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Today's News

  • East Tennessee State University graduates: Spring 2013

    Six East Tennessee State University  students from Roane County were among the recipients of the 1,800 degrees awarded in two spring commencement ceremonies on the Johnson City campus.

    They are:

    Harriman — Steven D. Hansard, bachelor’s degree, criminal justice and criminology.

    Kingston — Lauren E. Couch and Holly M. Parkison, bachelor’s degrees, nursing.

  • Bowers students get bikes for perfect attendance

    Students at Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, with perfect attendance for the 2012-13 school year were each rewarded with a bicycle for their accomplishment.

    South Harriman Schools Alumni and Friends Organization presented the bicycles during the school’s annual awards day program.

    More than 100 bicycles and helmets have been given to students by the group since it began the program 10 years ago.

    The organization also presented gifts to Bowers’ color guard and a scholarship for a student to attend 4-H summer camp.

  • Church Calendar: Aug. 9-24

    FRIDAY, AUG. 9
    • Harriman Church of God will present Gospel recording artists The Shireys beginning at 7 p.m. The church is at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown. Call 882-3249 or 882-0407 for more information.

    FRIDAY, AUG. 16

  • Red Cross seeks shelter-team churches

    The American Red Cross Tennessee Mountain Valley welcomes Roane County area churches to partner with them to become shelter teams.

    “The training will aid the Red Cross when shelters need to be opened quickly” said Mary Beth Birge, director of emergency services for the East Tennessee Region.

    The Red Cross recently partnered with six shelter-team churches in Blount County.  

    Red Cross instructors trained 38 people in those churches.  

  • Tennessee Technological University dean's list: Spring 2013

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County were named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

  • 50 years for St. Mary’s Baptist Gospel Chorus

    St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Chorus will celebrate its 50th choir anniversary beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 10.

    Various choirs and soloists will be attending this service to help with the celebration.

    The church is at 1038 Trenton St., Harriman.

  • Time running out to pay Roane State fees

    Roane State Community College students who have registered for classes must pay their fees by 4:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 13 to keep their class schedules.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    They need to log in to RaiderNet and click “Your Account” to get started.

    Students can pay by phone using major credit or debit cards. The number is 882-4515.

    Students may also pay by personal check, money order or major credit or debit cards at any Roane State campus.

  • Homecoming ’13 cancelled

    Old Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Rockwood, has cancelled its homecoming this year due to work in the church.

    The church is at 701 Smith Mountain Road.

  • Clower honored at Maryville

    Miranda Clower, a Maryville College senior religion major
    from Kingston, received the Glenn Hewitt Award in Ethics during the college’s recent academic awards ceremony.

    Named for a longtime Maryville College professor of religion and philosophy, the award is presented annually to the student demonstrating the most outstanding work in Ethics 490: Philosophical and Theological Foundations of Ethical Thought.

  • New food, clothes outreach started

    Walnut Hill Baptist Church, Harriman, now offers food and clothing assistance.

    Faye Daniels, the community church’s outreach laywoman, decided to organize the activity that will be open for distribution from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Tuesday.

    “This is just something the Lord has laid on my heart for outreach,” she said. “I just wanted to be able to help the community. I know there are so many people out there in need.”

    She added, “If we see a need, we’ll do it another extra day.”