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Today's News

  • No pocket protector required

    Tape holding your glasses together at the nosepiece? Speak a language only Bill Gates and Steve Jobs can understand? Get funny looks for what some people call your outlandish attire?

    Then Harriman’s Courts of Praise Church aims to give you a place of worship.

  • One curious hen and one startled chick
  • Moving on

    Rockwood High School graduate Reanna Henderson loaded up her packed belongings and hit the road this week to embark on the next stage of her life — a private two-year all-girls school, Cottey College, in Nevada, Mo.

    Nervous, yet excited, Henderson is just one of many young folks in the area who are leaving the nest for places near and far and commiting another two to four years or more to their education.

    “I don’t know anyone in Missouri,” Henderson said.

    So why Cottey College?

  • Roundin’ up some fish
  • 2011 season opens with huge county clash

    No more scrimmages and no more jamborees as Friday night it’s for real.

    That’s the feeling around Roane County this week as all five county teams will be in action in their season openers.

  • KOC fall league sign-ups set for Aug. 20, 27

    The Kingston Optimist Club (KOC) will be holding fall baseball sign-ups on Saturdays Aug. 20 and 27 at the Cherokee baseball field press box.

     The sign-ups will be from 10 a.m. until noon each day.    

  • Catoosa to re-open Saturday

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced that Catoosa Wildlife Management Area located in Cumberland, Morgan, and Fentress counties will be re-opened to public access effective Saturday, Aug. 20.  

  • No Child Left Behind changes may be coming

    Relief could be on the way for schools struggling to make adequate yearly progress toward No Child Left Behind mandates.

    The federal program, which has been sharply criticized by education officials and politicians alike, requires 100 percent of students score proficient in reading/language arts and math by 2014.

    Another requirement is a 90 percent graduation rate by 2014.

    Schools and school systems that fail to meet mandated benchmarks are designated as “target” or “high priority.”

  • Lawyer: Police calls from embattled bar light to normal

    The lawyer for Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton said there’s been average to minimal police involvement at the establishment over the past 10 years.
    Knoxville attorney Greg Isaacs bases those claims on information obtained following a public records request.

  • Drowning victim's body recovered from quarry

    A drowning victim was retrieved from a rock quarry in Harriman Sunday evening.

     


    Emilio Smithwick, 35, of Harriman, was swimming with others at the Walnut Hills quarry Sunday afternoon when he and another man jumped off a cliff into the water.

    Smithwick did not emerge and the second man was injured in the jump and taken by ambulance for treatment of his injuries.

    “There was another man diving off some cliffs with him. He apparently has some broken ribs, possibly,” Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said.