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Today's News

  • News critics still have plenty of options out there

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    After 40 years on the job, the Minnesota News Council is closing down.
    Council President Tony Carideo has said public complaints are down and so is corporate support for the independent news-review operation.
    Carideo noted that e-mail and Twitter now provide  virtually instantaneous ways for people to raise their concerns directly with journalists — presumably in contrast to the relatively lengthy notification-and-hearing process involved in council proceedings.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Justice Clarence Thomas shows true colors

    In olden times, persons with serious intellectual impairment were classified in the following order: the moron was the less impaired; the imbecile was more impaired; and, the idiot was the most impaired.

  • Midway honors November, December students
  • Model bridge competition slated

    Students in grades 7-12 can build a model bridge according to speci-fications, enter the bridge in the East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest on March 5, and compete to win trophies and cash awards at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Specifications for the contest are available online at www.amse.org. Those interested may also stop by the museum to get a flyer on the specifications, rules and registration forms.

  • Midway Elementary perfect attendance

    Second Nine Weeks

    Kindergarten

    Alex Glandon

    Nicholas Mize

    Clayton Campfield

    Meredith Sweeney

    Amelia Stakely

    John Kevorkian

    First Grade

    Caleb Beason

    Miranda Crayton

    Shayla Wood

    Dominic Meza

    Nikki Moore

    Jacob Gardner

    R.J. Kupfer

    Gracie Click

  • Christian life-skills workshop planned at Roane SDA

    Award-winning author Lee Gugliotto is coming to Roane County to present a Christian life-skills 101 workshop.

    The workshop will be Feb. 11-16 in Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. daily in the church at 336 Patton Lane. Call 354-3410 for details.

    The workshop is designed to train people to develop a more dynamic relationship with Christ through inductive Bible study, deep personal prayer and by showing others how it’s done through biblical homes and home Bible fellowships.

  • Cherokee to be part of DOE's Science Bowl

    Kingston’s Cherokee Middle School is among schools across the region that will participate in Tennessee’s first U.S. Department of Energy Middle School Science Bowl.  

    The competition, beginning 9 a.m. Feb. 5 on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College, will provide middle school students from East Tennessee the opportunity to showcase their science knowledge and win an all-expense-paid trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C.  

  • Tennessee Tech dean's list

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

    They are:

    Harriman — Beverly Elizabeth Halburnt, Bo Christopher Murphy, Cara Faye Hill, Chase Allan Ray, Chloe Jade Morton, Jacob Neil Jones, Jennifer L. Pistole, Kallie Marie Dagley, Kathryn Edith Farnham, Kevin Frederick Ramsey, Lynwood Ross Sampson, Rachael Leigh Knox, Rebekah Jean Taylor, Sarah Nichole Jarnagin, Shellee Jane Galyon, Steven Don-Robert Stewart and Travis Lynn Jones.

  • Bowers Elementary perfect attendance

    Second Nine Weeks

  • University of Tennessee at Martin graduates, dean's list

    Bridget J. Thew of Harriman received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the recent fall commencement.

    She also earned placement on the school’s dean’s list for fall semester.

    Thew made the list with high honors. Students with high honors designation have earned a grade-point average of 3.5-3.79 on a 4.0 scale.

    To be eligible for
    dean’s list recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit and achieve a 3.2 GPA.