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  • RSCC cites students on president’s, dean’s lists

    Roane State Community College recently honored Roane County students who earned placement on its president’s and dean’s lists for spring semester.

    Student must attain a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses to be named to the president’s list.

    Roane County students achieving placement on the president’s list include:

  • Midway students of month honored
  • Roane State opticianry students honored

    Roane State Community College opticianry students won scholarships to attend the Contact Lens Society of America’s annual conference.

    The organization’s conference was April 25-28 in Newport Beach, Calif.

    Students were asked to write papers to win the scholarships, and 11 Roane State students were chosen.

  • Kirkland this year’s recipient of Bernard-Greif Scholarship

    Brendan Kirkland, a 2012 graduate of Rockwood High School, is this year’s recipient of the Bernard-Greif Scholarship.

    Kirkland accepted the $1,000 scholarship during the school’s awards day ceremony.

    He was a member of the Rockwood Tigers football and boys basketball teams.

    Kirkland plans to study toward a nursing degree and eventually pursue a career as a physician’s assistant.

    The Bernard-Greif Scholarship is in its 39th

  • Midway’s Keeling McGlasson honoree

    Austin Keeling, a 2012 Midway High School graduate, is this year’s recipient of the Betty McGlasson FCE Scholarship to Roane State Community College.

    Family and Community Education clubs were formerly known as Home Demonstration or Homemakers.

    Joann Silvis is president of the Roane County FCE organization.

    The scholarship serves as a tribute to the late McGlasson, a longtime Roane County Extension agent.

    The annual Christmas Ideas Fair in November raises money for this scholarship.

  • GUEST OPINION: Passionate debate on ideology a good thing in schools

    First Amendment Center
    No doubt it’s more efficient to run a school without any disruption, complaint or controversy.

    But does an absence of challenges, conflicts or intellectual collisions automatically make a school better? Make teaching more effective?

    Learning any more likely to occur?

    James Yoakley, an 11th-grade English teacher at Lenoir City High School in eastern Tennessee, was transferred recently to Lenoir City Middle to teach eighth-grade English — in a move that

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Misreading Wisconsin recall vote’s meaning

    Last week demonstrated once again how narrow and how uniform is the view of the “Chattering Class” in the news media, and likewise how like a pack of fox-hunting hounds they are in the main.

    If one of them thinks he or she has detected the vulpine scent, off said detector goes, baying as loudly as possible, and all the rest of the little chatterers goes a-baying after him, whether any scent be detected or not.

  • Alexander takes stand for clean air, says it will help with jobs, economy

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said he would vote to uphold a new federal clean air rule “because healthier air means better jobs for Tennesseans — every one of Tennessee’s major metropolitan areas is struggling to meet standards that govern whether industries can acquire the air quality permits to locate here.”

  • Big game hunt application period under way

    The application period for all Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 2012 Big Game Quota Hunts will run from June 13 through July 25, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.

  • Summer fun