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Today's News

  • Roane State Community College news and events

    Roane State Community College campuses will offer extended business to hours help students get ready for the start of fall classes.
    Extended hours for the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses will be:
    • Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Monday, Aug. 19-Thursday, Aug 22, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Monday, Aug. 26-Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    The Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses will maintain usual business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) on Fridays.

  • GUEST OPINION: Constitution dispels myth of Christian nation

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    Culture warriors, pseudo-historians and opportunistic politicians have spent the last several decades peddling the myth that America was founded as a “Christian nation.”

    The propaganda appears to be working.

    A majority of the American people (51 percent) believes that the U.S. Constitution establishes a Christian nation, according to the State of the First Amendment survey released last month by the First Amendment Center.

  • OLYMPIC-GOLD VISITOR: Swim team to get tips from best

    Olympic gold-medal swimmer Claire Donahue will be teaching Rockwood’s swim team a trick or two that might advance them beyond their third-place finish in their league this year.

    Swim coach Cassandra Dothard said her team has been excited since learning about the opportunity after Dothard got to know Donahue’s mother, who works at a swim store in Knoxville.

    Donahue will be at the Rockwood pool Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Italian cuisine is as close as Crossville at Genesis Grille

    Today’s “Out to Lunch” adventure is at the Genesis Italian Grille in Crossville.

    From Roane County, head west on Interstate 40, take Exit 320 and go left on Genesis Road. Turn right at the traffic light onto Interstate Drive.

    Italian Grille is a short distance, in a strip mall on the left, across from Crossville Outlet Center.

    I hope that some readers of my articles have noticed that for a few weeks “Out to Lunch” articles have not appeared in the Roane County News.

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Waltrip coming to Carson-Newman

    Carson-Newman University invites race fans to start their engines for Bristol race week with a NASCAR celebrity roast featuring racing legend Darrell Waltrip.

  • Middle school season kicks off Thursday

    Although the start of the 2013 high school football season isn’t until next Friday, Roane County football fans can still enjoy a good week on the gridiron this week as all five county middle school teams open the 2013 regular season on Thursday.
    Each middle school team in the county will play eight games between Thursday, Aug. 15 and Oct. 3 with Clinch Valley Conference championship games set for the following Thursday, Oct. 10.

  • Master Gardeners workshop scheduled

    Roane County Master Gardeners will have an Aug. 24 workshop on Preservation of the Harvest and Cool Season Gardening.
    This is the third workshop in the Sustainable and Edible Landscapes series.
    Sessions topics will include food preservation principles and techniques, preventing insects from overwintering in the garden and other key cool-season gardening topics, followed by hands on demonstration of food preservation techniques.
    All participants will receive reference materials and preserved items made during the workshop.

  • Harriman Happenings- August 11

    Pauline Steelman celebrated her 92nd birthday Wednesday, Aug. 8.
    Pauline and Linda Durham are close friends, and Linda took her out for a special lunch.
    Pauline gives thanks to Linda, and she really did enjoy her delicious lunch.
    We say happy birthday to you, Pauline, from all your friends.
    Three members of St. Mary’s Baptist Church celebrated their birthdays in August. They are Lucille Gordon, Pearl Gallaher and Darius Gallaher.
    We sang the birthday song, and the pastor prayed and each one received a gift from the church.

  • Blood drives coming up in Harriman, OS

    Summer months are difficult for blood centers across the U.S. and it is no exception for East Tennessee’s provider, Medic Regional Blood Center.
    “We are currently on emergency appeal for all blood types, especially the negative types,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic’s spokeswoman. “This is a time when being negative can be a good thing. Negative blood types are more rare than positive types, and often Medic finds themselves in a critical shortage of these types.”