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Today's News

  • Presidential Book, Materials awards open to more seniors

    The Roane State Community College Foundation’s Presidential Book and Materials Scholarships are now open to more graduating high school seniors who plan to attend Roane State.

    Once reserved strictly for valedictorians, Presidential Book and Materials Scholarships are available for high school seniors with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher.

    Two Presidential Book and Materials Scholarships will be awarded at each public high school in Roane, Anderson, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, Morgan, Roane and Scott.

  • RCHS robotics team to compete

    The public is encouraged to go to the 2013 Smoky Mountain FIRST Robotics Regional Competition this weekend in support of Full Metal Jackets, the Roane County High School robotics team.

    The competition will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29-30 in Knoxville Convention Center at 701 Henley St. Admission is free.

    In the 2013 FIRST — or For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology — Robotics Competition, Full Metal Jackets will participate in Ultimate Ascent.

  • Bethel helps others for Lenten season

    By Wendy Neff, For Roane Newspapers
    I came to Bethel Presbyterian Church as pastor nearly two years ago, in the middle of Lent.

    The church was somewhat still in transition, having just had an interim pastor, and so Lenten practices were minimal.

    Last year, we went back to previous practices of a special Lenten Bible study and Save Our Saturday mission events.

  • Lady Jackets split games in tourney

    One week after winning a tournament in Meigs County, the Kingston Lady Jackets were looking for their second tournament title in as many weeks over the weekend in Cookeville, but it wasn’t to be as Kingston was eliminated in the fist round of tournament play.

  • Devils open district play with 8-2 win

    After having their first four District 3-A contests cancelled due to weather, the Harriman Blue Devils finally played their first district contest of the season Wednesday evening, and the wait was worth it for Andy Adcox’s squad as they rolled to an 8-2 victory over Greenback at Paper Maker Field.

  • Accused killer released

    Accused killer Shawn Smoot was released from the Roane County Jail Tuesday morning on a $250,000 bond.
    “The parents inquired last week about wiring money to post a cash bond,” Circuit Court Clerk Kim Nelson said. “The money was received by wire transfer last Friday.”
    Paperwork wasn’t signed until Tuesday. Roane County Sheriff’s Assistant Beth Sams said Smoot left the jail at 10:03 a.m.

  • Gun team coach arrested

    Kirt Phillippi of Rockwood was a coach of the WSI-Oak Ridge team that won a national shooting competition in 2010.
    Last week, it wasn’t his marksmanship that interested Harriman police.
    Phillippi was charged with public intoxication on March 19 after police were called about a parking lot urination incident.
    According to police records, Officer Michael Cox was dispatched to Kroger on a report of an intoxicated man in the parking lot.

  • Levee work postponed for two weeks

    Scheduled highway lane closures for geotechnical work at the Kingston levee has been delayed by two weeks because of wintery weather conditions, TVA said.
    TVA has contracted to perform core drilling to assess the health of all 49 TVA dams as part of a continuous improvement campaign.
    Some of this work will be performed from Hwy. 70, affecting traffic flow.
    The drilling was supposed to have begun last Sunday, but will now instead begin on Sunday, April 7.
    One lane of Hwy. 70 in Kingston at the levee will be closed from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Kingston employee gives railing decorative touch

    Some old wooden railings at the lakefront in Kingston presented a dangerous problem for the city.
    The fix not only shored up the structure, but provided a spirit-lifting work of art, as well as a nod to the many fishermen the water draws.
    Rick Ross, who heads Kingston’s parks and recreation department explained how the decorative new metal railing came about.
    “The other one was just rotting out, and we needed to replace it for safety reasons,” Ross said.

  • Jim Henry honored by Boy Scouts