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Today's News

  • Three new stars in Legacy Society

    The Michael Dunn Foundation hosted a reception and dinner earlier this month to honor new members of the Michael Dunn Foundation Legacy Society.

    The members honored at the Legacy Society reception and dinner were The Knights of Columbus- Council 8273; In Memory of Albert Clark by Doris Clark; and In Memory of Donald Brown by his aunt, Sarah Coram, who was represented by her niece, Teina Ingram.

  • Dyllis Springs design snags top state honor

    Cope Associates won first-place for new school construction in the elementary category at the Tennessee School Boards Association annual convention.

    The architectural firm, which has offices in Knoxville and Nashville, won for its design of Dyllis Springs Elementary School in Roane County.

    “I knew we were going to win when I saw the competition,” Roane County Board of Education Chairman Rob Jago said.

    Dyllis Springs was misspelled on the award, but Jago said he didn't mind.

  • RSCC holiday concert set

    Roane Countians are welcome to get in the festive spirit by joining the Roane State Community College choral and instrumental ensembles in a holiday celebration.

    The college’s annual holiday concert will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 in the O’Brien Theatre on the college’s main campus in Roane County.

    The Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Celebration Singers, soloists and special guests,  including students from Midtown Elementary School, will perform.

    A $10 donation is suggested.

  • Homecoming choir aims to set season tone

    A free concert in Harriman’s Princess Theater today, Nov. 30, aims to put people in the Christmas spirit.

    The concert, which starts at 7 p.m., will be given by a gospel homecoming choir from many churches in Roane and Morgan counties.

    A love offering will be accepted to support Hands of Mercy in Kingston and Storehouse Ministries of Wartburg.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Whalen 50th

    Tony and Oneda Whalen of Harriman will be honored this weekend at a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

    The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 in South Harriman Baptist Church’s family life center. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.

    The Whalens graduated from South Harriman High School, where they were high school sweethearts. They married Dec. 29, 1962, in Childs Memorial Baptist Church, Harriman.

  • GUEST OPINION: Petraeus affair reminds us how little is private

    BY GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    National attention to the Petraeus affair is driven by everything from morbid curiosity to concern for national security. But for most of us, issues of privacy and the First Amendment also should take center stage.

    As shown by the FBI’s relatively quick trip through the online missives of Gen. David Petraeus’ trysts, not much — if any — of our electronic communication is genuinely “private,” not even for the director of the world’s largest spy agency.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Bravely done, Liz Holiway, we’re proud of you

    We have several topics we wish to touch on briefly today, but it is most orderly to address the long running topic, or soap opera, of Dr. Scott DesJarlais.

    We have in the past called attention to the fact that this man’s conduct while bearing the official designation of Republican Representative in the Congress serves to besmirch the reputation of the Grand Old Party almost as much as that of the doctor himself.

    It has been plain that he presents himself as the duly elected Republican from the 4th district.

  • Slave ancestor provides important lessons

    Born into bondage in 1845, Adeline Staples Crozier could not have dreamed that her descendants would produce four generations of college graduates.

    That includes almost a dozen teachers, several doctors, lawyers and engineers, a World War II bomber pilot and also a student who helped integrate the Clinton school system.

    “It seems like getting an education was our way to succeed,” said her great-great granddaughter, Julia Hopper Daniel of Oliver Springs.

    Daniel discovered Adeline’s legacy 20 years ago while tracing her family roots.

  • Tigers sweep Sunbright

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers opened the regular season on the road Tuesday night, but the road trip was a good one as the Tigers and Lady Tigers left Morgan County with a sweep of Sunbright.

  • Howard led Devils down Oakdale, 73-39

    Xavier Howard had another great night on Monday as the Harriman senior guard pumped in 34 points in leading the Blue Devils to a 73-39 victory over the visiting Oakdale Eagles.