.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Juniors explore options during Career Day

    More than 550 juniors from all five Roane County high schools will take part in a Career Exploration Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m today, April 8, at Roane State Community College.

    Students will be professionally dressed and prepared with résumés, notepads and questions for representatives from 49 different businesses to talk about their futures.

    This is the third year for the joint effort between Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Education Affairs Committee and Roane County Schools.

  • DISASTER! Students hone skills during drill

    More than 100 students from Harriman, Oliver Springs and Roane County high schools played victims or medical personnel during a disaster drill last week on the Harriman High School football field.

    “This is one event that is looked forward to each year by all health science students,” said instructor Ronna Carlton, who serves as director of the event.

    The scenario for this year’s drill involved a train derailment that hit a school bus and rolled into a daycare center.

  • Midway honors January students

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody recently honored the school’s January students of the month.

    They include, by grade order, Justice Couch, Chloe Kyle, Meredith Sweeney, Mary Contreras, Kaelin McDonald, Halena Shirran, Stella Tilley, Noah Scott, Kimberlyn Cash, Toby Trout, Kylie Thearp, Dylan Cowell, Sarah Collins, Brendan Burnum, Austin Patterson, Kadie Lewis, Donovan Grant, Rebecca Lemasters, Emily McFee, Drake Cunningham, Kyle Harkenrider and Nick Anderson.

  • Bowers Elementary honor roll

    A Honor Roll

    Third Grade

    Riley Currier

    Sydney Fisher

    Cameron Fitzhugh

    Austin Poore

    Chyanne Weston

    Dakotah Schultz

    Jack Simpson

    Fourth Grade

    Mary Higgins

    Fifth Grade

    Mari-Claire Crass

    Joshua Futrell

    Madeline Moore

    Lindsay Nelson

    Michael Simek

  • Meet Midway's Junior Beta Club

    Midway Elementary School Principal Keevin Woody honors the school’s 2011 Junior Beta Club members.

    They are Kainen Stoner, Nicholas Bettis, Caitlyn Posa, Kiley Phillips, Rebecca Michaud, Jessica Michaud, David Lemasters, Shanda Hughes and Taylor Brantley.

  • Oliver Springs Elementary honor roll

    A Honor Roll

    Stevie Alcorn

    Laura Bannon

    Lilly Blair

    Taylor Boswell

    Taylor Bradshaw

    Shelby Brewer

    Cheyenne Brown

    Brandon Buck

    Linsday Buck

    Austin Byrge

    Johnathan Cate

    Joseph Chaston

    Savannah Clark

    Tabatha Comeaux

    Sydney Cornett

    Jacob Dameron

    Abigail Daugherty

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Debra K. Bryant, theft under $500 Dec. 10, 2009. Dismissed Oct. 25, cost to state.

    Robert L. Bodine, unlawful carrying of weapon Feb. 1, 2010. Traffic ticket paid Oct. 25.

    Darian Bohner, criminal trespassing and assault Feb. 27, 2010. Dismissed Oct. 25, cost to prosecutor.

    Wendell G. Smith, capias for failure to appear June 21. Dismissed Oct. 25, cost to state.

  • Spring, glorious spring
  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen: If you're going to preside, learn the Rules!

    Generous reader, we would propound to you the following proposition: No one should allow themselves to be elected, selected, or appointed to the position of presiding officer over any board, commission, or other governmental body without first thoroughly familiarizing himself with the provisions of Robert's Rules of Order.

    The validity of this proposition is clearly demonstrated by the current brouhaha arising out of the Roane County School Board's proceedings in relation to the employment of Toni McGriff to continue as Director of Schools.

  • Kirkham Vs. Kirkham: Divorce drives property value dispute

    Convenience-store magnate Steve Kirkham is contesting the reassessment of his property in Roane County based on bad blood between him and his ex-wife.

    Kirkham was once married to Roane County Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham. Last year’s countywide reappraisal was conducted by her office.

    Administrative Judge Mark Minsky held a pre-hearing conference on Monday to discuss Steve Kirkham’s motion to have his 2010 property appraisals declared null and void.