Today's News

  • Meet this year's RSCC honorees from Roane County

    Michelle Edwards of Rockwood is the recipient of the prestigious President's Award at Roane State Community College.

    The award is the highest student honor given by the college.

    Also nominated for the honor were Daniel Miget and Corey Reed, both of Kingston.

    Ten Mile's Aaron Fielding is the recipient of the college's Outstanding Freshman Award.

  • Area shutterbugs invited to show off skills in Obed exhibit

    The National Park Service invites photographers to submit entries for an exhibit at the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center.

    The National Park Service is looking for striking digital images of nature, highlighting the diversity of life in the park.

    Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, weather or people interacting with nature within the Obed Wild and Scenic River.

    All photographs, except those submitted as artistic, should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared.

  • Samford University graduates: Spring 2013

    Steven Cody Wattenbarger of Ten Mile recently graduated from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

    Samford University is in Birmingham, Ala.

  • Sheriff to start up Citizens Academy

    The popularity of television shows such as “CSI” has many questioning what goes on at the Roane County Sheriff’s Office and how detectives solve crimes.

    Some of those answers may be found in the Roane County Sheriff’s Office’s Citizens Academy, offered at no cost this fall.

    The academy is designed to give residents a better understanding of an officer’s daily duties and responsibilities.

    The curriculum is similar that of the Police Academy and is taught by some of the same instructors.

  • Vacation Bible School 2013

    Cardiff Baptist
    “Colossal Coaster World” is the vacation Bible school theme at Cardiff Baptist Church, Rockwood. Classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 8-12 in the church at 2170 N. Gateway Ave.

  • Lincoln Memorial University white coat ceremony: spring 2013

    Suzanne Alice Alley of Kingston recently received her white coat at the physician assistant program class of 2014 white-coat ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate.

    Alley is a second-year physician assistant student at LMU.

    The white-coat ceremony is a standard ritual in physician assistant programs, allopathic and osteopathic medical schools across the country. It is a public demonstration of a student’s commitment to patient care and professionalism.

  • Carson-Newman to offer its first doctoral degree

    Carson-Newman University this fall will offer its first doctoral degree and a new graduate degree option for those in the field of education.

    The new Doctor in Educational Leadership degree and the Educational Specialist degree build upon Carson-Newman’s Master of Arts in teaching and Master of Education degrees.

    “Carson-Newman is proud to be a doctoral degree-granting institution,” said Kina Mallard, executive vice president and provost of the Jefferson City-based university.

  • Kingston students do well in math contest

    One hundred seventy-seven students from Kingston Elementary School, led by Esther Lancaster, math coach, recently competed in Noetic Learning Math Contest.

    Noetic Learning Math Contest is an elementary math problem-solving contest held twice a year. A total of 19,831 students representing 990 teams across the country participated.

    Winners of their teams were:

    Second grade — James Vermillion and Cara Randolph.

    Third grade — Caleb Tejeda.

  • Union College enrollment: Fall 2013

    Wesley Flatt of Oliver Springs has been accepted to attend Union College this fall.

    Union is in Barbourville, Ky.

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