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Today's News

  • Bryan College graduates: Fall 2012

    Steven Alexander of Rockwood graduated from Bryan College earlier this month.

    He was among 144 graduates receiving their degrees during fall commencement.

    Alexander received the Master of Business Administration degree.

    Bryan College is in Dayton.

  • Coastal Carolina University admissions: Fall 2012

    Jared Breazeale of Rockwood has been accepted at Coastal Carolina University for the fall 2013 semester.

    Breazeale, a Rockwood High School student, plans to major in exercise and sport science.

    Coastal Carolina University is in Conway, S.C.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design dean's list: Fall 2013

    Marinda Thomas of Harriman earned placement on the dean’s list at Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean’s List.

    Savannah College of Art and Design is in Savannah, Ga.
     

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College graduates: Fall 2012

    Amber Cofer of Rockwood received her degree during Tennessee Wesleyan College’s first winter commencement earlier this month.

    “This is a celebration of the achievements of our new graduates,” said Tennessee Wesleyan College President Harley Knowles.

    “In our 155th year of service as an educational leader in Southeast Tennessee, we are celebrating our first winter commencement,” he added. “This is a milestone for the college, as well as a milestone for our new graduates.”

  • Union College admissions: Fall 2013

    Tyler O’Brien of Kingston has been accepted to attend Union College for the fall semester of 2013.

    Union College is in Barbourville, Ky.

  • Roane teams tops in Clover Bowl regionals

    Roane County garnered top honors in both the eighth- and fourth-grade division championships at the Eastern Regional 4-H Clover Bowl Competition.

    Sixty-four Tennessee counties and nearly 10,000 students competed for the chance to win a regional championship and the highest honor in Clover Bowl competition.

    The contest, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is modeled after the Scholars Bowl.

  • Jenkins receives STEM award

    Roane State Community College freshman Wes Jenkins, a graduate of Harriman High School, has been awarded a $2,500 STEM Scholarship by B&W Y-12.

    The award is part of B&W Y-12’s ongoing support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

    Recipients of the B&W Y-12 STEM Scholarship must be full-time students at Roane State pursuing a degree in one of the STEM fields of study.

  • St. Andrew's continue time-honored tradition

    The congregation of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman welcomes the public to its significant Roane County tradition: the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve celebrating the Nativity of Jesus.

    A musical interlude will begin at 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, followed by the Eucharist at 11.

    The Rev. Harry Howard, resident priest at St. Andrew’s, will, for the first time, offici-
    ate at the Christmas Eve service.   

    Robin Duff will be the featured soloist.

  • Christmas Eve Services

    • Glen Alice Christian Church, Rockwood, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight worship service at 8 p.m. The service will focus on Jesus Christ as “God among us” and is themed “O Come Emmanuel.” Open Communion will be offered to all who have submitted at Christian disciples. The church is at 1849 Spring City Hwy.

    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. The church is at 203 S. Kentucky St.

  • GUEST OPINION: Mistakes in Newtown need discussing

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so much flawed reporting as in the news coverage surrounding the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

    Errors abounded. News organizations identified the wrong man as the shooter, reported that the shooter’s mother was a teacher at the school and mischaracterized both the killers’ weapons and his access to the school. One flawed report said that the killer had a run-in with teachers at the school the day before the massacre.