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Today's News

  • THP to conduct August license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting three driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during August.

    The first checkpoint will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 3 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 on Pine Ridge Road near the railroad tracks.

    The final checkpoint, on Hwy. 382 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be from 8 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17.

  • Thank you to David Webb for Riverfront Park

    Harrison Barger, right, treasurer of the South Harriman Schools Alumni and Friends Organization, presents a check to David Webb in appreciation of his long-time involvement in the founding and maintenance of Harriman Riverfront Park, the city-owned facility that bears Webb’s name.

    This donation recognizes the importance of the park facilities for regular alumni activities and is given in honor of Gary Baker, who has assisted the organization in its annual gatherings for many years.

  • General Sessions Court: May 25-June 11, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 25 —  Tamar F. Taylor, financial responsibility law, driver license address req within 10 days. Dismissed. Child restraint children ages 4-8. Dismissed on cost and traffic school. Speeding. Guilty.

    • Isaiah J. Turner, speeding. Dismissed safety class.

    • Travis L. Wheat, speeding. Dismissed.

  • Arrests: June 28-July 7, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 28 — Cody Lynn Ray, 21, 230 Hassler Mill Road, Harriman: five counts fraudulent use of debit card. Total bond $2,500; court date Sept. 10.

    • Johnnie Dale Roaden, 57, 107 Shelby St., Lake City: two counts violation of probation. Total bond $20,000; court date July 16.

    • Greg Ray Satterfield, 46, 5606 Wolfenbarger Lane, Knoxville: serving time.

  • Hiwassee dorm getting a facelift

    Facility staff, work-study students and volunteers at Hiwassee College in Madisonville are busy preparing for what is expected to be the largest entering freshmen class in recent history.

    Those preparations include significant renovations to Tom Black Residence Hall, which was constructed in 1963-64.

    Suites have been remodeled, painted and furnished.

    Other improvements include energy efficient windows, new tile floors, upgrades to bathrooms and a new roof.

  • Cherokee signing up new students

    Cherokee Middle School, Kingston, will have its new-student registration from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 1 in the school at 200 Paint Rock Ferry Road.

    This registration is only for those new to the Cherokee school district. Elementary students transferring from Kingston and Midtown are not considered new enrollees.

  • Perma-Fix awards five scholarships

    The second annual Perma-Fix Career Day Scholarships have been awarded to a graduate from each of the five Roane County high schools.

    The students receiving the $250 scholarships applied for them during their junior year while participating in the Roane County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored High School Career Day.

    “We want to encourage and help students to continue their education after high school,” said Kenyon Mee, facility manager for Diversified Scientific Services Inc., a subsidiary of Perma-Fix Environmental Services in Kingston.

  • Simultaneously earn pharmacy, public health degrees at ETSU

    East Tennessee State University of Johnson City has become one of only 15 schools in the nation where students can simultaneously pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree and a master’s degree in public health.

    Beginning with the 2012-13 fall semester,
    ETSU’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and the ETSU College of Public Health will offer the PharmD/MPH academic track.

  • Tech scholarships awarded to Harriman students

    Tennessee Technological University students Grace Claudy and Bo Murphy of Harriman are the 2012 recipients of academic awards from the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Claudy, a 2009 graduate of Faith Christian Academy, is the daughter of Mark and Alison Claudy of Harriman and is a junior history major.

    She received the Marion Hood and Arthur Langlois Scholarship.

    Murphy, a 2007 graduate of Faith Christian Academy, is the son of Russ and Brenda Murphy of Harriman and is a senior political science major.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody, far right in back row, recently honored the school’s May students of the month.

    They are,  in order of grade, Orion McKnight, Taylor Browning, Adrian Hill, Maranda Jones, Michael Muir, Amelia Stakely, Bree Duff, Kaylee Steele, Cyrus Trew, Sarah Edmonds, Grace Luke, Ashley McGhee, Jared Collins, Brooke Willett, Cheyenne Jenkins, Gracey Hixon, Savanna Rayburn, Angelica Millsaps, Kimberly Millsaps, Alexis Layne, Brooklyn McGhee and Paige Bacon.