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Today's News

  • Humane Society goes green to help pets
  • Sheriff’s office hours changing on Monday

    Hours are changing for the Roane County Sheriff’s Office.

    Beginning Monday, April 9, the business office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

    The change will not affect inmate visitation hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

    The business office and inmate visitation will be closed for all government holidays.

    The sheriff’s office is at 230 N. Third St., Kingston.

    For non-emergencies after office hours, call 354-8045. For emergencies, call 911.

  • Crusaders for Christ bearing cross on Saturday

    Christians in Roane County are again picking up the cross this weekend in their third annual Crusaders for Christ trek from Rockwood to Kingston.

    Participants carrying the cross this year will meet at 9 a.m. April 7 at Paradise Baptist Church, Rockwood, and make the 14.1-mile trek to Kingston First Baptist Church at 215 N. Kentucky St.

    “We sent out packets to the faith-based community and asked for their participation,” said Tony Ruff, student pastor at Potter’s House in Kingston.

  • St. Anthony’s marks Anglican church’s first year

    St. Anthony’s Anglican Church, Crab Orchard, celebrated its first anniversary as a mission church on Passion Sunday, March 25th.

    Twenty-four people attended the Holy Eucharist service led by Father Ernie Pinto. A ham dinner, complete with a large decorated cake marking the occasion, followed.

    In addition to the normal set of parishioners, including many from Roane County, St. Anthony’s welcomed visitors from area churches as well as visitors from Holy Cross Anglican Church in Farragut.  

  • Church Calendar

    FRIDAY, APRIL 6

  • Roane students excel in postsecondary studies

    East Tennessee State University
    Three East Tennessee State University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.
    They are Christopher C. McCarroll of Harriman, and April E. Parkison and Erika B. Smith, both of Kingston.
    To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.
    ETSU is in Johnson City.

    Maryville College

  • Barnett serves as senate page

    Karoline Barnett recently served as a page in the state Senate.

    Barnett, an eighth-grader at Cherokee Middle School, Kingston, was sponsored by state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman.

    She was accompanied to the capitol by her father, Elliott Barnett.

    “I am pleased that Karoline had the opportunity to serve as a page for our State Senate,” Yager said. “It was a privilege to get to know her and be her sponsor. I hope thats he and all the pages I have sponsored will continue to be interested in her state government in the future.”

  • Vaughan pledges VISTA commitment to CASA

    Robin Vaughan of Harriman has begun a yearlong term of service in the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America program.

    She is Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ninth Judicial District during her term.

    AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.

  • Caring Hearts sew to keep others warm

     

    Roane County’s Caring Hearts sewing group recently donated 210 quilts to three charities: Knoxville’s Lost Sheep Ministry, which takes care of the homeless; Lenoir City’s Iva's Place, a charity for abused women; and a Roane County group which caters to the needy. Anyone interested in joining the group or donating supplies may call 376-0867.Materials used for quilts include denim fabric or clothes, flannel shirts or sheets, polyester fabric or clothes, cotton sheets (good or stained), thin blankets and mattress pads.

  • Easter parading baskets to Head Start