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Today's News

  • Yelton state’s homecoming queen for 2011

    Haley Sue Yelton of Rockwood has been selected Tennessee’s Homecoming Queen.

    A 2011 graduate of Rockwood High School, she was the school’s homecoming queen for 2010-11.

    Yelton, who was also chosen by online voters as Tennessee’s Favorite Homecoming Queen, will represent Tennessee during the 31st annual America’s Homecoming Queen Selection July 23-27 in Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.

    She is the daughter of James and Angie Yelton of Rockwood.

  • Roane State Community College dean's list

    A number of Roane County students made the spring semester dean’s list at Roane State Community College.

    They include:

  • ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list

    William C. Carothers of Kingston and Julie A. Kirkham and Rebekah L. Loden, both of Rockwood, are among the East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy students named to the dean’s list for spring session.

    Students who qualified for the dean’s list were
    enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.
     

  • Tusculum College graduates

    Pamela S. Fowler of Harriman, Catina Marshall of Kingston and Lisa M. Paysinger of Oliver Springs were among the 263 students who recently graduated from Tusculum College.

    Fowler and Paysinger earned bachelor’s degrees in human growth and learning, K-6.

    Marshall’s bachelor’s degree is in organizational management.

    Tusculum College, the oldest college in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the nation, is in Greeneville.

  • University of Rochester graduates

    Chelsea Martin of Kingston recently graduated from the University of Rochester.

    Martin, who graduated cum laude, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in language and linguistics and Japanese.

    Daughter of Katherine and Melvin Martin, she is a graduate of Webb School of Knoxville.

    The University of Rochester is a private research university in Rochester, N.Y.

  • State offers Q&A on free, reduced-price meals

    The Tennessee Department of Education offers answers to some of the more frequent questions about free and reduced-price meals:

    Do you need to fill out an application for each of your children? No, you only need one application for all students in your household.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    April 25 cases disposed

    James R. Simpson, registration certificate must be carried, light law-motor vehicle, financial responsibility law and time restrictions of transport-enforcement  by ele. Dismissed, cost to state.

    Stephanie N. Skinner, disorderly conduct. Dismissed, cost to state.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from June 16:

    From Brenda S. Gordon and Victor E. Lee Gordon Estate to James Walter Akins by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Scenic Hills Estates, Lots 14 and 15, $150,000.

    From Terry M. Goddard and Helen Ann Goddard to John W. Standridge and Rita Standridge by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 2.62 acres, US Hwy. 70, $75,000.

    From Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Atish Kala and Nisha Kala by warranty deed, Fifth Street, $110,000.

  • Kingston champions in Dixie Youth play

     

  • Kingston AAA All-Stars champs of Harriman tourney