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Today's News

  • Cancer victim in Catch-22

    What can someone do when she makes too much to qualify for government health insurance but not enough to cover the extreme costs of cancer treatment?
    That’s what Tammy Jenkins would like to know.
    She said she draws $50 too much in disability to qualify for TennCare — and because her cancer is not breast or cervical — she does not meet other requirements to be part of the TennCare enrollment.
    She suffers from adenoid carcinoma of the right lung and lymph node.
    “I was diagnosed July of last year,” she said.

  • Gatton eager to show new side of manufacturing

    Bob Gatton wants to spread a simple but powerful message:

    Manufacturing is not what it used to be.

    “When you start talking about factories, people have this mental picture of being covered in soot,” Gatton said. “That’s just not true anymore. Most factories are clean and automated.”

    As director of Roane State Community College’s National STEM Consortium Program, Gatton is in a position to train people for today’s high-tech manufacturing jobs.

  • Arrests: April 15-28, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    April 15 — Jennifer Reshae Scearce, 21, 1531 Maple Lane, Greenback: complimentary hold. No bond or court date listed.

    • Justin Vance Wallace, 169 Wilhite St., Doyle: reckless endangerment (after-trial mittimus). No bond or court date listed.

    • Waylon Bernard Ackerman, 31, 106 Rains Lane, Kingston: failure to appear. No bond listed; court date April 15.

  • Tennessee native ‘Father Jim’ new to St. Anthony’s

    St. Anthony’s Anglican Church, Crab Orchard, welcomes Father James C. Gibson Jr. as its new priest in charge.

    Gibson, known as “Father Jim” by parishioners from Roane, Cumberland and Rhea counties, began providing pastoral services to St. Anthony’s on Aug. 4.

    He, his wife, Robin, and son, Aidan, live in Crossville.

    In an official ceremony on Oct. 6, St. Anthony’s will officially accept Gibson as the mission’s new clergy.

  • Pageant kicks off October Sky Festival in OS

    Oliver Springs Historical Society will kick off this year’s October Sky Fall Festival earlier this year, with the inaugural Miss October Sky Pageant at 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

    The pageant will be in Kellytown Baptist Church’s activity building, Oliver Springs.

    There is still time for ages newborn through high school to enter. The registration form and $25 entry fee must be received by Oct. 1.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Sevier County with Janelle Arthur!

    The Roane County News stayed close to home to explore Sevier County with Cindy and Ted Gramals.

    While at Dollywood, they ran into “American Idol” finalist and Oliver Springs native Janelle Arthur, who was performing in “The Great American Country Show” at the Pigeon Forge theme park.

  • Harriman Garden Club to give beautification awards

    Harriman Garden Club is taking nominations for the new Harriman Beautification Awards.

    Residential, commercial and industrial nominees are sought.

    All nominees must be in Harriman city limits and/or pay Harriman property taxes.

    Awards are based on lawns, gardens, flora and landscaping in the front yard only.

    Nominations may be made by messaging the Harriman Garden Club on Facebook, emailing Jamie Russell at Jamie@AceDemo.net, or sending the nominees’ name and address to P.O. Box 1422, Harriman, TN 37748.

  • Blessed Sacrament CCW fall bazaar Oct. 12

    Sally Peterka shows off some of the items to be available during Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church’s annual fall bazaar.

    The bazaar, a project of the church’s Council of Catholic Women, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 in the church hall at 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman.

    Attic treasures, holiday crafts, home-baked goods and a silent auction, which Peterka chairs, are planned.

    The bazaar is the CCW’s biggest fundraiser. Proceeds go toward providing assistance to parish and community programs.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, back row at far left, and assistant principal Jennifer Spakes, back row at far right, honor August students of the month.

    The are, in grade order, Savannah Branson, Gracie Hutson, Madalynn Cummings, Tennessee Thearp, Garrett Humphreys, Nichole Maxwell, Maggie Patterson, Abbie Parks, Aaron Fink, Damaris Coronilla, Cadence Miles, Josh Galyon, Chloe Kyle, Kale Peach, Hunter Messimer, Stella Tilley, Kaylee Steele, Natrice Childress, Ashley McGhee and Kadie Whitehead.
     

  • Babahatchie’s final outdoor concert of the season planned for Sept. 29

    Babahatchie Community Band will have its last outdoor concert of the season beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Harriman’s David Webb Riverfront Park.

    Admission is free.

    “This is a very special concert with some surprises in store,” promised Babahatchie member Alison Westrich. “The theme for this one is ’40s Radio Show. All music is music written and performed in the ’40s. It's going to be great. Bill Farnham is going to be our radio announcer.”