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Today's News

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The distribution for Roane County recipients will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19 in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    All commodity food recipients should be certified before the deadline date.

    Those receiving the foods are advised to bring a bag to in which to carry the food.

    All recipients must pick up their commodities or arrange to have them picked up.

  • Roane Writers Group to have fundraising gala

    Roane Writers Group will have its fundraising gala from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 in Rockwood Events Center in downtown Rockwood.

    The venue offers a raised stage with theater lighting, dining and dancing areas for up to 300.

    A silent auction, food, a variety of beverages and music will be featured during the gala.

    All proceeds from the event will benefit the group’s annual Roane County Student Writing Contest awards and scholarships.

    Contact B.J. Gillum at bjgillum@comcast.net or 354-8658 for more information.

  • Legislators applaud Janelle Arthur

    State Rep. Kent Calfee sponsored a resolution in the last Tennessee General Assembly session to honor Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur for her success in the music industry.

    Arthur finished in the top 5 of the 12th season of “American Idol,” a FOX-TV talent-show-style program, in 2013.

  • Daniel to speak at annual event

    Michele R. Daniel will be the guest speaker during the annual Edgar Fritz Memorial Scholarship Program at Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    The program will start at 4 p.m. June 8.

    The scholarship was established after the death the Rev. Edgar Fritz in August 1978. The church has provided more than 50 scholarships. Daniel is a former recipient.

    Little Leaf Baptist Church is at 228 E. Tri County Blvd.

  • Eagle project a thank you to Bethel Presbyterian Church

    Daniel Palmer recently enhanced the landscape around Kingston’s Bethel Presbyterian Church as his Eagle Scout project.

    Palmer focused on Bethel because of the long-standing relationship between the church and Kingston’s Boy Scout Troop 101, which has met at Bethel for the past 64 years.

    The project was his way of thanking the church because of all he learned and the many years of good experiences during troop meetings at the church. Palmer’s love of plants prompted the landscaping theme.

  • General Sessions Court: Jan. 17-27, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Jan. 21 — Tiffany Lowe, contempt of court: recalled arrest process.

    • Dewey S. Yarber, assault-bodily injury: dismissed, cost to defendant.

    • Donette Hightower, failure to appear: recalled capias by office.

    • Danny King, financial responsibility law: guilty; traffic ticket paid in full.

  • Arrests: May 30-June 3, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 30 — Chad Ray Burgess, 36, 1705 Roane State Hwy., Harriman: criminal impersonation. Bond $1,500; court date July 14.

    • Bradley Michael Hacker, 31, 155 Meadowlark Drive, Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date July 14.

  • Cherokee, OS students win Careers in Energy contest

    Roane County students from Cherokee and Oliver Springs middle schools were the winners of a “Careers in Energy Week” essay contest.

    Cherokee’s Casey Gaines was awarded first place for her essay.

    Winning second place was an essay written by Oliver Springs’ Sarah Davenport.

    Dawson Seiber, also of Oliver Springs, won third place with his essay.

    Students were challenged to write an essay describing how “Energy Workers Make a World of Difference.”

  • Full Metal Jackets ninth in FIRST

    Roane County High School’s Full Metal Jackets robotics team recently had one day of practice and two days of competition in Knoxville Convention Center for the Smoky Mountain Regionals for FIRST Robotics.

    After 11 qualification rounds, the Kingston team — Team 4462 — placed ninth with an 8-3 record.

    The team was chosen for an alliance with teams from Collierville and Jonesboro and advanced to the elimination rounds.

  • Bernard-Greif Scholarship goes to Dara Cates

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate Dara Leigh Cates is the 2014 recipient of the Bernard-Greif Scholarship.

    This is the 41th anniversary of this scholarship being awarded to an outstanding student graduating from Rockwood High School.

    The $1,000 one-year scholarship to Roane State Community College is renewable for a second year if the recipient stays at Roane State to earn an associate’s degree.

    Cates accepted the scholarship from Maurice Greif during Rockwood High School’s awards ceremony last month.