County are:

    Harriman
    — Kelley Bullard, Jared Clinton, Hailey Leach, Jessica Redmon, Michael Shipley and Justin Stevenson.

  • Exhibit shows off Oak Ridge in artwork

    Works of art by seven Oak Ridge artists depicting historical structures, lifestyle and nature through framed prints and oil on canvas are part of the Oak Ridge in Art exhibition on view through Jan. 5, 2014, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

  • Youth disc golf club starting up in Roane

    Looking for a new hobby?

    Roane County High School sophomore Nick Wilson is joining others to help encourage an enthusiasm for disc golf in hopes of starting a Roane County Youth Disc Golf Club.

    A kick off for any  youth 18 and younger interested in learning about the game will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Roane County Park shed 8.

    “What I was planning on doing is basically starting a club that hosts different tournaments amongst ourselves and different people,” Wilson said.

  • Dyllis Baptist Church marking 131 years

    Homecoming at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, on Sept. 15 will celebrate the church’s 131st year.

    The celebration will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship service will follow at 11, with the Rev. Charlie Dean bringing the message.

    A covered-dish luncheon will follow the service.

    Longtime church member Bonita Irwin recalls that the church was known as Prospect Baptist Church until 1954.

    “The church voted to change the name to Dyllis Baptist Church,” she said.

  • DVD at Oliver Springs library helps parents of stutterers

    Parents eagerly anticipate the moment when their child first begins to talk.

    But for some parents, it is a time of anxiety because their child struggles to get words out.

    As many as 5 percent of preschool children nationwide have repetitions and prolongations of sounds severe enough to be of concern to their parents, according to the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation.

    The foundation recently sent a copy of its DVD, “Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents,” to Oliver Springs Public Library.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Yes, we are Taxed Enough Already, aren’t we?

    Well, gentle reader, we cannot help but wonder what has happened to our Tea Party folks.

    As you will recall, the founders of this movement were the fiscal conservatives who felt that governments were wasting too much of our money. In fact, as you know, the Tea Party name is short for “Taxed Enough Already?”