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Today's News

  • Keko receives leadership award

    Local martial arts leader, Kyoshi Peter Keko was honored with the Masters Leadership Award by the prestigious World Head of Family Sokeship Council (WHFSC) during the 21st Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet on June 1 in Orlando.

  • Vacation Bible School 2013

    Bethel Presbyterian/Kingston United Methodist
    “Following in Jesus’ Footsteps: Inspired by Marketplace 29 A.D.” is the theme of the Bible school planned by Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, and Kingston United Methodist Church. Classes will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 17-20 in Kingston United Methodist fellowship hall at 212 W. Church St. Registration information is available at Bethel Presbyterian at 203 S. Kentucky St., 376-6340 or Kingston United Methodist, 376-6337.

  • Crowe to speak at Little Leaf’s scholarship event

    Charles D. Crowe, co-founder of The Men of Tomorrow program, will be the guest speaker for the annual Ed Fritz scholarship program at Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    The program starts at 4 p.m. June 9.

    Crowe, CEO of LeGacy Resource Consulting Corp., helped found the Men of Tomorrow mentoring program in 1990.

    The program promotes development of a good self image, positive role model, academic achievement, career development and cultural development among youth.

  • Registration jumpstart

    Kingston’s Shannon Palko, left, and her father, Leonard Palko, recently attended Summer Orientation and Registration at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

    Students at SOAR met with academic advisers, registered for classes, toured the campus and residence halls, received information about student activities, housing and financial aid and heard detailed information about First-Year Initiative, an orientation for first-year students the week before classes.
     

  • Five awarded $500 scholarships to RSCC

    Five recent high school graduates from Roane County will begin their freshman year at Roane State Community College with a $500 Tennessee Scholars scholarship.

    They are Alisa Barger of Midway High School, Jadah Gallaher of Harriman High School, Tavin Napier of Rockwood High School, Allison Taylor of Roane County High School, and Kara Young of Oliver Springs High School.

  • Rockwood Wesleyan Church reunion planned this weekend

    For more than 100 years, Rockwood Wesleyan Church on South Church Avenue has played a vital role in the community and in the lives of its congregation, especially during the Great Depression, World War II and the 1950-60s.

    Congregants past and present, the public and Pastor Bob Lower will celebrate that role this weekend during special reunion events that include a Saturday hot dog roast, Sunday services and a special afternoon singing.

  • Edington spelling his way to Beta nationals

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate Andy Edington will represent both his school and Tennessee in the upcoming National Beta Club Convention.

    The convention will be on June 19-22 in Mobile, Ala.

    Edington advanced to the national spelling competition by winning second place in the same event during the Tennessee Beta Club Convention on April 1-3 in Nashville.

  • Bethel marks Hettrick’s 50 years in ministry

    Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will host a special celebration of Pastor Emeritus Dick Hettrick’s 50th anniversary of ordination on June 9.

    The special event, which will coincide with a celebration of Bethel’s role in Kingston and Roane County for the past 195 years, will be during the morning worship service at 11.

    The church is at 203 S. Kentucky St.

  • 2013-14 Roane County Schools Calendar
  • OUR OPINION: Education Matters! needs our support

    Last month, The Roane Alliance kicked off an effort to save a program that every Roane Countian should embrace.

    The Education Matters! initiative is in danger because of substantial government funding cuts. It needs more support.

    The aim of Education Matters! is to ensure every child in Roane County goes on to a post-secondary school … and does well when they do.