Today's News

  • Hiwassee College dean's list: spring 2012

    Timothy William Watts of Kingston was named to the dean’s list at Hiwassee College for spring semester.

    To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must carry no less than 12 semester hours with a grade-point average of 3.50-3.99.

    Hiwassee College is in Madisonville.

  • Shelter scholarships awarded to Harriman, Rockwood grads

    The Shelter Insurance Foundation awarded $2,000 scholarships to Thomas Aylor Evans, a graduate of Rockwood High School and Ben Davis, a graduate of Harriman High School.

    Shelter Agent Mark Clem sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

    Beginning the fall after the their high school graduation, Davis and Evans can direct the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university.

  • Gym lobby named for ‘Thin Man’ Morton

    Ronnie “Thin Man” Morton, left, is applauded for his 47 years of service to Roane County High School athletics with the reading of a resolution in his honor by former Roane County Director of Schools Toni McGriff and Roane County Board of Education Chairman Sam Cox.

    Morton has also been recognized with the naming of the high school gym lobby in his honor.

    A graduate of Roane County High School, Morton’s contributions to the athletic programs include transportation, film processing, field upkeep and working the concession stand.

  • Students from Roane earn RSCC degrees

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated following the 2011-12 academic year.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 were:

    Harriman — Christina Scarbrough and Breanna Wright.

    Kingston — Tessa Kissick.

    Oliver Springs — Brandon Evans and Sarah Melhorn.

    Rockwood — Sarah Burgess, Chancey Miller and Teresa Roddy.

  • Make the grade with immunizations

    School starts in Roane County in a little more than two weeks, but students going into prekindergarten, kindergarten and seventh grade may not be admitted if they don’t have the proper immunizations.

    The Tennessee Department of Health also requires an official certificate for entry into school for these students.

    This form will only be available from a private health-care provider or health department.

    Children entering pre-K and kindergarten in Roane County Schools are required to show proof of the following immunizations:

  • VBS fun at Central Baptist
  • Frozen Head to help mark state parks’ 75th anniversary

    The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Frozen Head State Park in Morgan County will have a special community event from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 10.

    “This is a great opportunity to thank the park’s many patrons and the entire local community for their support throughout the years and invite community members to see what the park has to offer,” said Park Manager David Engebretson.

  • Grand gift for old courthouse

    Roane County Heritage Commission President Charlotte Branson, right, accepts a $1,000 donation on the organization’s behalf from state Rep. Julia Hurley for the restoration of the old Roane County Courthouse, one of only seven original court houses still standing in the state.

    The commission receives grants and personal donations from private citizens and businesses, and the annual Gala is one of the major fundraising events. A museum is being set up.

  • Honor Guard in need of a few good men

    The Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard does its best to honor the lives of veterans, but dwindling numbers and an older set is making it harder.
    “We need some young guys,” said Glenn Collins, a member of the group. “To us, anyone under 70 is a young guy.”
    Collins and his fellow guard members serve beautifully, donning their dress uniforms for funeral services, which the organization does for no charge for families of honorably discharged veterans.

  • $100,000 in pot plants ripped up

    From staff reports
    A two-day marijuana eradication operation in Roane County netted more than 100 plants last week, the District Attorney General’s Office reported.
    The plants had a street value of over $100,000 and were taken from several locations around the county.