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Today's News

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen: Vanderbilt poll produces surprising data

    We wonder why the preachers of the ilk of Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, et al., who have always been so vociferous in assigning great disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, tornados and hurricanes, to God’s wrath as punishment for man’s shortcomings of a Liberal nature, but remain totally silent when such disasters have befallen areas dominated by those of a Conservative nature.

  • 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.

    Brandin Lee Hudson, two counts violation of probation May 5, 2008. Dismissed March 28, cost to state.

    Brandon L. Hudson, violation of probation May 5, 2008. Dismissed March 28, cost to state.

    William J. Lanter, violation of probation Dec. 20. Dismissed March 28, cost to state.

    Jennifer A. McGhee, two counts violation of probation June 22, 2009. Guilty as charged March 8, convicted.

  • Mortgage fraud one of major schemes

    Mortgage fraud schemes continue to be a major problem in communities across the nation, and combating them is one of the Department of Justice’s highest priorities.

    U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said the Eastern District of Tennessee is averaging one mortgage fraud case per month.

    Total losses estimated by all the mortgage fraud cases currently being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office are in the tens of millions of dollars.

    Assistant U.S. attorneys have been active in pursuing the prosecution of these cases.

  • Harriman students cited for PLAN completion

    Harriman High School seniors who completed the PLAN program were recently honored at the school’s awards day presentation.

    PLAN stands for Prepare, Learn and Navigate, and the project’s goals include raising awareness about postsecondary education, helping students avoid roadblocks in the admissions and registration process, and providing students with tools to optimize success.

  • Midway students of month honored
  • Duncan recipient of Zumstein gift

    Amie Duncan, a Rockwood High School graduate of 2011, was recently awarded the Julia Zumstein Memorial Scholarship.

    The scholarship was presented by the Rockwood Band Boosters.  

    This is the second year of existence for the scholarship, whose inaugural winner was Nakora Beard.  

    The scholarship was endowed to celebrate the life and memory of Julia Zumstein, a longtime and well loved secretary at Rockwood High School who had requested that donations be made to the band program during her battle with cancer.

  • Tennessee Tech graduates

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County received their degrees during spring commencement ceremonies.

    They include:

    Harriman — Elizabeth Albright Campbell, Cara Faye Hill, Sarah Nichole Jarnagin, Carol Stratman Jones, Travis Lynn Jones, Julie Beth Parham, Jennifer L. Pistole, Yvette Eileen Reeder, Steven Don-Robert Stewart and Rebekah Jean Taylor.

  • UT-Chattanooga dean's list, graduates

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga recently recognized a number of students from Roane County who earned dean’s list honors and were awarded their degrees during spring semester.

    Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade-point average are named to the dean’s list.

    They are Kayla Christopher, Samuel Collins, Lora Couch, Mathew Deal, Kaila Gunter, Kaitland Henley, Alexis Huddleston, Erin Lay, Karly Martin, Kimberly Murray, Matthew Vick, Jonathan Whicker and Jesse Wright.

  • Dental school for ETSU under study

    A committee charged by East Tennessee State University President Paul E. Stanton Jr. with investigating the need for and potential viability of a dental school at ETSU has recommended the university hire a professional consulting firm as it moves forward in the exploratory process.

  • Help for Haiti: North Rockwood Baptist mission works in earthquake-devastated area

    Eight people from North Rockwood Baptist Church recently returned from a two-week mission trip to Haiti.

    They went to Haiti as part of Voice of Children USA, a non-profit group home-based in Knoxville that has supported schools, churches and orphans in Haiti for more than 25 years.

    D.J. Allen, Josh Boles, Tony Davis, Shelby Fugate, Nick Hutchcraft, Daniel Morgan, Tracy Shelton, Diana Whaley and Monica Fugate were the North Rockwood representatives on the trip.