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Today's News

  • Ava Barber to be in Kingston

    Ava Barber, a featured performer on “The Lawrence Welk Show,” will be the guest performer next week during the meeting of Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart.

    The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. April 1 in the church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St.

    The program is open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert for the meal afterward.

  • Rose, Coen serve as Senate pages
  • Church Calendar: March 29-April 1

    FRIDAY, MARCH 29
    • Swan Pond United Methodist Church, Harriman, will present its annual Good Friday “service of darkness” beginning at 6 p.m. The Rev. Brenda Poole will conduct the service. The church is at 1317 Swan Pond Road. Call Pool at 660-2102 for details.

    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a Good Friday worship service beginning at 7 p.m. “Crossings” is the message. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road West. Call 376-2990 for details.

  • Alum concert set April 6

    Roane State Community College’s music department will have an alumni concert from 7 to 9 p.m. April 6 in the O’Brien Theatre on the main campus in Roane County.

    Admission is free

    The concert will feature alumni from Concert Choir, Celebration Singers, Jazz Band and Bluegrass Band.  As this year’s virtual choir project, the music department will debut an original composition, “Diversity, Similarity,” by Roane State professor Geol Greenlee with lyrics by student Chris Arnold.

  • Presidential Book, Materials awards open to more seniors

    The Roane State Community College Foundation’s Presidential Book and Materials Scholarships are now open to more graduating high school seniors who plan to attend Roane State.

    Once reserved strictly for valedictorians, Presidential Book and Materials Scholarships are available for high school seniors with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher.

    Two Presidential Book and Materials Scholarships will be awarded at each public high school in Roane, Anderson, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, Morgan, Roane and Scott.

  • RCHS robotics team to compete

    The public is encouraged to go to the 2013 Smoky Mountain FIRST Robotics Regional Competition this weekend in support of Full Metal Jackets, the Roane County High School robotics team.

    The competition will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29-30 in Knoxville Convention Center at 701 Henley St. Admission is free.

    In the 2013 FIRST — or For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology — Robotics Competition, Full Metal Jackets will participate in Ultimate Ascent.

  • Bethel helps others for Lenten season

    By Wendy Neff, For Roane Newspapers
    I came to Bethel Presbyterian Church as pastor nearly two years ago, in the middle of Lent.

    The church was somewhat still in transition, having just had an interim pastor, and so Lenten practices were minimal.

    Last year, we went back to previous practices of a special Lenten Bible study and Save Our Saturday mission events.

  • Lady Jackets split games in tourney

    One week after winning a tournament in Meigs County, the Kingston Lady Jackets were looking for their second tournament title in as many weeks over the weekend in Cookeville, but it wasn’t to be as Kingston was eliminated in the fist round of tournament play.

  • Devils open district play with 8-2 win

    After having their first four District 3-A contests cancelled due to weather, the Harriman Blue Devils finally played their first district contest of the season Wednesday evening, and the wait was worth it for Andy Adcox’s squad as they rolled to an 8-2 victory over Greenback at Paper Maker Field.

  • Accused killer released

    Accused killer Shawn Smoot was released from the Roane County Jail Tuesday morning on a $250,000 bond.
    “The parents inquired last week about wiring money to post a cash bond,” Circuit Court Clerk Kim Nelson said. “The money was received by wire transfer last Friday.”
    Paperwork wasn’t signed until Tuesday. Roane County Sheriff’s Assistant Beth Sams said Smoot left the jail at 10:03 a.m.