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Today's News

  • King University dean's list: spring 2013

    Six King University students from Roane County were named to the King University dean’s list during spring semester.

    They were Shannon Gary Coffey and Sheila P. Doughty, both of Rockwood; Lisa Ann Goins of Oliver Springs; Darrell James of Kingston; and Robert Ray Kring of Harriman.

    Students who take 12 hours of academic work and attain a semester grade-point average within the range of 3.5-3.99 receive the honor.

    King University is in Bristol.
     

  • Five awarded Perma-Fix scholarships

    The third annual Perma-Fix Career Day Scholarships have been awarded to graduates of each of the five Roane County high schools.

    This year’s recipients  are David “Tre” Pack, Harriman High; Patricia Howe, Midway High; Char-Lee Roberts, Oliver Springs High; Eric Luffman, Roane County High; and Kelsey Legg, Rockwood High.

    The recipients, each of whom was awarded a $250 scholarship, applied for the awards during their junior year while participating in the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Career Day.

  • Harriman gearing up for Prospect 14 tour

    Harriman City Mayor Chris Mason said he believes this weekend’s Prospect 14 Tour will be just the encouragement needed and the opportunity for interested parties  looking for a places to expand or start up a new business.

    The City, along with the Harriman Industrial Development board, is hosting a tour of the available properties that are for sale in the historic district of the downtown area of Harriman.

  • Bethel University graduates: spring 2013

    Bethel University awarded degrees to four Roane County students during its spring commencement exercise.

    Graduating summa cum laude from the College of Public Service with a bachelor’s degree was Jessie Willard Brooks of Kingston.

    Graduating from the College of Education with master’s degrees in education were Heather S. Gann, Aaron Everett Jones and Michelle Lynne Nail, all of Harriman.

    Bethel University is headquartered in McKenzie, Tenn.

  • Vacation Bible School 2013

    Asbury Chapel United Methodist
    Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church, Rockwood, will kick off its vacation Bible school from 5 to 6 p.m. June 23 with hot dogs and refreshments. Classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-26 in the church at 1717 Eureka Road; “Fun Fair” Where God’s World Comes Together” is the theme.

  • Deal reached in development official’s DUI case

    The drunk-driving case of Darrell Williams, the vice president of business development for The Roane Alliance, was resolved Monday in General Sessions Court.

  • Case of mother accused of holding boy for beating put off

    Latoya Brown came to court on Monday hoping to be exonerated of allegations that she held a 10-year-old boy so her son could hit him.
    She left court disappointed.
    Brown’s accusers didn’t show up, and the case was rescheduled to Aug. 19.  
    “It’s irritating,” Brown said. “They’re making me waste gas and time to come over here for something I didn’t even do.” 
    Monday marked the second time the case has been postponed.

  • Musical has the answers

    A family-friendly musical about a girl with a knack for offering advice will open June 22 at Roane State Community College’s O’Brien Theatre on the Roane County campus.
    The Roane State Music Department is producing “Dear Edwina” with stage director Tony Cedeno, choreographer Jennifer Austin, pianist Slade Trammell and drummer Brandi Walls.
    Performances are June 22, 2 and 7 p.m.; June 23, 2 p.m.; June 29, 2 and 7 p.m.; and June 30, 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person at the door.

  • GUEST OPINION: Ban on gruesome images also threat to free speech

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    For those of us who worry about the vitality of free speech in the “land of the free,” the news this week isn’t good.
    On June 10, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a Colorado appeals court decision banning anti-abortion activists from displaying “gruesome images” of mutilated fetuses that might be seen by children.

  • Ken Yager: No need to go far for relaxation

    By KEN YAGER
    12th District State Senator
    There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee. 
    Several of these state parks are located in the 12th Senatorial District, including Indian Mountain in Jellico, Cove Lake in Caryville, Frozen Head in Wartburg, Norris Dam in Lake City, Cumberland Trail in Caryville and Pickett in Jamestown, as well as the Alvin C. York Historic Park in Pall Mall. 
    In fact, the 12th District may have more state parks located in it than any other.