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Today's News

  • See, buy scenes of 58 Landing

    Kingston Public Library will host a photographic exhibit and sale, “58 Landing: Through the Lens,” from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 during regular library hours.

    The exhibit features photographs taken by photographer Terry Futrell at the 58 Landing Park in Kingston and includes colorful sunsets over the lake as well as action shots of ducks and gulls.

    The exhibited photographs may be purchased by the public, with all proceeds benefiting the library.

  • Donation gives instructors Kindle Fire tablets

    Stella Muse,  a former teacher and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center resident, and the center’s administrator-in-training Trina Webb, seated, are thanked by Kathy Kleinsmith, practical nursing coordinator at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, for Harriman Care’s donation of Kindle Fire tablets to be used by faculty members.

    Webb, a member of the technology center’s practical nursing  advisory board, noticed students utilizing the tablets for their textbooks and realized that the instructors were still using regular textbooks.

  • School lunch menus: Sept. 17-21

    MONDAY — Hot dog or entrée salad with chili, roasted potatoes, slaw, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

    TUESDAY — Chicken sandwiches, cheese sticks with dip or entrée salad with variety spuds, lettuce-tomato-pickle, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

    WEDNESDAY — Tacos or taco salad, chicken flatbread melt or entrée salad with buttered corn, leafy green salad, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

  • Calvary students tops in fine arts

    Calvary Baptist School in Kingston had a number of students who won individual and group honors during the Tennessee Fine Arts Competition in Murfreesboro.

    Students advanced to the state competition after winning first- and second-place honors during the District Fine Arts Competition in Powell.

    State winners from Calvary Baptist School include:

    First place

    • Woodworking, Jordan Snow, first in district.

  • ACT scores on the rise

    Tennessee public high school graduates improved their performance on the ACT test in 2012, earning an average score of 19.2 out of 36, up from 19.0 the year before, according to state-by-state results recently released by ACT.

    Tennessee is one of only nine states to mandate that all high school students take the ACT test, so statewide scores help the Tennessee Department of Education measure the state’s progress towards its goal of greater college and career readiness for all students.

  • School librarians tour RSCC facility

    Librarians at Roane County Schools recently spent several hours exploring the Roane State Community College Library in an effort to better provide for information needs of students, faculty and staff.

    Molly Stover, far right, web services librarian, shares with librarians, from left, Janet Sather, Lana Foster, Laura Taylor and Linda Olmsted the many services, resources and digital information the Roane State Library offers to Roane County students and community.

  • Morrison Hill cranking down volume for new Sunday service

    Morrison Hill Christian Church loves rock’n’roll.

    The Kingston church has rocked out with a praise band for nearly 20 years.

    But lately, Morrison Hill’s preaching minister Dennis Mullen has been thinking that a lighter touch may meet a real need.

    That’s why  Morrison Hill is beginning a new worship service that Mullen describes as “lighter, quieter and contemplative.” The new service begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 16.

  • Folk Mountain Gospel

    Folk Mountain Gospel presents Don and Donna Mohl in concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 15 in Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church at 336 Patton Lane.

    The Mohls’ music is a blend of folk and mountain-style gospel.

    They use traditional and Biblical instruments such as the bowed psaltry, hammered and mountain dulcimers, mandolin, zither, guitar and harmonica.

    The program includes familiar hymns, recent gospel and some songs they have written.

  • Dyllis Baptist celebrates 130 years of ministry

    Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 130th anniversary with a homecoming on Sept. 23.

    Activities will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Evangelist Jeff Myers will deliver the message for the 11 a.m. service; The Promise Trio will present special music.

    A potluck dinner will be served in the church’s fellowship hall at noon.

    The church is at 530 Dyllis Road.

  • Church Calendar: Sept. 14-Oct. 28

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
    • Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day fall/winter children’s consignment sale. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 405 Old Johnston Valley Road.

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. featuring Chapel Voices and The Melodys. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.