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Today's News

  • Martial arts master True to form

    Isshin-ryu karate is one of the country’s most popular forms of martial arts, and Harriman’s Tommy True has stayed true to its teachings for 50 years.

    True, a grand master,  operates a school in Harriman, in his Trenton Street location for more than 30 years.
    “I have the oldest Isshin-ryu school in the state of Tennessee right now,” True said.
    With snowy white hair and a boyish grin, True doesn’t look like a dominating force in martial arts, but his dedication and skill are respected.

  • Mother-daughter fight charges dropped

    A mother and daughter who got arrested in February over an alleged fight had their cases disposed in Roane County General Sessions Court on Monday. 
    Teresa Gail Andrews and her daughter, Ashley Gail Andrews, were charged with domestic assault.
    They must pay court costs, but each had her charge dismissed.
    The Andrews were arrested on Feb. 24.
    They had reportedly been together at Claudia’s Bar in Midtown  before the alleged altercation took place at an apartment they shared. 

  • CORRECTION

    An article in the Friday, Sept. 6 edition, listed the wrong day in the schedule for the Kids Cafe.
    The cafe actualy  feeds children Mondays at 5 p.m.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Heroes can be closer than you might think

    The color of the smoke coming from beneath the hood of a stranded motorist’s car caught Tommy Thompson’s attention.
    It wasn’t white, but gray.
    Thompson could see the driver inside, cellphone planted to her ear, as he passed the sedan on Hwy. 70 near Caney Creek.

    Thompson acted quickly, making a sudden U-turn. The West Roane County resident threw his pickup into park and charged up to the smoking car.

  • Roane golfers hit the links to raise $65,000 for St. Jude

    The Roane County St. Jude Committee recently had a golf tournament that raised $65,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

  • Haskell Cooley Family to sing in Harriman

    The Haskell Cooley Family will present “A Time for Refreshing” at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Childs Memorial Baptist Church, Harriman.

    The night of gospel music will include Haskell Cooley, singer and former pianist for the Cathedral Quartet, and his wife, JoLee, a bass player and singer.

    The church is at 402 Childs Road.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... at Mount Rushmore

    The Roane County News’ latest journey was a patriotic one — to Mount Rushmore National Park in Rapid City, S.D., with, from left, Allen and Sandy Williams and Sandy and Mike Edwards.

    Mount Rushmore was just one of their many stops along the two-week trip out west.

    Places visited included Pike’s Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Custer State Park, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks and many points in between.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

  • School district pursuing AdvancED accreditation

    The Roane County Schools district is a candidate for AdvancED District Accredita-tion.

    AdvancED District Accreditation provides nationally
    recognized accreditation for the district and all of its schools.

    To earn AdvancED District Accreditation, the district must meet accreditation standards, implement a continuous process of improvement, and host an external review team once every five years.

  • Sept. 15 is Back to Church Sunday

    Victory Baptist Church of Kingston is among 20,000 churches nationwide participating in Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 15.

    The church will participate in the national movement of churches across America starting with a 10 a.m. service in the church at 2121 Kingston Hwy.

    National Back to Church Sunday is an initiative that is inviting America back to church.

    It seeks to reach out to people who once attended church, but don't any more and invite them to return for a special Sunday.

  • Roane State Community College graduates, dean's list: Summer 2013

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated following summer semester.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 was Taylor Narramore of Kingston.

    Michael Steinmetz of Harriman graduated magna cum laude with a GPA of 3.89-3.7.

    Other graduates from Roane County are:

    Harriman
    — Kelley Bullard, Jared Clinton, Hailey Leach, Jessica Redmon, Michael Shipley and Justin Stevenson.