Today's News

  • Bryan College dean's list: spring 2012

    Emily McMichael of Harriman was named to the Bryan College dean’s list for the spring semester.

    She is the daughter of Tim and Jill McMichael.

    Students earn dean’s list recognition by recording a grade average in the top 25 percent of grades by students in the traditional undergraduate program for that semester.

    Bryan College is in Dayton.


  • Arrests: June 6-14, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 6 — Joseph Eugene Bolden, 50, 806 Wilson Road, Oliver Springs: violation of probation, two counts failure to appear. Total bond $11,500; no court date listed.

    • Laura Ann Brewsaugh, 43, Kingston: theft $500 or less. Bond $1,000; court date July 16.

    • Dennis Jamie Carroll, 40, 111 Rosemont Lane, Harriman: theft $500 or less. Bond $1,000; court date July 16.

  • GUEST OPINION: Arizona ruling not very well thought out

    First Amendment Center
    A new state law in Arizona threatens to withhold 10 percent of funding from public schools and libraries if they don’t block “harmful” content on the Internet.

    The law, which goes into effect Aug. 1, requires that minors be blocked from accessing “visual depictions that are child pornography, harmful to minors or obscene.”

    According to The Arizona Republic, Rep. Steve Court, who sponsored the bill, says it’s intended to refine existing law.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Woody right to anticipate new money needs

    As you no doubt know, gentle reader, the incumbent superintendent of schools, Toni McGriff, is in process of leaving that post.

    As regular readers know, we did not approve of her selection, and subsequent events have proven that position correct, at least in the eyes of most responsible citizens.

  • Search for new Roane State chief on

    An advisory committee for a new president of Roane State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Monday, July 9.

    The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. in the Dunbar Building Faculty Dining Room on the college’s main campus in Harriman.

    Roane State’s current president, Gary Goff, announced in March his plan to retire at the end of October.

    Goff had been president of the multi-campus college for seven years.

    The new president is expected to be named this fall.

  • Take steps to keep your AC bills down

    Sweltering hot days make it harder to keep your home cool, straining air conditioning systems and energy budgets.

    The Energy Education Council offers some simple tips to boost comfort and save on electric bills during the sultriest of days:

    Make sure your air conditioner filter is clean. Change or clean it monthly during the cooling season.

    Ensure air can move freely around the air conditioner unit coils. Remove leaves and plant overgrowth that could keep it from operating efficiently.

  • Heat a concern for Dixie Youth tourneys

    With temperatures rising to near all-time record levels this weekend, Dixie Youth National Director Tony Brown says his organization will be keeping a close eye on weather conditions as Dixie Youth tournaments will be taking place in Sweetwater, Spring City, Caryville and Kingston.

  • AA Jackets win sub-district in style

    Winning titles isn’t supposed to be easy, but the Kingston AA All-Stars marched through the Dixie Youth AA west sub-district tournament like Sherman’s March through Georgia.

  • Prince takes over at Spring Hill


    The (Columbia) Daily 


  • Jackets win A sub-district

    The Kingston A All-Stars capped an impressive run through the Dixie Youth A sub-district tournament with a 17-7 victory over Lake City in Tuesday’s title game at Kingston.