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Today's News

  • Meet Tech Center’s new CNA graduates

    Graduates of a recently completed certified nurse assistant class at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman include, front row from left, Angelia Carroll, Stacy Perkey, Cynthia Thomas, Tina Seals, Jacqualyn Bender,  Kent Mescher; middle row, Amanda Goodman, Amanda Bowlin, Heather Thearp, Allison Smith, Shelley Hayden, instructor Donna Williams, Haley Lovell; and back row, Nick Miller and Elizabeth Burns.

    The students completed clinicals at The Bridge at Rockwood and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    Call 882-6703 for more about upcoming CNA classes.

  • Rockwood 2000 honor

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate William Parker McCullough is the 2012 recipient of the Rockwood 2000 Scholarship.

    Mary Kau, Rockwood 2000 president, presents him with the honor.

    McCullough, who graduated as Rockwood’s valedictorian, was selected based on his extraordinary academic achievements, community involvement and leadership skills.

    He plans to attend University of Tennessee to study industrial engineering, with additional goals of obtaining a dual master’s in engineering and an MBA.

  • Hunter Crass recipient of Comcast scholarship

    Recent Harriman High School graduate Hunter Crass is among the 2012 recipients of the annual Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

    The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides one-time $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, are catalysts for positive change in their communities, involved in their schools, and who serve as models for their fellow students.

  • Feaker now a doctor

    David Feaker of Kingston recently received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate.

    Feaker earned his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Technological University.

    He was promoted to lieutenant in the U.S. Navy as part of the Military Health Professions Scholarship Program.

    He is the son of Teri and David Feaker.

  • GUEST OPINION: Most Americans protective of 1st Amendment

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    Americans once again don’t run up big positive numbers in an annual First Amendment Center survey when it comes to being able to name all five freedoms in the opening 45 words of the Bill of Rights.

    But once reminded of “religion, speech, press, assembly and petition,” they do have some strong opinions about how those freedoms ought to work.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Democratic primary candidates considered

    Time flies when you’re having fun, if we may coin a phrase.

    Here it is, well into the popular “early voting’” season, and we have only covered about one-half of the choices to be made as we enter the voting place.

    Last week, if you recall, we discussed the Republican candidates for the Third District House of Representatives seat, based upon the candidates’ appearance at the Tea Party forum.

    But, we have not said anything about the Democratic candidates for that position.

  • Morgan swears threat happened

    Roane County property assessor candidate David Morgan insists he’s telling the truth about an alleged incident that happened near the courthouse on July 13.

    Morgan called 911 at 3:13 p.m. on July 13 and said incumbent property assessor Teresa Kirkham threatened to whip his (expletive) if he mentioned her name again.

    Morgan said his campaign volunteer, Mike Elmore, was standing beside him when Kirkham allegedly made her threat.

    Elmore vouched for Morgan’s story.  

  • Billie Cox Hale dies

    One of South Harriman’s most passionate historians is now a rich part of the history she so lovingly shared.

    Billie Cox Hale, who often wrote a column on the people of South Harriman, died on Tuesday, July 17, at University of Tennessee Medical Center. The former Harriman native, who was a member of Harriman Christian Church, had been living in Sweetwater.

  • Jackets, Tigers compete in passing league

    It’s still a couple of weeks before high school teams across the state can officially practice in pads, but the Rockwood Tigers and Kingston Yellow Jackets were working on their passing game earlier this week in the 2012 Air Attack Passing League at Webb School of Knoxville.

  • AA Jackets headed to World Series

    Powhatan, Va.