• Rotary honors RYLA student

    Kingston Rotary Club President Suzanne Horsfall, left, and immediate past president Ralph Best present a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards certificate and pin to Jordan Zurcher, a junior at Roane County High School.

    The Rotary clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood sponsored nine student from county high schools to attend this year’s daylong event where students develop leadership and team building skills.

  • Midway Elementary honors: First nine weeks' grading period

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

    They are:


    Third grade — Logan Carroll, Bree Duff, Caleb Hall, John Kervorkian, Chloe Kyle, Ashley Steedley, Ayshia Turner, Maggie Jackson, Cadence Miles, Tyler Bentley, Shelby Bryant, Christian Clark Cadence Collier, Mary Contrearas, Sierra Cowell, Jayleigh Davis and Rhyan Helms.

  • Roane State closing Dec. 19 for holidays

    All Roane State Community College campuses will be closed Dec. 19-Jan. 1 for the holidays.

    The Cumberland Business Incubator on the Cumberland County campus near Crossville will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1.

    All campuses will reopen on Jan. 2. Spring classes will begin on Jan. 16.

    Registration and other self-service options are available through Roane State website, www.roanestate.edu. Visit the website or call 1-866-462-7722 for details.

  • On-the-government-job training

    Ninety students from all five Roane County High Schools shadowed 12 different elected officials during the annual Student Government Day.

  • Report: More than 7,500 bullying cases reported in 2012-13

    A Tennessee Department of Education report released in October shows 7,555 cases of bullying were reported in Tennessee public schools during the 2012-13 school year.

    According to the data submitted to the state’s Department of Education by school officials statewide, 5,478 — or 72.51 percent — of bullying reports submitted were confirmed after investigation.

    The report was required under anti-bullying legislation passed by the Tennesee General Assembly in 2012.

  • ACT to offer fall in-school testing date in 2014

    ACT will offer a fall in-school, weekday test date option beginning in late September 2014.

    The additional fall testing option will give greater flexibility to states and districts, providing an opportunity to test 12th grade students in addition to or instead of 11th graders.

    The fall date will allow seniors to receive their ACT scores in time to meet normal college application deadlines.

  • Midtown students privy to ‘The Nutcracker’

    A few members of the cast of Arts in Motion’s 2013 “The Nutcracker” visited Midtown Elementary School recently for a sneak peek of the production.

    Arts in Motion owner and director Jennifer Austin shared “The Nutcracker” story with the students, who were allowed to admire costumes, hear about backstage secrets, and ask questions about the production.

    Several counties are involved with “The Nutcracker” production, which includes a 132-member cast.

  • High-risk drinking still a concern on college campuses

    The problem of high-risk drinking among college students and young adults is widespread and results in numerous short- and long-term consequences for students, educational institutions and their surrounding communities.

    To address this behavior, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services funds the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities to provide prevention services on a number of college and university campuses throughout the state over a three-year period.

  • RCHS and Cherokee Christmas concert set

    Roane County High School and Cherokee Middle School bands will present a Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 in Roane County High School gymnasium.

    The concert will include performances by both bands in a settign welcoming to the community.

    There is no admission charge.

  • Midtown Elementary honors: First nine weeks' grading period

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

    They are:


    Third grade — Eve Alford, Kaylee Babineau, Darrell Barr, Callie Hale, Tyler Harrill, Brady Reynolds, Ryan Ward, Tommy Lawyer, Joe McDonald and T.J. Weatherly.

    Fourth grade — Wesley Morgan, Lance Young and Gwenna McCarty.