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Today's News

  • Lottery scholarships now available in summer

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law earlier this week to allow students to use the Hope Scholarship for summer courses.

    “The Hope scholarships retain the best and brightest students in the state, and working to ensure we have a highly-trained and educated workforce is the most important step we can take to attracting high quality jobs to Tennessee,” Haslam said.

  • Kingston student named valedictorian at Sewanee

    Blake Alexander Caldwell of Kingston was valedictorian of the University of the South’s graduating class of 2011.

    He presented the valedictory address during commencement exercises last month.  

    Caldwell graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.

    He is the son of Betty and Baxter D. Caldwell.

  • Johnson in scholars program

    Tad M. Johnson of Rockwood will be among the nation’s high-achiev-ing elementary school students taking part in the National Young Scholars Program.

    Son of Lori Johnson and Stephen Johnson of Rockwood, he is a rising Ridge View Elementary School fourth-grader who completed third-grade studies in Tara Boles’ class.

    Tad will take part in the medical strand of the program at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., in July.

  • Field Trips

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in May:

    June 5-7
    — Rockwood Middle School boys basketball team approved to attend basketball camp at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.

    June 19-25 — Two members of Roane County High School’s Skills-USA will compete at the National Leadership Conference in Kansas City,  Mo.

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list

    Katrina Y. Kaldenbach and Jeremy B. Woody, both of Kingston, are among the East Tennessee State University students who earned 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.

  • St. Louis University dean's list

    Micah Miller of Harriman recently received a bachelor’s degree in theological studies and English from St. Louis University.

    Miller graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the James D. Collins Award for Excellence in Student Academic Achievement.

    The award is given annually to the outstanding senior in each department of the College of Arts and Sciences. Miller received the award in the field of theological studies.

    He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Theta Alpha Kappa.

  • Tennessee Tech dean's list

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County were named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

    Harriman
    — Beverly Elizabeth Halburnt, Bo Christopher Murphy, Cara Faye Hill, Chloe Jade Morton, David Lee Hixson, Jacob Neil Jones, Jennifer L. Pistole, Kallie Marie Dagley, Kevin Frederick Ramsey, Myranda Gail Robinson, Rachael Leigh Knox, Rebekah Jean Taylor, Sarah Nichole Jarnagin, Shellee Jane Galyon, Steven Don-Robert Stewart, Suzanne Ashley Thomson and Travis Lynn Jones.

  • Schools can’t be substitute for churches

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    If only a fraction of the allegations are true, public school officials in Sumner County have been treating their school district like a missionary field for the Christian faith.
    Nine students — who understandably wish to remain anonymous — have filed suit with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union seeking to end school promotion of religion.

  • A View from Lick Skillett by Gerald Largin: Maybe it’s something in the New York water

    Although, as you know, gentle reader, any day and every day is a good day to learn more about our history, we as a nation more often than not choose to ignore our history except on the occasion of fifty year anniversaries, such as 50, 100, 150, etc.
    This being the case, and 2011 marking the 150th of secession, the Knoxville News Sentinel this past Sunday ran a front page story titled “June 8, 1861 Tennessee Secedes.”

  • Utility worker candidates force changes in Rockwood

    The top vote getter in Rockwood City Council elections traditonally has two privileges — he becomes the new vice mayor and sits on the Rockwood Electric Utility Board.
    However, a new ordinance stops that tradition in its tracks.
    That’s because the highest vote getter in this week’s election was Jason Jolly, a Rockwood Electric Utility employee.
    Last month the Rockwood City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting utility employees from serving on the Rockwood Electric Utility Board.