• Donations down for Teachers Supply Closet; still time to give items, money


  • 'Good ol' Rocky Top': Kingston students go orange and white

    Kingston Elementary School music teacher Linda Lloyd doesn’t know what she’s going to teach her students next.
    Leading up to Sept. 3, everyone was focused on singing “Rocky Top.”
    A bunch of students, most wearing orange and white, gathered in the school gym and sang the University of Tennessee anthem.
    “This is the first year we’ve done it,” Principal Shelia Sitzlar said. “The first of many, hopefully.”

  • Concert benefits RSCC music dept.

    Singer-songwriter Travis Singleton will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 in the theatre on Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus.
    Admission is $8, and a portion of ticket sales will benefit the college’s music department.
    Tickets can be purchased at the door.
    Singleton is an acoustic pop artist who, according to his website, features a “crystalline croon that smoothes out the rough edges of his spiky, unplugged riffs.”
    For more information about Singleton, visit www.travissingleton.com.

  • Horse club organizing

    A Roane County 4-H Horse Club is organizing.
    An informational meeting will start at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 on the third floor of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    The club is open to horse enthusiasts in grades 4-12; meetings are twice a month on Tuesdays.
    Call 376-5558 for details.

  • Give Ridge View a hand on Sept. 11 community day

    Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, is making plans for a “Come Help Refresh Ridge View!” community workday.
    The event will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the school at 625 Pumphouse Road.
    Lunch will be provided. Call 354-2111 for details.

  • Fifth-graders to participate in BizTown

    B&W Y-12 has partnered with Junior Achievement of East Tennessee to prepare the future workforce of East Tennessee.
    Fifth-grade students have their share of limitations — voting, driving and working, among others.
    That doesn’t stop them from running a city at Junior Achievement’s JA BizTown in Clinton.
    There, students are taught to connect the dots between what they learn in school and what happens in the real world.
    At JA BizTown, students operate banks, manage restaurants and write checks all in a day’s time.

  • Register now for homeschool studies

    American Museum of Science and Energy’s fall homeschool program registration is now open for grades K-6.
    The interactive programs take place twice monthly, except in November, on subjects including nature, nutrition, science and electricity presented by the educational staff at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
    The registration form, cost and program descriptions are online at www.amse.org.

  • Craft fair vendors sought

    The Roane State Community College Support Staff Council is seeking vendors for its 18th annual craft fair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 on the Roane County campus.
    Proceeds from booth rentals fund the Gayle Mullins Memorial Student Book Scholarship, which helps Roane State students with the costs of textbooks.
    Mullins was a former president of the Support Staff Council. She died in 2000, and the scholarship is named in her honor.

  • Roane students make the grade

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville
    Lisa Dayton of Harriman was among the Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville students cited for perfect attendance for spring term.
    Dayton was enrolled in the center’s surgical technology field of study.

    University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    A number of University of Tennessee at Knoxville students from Roane County earned academic honors for spring term.
    They are:
    Summa Cum Laude
    4.0-3.8 term average

  • Griffin gets scholarship

    Tennessee Technological University student Mason Maxwell Griffin recently received the Engineering Development Foundation Scholarship.
    A freshman electrical engineering/advanced math major, he is the son of Chris and Suzanne Griffin. Grandparents are Dixie Mason of Kingston and the late Ed Mason, and Frank and Ann Varga of Kingston.