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Today's News

  • Midway second in Battle of the Belt campaign

    Midway High School took second place in Tennessee’s first-ever “Battle of the Belt” competition.

    The Tennessee Department of Health Injury Prevention Program, in partnership with the Tennessee Trauma Centers, sponsors this statewide competition for Tennessee high schools designed to increase seat belt usage.

    “This competition was based on a year-long educational campaign to promote seat-belt safety,” said Patricia Wells, Roane County Schools health coordinator.

  • Vacation Bible School 2013

    Rockwood Church of Christ
    Vacation Bible school at Rockwood Church of Christ will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. “It’s a Blue-Ribbon Life” is the theme; classes will be available for all ages. The church is at 129 S. Chamberlain Ave. Call 354-0855 for details.

  • King University president's list: spring 2013

    Seven King University students from Roane County were named to the King University president’s list during spring semester.

    They were Nancy Michelle Cagley, Deepa Cecilia Garren and Eden Buchanan Sherrod, all of Kingston; Jessica Dawn Golliher of Rockwood; Hannah Elyse Hester and Krista Susanne Whaley, both of Oliver Springs; and Rebecca Doreen Waggle of Harriman.

    Students who take 12 hours of academic work and attain a 4.0 semester grade-point average within the range of 3.5-3.99 receive the honor.

  • Insurance co-op enters new agreements

    Community Health Alliance, Tennessee’s health insurance co-op has entered into collaborative agreements
    with Covenant Health and Tennova Healthcare.

    Community Health Alliance, created as part of the Affordable Care Act, is assembling its preferred provider network across the state, on target to roll out health plans for qualified individuals and small businesses in Tennessee beginning in October.  

    Covenant Health, which includes Roane Medical Center in Harriman, and Tennova Healthcare serve the East Tennessee region.

  • North Rockwood members back from Haiti

    North Rockwood Baptist Church members, in alphabetical order, D.J. Allen; Joey and Jonathan Andrews; Tony, Sally and Ryan Davis; Stacy and Nick Hutchcraft; Beth Mitchell; Tracy and Courtney Shelton; Whitney Stooksbury; and Diana Whaley recently returned from a mission trip to Haiti.

    The June 1-9 mission was part of The Voice of Children USA and included eight churches from the Knoxville area and six California churches.

    The group, with the assistance of Haitian interpreters, conducted nightly revival services and daily medical clinics.

  • Men’s conference set in Oliver Springs

    Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, is planning a two-day men’s conference next month to help participants in their relationships with God, family, friends and others.

    “Strength of a Champion” will start with a 5 p.m. dinner on Aug. 16. A session will follow at 7.

    The conference will continue on Aug. 17 with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and session at 9.

  • Parkison in Phi Kappa Phi society

    April Parkison of Kingston was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

    Parkison is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville.

    She is among 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

  • Alcoa minister to lead Sevier gospel meeting

    Alcoa Church of Christ Minister Lee Brown will lead a gospel meeting Aug. 5-7 at Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    Services will begin at 7 p.m. daily in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive.

    “The Church That Jesus Built,” based on Matthew 16-18, is the theme.

    Brown is a Monroe, Ala., native and the fourth of five children.

    “Lee is a down-home country boy with a love for the Lord,” said Sevier Drive member Darlene Barksdale Johnson. “That can be seen wherever he goes.”

  • Oliver Springs High principal cited

    Oliver Springs High School Principal Jeff Woods accepts surprise honors, including $500, from Education First Foundation for Foreign Study.

    The awards are presented by  Nancy Thompson, who plans to be a host parent, and Sue Clark, international exchange coordinator.

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: spring 2013

    Five Tennessee Wesleyan College students from Roane County were among those earning academic achievements during spring semester.

    Lindsay Arndts, Janelle Johnson and Rebecca Kadau, all of Ten Mile, and Megan Harrison of Kingston were named to the college’s honors list.

    To be eligible for the honors list, a student must be registered for 12 or more hours and attain a grade-point average of at least 3.70, with no grade below B.