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Today's News

  • Candidate’s qualifications questioned

    Questions have arisen concerning Dennis Ferguson’s qualifications to run for Roane County road superintendent.    

    “I’ve never known Dennis to build a road,” Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said. “Have you?”

    The issue has also been raised by one of Ferguson’s opponents in the Aug. 2 election.

    “There’s some big questions about it,” candidate Brian Mullins said.  

  • Looseleaf laureate: Heat wave? We all need to chill

    Oppressive heat is upon us.

    I spent several years in the deserts of Arizona, so I know a thing or two about extreme heat.

    Out there, we left oven mitts hanging next to certain outside doors because the afternoon summer sun could make door knobs dangerously hot.

    Summer there was like winter here: it was the time you stayed in, took it easy and tried very hard not to over exert yourself.

    With summer temperatures consistently above 100 degrees out there, we learned to take it in stride, even though we longed for cooler days.

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Bradbury United Methodist
    “Operation Overboard” is the vacation Bible school theme at Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston. Classes for all ages are from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8-12 in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West, Kingston; dinner will be served daily. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

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    Church of Christ

  • Church Calendar: June 30-July 1

    SATURDAY, JUNE 30
    • A fundraising concert will be from 4 to 9:30 p.m. in South Harriman Baptist Church at 626 Ruritan Road. Proceeds from the concert will benefit a London mission trip for Three Rivers Community Baptist Church, Kingston. Christian Rock, gospel and contemporary music will be played by Encounter Eternal, Affliction Asylum, Sean Blockley, Rather to be Chosen and Greg Patterson.

  • Howard appointed to St. Andrew’s

    Harry Howard has been appointed by the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee to assume the pastoral responsibilities at St. Andrew’s Church, Harriman.

    Serving in various positions for the Diocese since 2005, Howard has taught courses in systematic theology, moral theology and ascetic theology to deacon postulants who were preparing for the priesthood.

    He was also involved in the lay ministry licensure program, teaching Old and New Testament courses to lay persons seeking credentials to serve the Church in various positions.

  • Clower receives Maryville accolades

    Miranda Clower, a Maryville College junior from Kingston, was presented the Outstanding Spanish Minor Award during the college’s annual Academic Awards Ceremony on the campus of the liberal arts college.

    The Outstanding Spanish Minor Award is presented annually to the student who is minoring in Spanish and shows the best academic performance judged by classroom performance, overall scholarship, study abroad experience and grade-point average.

    Clower, who is majoring in religion at the college, is a 2009 Roane County High School graduate.

  • Rotary goes international at Roane State

    International students attending Roane State Community College visit the Museum of Appalachia with Adolph King, Roane State international education director, and members of the Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood.

    The three Rotary Clubs sponsored this trip as a service project as part of their continuing efforts to build international goodwill and understanding.

    The students toured the exhibits, heard a presentation and had lunch.

  • Radford University dean's list: spring 2011

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Radford University.

    Oliver is a junior dance major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.

    Radford University is in Radford, Va.

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

    Ryan C. Orick, April E. Parkison, Holly M. Parkison, Erika B. Smith and Hunter D. Smith, all of Kingston, are among the East Tennessee State University students earning placement on the dean’s list for spring semester.

    To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Tennessee State University graduates & dean's list: spring 2012

    Jamie Pierce of Harriman is among the graduates at Tennessee State University during spring commencement.

    Pierce received a bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences.

    Pierce was also on the school’s dean’s list for the semester.

    Students named to the dean’s list have achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in 12 or more semester hours taken for a letter grade.

    With more than 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university.