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Today's News

  • Church Calendar: March 1-17

    FRIDAY, MARCH 1
    • Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day children’s consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church’s activities building. The church is at 407 Old Johnston Valley Road.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 2
    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a tai chi class at 9 a.m. in the church at 203 S. Kentucky St. Call 376-6340 for details.

    SUNDAY, MARCH 3

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list: Fall 2012

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

    They are:

    Harriman — Taylor R. Borum, Christopher C. McCarroll and Caitlyn N. Swymer.

    Kingston — Danielle V. Casaus, Emily P. Denton, Derek T. Gurney, Elaine A. Hall, Kezia R. Hensley, Katrina Y. Kaldenbach, Ryan C. Orick, Holly M. Parkison and Erika B. Smith.

    Rockwood — Allison M. Breazeale and Jordan E. Williams.

  • Cover girl: Easter creates award-winning anthology art

    Elizabeth R. “Lizzy” Easter of Rockwood is the award-winning artist whose work is featured on the cover of “Read Our Word, Hear Our Voice: Anthology of Poetry, Essays and Short Stories.”

    The Roane State Community College student’s drawing was selected as the winner of a Roane Writers Group art competition and was announced earlier this year in a ceremony in front of Easter’s classmates.

  • Middle Tennessee State University Graduation: Fall 2012

    Six students from Roane County were awarded degrees at Middle Tennessee State University during fall commencement.

    They are:

    Kingston — Reed M. Quillen and Jordan A. Smith.

    Lenoir City — Lauren B. Gregory.

    Oak Ridge — Katelyn M. Gurecki, Emily C. Oswald and Megan A. Singleton.

  • Dove nominees Marksmen to be in Harriman this weekend

    The award-winning Marksmen Quartet will bring its unique style of gospel music to Harriman Baptist Tabernacle at 1420 Old Roane St.

    The group will begin singing at 6 p.m. March 3. A love offering will be received.

    The Marksman Quartet was nominated in 2013 for Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Contemporary Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, an award they have received four times in the past.

  • OUR OPINION: Who is minding the store in Rockwood?

    Anyone seeing the list of alleged purchases made by former Rockwood public works director Tom Pierce should be furious that he was able to misuse public money with so little oversight.

    Eleven guns, ammo, women’s jeans, an online degree program, music, and not one, but two high-end digital cameras are among the personal items authorites said he purchased over a three-year period.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: We can all be proud of these native sons

    Wednesday of last week, as we were perusing the Business section of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, our eye was caught by the headline “Bonuses paid Brown prior to collapse”, with a sub-head reading “Soddy-Daisy shuffle combined Ponzi scheme and tax fraud, trustee charges.”

    We thought this might be an interesting item showing the ingenuity of some of the financial villains who prey on the ignorance and gullibility of so many of our brethrery and so further reading showed.

  • Little children, big obstacles

    Looking at the sweet face of 5-year-old Briley Goad, it is hard to believe she’s faced the adversity of a serious genetic disorder.

    Smiling and healthy now, Briley’s parents spent the first years of her life fighting with doctors to find out what was ailing her.

    She wasn’t thriving because of the disorder velocardiofacial syndrome, a deletion of a segment of a long arm of Chromosome 22.

  • Two indictments and lots of other trouble with law

    Benjamin Heath Clark, accused of mugging an 84-year-old woman, was indicted by the Roane County grand jury last month. He’s charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault-bodily injury.
    Kingston police said Clark, 23, mugged Eleanor Rogers in front of Angel Nails on North Kentucky Street in December. Her son said she suffered a broken elbow and concussion in the incident.
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  • Howard’s 50 not enough for Devils in semis

    Harriman’s Xavier Howard has been a scoring machine through the years and Tuesday night he was at his best, as the Blue Devil senior guard pumped in a career-high 50 points in the Region 2-A semifinals.