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Today's News

  • Governments asked to share methods used to manage debt

    To promote sound debt management practices, Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson is encouraging the state’s cities and counties to share what works best for them.
    Wilson is asking for comment on a draft statement on debt management.  
    The draft is based on four guiding principles for Tennessee governmental debt issuers to consider while developing their own policies.  
    These principles are understanding transactions, explaining to citizens what is being considered, avoiding conflicts of interest and disclosing costs and risks.  

  • Mikey Wax giving free concert in Kingston

    Mikey Wax, an up-and-coming independent artist, will stop in Kingston for a  free concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 in Morrison Hill Christian Church Teen Center.

  • ETSU College of Pharmacy cites honor students from Roane

    Three students from Roane County enrolled in the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University earned placement on the dean’s list for spring semester.
    Stephanie M. Hedgecoth of Harriman, Seth T. Greene of Kingston and Julie A. Kirkham of Rockwood are among those honored.
    Students who qualified for the dean’s list were enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.
    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Roane State students graduate

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated from Roane State Community College during the 2009-10 academic year.
    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 were:
    Harriman — Ahmed Ebrahim and Megan McCarroll.
    Kingston — Meagan Linley and Corey Merchant.
    Rockwood — Katherine Antone.
    Graduates with a GPA of 3.89-3.7 earned a magna cum laude degree. They were:

  • Antone, Munsey among scholarship recipients

    Two Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County were among the honorees during the 35th annual College of Business Scholarships and Awards Banquet at the Cookeville university.
    Faculty, business alumni, scholarship donors, scholarship recipients and their families attended the banquet where 123 students received almost $133,000 in scholarships.  
    “We are proud of this outstanding group of students,” said James Jordan-Wagner, dean of the College of Business.

  • Padgett records hole-in-one
  • Coloring for safety's sake
  • Lady Jackets blast Berean in scrimmage

  • TWRA seeking new dove fields

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2010 dove season. The first phase of dove season opens at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

  • Blocks of fun planned for Hooray for Harriman fest

    More than 50 art, craft, food and business vendors are signed up for this year’s Hooray for Harriman Labor Day Street Festival.

    The festival, which moves back to its downtown origins this year, starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Princess Theater.

    An entire city block will be devoted to antique cars for aficionados to peruse.

    Youngsters will also have their own city block devoted to games and fun.