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Today's News

  • Chesser leads Blue Devils past Bobcats, 11-0

    In what could a preview of the Region 2-A Tournament, the Harriman Blue Devils traveled to Oliver Springs Thursday evening and defeated the Bobcats 11-0 in five innings.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Ready to two-wheel the roads

    I have written about my hiking lately. Not counting dog walks and casual rambling, I logged 18 miles on the trail in one seven-day period recently.
    But I believe in diversification, which is why I’m getting my two bicycles ready for riding soon.
    I’ve been an avid cyclist since I learned to ride on my older sister’s navy-blue bicycle at age 5. I never was able to ride using training wheels, not with the classic parental hand steadying the seat.

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen: When thinking of national debt, recall 1835

    As we predicted last week, we continue to be inundated with statements, almost sermons, about the national debt and how some of our right-wing wise guys are going to pay off the debt. To this you, learned reader, may well express some doubt — a sort of ‘I’ll believe it when I see it” type attitude — and your doubt is well justified, as we will now demonstrate:

  • Seminar focuses on helping kids succeed

    Roane County Schools recently hosted a four-day training seminar focused on increasing a child’s chances to succeed in school and life, as well as increase their positive, civil behaviors.

    Derek Peterson, founder of the ICARE-US initiative, personally instructed Phase I and Phase II of the Integrative Youth Development Program “Phlight Academy” for Roane County school counselors, support team, health coordinator, truancy officer, anti-drug coalition program coordinator and Mid-East Head Start staff.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Anthony E. Britton, initiation of process Sept. 12, 2009. Dismissed Nov. 22, cost to state.

    Larry W. Frost, VOP CPS summons. Guilty as charged Nov. 22, convicted.

    Larry W. Frost, VOP CPS summons. Guilty as charged Nov. 22, convicted.

    Jared Hayes Turpin, violation of probation May 24. Dismissed Nov. 22, cost to state.

  • Bowers Elementary perfect attendance

    Kindergarten

    Abraham Barry

    First Grade

    Dominic Chesser

    Allan Hovey

    Loki Lutrell

    Zachary Parks

    Sabrina Peters

    Second Grade

    Abby Bailey

    Keshana Garrett

    Jeremy Schafer

    Addy Woitaszewski Third Grade

    Bailey Bowlin

    Cadence Byrd

    Jasmine Hardy

    Charli Liles

  • Oliver Springs Elementary perfect attendance

    Jenna Baker

    Kelsey Blank

    Adam Carroll

    Joseph Chaston

    Jacob Dameron

    Brooke Davis

    Drew Davis

    David Edmundson

    Lexie Edmundson

    Matthew Gaylor

    Kaylin Gibson

    Jacob Grace

    Lindsay Grace

    Devyn Hayes

    Deven Hester

    Laci Hester

    Deven Hubbard

    Brady Jackson

    Owen Jackson

  • Oliver Springs Elementary Terrific Kids

    Jade Albert

    Ashley Armstrong

    Sabrina Aslinger

    Kaylen Benbenek

    Kora Benton

    Trey Boswell

    Kayla Bolden

    Taylor Bradshaw

    Mason Brown

    Josiah Christopher

    Timothy Collins

    Sydney Cornett

    Jonathan Cox

    Quinten Duncan-Woods

    Josh Ellis

    Tommy Farr

    Jackson Frazier

    Vincent French

    Daniel Giles

  • Midway Elementary honor roll

    A Honor Roll

    Third Grade

    Dillon Steele

    Sydney Bryant

    Brendan Burnum

    Andrew Burton

    Dalton Carroll

    Eliza Sweeney

    Creek Johnston

    Suzanne Hughes

    Connor Quigley

    Emily Scott

    Gracey Hixon

    Chloe Allen

    Lillian Bacon

    Emily Cawood

    Bailey Quinn

    Kadie Lewis

  • Midway Elementary perfect attendance

    Kindergarten

    Cadence Miles

    Sierra Cowell

    Jayleigh Davis

    First Grade

    Gracie Click

    Dominic Meza

    R.J. Kupner

    Second Grade

    Ashton Stephens

    Dylan Cowell

    Shelby Green

    Dylan Meza

    Connor Moore

    Blaine Townsend

    Brooke Willett

    Third Grade