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Intro to Square Dancing will be held Mondays, Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 at Kingston Church of Christ Family Life Center 120 Spring St. in Kingston at 7 p.m. each night.

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Recently, the Roane County News traveled with Jeff and Teresa Nichols, of Kingston, to celebrate their anniversary at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Pictured in the background is the historic Mansion House which dates back to 1794.

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A Loudon County resale store has once again provided a grant to help award scholarships to Loudon County adults, age 20 and older, who are enrolled in Roane State. The grant for $10,000 will be used to fund the equivalent of 10 scholarships at $1,000 each in the current academic year, or $50…

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The Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society welcomes as a guest speaker, Arthur Bohanon on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum, located at 121 N Kingston St. in Wartburg.

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Some highlights — and some controversies — that mark the 50-year history of Roane State Community College are summarized in a Roane State professor’s doctoral dissertation.

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was second best-selling book of the 19th century (following the Bible) and was translated into 20 languages by 1857, which was remarkable for its time. The novel had a profound effect on the abolitionist …

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He’s been a familiar face on Roane State’s flagship campus in Harriman for six years and has relocated to take on new duties at the Oak Ridge Branch Campus.

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about how Benton County once changed the person that the county is named for without changing the name. This led a reader to ask me about how many towns in Tennessee have actually changed their names.

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Roane State Community College student and Spring City resident Andrew Kingsolver was recently appointed by Governor Bill Lee to serve as the student representative on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), where he will be a voting member. He was appointed to the position followin…

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Roane State Community College is hosting special orientation sessions for parents and family members of new students this summer. The parent and family sessions will run concurrently with student orientations so everyone can visit campus at the same time.

The Roane County Chamber of Commerce and Roane County Schools have recognized sixty-five graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars. Award ceremonies were held at each of the five Roane County high schools between May 6-12, 2022. Each Tennessee Scholar received a medallion and certificate duri…

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Ryanna Craze, a rising 9th grade student who attends Oliver Springs Schools and who served as OSMS’s Positive Peer Pressure (P3) Club’s President during the 2021-2022 school year, has been selected by the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition to participate in Tennessee Teen Institute in Martin, …

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Roane State Community College is partnering with Verizon and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to offer a free project-based STEM learning program, Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, for middle school students starting with the first session on …

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Midway Elementary School has announced their students of the month for April. April’s student of the month award was given to students who demonstrated the trait of “Integrity”, for students who have displayed good morals and honesty. In random order: Annie Rhea, Chelsey Belcher, Jaleena Ste…

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The Roane County Board of Education recognized its teachers of the year and principal of the year during the April 21 meeting. Midway Elementary School Principal Travis Langley is the county’s principal of the year.

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Roane County High School will have their Annual Class Reunion on Saturday, May 7, at Roane County Park, Shed #2 area, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. At 12:30 p.m., Buddy’s BBQ will cater a picnic lunch at a cost of $15 a person or $30 per couple (needs to be paid in advance — cannot be paid at th…

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WARTBURG — Obed Wild & Scenic River is pleased to announce that we will be recruiting teachers again this year to participate in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program this summer. Over the past several years we have had the opportunity to work with some incredible teachers and hope th…

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Midway Elementary School announced their Students of the Month for March. March’s character development word was “Citizenship” and students were selected based on their respect, following rules, and being honest and dependable. Students: Tinslee Steele, Tia Dillard, Sarah West, Savannah Mize…

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I once visited Marion County’s Nickajack Cave and was sad about how little the history of the place is told there. The woods near the cave have a trail and boardwalk and the area is maintained as a wildlife refuge by TVA and the Tennessee Wildlife Refuge Agency. But, in my opinion, the cave …

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From aquaponics to pneumatics, five schools in East Tennessee will soon be advancing their educational efforts in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) thanks to grants from Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), the managing and operating contractor for Y-12 National Security Comp…

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Kingston Century Club President Keenon Hethcoat presents Roane County High School athletic director Bruce Robinette with 3 $1,000 checks for the Boys baseball, Girls softball, and Boys soccer teams.

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Davy Crockett had a strong compulsion to find a mate when he was in his late teens. After losing two loves and the great depression he thought would never end Davy found himself hunting one day near the home of a Dutch widow who had a daughter. Young Crockett said she was “as ugly as a stone…

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Just when you think you’ve heard it all, along comes the following anecdote: Over a century ago, Dickson County was home to one of the world’s most famous communes.

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The Mira Kimmelman “Learning from the Holocaust” Contest, established after her death in 2019, invites Tennessee high school and middle school students to submit essays and projects that reflect how the lessons of the Holocaust are relevant to current events and their own lives.

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The company continued to track the fleeing Indians and soon came upon a party of about 25 braves who had crossed a creek and were in the process of climbing the opposite hill.