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Today's News

  • Roane State rocks in helping get work

    Roane State knows what it takes to help its students find jobs.
    The Tennessee Higher Education Commission ranks community colleges across the state on their job placement and Roane State blew all its rivals out of the water.
    “You can see that it is the highest of any institution in the community colleges in the state. Of course, the higher education commission only looks at job placement in community colleges, not universities,” said Karen Brunner, assistant vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Research.

  • Religion in school battles heating up gain

    By CHARLES HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    Just when First Amendment principles seem to be working in public education, new fights over student religious speech threaten to reignite culture-war battles in schools across the country.
    It's little known that many public schools made significant progress toward getting religion right over the past decade.

  • Midway Elementary principal in running for Loudon County job

    Keevin Woody, the principal at Midway Elementary School, is one of five finalists for the director of schools position in Loudon County. 
    The Loudon County Board of Education was set to vote on the list of finalists on Thursday, April 7.
    “We will be voting on that list of five and either leaving it that way, or adding one or two,” Vice Chairman Gary Ubben said.

  • Pitching duel ends with Lady Jackets win

    For fans of pitching duels, the Kingston vs. CAK softball game didn’t disappoint.

    The matchup featuring Kingston’s Mica Gaines and CAK’s Sierra Plese in the pitcher’s circle was scoreless until the Lady Jackets broke out for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

    It was all the run support that Gaines would need as the Lady Jackets took a 3-0 victory.   

  • Kingston suffers CAK loss

    Kingston couldn’t muster up enough offense to stay close with CAK in an 8-1 loss.

    The game was scoreless until CAK plated four runs in the top of the fourth. Walker Howell led the offensive onslaught with a 3-run home run.   

    Kingston scored in the bottom of the inning on a Derek Basler RBI double. Unfortunately it wasn’t a sign of things to come as the Yellow Jackets were held scoreless the rest of the way.

    CAK got two more runs in the fifth and two in the seventh.

  • Tigers split with Stone in tennis

    The Rockwood High School tennis teams split a match with Stone Memorial High School.

    The boys lost 6-3, which dropped their record to 1-2 on the season.

    The girls team won 6-3. It was their second victory of the season.

    Rockwood vs. Stone Memorial

    Boys Match

    Singles:

    Derrick Lawson (RHS) defeated Dylan Nelson 8-3

    Matheus Ferreira (RHS) defeated Mark Brown 8-5

    Jordan Williams (RHS) defeated by Tyler Yoder 1-8

  • New Anglican church in Crab Orchard

    After two months of planning, the Anglican Church of the Cumberlands and its 15 members — including two from Roane County — will witness history in the making with the church’s first worship service on April 10.

    Father Ernie Pinto will conduct the Passion Sunday Eucharistic service, which begins at 3:30 p.m. in Crab Orchard Christian Church on Hwy. 70.

  • OS accepting items for recycling

    Starting today, April 8, the town of Oliver Springs will begin accepting glass, plastic, paper and aluminum cans for recycling.

    Items will be taken for recycling at a mobile unit across from Oliver Springs Public Library. Hours are from 2 to 6 p.m.

    “Only about one-tenth of the garbage generated in this country actually gets recycled every year, when in reality over half of it can be recycled into new products,” said David Bolling, Oliver Springs town administrator.

  • Babahatchie Band to perform free concert

    Babahatchie Community Band will perform in its final indoor concert of the season at 3 p.m. April 10 in Harriman High School auditorium.

    The concert, featuring movie scores, will be rich in contemporary music that will likely be listened to hundreds of years from now.

    The band will perform the scores from “The Lion King,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Titanic,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

    Admission is free.

  • Student Government Day trains future leaders

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody has designated April 21 as Student Government Day 2011.

    The annual event gives public high school students in Roane County an opportunity to spend time with officials they were selected to represent.

    “This event is a great opportunity for our students to see their county government at work,” Woody said. “We must create interest in our government in order to stimulate the next generation of leadership for our county.”