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Today's News

  • Rockwood dismisses parks head

    Jody Mioduski is out as Rockwood Park and Recreation director — and if some members of Rockwood City Council wanted to know why he was dismissed, they didn’t hear it — or any discussion, for that matter — before the vote was taken.

    “I was never told the grounds for dismissal, and they have voted to dismiss me from the position,” Mioduski said following Thursday’s meeting in which the Council voted for dismissal.

  • MEDAL OF HONOR: Roane native credited with today’s design of decoration

    One of Roane County’s most notable military men may also be one of its least known.

    Kingston native George Lewis Gillespie Jr. received the Medal of Honor for his bravery as a Union soldier during the Civil War.

    What famously connects him to the military’s highest honor, however, has little to do with the battlefield and a lot to do with ingenuity.

    Possibly, some pride was in there, too.

  • Report cards delayed for many

    Roane County students in grades 3-8 will not receive report cards next week.

    In a news release, Roane County Schools said the delay is due to TCAP scores not being released by the Tennessee Department of Education.

    “These scores determine 15 percent of the second semester grade in math, reading, science and social studies,” the release said.

    Other school systems around the state also had TCAP scores delayed.

    The state gave systems the option to apply for a waiver and send report cards home without the scores being calculated.

  • Kingston, county not filing crime statistics

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office and Kingston Police Department were two of eight agencies given a Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System “noncompliance status” designation in the state’s 2013 Crime in Tennessee report.

    The report is published by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

  • Syndrome limits girl’s food, not spirit

    A sweet treat is no simple thing for Emma Love.

    A rare disorder means she and her family watch calories and limit splurges.

    “If I watch what I eat, then I can have pizza,” said Emma.

    The Kingston Elementary School student suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder that often causes life-threatening obesity in young people. Children born with the disorder, an abnormality in the 15th chromosome, typically have low muscle tone, short stature and a poor metabolism — often combined with chronic feelings of hunger.

  • Dyllis Springs honor rolls, Terrific Kids and perfect attendance: Third nine-weeks' grading period

    Dyllis Springs Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the third nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:

  • Midway Elementary honors, perfect attendance: Third nine weeks' grading period

    Midway Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the third nine weeks’ grading period.

    They are:
    A HONOR ROLL
    Third grade
    — Logan Carroll, Bree Duff, Caleb Hall, Chloe Kyle, Maggie Jackson, Cadence Miles, Meredith Sweeney, Tyler Bentley, Shelby Bryant, Christian Clark, Cadence Collier, Jayleigh Davis, Rhyan Helms and Sierra Cowell.

  • 2014-15 School Calendar
  • Bethel Presbyterian a certified NWF habitat site

    The congregation of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, recently received notification from the National Wildlife Federation that the church has been officially certified as a Wildlife Habitat site.

    Church members have been has been working since 2009 to make the landscape around the church more environmentally friendly to nature.

    Many areas around the church are mulched to create plant space that improves habitat for wildlife by providing essential elements needed – natural food sources, cover and places to raise their young.

  • Lower retiring from Wesleyan Church

    The congregation of Rockwood Wesleyan Church will honor the faithful service of Pastor Robert “Bob” Lower during its 11 a.m. service on June 8.

    Lower, who has served as church pastor for 21 years, is retiring. He has also served as chaplain for the Rockwood Fire Department during his 21 years with the Wesleyan Church.

    The public is welcome to join in the celebration of Lower’s dedication to the Lord, his community and his congregation.

    Rockwood Wesleyan Church is at 300 S. Church Ave.