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Today's News

  • Duke Energy contacts TVA

    Duke Energy reached out to TVA following the ash spill this week at Duke’s Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C.

    TVA spokesman Scott Brooks confirmed Duke’s call for help.

    TVA knows first-hand what it’s like to deal with an ash spill. On Dec. 22, 2008, a dike failure at the agency’s Kingston Fossil Plant released more than 5 million cubic yards of ash.

  • Truck versus trees
  • Hit the ground walking with Extension service program

    By Justin Thomas • For Roane Newspapers
    Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to improve and maintain your health — yet nearly two-thirds of Americans aren’t getting the activity they need.

    Consider taking up walking with friend or your family by participating in Roane Walks, an eight-week program that will spark some friendly competition in our Roane County communities.

    Teams of four or eight will compete to see who can log the most miles walking, jogging or even biking.

  • Get your bill of health at Luminary fair

    Blood labs provided by Summit Medical Group are among the many screenings and ample information to be available during Luminary United Methodist Church’s annual Presidents Day health fair on Feb. 17.

    Eight physicians or medical specialists will provide free screening services from 8 a.m. until noon.

    To schedule a free bone density scan between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., call the church at 376-7040 for criteria and an appointment.

  • Hospice volunteers sought for Roane area

    Amedisys Hospice is in need of volunteers to serve in the Roane County area.

    A volunteer is a special part of the hospice team. Volunteers are those who wish to make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill or those who are grieving by giving time to assist a patient or family member.

    Three volunteer opportunities are available with Amedysis Hospice. Direct-care volunteers offer companionship, support at the time of death, read or write letters with the patient, do craft projects with the patient and/or caregiver, feed the patient and pet therapy.

  • Walters State Community College dean's list: fall 2013

    Roane County’s Eric Richard Long earned academic honors at Walters State Community College.

    Long was named to the dean’s list.

    Students on the dean’s list at Walters State are honored for earning a 3.99-3.5 grade-point average while carrying 12 or more hours.

    Walters State is in Morristown.

  • Lincoln Memorial University dean's list: fall 2013

    Seven Lincoln Memorial University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    They include:

    Harriman — Kathryn Booher, an English major; Kayla Wadlington, an education major; and Veronica Walker, a nursing major.

    Kingston — Kate Barnett, a nursing major; Katherine Gilbert, a management and leadership studies major; and Teena Hedrick, a nursing major.

    Oliver Springs — Teresa Boshears, an education major.

  • Winstead recipient of Hass Scholarship

    Stephen Winstead, right, a Roane County resident and student in Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman’s Machine Tool Technology program, is the recipient of a $2,500 Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship.

    The Foundation provides scholarships to community college and vocational school students entering technical training programs, especially machinist-based certificate and degree programs, in partnership with the SME Educational Foundation.

    Machine Tool Tech instructor Adam Dalton congratulates Winstead on the award.

  • Scholarships available to aspiring principals

    A $1 million gift from the Ayers Foundation has made scholarships available for aspiring school leaders to earn an educational leadership master’s or education specialist degree with administrative licensure from Lipscomb University’s College of Education.

    Ayers Leadership Fellows will receive aid for up to half the cost of enrolling in Lipscomb’s redesigned educational leadership master’s or education specialist program.

  • Fundraisers aid Full Metal Jackets

    Volunteer Gary Alley, left, helps with hands-on training with Roane County High School’s Full Metal Jackets Robotics Team members, freshman Charlie Coen, center, and junior Michael Stooksbury work on putting together a project.

    A Feb. 22 chili supper and silent auction is planned to benefit the team and its work.

    The fundraisers start at 5 p.m. in Kingston Church of Christ’s family center on Spring Street.

    Tickets are $5; email RCHSFullMetalJackets@gmail.com for tickets or more information.