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Today's News

  • Check your detectors at time change

    This weekend, daylight savings time goes into effect Sunday morning, moving time up one hour.
    While moving clocks forward it’s also a great time to change the batteries in the smoke alarms in the home, said Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss.
    Goss said the Harriman Fire Department has free batteries they can install for Harriman residents.
    Call Station 1 at 882-3072.
     

  • Cumberland waters to rise

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District poured concrete for the last pile of the barrier wall this week, which completes the last and most critical component of the dam safety project required to mitigate seepage through the karst geology deep in the foundation of Wolf Creek Dam’s embankment.
    The dam is the major impoundment on Lake Cumberland in southeastern Kentucy.
    It is the last of 1,197 piles that are approximately 3 feet in diameter and extend up to 275 feet into bedrock below the foundation of the embankment.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: What’s that flying high up in the sky?

    A few years before I firmly planted myself in East Tennessee, I made a three-day trek, most of it along Interstate 40, to live in Arizona.
    It was a grueling trip, not only because of the mileage and move involved, but because of the mix of emotions tied to any cross-country departure.
    Except for the excitement of seeing antelope for the first time and listening to the most boring audio book that must have ever been recorded, I remember few details about that late-winter journey.

  • Tennessee Tech dean's list: Fall 2012

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County were named to the dean’s list for fall semester.

    They are:

  • Monroe selected to attend Governor’s School for dance

    Amber Monroe of Rockwood has been selected to attend the Dance Division of the 2013 Tennessee Governor’s School.

    Monroe was chosen from a pool of more than 800 applicants. She has also been awarded a talent scholarship for the Governor’s School.

    Her audition process at Middle Tennessee State University involved a group dance audition and an interview with a panel of judges.

    In order to be chosen for the program, applicants must have outstanding academic performance and a high grade-point average.

  • Church Calendar: March 8-22

    FRIDAY, MARCH 8
    Rockwood First Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Association will have a two-day winter clearance rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the basement of the church at 429 W. Rockwood St. Proceeds will benefit church programs.

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

  • Summer school set for teachers

    Higher education and K-12 professionals will converge on Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College campus in June for the Peabody Professional Institutes.

    Five week-long institutes from June 10-28  include:

    Achievement Gap Institute, focusing on understanding and developing tools for closing the achievement gap;

    Beginning Teachers in Independent Schools, offering professional development for new or early career teachers;

  • The Garden Gate: There's an art to church floral arrangements

    Right now, many churches are being adorned with lilies for the coming observance of Easter.

    Arranging flowers for a church is a specialized art. Many things have to be taken into consideration.

    Arrangements must be viewed from a distance or, in some instances, hold their own in front of an intricate carved altar or a background of stained glass.

    The arrangement must not be lost in a large space dominated by shadowy arches and distances.

  • Field Trips: February 2013

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in February:

    Feb. 4-8 — Oliver Springs Middle sixth grade attended Tremont in Townsend.

    Feb. 14-15 — Two Roane County High wrestling students competed at state tournament in Murfreesboro.

    Feb. 22-23 — Five Roane County High and five Rockwood High Science Bowl Team members competed in Science Bowl at Pellissippi State Community College in Maryville.

  • Unitarian Universalists on the move

    After almost six decades at Robertsville Road and Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church has purchased 4.6 acres for a new building.

    The 260-member congregation closed on the property at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike in late February. Plans are for the new building to be completed by Thanksgiving 2014.

    “Of course, relocating the church building has been an enormous undertaking, and an emotional one, for this community,” said the Rev. Jake Morrill, church minister since 2003.