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Today's News

  • Rose seminar slated March 2

    A 2013 rose seminar “Growing Beautiful Roses Made Easy,” will be on March 2 on the University of Tennessee’s Agricultural Campus.

    The seminar, sponsored by the Holston Rose Society and the Tennessee Rose Society., is designed for both novice and experienced rose growers.

    There will be multi-education sessions presented by speakers with many years of experience in growing roses.

    The seminar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost will be $15 with advanced registration, and $20 if paid at the door.

  • Community Palm Sunday service to be in Kingston

    Harriman Music Club’s annual community Palm Sunday service will be at 2:30 p.m. March 24.

    A different church hosts the program each year.  This year’s service will be in Kingston United Methodist Church at 216 W. Church St., Kingston.

  • Hensley marks 30 years membership in the DAR

    June Graves Hensley was recently honored by Kingston’s Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution for 30 years of DAR membership.

    Her Revolutionary War ancestor, Martin Miller, also fought in the War of 1812.

    Hensley became a member of the DAR on Dec. 9, 1982, when she joined the Simon Harris Chapter in Knoxville.

    In 1998, she and Mary Bell co-founded the Southwest Point Chapter in Kingston.

    She has served as chapter treasurer, and this year, has made 44 blankets for veterans and children.

  • Go pink and get in free to Roane State games

    Fans who wear pink to Roane State Community College basketball games on Feb. 16 will be admitted free to raise awareness about breast cancer.

    The Roane State women play Cleveland State at 5 p.m. in the gym on the college’s main campus. The men’s game follows at 7.

    Cancer survivors will be admitted free and recognized during halftimes. Arts in Motion dancers and Roane State music students will perform.

  • Roane Choral to Lift Every Voice in Feb. 23 concert

    Roane Choral Society will continue its 40th anniversary season with a concert, “Lift Every Voice,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in Harriman’s historic Princess Theatre.

    Donations will be accepted at the performance.

    The Roane County Community Chorus will join in this presentation of moving spirituals and gospel music as in celebration of Black History Month.

    Roane County Community Chorus will sing several favorites and will join Roane Choral Society on “O Happy Day” and “Lift Every Voice.”

  • Midway Elementary Honor Roll: Second Nine Weeks

    A Honor Roll

    Third Grade

    Dalton Bacon

    Shelby Belchar

    Anna Fink

    Seth Gordon

    R.J. Kupfer

    Katelyn Braden

    Nikki Moore

    Shayla Wood

    Macie Young

    Josie Thompson

    Halena Shirran

    Kimberlyn Cash

    Sawyer Pelfrey

    Dominic Meza

    Ethan Melton

    Zane Edwards

    Gracie Click

  • Robotics takes off at Roane County High

    It’s a robot.

    But not the variety adults are acquainted with, like “The Jetsons” maid Rosie, R2D2 from “Star Wars” or the “Lost in Space” robot that shared information with the Robinson family with its familiar, “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!”

    “We’re comfortable with those models which resemble the human form,” said Cynthia Holmes. “They look like us, act like us, and some speak like us.”

  • Grace Church helps in war against methamphetamine

    Grace Community Church, Kingston, is teaming up with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office to fight the increase of methamphetamine lab activity.

    Pastor Paul Lloyd, center right, represents the church in providing bottles of water to the sheriff’s office.

    The gift is accepted by, from left, Deputy Mark Steinmann, Sheriff Jack Stockton and Deputy John Mayes.

    Grace Community Church is at 438 W. Race St.

  • Dyllis Springs Elementary Terrific Kids: Second Nine Weeks

    Reed Harrison

    Addyson Calder

    Catie Hill

    Bobby Schultz

    Mya Paul

    Elijah Jennings

    Hope Adkins

    Lauren Payne

    Mykenzie Phillips

    Jake Harness

    Corben LeFevers

    Maressa Rose

    Caitlyn West

    Gage Ratliff

    Damien McIlwain

    Gracie Hammonds

    Jaxon Hamby

    Chloe Lackey

    Jackson Sims

  • Women, Hispanics still have time to file

    Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades have just a bit more than a month to file claims.

    The filing period closes March 25.