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Today's News

  • Roane State has book sale in Oak Ridge

    Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will host the 12th annual “Love Your Library” used book sale Feb. 14-15 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Available items will include paperbacks, textbooks, cookbooks, computer software books, children’s books and more.
    Items will be on sale in the atrium in front of the library.
    Proceeds support the campus’s Coffey Library.
    Checks should be written to the Roane State Foundation.
    To donate items for the book sale, bring them to the Coffey Library.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Butting heads — and finding common ground

    For years — many years — I have ducked my head in humiliation when it comes to the University of Tennessee-University of Kentucky rivalry.
    As a Kentucky native who was born in Lexington while my dad attended engineering school at UK, it has been easy to root for the Wildcats. Even so, I sometimes find the fan obsession there a bit much.
    Basketball generally was Kentucky’s sport, while football was the one we grudgingly conceded to Tennessee.
    Then came the Bruce Pearl years, and Tennessee was beating us at roundball, too.

  • Blood screening, bone density among health fair offerings

    Luminary United Methodist Church will provide free access to medical specialists and health related service providers from 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 20 in the church at 3401 River Road, Ten Mile.  

    The free medical tests will include up to 100 free fasting comprehensive blood-screening panels, including prostate-specific antigen tests to be performed by the Summit Medical Group of Knoxville.

    Registration for the blood screening will be at the initial check-in table at the entry to the fellowship hall in the back of the church.  

  • Bowers students part of honor choir

    Elizabeth Rueff and Larissa Langley said they like singing in groups.

    That should put the two Bowers Elementary School students right in their comfort zone when they visit Chattanooga this spring.

    The Harriman students are part of the Tennessee Treble Honor Choir, which is made up of 130 to 150 fifth- and sixth-graders from around the state.

  • Midway students eligible for Volunteer Energy scholarship

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative wants to reward Midway High School students who have used their time and talents to benefit their community.

    Graduating Midway seniors are among those in Volunteer Energy’s service area who are eligible for the Lillard-Shadow scholarship program.

    The program rewards academic and community service achievements by awarding four $2,000 scholarships to students who will graduate from high schools in Volunteer Energy’s service area this spring.

  • Bowers Elementary honor roll: Second Nine Weeks, 2011-12

    A Honor Roll

    Third Grade
    Taele Cohoon

    Holly Kebeck

    Jake Wray

    Harlea Shillings

    Maria Ibarra

    Bailey Mynatt

    Shabre’ Eskridge

    Somer Stevens

    Chasidy Fly

    Emma Ward

    Aden Carter

    Austin Oliver

    Morgan Grigsby

    Bailey Taylor

    Baylee Mize

    Mica Holmes

    Aleena Goldston

  • Bowers Elementary honor roll: First Nine Weeks, 2011-12

    A Honor Roll

    Third Grade
    Austin Bingham

    Alex Kirkland

    Hope Spradlin

    Shabre’ Eskridge

    Kayla Casebier

    Dylan Page

    Alexia Davis

    Aden Carter

    Bailey Mynatt

    Addy Woitaszewski

    Bailey Taylor

    Baylee Mize

    Emma Ward

    Chasidy Fly

    Aleena Goldston

    Austin Oliver

    Mica Holmes

  • Computer training classes start Feb. 7 at Kingston library

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services and Kingston Public Library are jointly offering basic computer training classes to area seniors beginning next week.

    The classes will start on Feb. 7 and meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Feb. 21.

    Participants will be taught computer basics, including using a mouse, setting up an email account, searching the Internet and exploring Microsoft Word.

    The cost of the class is $20. Participants will receive a training book and a flash drive.

  • THP to conduct license checks today, Feb. 24 in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct two driver license roadside safety checkpoints this month in Roane County.

    The first checkpoint will be from 9 to 10 p.m. today, Feb. 3, on Hwy. 27 North at the Morgan County line.

    Another checkpoint will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 24 on Hwy. 27 South at the Rhea County line.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Police burn counterfeit purses

    The Kingston Police Department destroyed goods confiscated three years ago while investigating Stacey Aulbach’s Sack Shack.

    Sack Shack, which has since been shut down, was located in downtown Kingston and sold counterfeit goods bearing designer-brand logos.

    According to a news release, investigator Sam Bolden said he received a call from Keith Haney, president of an investigative and asset recovery firm, Haney and Associates, telling him that a client in New York believed the Sack Shack sold counterfeit items.