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Today's News

  • Clock ticking on Harriman coordinator replacement

    Harriman only has until the end of next month to find a city coordinator, and the search has just started.
    City Coordinator Bob Tidwell is retiring this year.
    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason got approval of his request to form a committee to delve into a new job that combines the city coordinator duties with retail recruitment.
    “What I’d like to do is get a work group to get job qualifications,” Mason said. His idea was to use Tidwell’s position as a boiler plate and add the qualifications that they would like to see a new person have.

  • Crop-loss assistance signups start Nov. 14

    Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency will begin enrollments on Nov. 14 for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program for 2010 crop year losses.

    “Producers across the state experienced several natural disasters during the 2010 crop year that caused hardship and financial losses to many agricultural operations,” said Nancy H. Brackett, Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency executive director.

  • Relay for Life kicks off next week

    American Cancer Society’s Roane County Relay For Life will officially get under way next week when volunteers and participants gather for a kickoff rally to launch fundraising efforts for 2012.

    The rally will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Roane County United Way offices, Midtown.

    “Hope Through The Decades” is the campaign theme.

    The kickoff event will include a chili supper, a cancer survivor speaker, door prizes and a holiday-themed country store.

  • Help Tennessee score a victory in Battle of Orange and Blue

    Roane Countians have a chance to bring home a victory for Tennessee in Medic Regional Blood Center’s 24th annual Battle of the Orange and Blue.

    This blood-drive competition between Tennessee and Kentucky to see which fan base can bring in the most blood donations prior to the annual gridiron matchup between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.  

    “The battle of Tennessee vs. Kentucky is not just on the football field,” said Vols head football coach Derek Dooley.

  • RSCC among partners getting federal monies

    Roane State Community College is part of a 10-college consortium that recently received a $19.7 million federal grant to provide training in high-tech fields.

    Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland will lead the national consortium, which includes colleges in nine states with emphasis in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

    The consortium was awarded a U.S. Department of Labor grant as part of its Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody recently presented August and September student of the month awards.

  • Oliver Springs Elementary honor roll: First nine weeks 2011-12

    A Honor Roll

    Audrey Beach

    Taylor Boswell

    Taylor Bradshaw

    MaKayla Bryan

    Brandon Buck

    Lindsay Buck

    Patrick Byrge

    Sarah Channell

    Eli Charles

    Courtney Chaston

    Tabatha Comeaux

    Sydney Cornett

    Cameron Dabbs

    Jacob Dameron

    Bradley Devaney

    Jordan Gallaher

    Matthew Gaylor

  • Operation Christmas Child collections set for Nov. 14-21

    While many Roane County families are busy with holiday activities, a group of area volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.

    These families are participating in Operation Christmas Child, and volunteers working at Kingston First Baptist Church’s collection site are looking to collect 800 gifts for needy children this Christmas.

  • Cornetts singing at One Faith church

    The Cornetts gospel group will sing at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in One Faith Community Church, Rockwood.

    Steve Cornett, Brenda Cornett Braswell and Carol Cornett Hill started their music ministry as children in their father’s church in West Grove, Pa.

    After 19 years apart, they are embarking on a reunion tour.

    They will be available for a “meet and greet” session after Sunday’s concert.

    One Faith Community Church is at 4722 Roane State Hwy. Call 230-7936 for details.

  • Kingston duo gearing up for state championship

    Roane County High School senior John Carothers and sophomore Andrew Layne will be looking to run the race of their lives Saturday morning as both have qualified for the TSSAA Class A/AA Cross Country Championship that will be held Saturday at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park beginning at 10:45 a.m.