• Teachers Supply Closet a big boost for educators

    For the eighth year, the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Teachers Supply Closet has provided Roane County teachers with supplies to use in their classrooms and help students have what they need to succeed in school.

    While this year’s donations started slow, the community came through to make the project a success for the 40 teachers from 16 schools who went “shopping for free supplies” on Sept. 23.

  • School board's Jago, Nelson now at Level I

    Roane County Board of Education members Rob Jago and Kim Nelson were recently honored for achieving Level I Boardsmanship Awards during Tennessee School Boards Association’s East District fall meeting in Monroe County.

    They were elected to represent Roane County’s District 5/6. Nelson resigned her seat on Aug. 31 due to her election as Roane County circuit court clerk.

    The awards are presented to individual board members who have achieved one of five levels of boardsmanship standards over the past

  • Kaldenbach awarded ETSU scholarship

    Katrina Kaldenbach of Kingston is among the recipients of East Tennessee State University’s Challenge 2000 Scholarships.

    The $2,000 scholarships are endowed by alumni and friends of the university.

    Kaldenbach recently graduated as salutatorian of Roane County High School.

    She played oboe in the school band, was a color guard and cheerleader, was elected senior class treasurer, and served as chair of the Beta Club’s community service council.

  • YouTube-savvy students can win up to $500 for law history video

    The Tennessee Bar Association is planning its first-ever YouTube video contest to encourage middle and high school students to explore the state’s rich legal history.

    Titled “Tennessee’s Unique History of Law and Liberty,” the contest challenges students to create a three-minute video that tells the story of an event, circumstance or person that illustrates a way in which the Tennessee constitution or legal system has played an important part in the state’s history.

  • Roane students excel in university studies

    East Tennessee State University
    Ciera L. Smith of Kingston is among the East Tennessee State University students who earned placement on the dean’s list for summer session.

    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.

    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Midway students of the month honored
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  • Smith, Rather receive ETSU scholarships

    East Tennessee State University’s Tennessee Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity recently presented Balanced Man Scholarships to two Roane County students at an annual luncheon.
    Hunter Smith of Kingston received a $1,000 award.
    Son of Rick and Debbie Smith, he is a recent graduate and valedictorian of Roane County High School.
    Named among his school’s Who’s Who Top Ten, he served as band lieutenant, men’s tennis team captain, Student Council secretary and trumpet section leader in the band.

  • Eason awarded Tech scholarship

    Zachary Hunter Eason, a Tennessee Technological University student from Kingston, has been awarded the G. Joseph Fleming Scholarship.
    Eason, a freshman electrical engineering major at the Cookeville-based university, was awarded for his outstanding academic performance.  
    A 2010 graduate of Roane County High School, Eason is the son of Robert and Angie Eason.
    His grandparents are Bob and Carol Nall of Kingston and Peggy Eason of Sarasota, Fla.