Today's News

  • Get your bill of health at Luminary fair

    Blood labs provided by Summit Medical Group are among the many screenings and ample information to be available during Luminary United Methodist Church’s annual Presidents Day health fair on Feb. 17.

    Eight physicians or medical specialists will provide free screening services from 8 a.m. until noon.

    To schedule a free bone density scan between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., call the church at 376-7040 for criteria and an appointment.

  • Hospice volunteers sought for Roane area

    Amedisys Hospice is in need of volunteers to serve in the Roane County area.

    A volunteer is a special part of the hospice team. Volunteers are those who wish to make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill or those who are grieving by giving time to assist a patient or family member.

    Three volunteer opportunities are available with Amedysis Hospice. Direct-care volunteers offer companionship, support at the time of death, read or write letters with the patient, do craft projects with the patient and/or caregiver, feed the patient and pet therapy.

  • Walters State Community College dean's list: fall 2013

    Roane County’s Eric Richard Long earned academic honors at Walters State Community College.

    Long was named to the dean’s list.

    Students on the dean’s list at Walters State are honored for earning a 3.99-3.5 grade-point average while carrying 12 or more hours.

    Walters State is in Morristown.

  • Lincoln Memorial University dean's list: fall 2013

    Seven Lincoln Memorial University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    They include:

    Harriman — Kathryn Booher, an English major; Kayla Wadlington, an education major; and Veronica Walker, a nursing major.

    Kingston — Kate Barnett, a nursing major; Katherine Gilbert, a management and leadership studies major; and Teena Hedrick, a nursing major.

    Oliver Springs — Teresa Boshears, an education major.

  • Winstead recipient of Hass Scholarship

    Stephen Winstead, right, a Roane County resident and student in Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman’s Machine Tool Technology program, is the recipient of a $2,500 Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship.

    The Foundation provides scholarships to community college and vocational school students entering technical training programs, especially machinist-based certificate and degree programs, in partnership with the SME Educational Foundation.

    Machine Tool Tech instructor Adam Dalton congratulates Winstead on the award.

  • Scholarships available to aspiring principals

    A $1 million gift from the Ayers Foundation has made scholarships available for aspiring school leaders to earn an educational leadership master’s or education specialist degree with administrative licensure from Lipscomb University’s College of Education.

    Ayers Leadership Fellows will receive aid for up to half the cost of enrolling in Lipscomb’s redesigned educational leadership master’s or education specialist program.

  • Fundraisers aid Full Metal Jackets

    Volunteer Gary Alley, left, helps with hands-on training with Roane County High School’s Full Metal Jackets Robotics Team members, freshman Charlie Coen, center, and junior Michael Stooksbury work on putting together a project.

    A Feb. 22 chili supper and silent auction is planned to benefit the team and its work.

    The fundraisers start at 5 p.m. in Kingston Church of Christ’s family center on Spring Street.

    Tickets are $5; email RCHSFullMetalJackets@gmail.com for tickets or more information.

  • Energy careers focus of contest

    Roane County seventh- and eighth-grade students are encouraged to participate in an essay contest in conjunction with Careers in Energy Week, Feb. 10-14.

    Students are asked to write an essay describing how energy workers make a world of difference. Winners will be announced in March.

    The essay contest is a new initiative for Tennessee Energy Industry and Construction Consortium.

    Roane County represents East Tennessee essay participants. Middle and West Tennessee are represented by the Upper Cumberland region and Gibson County, respectively.

  • Kingston grad promotes ETSU on the road

    Roane County travelers may see a familiar face on billboards near Knoxville and Johnson City.

    Kelly Sexton Kattesh, a native of Roane County, is featured in an advertisement for the East Tennessee State University Accelerated Master’s of Business Administration program.

    Kattesh completed her AMBA degree last August with a 4.0 grade-point average.

    She is also employed full time with the university in the Environmental Health and Safety department and pursued a business degree to complement her work in the EH&S field.

  • Cates tapped for Kingdom Worker Crash

    Dara Cates of Rockwood has been selected by Christ in Youth to be part of the Kingdom Worker Crash.

    Christ in Youth amplifies the call on students’ lives to become Kingdom workers through trips, events and resources. It was on one of the trips that Cates, a Rockwood High School senior, was challenged by a call.

    She was one of 20 chosen from more than 49,000 students who attended Christ in Youth events in 2013.