Today's News

  • Radford University dean's list: spring 2011

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Radford University.

    Oliver is a junior dance major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.

    Radford University is in Radford, Va.

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list: spring 2012

    Ryan C. Orick, April E. Parkison, Holly M. Parkison, Erika B. Smith and Hunter D. Smith, all of Kingston, are among the East Tennessee State University students earning placement on the dean’s list for spring semester.

    To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Tennessee State University graduates & dean's list: spring 2012

    Jamie Pierce of Harriman is among the graduates at Tennessee State University during spring commencement.

    Pierce received a bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences.

    Pierce was also on the school’s dean’s list for the semester.

    Students named to the dean’s list have achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in 12 or more semester hours taken for a letter grade.

    With more than 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university.

  • Tennessee Technological University graduates: spring 2012

    A number of Roane County students were among the 1,271 Technological University graduates during spring semester.

    They are:

    — Bo Christopher Murphy, Brittany Noel Swicegood, Kevin Frederick Ramsey and Rachael Leigh Knox.

    — Cheryl Kay Elmore, Christopher Wayne Byers, Katelin Leigh Wideman, Nathan Todd Basler, Rikki Danielle Howard, Savannah Bleu Britt and Taylor Anne Clark.

    Lenoir City
    — Katharine Marie Bays.

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: spring 2012

    Six Tennessee Wesleyan College students from Roane County are among those honored for academic achievement during spring semester.

    Students named to the honors list were registered for 12 or more hours and attained a grade-point average of at least 3.70 with no grade below B.

    Those earning placement on the honors list from Roane County are:

    Ten Mile — Lindsay N. Arndts, a junior exercise science major; Janelle L. Johnson, a senior biology major; and Carlotta Lane Murphy, a junior general management major.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list: spring 2012

    Fifteen students from Roane County are on the dean’s list for spring semester at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  

    They include Jordan Burdette, Kala Cisson, Samuel Collins, Andrew Flora, Peter Hagemeyer, Lauren Hix, Matthew Jallouk, Karly Martin, Emily Openshaw, Robyn Parten, Kimberly Renken, Alysse Riggs, Matthew Vick, Cody Wampler and Jesse Wright.

    Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade-point average are awarded the honor.

  • University of Evansville dean's list: spring 2012

    Logan Herwehe of Kingston was named to University of Evansville’s dean’s list for academic achievements during spring semester.

    Herwehe is majoring in mathematics.

    “At the University of Evansville, motivated students such as Logan Herwehe experience a challenging and collaborative learning environment and thrive under the guidance of talented faculty,” said University of Evansville President Thomas A. Kazee.

  • 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.