• RSCC extending business hours

    Roane State Community College will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the spring semester.

    • Friday, Jan. 4: Business hours offered at all campuses, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. local time

    • Monday Jan. 7- Thursday Jan. 10: Business hours offered at all campuses, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. local time

    • Friday, Jan. 11: Campuses on normal Friday schedule.

    • Monday Jan. 14- Thursday Jan. 17: Business hours offered at all campuses, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. local time

  • Trick or treat trail set at KES

    The Kingston Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will be holding a trick-or-treat trail from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

    This family friendly event will include the trick or treat around the walking trail at Kingston Elementary School.

    Local businesses as well as local food trucks will be present as well.

    To register for the event you can visit kesptogroup@gmail.com or via phone by calling Valerie Baker at 423-779-7842 or Kathy Woodall at 717-8869.

  • RSCC hosts haunting Halloween festivities

    Roane State Community College is the site of several spooky but fun festivities coming to Roane County this Halloween season.

    Roane State Community College’s Annual Trunk or Treat will be held from 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Roane County Campus Student Parking Lot. It is open to children ages 12 and under.

    Roane State Community College Music Department’s Haunted House will be from 5-7:30 p.m., also on Tuesday, Oct. 30. It will be in the Roane County Campus O’Brien Theatre.

    The event is free but donations are appreciated.

  • Kindred Spirits returns for spooky fun time for trick-or-treating youth

    It’s an extravaganza for the Halloween season that features a cast of 130 singers, dancers, musicians and actors, and it’s growing in popularity.

     It’s the annual “Kindred Spirits” production, with performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State’s main campus, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman. Admission is $5.

    “It’s one of the highlights of our year,” said Professor Brenda Luggie, Roane State’s choral director.

  • Alumni group urging STEAM Academy at Oliver Springs

    Efforts are underway to rebrand Oliver Springs High School as Oliver Springs STEAM Academy, the Oliver Springs Alumni Foundation announced recently.

    STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) has become increasingly more popular as an educational approach in school systems across the nation.

    Using these subjects as an access point allows students to view real-world problems in a more critical yet broader scope.

  • Ten from Roane County to receive RSCC Middle College scholarships

    Ten Roane County students participating in Roane State Community College’s Middle College have received $34,000 annual scholarships thanks to UT-Battelle.

    Roane State’s Middle College program allows high school students to take college classes in their junior and senior years and then graduate with their associate degrees and their diplomas. Middle College graduates are then able to complete their bachelor’s degrees just two years after finishing high school.

  • Second fiction writing workshop offered by award-winning Roane State professor

    Award-winning writer and Roane State Community College assistant professor Elizabeth Genovise will offer a second workshop, Fiction Writing 102, to help budding authors further develop their skills.

    Genovise will teach Fiction Writing 102 in November at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave. Sessions will be held on Fridays — Nov. 2, Nov. 9, and Nov. 16, from 1-3 p.m. Eastern.

    The cost is $89 for all three sessions. The workshop is open to anyone.

  • Back-to-School Bash set Sunday

    The Bria-Shanell Committee’s back to school bash will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at David Webb Riverfront Park.

    The event features free school supplies, games and live entertainment.

    “This will be our 15th year at the bash,” said Floyd Lawson.

    This year Lawson said they will once again be giving away the Superwoman Award to a female middle school student at the bash. She will receive a cash award and other prizes.

    “It is a good thing that you do, sir. Thank you very much,” said Councilman Chris Ahler.

  • Alumni group helps Harriman schools, students

    Harriman schools get a helping hand from those who formerly passed through their doors.

    The purpose of the Harriman City Schools Alumni Association is “to advance, promote, and better the general welfare of the schools of the Harriman City School District and to administer the distribution of the three funds set up to assist students with school-related financial issues.”

    The funds include:

    • Miss Lucy Fund in honor of Miss Lucy Pierce Botkin, former teacher and librarian

  • Retired Teachers to meet

    Roane County Retired Teachers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 in Kingston Community Center for lunch.

    The Rev. Bill Fowler will speak about Roane County and the Civil War.

    Guests must make reservations for lunch by Jan. 30 by calling Wendy Howard at 548-5702.