Today's News

  • Kudos for Y-12 communications

    The Y-12 National Security Complex received multiple communications awards during two recent events.

    At the annual Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s annual V awards gala, Y-12 products received nine awards, including four first-place honors.

    The 2011 issues of the Y-12 Report, Y-12’s triannual magazine, won first place in government or public service magazines and periodicals.

  • Boat grand prize at this year’s Ferguson Fishing Rodeo for Kids

    A 14-foot boat, trailer and trolling motor will be going home with some lucky child who participates in  Dennis Ferguson’s Fishing Rodeo For Kids this year.

    The boat, donated by Bunch Marine, is among the prizes up for grabs in the annual fishing extravaganza on Aug. 4 at Roane County Park.

  • ’Round Rockwood-July 16

    I was glad I was able to go with Bonnie and Steven McKinney to Swan Pond United Methodist Church Sunday where the Rev. Brenda Poole is pastor.

    She led the group in singing, with Brian McKinney playing the piano.

    Monday, the Rockwood Church of Christ held a service for the residents of Victorian Square.

    Pastor Kirby Hinds brought the message. He is pastor of Rockwood Church of Christ.

    Kenneth Carter led in prayer, and Jake Jackson had another prayer. It was a real good service.

  • RSCC president search not as open

    The search for the next president of Roane State Community College will be markedly different than ones in years past.
    It’s the first presidential search for the Tennessee Board of Regents under a new state law requiring the names of applicants to be confidential until the naming of finalists to be interviewed for the position.
    Chancellor John Morgan hopes it will encourage a broader reach on potential candidates leery of putting their name out there for fear it might damage relationships with their current employers.

  • Former student charged in break-in

    A former student at Harriman High School has been charged with breaking into the home of former Harriman boys basketball coach Jeff King.
    Courtney Marie Thomas was charged with aggravated burglary on June 3, one day after her 18th birthday.
    According to an affidavit filed in Monroe County General Sessions Court, police responded to King’s residence at 404 Ashbury Circle, Sweetwater, in reference to a burglary in progress.

  • County approves 2-percent raises

    The Roane County Commission approved the budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year on Monday.
    The budget keeps property tax rates the same and includes a 2 percent raise for county employees.
    “We wish it was more, but we’re glad for the employees,” County Executive Ron Woody said. “The commission also added $10 more per pay period to their 401(k) if they want to match it, which is a long-term benefit for the employees.”
    Woody said there’s also no money being borrowed to fund the budget.

  • A little bathroom humor
  • Looseleaf Laureate: Bond of two brothers is example of civility

    Remember that looming hot spell I warned you about a couple of weeks ago? It fell smack in the middle of my vacation.
    I was near Richmond, Va., when a freak storm knocked the power out to millions of people on the Atlantic seaboard.
    Exterior temperatures rose over 105 degrees during the two days we were without electricity, but we made do.
    My boyfriend, Derek, and I were visiting his brother, Tom, a Zen-like guy who always seems to roll with the punches.

  • State lawmakers honor RSCC president

    Roane State Community College President Gary Goff was honored recently by the Tennessee General Assembly with state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, presenting him with a congratulatory resolution.

    Yager was joined at the presentation in the Senate chambers in Nashville by state Sens. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, and Charlotte Burks, D-Monterey.