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Today's News

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list

    Four East Tennessee State University students from Roane County attained grade-point averages qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for fall session.

    Wesley K. Rather of Harriman and Katrina Y. Kaldenbach, Hunter D. Smith and Jeremy B. Woody, all of Kingston, attained the honors designation.

    To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.
     

  • Middle Tennessee State University dean's list

    A number of Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County earned dean’s
    list honors for fall semester.

    To qualify for this distinction, an undergraduate student must maintain a current semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above and earn at least 12 semester hours, not including developmental hours.

    Students from Roane County earning the distinction are:

    Harriman — Lauren Nicole Jolley, Anit S. Patel and Courtney N. Sanders.

  • Midway Elementary honor roll

    Second Nine Weeks

    A Honor Roll

    Third Grade

    Rebekah Brooks

    Emily Cawood

    Bailey Guinn

    Kadie Lewis

    Gracie Hixon

    Suzanne Hughes

    Connor Quigley

    Creek Johnston

    Brendan Burnum

    Andrew Burton

    Dalton Carroll

    Eliza Sweeney

    Zach England

    Dillon Steele

    Fourth Grade

  • Bowers Elementary honor roll

    Second Nine Weeks

    A Honor Roll

    Third Grade

    Dakotah Schultz

    Jack Simpson

    Marisa Webb

    Nina Elms

    Sydney Fisher

    Cameron Fitzhugh

    Austin Poore

    Lucas Robinson

    Chyanne Weston

    Fourth Grade

    Katie Higgins

    Fifth Grade

    Jacob Futrell

    Trinity Clark

  • RSCC equestrian team ponies up

    Roane State Community College’s Equestrian Club is gearing up to make a name for itself.

    While the club welcomes skilled, long-term horse riders, the team also encourages newcomers wanting to learn the tricks of the trade.

    Seeing her friends perform on the Middle Tennessee State University Equestrian Team, Roane State student Katie Wigginton decided Roane State needed their own.

    After a few months of petitioning, working with the Student Government Association and paperwork, her idea came to fruition in November.

  • Harriman closes out old retirement fund

    Harriman officials are ready to close out a retirement plan for a very few hospital employees.

    Harriman City Council approved hiring a consultant to  begin the process of dispensing the retirement funds and closing out the account at its Jan. 18 special-called meeting that was postponed the previous week because of snow and ice.

    “There was a really old retirement plan they had in place before Tennessee Consolidated,” said Treasurer Charles Kerley.

  • Harriman seeks more of Midtown

    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said the city needs to move quickly to annex three properties adjacent to where Covenant Health is going to locate.

    Mason said Covenant Health will need to purchase those properties in addition to its existing property within the city limits before it can start construction on the new hospital.

  • Harriman seeks more of Midtown

    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said the city needs to move quickly to annex three properties adjacent to where Covenant Health is going to locate.

    Mason said Covenant Health will need to purchase those properties in addition to its existing property within the city limits before it can start construction on the new hospital.

  • Ambulance station location questioned

    The South of the River ambulance station is about five miles from the one in Kingston.

    That situation has Roane County  Commissioner Ron Berry asking questions.   

    “Why do we have an ambulance 4.5 miles from Kingston?” Berry queried during an ambulance committee meeting recently.  

    The South of the River station is off Hwy. 58 in the rescue squad building.

    “The site is there because of the donated property,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Laughing at yourself to keep from crying

    The other day, a Facebook friend admitted to picking up a TV remote and trying to dial a phone number on it.

    As someone who has tried to change the channels with my phone, I could relate.

    I’ve also pointed my remote car key at the TV to turn it on. I’ve even distractedly pointed it at the house to lock or unlock the carport door.

    It seems that while we (and by we, I mean people older than the age of 35) embrace new technology, we aren’t quite the whiz kids with it that many in the younger generations are.