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Today's News

  • State brags on Roane County audit

    From STAFF REPORTS

    Roane County government’s annual audit turned up a perfect score of zero. That is, the state Comptroller’s auditors found no examples of problems with the county’s management or bookkeeping practices for the fiscal year that ended last June 30.

    Auditors found no problems with the county’s financial statements.

  • Civil War talk set at Kingston library

    From STAFF REPORTS

    Author and Civil War historian Gerald L. Augustus will speak at Kingston Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6-8 p.m.

    The topic will be “The Civil War in Tennessee,” concentrating on events in East Tennessee.

    Augustus is a retired teacher and principal from Lenoir City Schoools.

    Originally from Kentucky, he received his master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. He is an avid collector of all things Civil War.

  • Wartburg church among new National Register listings

    Wartburg Presbyterian Church is among the eight Tennessee sites added this week to the National Register of Historic Places.

    The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.

    “The National Register honors places that help Tennesseans understand our heritage and make our communities unique and enjoyable,” said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission, which administers the program in Tennessee.

  • Schools lovin’ it on McTeachers Nights

    Dyllis Springs Elementary School and Ridge View Elementary School recently were awarded funds by area McDonald's Restaurants from proceeds of their McTeachers Night.

    Each school received 20 percent of money generated from sales from 5 to 8 p.m. during its McTeachers Night.

    Dyllis Springs had its McTeachers Night at Kingston McDonald's. Ridge View's was at Rockwood McDonald's

  • ‘There Ought to Be a Law ...’ Video contest open to area students

    Tennessee Bar Association’s fourth annual YouTube Video Contest is underway encourage middle- and high-school students to explore how laws are made, amended and repealed.

    The contest, “There Ought to be a Law,” challenges students to create a three-minute video that discusses an issue they would like to see addressed through the legislative process.

  • Austin Peay State University graduates: Fall 2013

    Alicia R. Hundley of Rockwood received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree during Austin Peay State University’s winter commencement ceremony.

    Austin Peay is in Clarksville.

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list: Fall 2013

    Nine East Tennessee State University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    Harriman — Allie T. Copeland, Christopher C. McCarroll and Caitlyn N. Swymer.

    Kingston — Kezia R. Hensley, Kendra B. Martin, Erika B. Smith and Danielle S. Vittatoe.

    Rockwood — Allison M. Breazeale and Sarah E. Pelley.

  • King University honors: Fall 2013

    A number of students from Roane County in traditional and professional studies received King University academic honors for fall semester.

    They include:

    Harriman — Sherri Melissa Kinney, Tonya Suzette McCarroll, Gina LeAnn Noll and Anna Marie Tull.

    Kingston — Keith Edward Brown, John Richard Carter, Shannon Leann Crawley, Gwendolin Burneice Mullins, Babbet Jean Risner and Jonni Rhea Wood.

    Oliver Springs — Amanda Nicole Hill, Michael Henry Jones and Krista Susanne Whaley.

  • Milligan College graduates: Fall 2013

    Kingston’s Jeremy Woody was awarded a degree from Milligan College.

    Woody earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

    Milligan College is near Elizabethton in Northeast Tennessee.

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: Fall 2013

    The more than 300 students earning placement on Tennessee Wesleyan College’s fall honors and dean’s lists included seven from Roane County.

    To be eligible for the honors list, a student must earn 12 or more non-remedial hours and attain a grade point average of at least 3.7 with no grade below B.

    They included Deanna Allen and Katelyn Harvey, both of Oliver Springs; Lindsay Arndts of Ten Mile; Kayla Evans of Rockwood; and Shanon Friauf of Harriman.