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Today's News

  • Neighbors to share memories of Obed

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River host another “Memories of the Obed” program on Dec. 14.

    The program, beginning at 1 p.m., will feature Sonny Human and Judge Mike Davis, long-time residents of the area.

    Memories to be shared include logging in the park area, fishing and hunting, and life in general along the Obed River in years gone by.

    This free program will be in the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St. in downtown Wartburg.

    The program explores the unique river-related memories of area individuals.

  • ‘Clogging Around the Trees’ set

    More than 50 area dancers will perform during this weekend’s “Clogging Around the Trees” in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    The doors will open at 5 p.m.

    Admission is $5.

    Dancers with the South Eastern Clogging Co. and Bowers Elementary will perform during the holiday event.

  • Babahatchie striking up for free Christmas concert

    Babahatchie Community Band will have its free Christmas concert on Dec. 16 in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    The concert starts at 8 p.m., after the city’s Christmas parade.

    “I think this is the most music we have prepared for a concert, plus we will have two special guests with us on stage this year,” said Babahatchie member Alison Westrich.

    Sandy Wells will lend her vocal talents to “Grown-up Christmas List,” “The Christmas Song” and “White Christmas.”

  • Scholarships available to FFA members

    Monty’s Plant Food Co., a Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture industry, is accepting applications for five $1,000 college scholarships.

    The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.

    To be eligible, FFA members must

    • Live on a family farm in Tennessee or other eligible state.

  • Register kids for Homeschool Friday museum programs

    Registration is underway for upcoming Homeschool Friday Programs for grades K-6 beginning in January at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Programs for homeschool students in grades K-2 are one-hour classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; grades K-6 take two-hour classes from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Program fees for grades K-2 are $7 for the public and $5 for museum members; 3-6 grades pay $12, with museum members paying $9.

    Fees include the classroom program and museum admission for one student and one adult with the program.

  • Rotary honors RYLA student

    Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall, left, and immediate past president Ralph Best present a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards certificate and pin to Jordan Zurcher, a junior at Roane County High School.

    The Rotary clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood sponsored nine student from county high schools to attend this year’s daylong event where students develop leadership and team building skills.

  • Midway Elementary honors: First nine weeks' grading period

    Midway Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the first nine weeks grading period.

    They are:

    A HONOR ROLL

    Third grade — Logan Carroll, Bree Duff, Caleb Hall, John Kervorkian, Chloe Kyle, Ashley Steedley, Ayshia Turner, Maggie Jackson, Cadence Miles, Tyler Bentley, Shelby Bryant, Christian Clark Cadence Collier, Mary Contrearas, Sierra Cowell, Jayleigh Davis and Rhyan Helms.

  • Roane State closing Dec. 19 for holidays

    All Roane State Community College campuses will be closed Dec. 19-Jan. 1 for the holidays.

    The Cumberland Business Incubator on the Cumberland County campus near Crossville will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1.

    All campuses will reopen on Jan. 2. Spring classes will begin on Jan. 16.

    Registration and other self-service options are available through Roane State website, www.roanestate.edu. Visit the website or call 1-866-462-7722 for details.

  • Midway Middle battles Panthers

     

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves split games with Lenoir City Monday night with the Lady Waves falling, 32-29, and the Green Waves winning, 39-32.

    The Lady Waves fell to 2-7 with the loss while the Green Waves are 3-6 on the season. 

  • Mt. Pisgah splits with ACS

     

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots and Lady Patriots traveled to Knoxville Monday and split a pair of games with Apostolic Christian School (ACS).

    The Lady Patriots took the floor first and dropped a 42-34 decision, but Mt. Pisgah bounced back with a 62-42 victory in the boys game.