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MTSU & Roane St. Comm. College team up to help students

MTSU & Roane St. Comm. College team up to help students

Some East Tennessee community college students now have an easier path to completing their bachelor's degree.

Wednesday, the presidents of Roane State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University signed a dual admissions agreement.

That will allow qualified Roane State students to be enrolled at both schools, while they complete their associate's degree at Roane State.   They can also continue to pursue their bachelor's degree at MTSU.

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TVA ash cash funds Roane County school upgrades

TVA ash cash funds Roane County school upgrades

TVA is spending more than a billion dollars to clean up the site of the 2008 ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant.  The environmental disaster unleashed an avalanche of more than a billion gallons of sludge in Roane County.

While crews have made considerable progress in removing ash from the Emory River and clearing the ash-filled landscape, an investment from TVA has also provided a considerable upgrade to the county's schools.

Trader Joe's recalls its 'Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter'

Trader Joe's recalls its 'Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter'

Federal Health Officials have warned consumers not to eat Trader Joe's "Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter."

This product has been linked to salmonella infections, which have made 29 people sick in 18 states.

Trader Joe's pulled the product from store shelves nationwide and posted an advisory on the company's web page.

The peanut butter has a stock keeping unit 97111 and should be returned to any Trader Joe's store location for a full refund.

Reward increased for information about Roane Co. murder

Reward increased for information about Roane Co. murder

The reward has been increased for information about the killer of a Roane County man.

Family members found 85-year-old Russel Charles Blevins shot multiple times at his Kingston home back in August.

Investigators believe firearms are missing from Blevin's home, including an M-1 30 caliber carbine rifle.

The reward in the case now stands at $5,000, up from $3,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call I-800-TBI-FIND.

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Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.

School supply donations down, asking community for help

School supply donations down, asking community for help

An effort to help teachers in Roane County keep their classrooms stocked with supplies is in need of community help.

The Roane County Teachers' Supply Closet collects supplies and monetary donations to help teachers with basic supplies to help free up school resources for other classroom projects. The teachers can then "shop" for the items for free.

The shopping event will be held next Wednesday, September 26, but the Roane Alliance says so far their donations are down dramatically from years past.