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Today's News

  • Students explore careers during an ‘awesome’ day

    “The career fair is awesome,” said one high school student about the recent Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s High School Career Day.

    Almost 500 juniors from the five Roane County high schools spent their morning exploring wide range of careers, educational opportunities and what it takes to get a good job in today’s job market.

    In its fourth year, the 2012 Career Day had almost 60 organizations participating with more hands-on activities for the students than ever before.

  • Bishop to be at St. Andrew’s

    The Right Reverend George D. Young III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, will visit St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman at 4 p.m. April 22.

    This is a special visit for the purpose of offering the sacrament of Confirmation to Sarah Hooper, Lani Patterson, Mason Patterson, Bill White and Linda White.

    A reception welcoming the bishop and honoring the church’s new members will immediately follow.

  • Church Calendar: April 21-28

    SATURDAY, APRIL 21
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. The Christian Travelers and others will be featured. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

  • Couple’s years of service to the Lord honored

    James and Louise Evans of Rockwood will be honored in singing and celebration on April 21 for their more than 56 years of service to Greiver’s Chapel Baptist Church in the Ozone community.

    Their son, Dudley Evans, has planned the special occasion to start at 6 p.m. in the church.

    The Evans Family, an area gospel group consisting of Dudley Evans and his children, will host the singing. Special guest performances are planned by Johnny Hamilton, the Dave Raby Trio, James Brown Randy Kinkannon from Etowah and a special surprise group from Dayton.

  • Spotlight on Voice in the Wilderness Ministries
  • The Garden Gate: You’ll go bananas for these fruit factoids

    Bananas as a food have a past history that is older than recorded history.

    They were originally thought to have come from the tropical regions of southern Asia. In 327 B.C. the armies of Alexander the Great found this fruit growing in the valley of the Indus River.

    It was about that time people learned they could carry dried roots to distant places where they would grow. The great migrations from southern Asia carried bananas to the islands of the Pacific.

  • Master Gardeners planning plant sale

    Roane County Master Gardeners’ seventh annual plant sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at Ladd Landing, Kingston.

    This is a public opportunity to obtain plants,
    knowledge and information from volunteers trained through the Tennessee Master Gardener program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.

    Perennials, annuals, house plants, shrubs, grasses, vines, herbs, trees, vegetables and yard art will be available.

  • Knights support Michael Dunn Center

    Knights of Columbus Father Callahan Council 8273 presents checks for $6,900 to the Michael Dunn Center.

    Those participating in the check presentation include District Deputy Fred Laufenberg, MR Foundation board of directors; Joe Cochran, Knights of Columbus member; Wade Creswell, Michael Dunn Center director of development; James Griffin, Knights of Columbus member; and Bob Capell, council financial secretary.

  • TVA, EPA to discuss water restoration during workshops

    The next in a series of workshops on the restoration of the river system affected by the December 2008 fly ash spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County will be on May 3.

    The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are conducting the workshops, which are intended to provide information on the River System Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis Report on the Kingston recovery project.

    In this workshop, aquatic test results will be discussed.

  • Love is in the air for Roane Choral’s last concert of season

    Roane Choral Society will present “April Love,” its last concert of the season, on April 28.

    Two performances, at 2 and 7 p.m., will be in Kingston Church of Christ’s family center at 120 W. Spring St.

    The society will perform familiar tunes such as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “The Sound of Music” and “Best of the Beach Boys.”  

    In addition to hearing favorite melodies, audience members will be served coffee and dessert served by the singers during intermission.