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Today's News

  • 11 from Roane take part in ’11 Girls State

    Eleven Roane County rising high school seniors are among the 525 outstanding students who participated in the American Legion Auxiliary's 65th session of Volunteer Girls State.

    This year’s session was May 29-June 4 on the campus of Lipscomb University.

    Delegates to the program are selected from high schools across the state based on their academic and leadership potential.

  • Calvary students tops in fine arts

    Calvary Baptist School in King-ston had a number of students who won individual and group honors during the Tennessee Fine Arts Competition in Murfreesboro.

    Students advanced to the state competition after winning first- and second-place honors during the District Fine Arts Competition in Powell.

    State winners from Calvary Baptist School include:

    First place

    • Junior High Small Vocal Ensemble, first in district.

  • Powell recipient of Tech scholarship

    Michele Powell of Roane County is among the Tennessee Technological University students who received honors during the 36th annual College of Business Scholarships and Awards Banquet.

    Powell, a senior accounting major, is the recipient of the Sam Looper Scholarship.

    One hundred twenty-nine students received scholarships of almost $143,000.

    “We are proud of this outstanding group of students,” said James Jordan-Wagner, dean of the College of Business.

  • RHS Classmates scholarship awarded to Breazeale

    Rockwood High School senior Allison Breazeale accepts the presentation of the RHS Classmates’ $1,000 scholarship from Mary Kau, vice president of the group.

    Breazeale is the daughter of Billy and Karen Breazeale of the Westel community in Cumberland County.

  • Bethel University dean's list

    Aaron Craig of Kingston earned dean’s list honors at Bethel University during spring semester.  

    To qualify for the dean’s list, a traditional student must have completed 12 or more academic hours simultaneously with a grade-point average of 3.50 to 3.69 with no grade below a ”C.”

    Bethel University is headquartered in McKenzie, Tenn.
     

  • ETSU graduates

    A number of students from Roane County are among the estimated 1,500 East Tennessee State University students who received degrees during spring commencement ceremonies.

    They include:

    Harriman — Brandon M. Dishman, bachelor’s degree.

    Kingston — Emily P. Barding, Traci A. Patton and Shelley M. Vancleve, master’s degrees; and Jeremy B. Woody, bachelor’s degree.

    Oliver Springs — Lindsey N. King, bachelor’s degree.

  • MTSU graduates

    Seven Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County received their degrees during spring commencement ceremony.

    They include:

    Harriman — Lauren N. Jolley.

    Kingston — Natalie G. Cordell and Aaron S. Leslie.

    Oak Ridge — Ashley M. Pelfrey, Jeremy M. Vaughan, Sydney L. Warneke and Leah E. Wehrly.

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro.
     

  • UT-Chattanooga graduates

    William Andrews and Arielle Lankford, both of Roane County, were awarded bachelor’s degrees during fall commencement at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    Andrews’ degree is in anthropology, and Lankford holds a degree in biology.

    More than 500 students were in the graduating class.

  • Openings in July 5 CNA class

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville has openings available in its next certified nurse assistant class.

    The class, from July 5-Aug. 18, will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

    The 120-hour course includes classroom and clinical training in basic nursing skills, patient personal care and hygiene, communication and interpersonal interaction, ethical and legal responsibilities, infection control methods, safety measures, rehabilitation and restorative care, and patient mental health needs.

  • Phillips attends prestigious FBI school

    Tim Phillips, chief deputy of the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, recently returned from spending 10 weeks at the FBI National Training Academy in Quantico, Va.

    “That was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done in law enforcement,” Phillips said. “You know, I’ve been to a lot of schools, a lot of seminars; but meeting the people, building the networks, getting the education, and being able to come back and utilize the information with the other people here is pretty awesome.”