Today's News

  • Initiative offers scholarships to seniors of ’12

    A new program aimed at Roane County high school seniors graduating in 2012 aims to help those whose education may end at high school due to the cost of higher education.

    With the goal of increasing the higher education attainment and retention rate, tnAchieves seeks to provide every public high school senior from Roane County the opportunity to attend community college with mentor support.

  • Thew a Level II food science winner

    Harriman’s Beth Thew, seated in center, was recently recognized as a Level II (11th- and 12th-grade) state winner in the food science project at the Tennessee 4-H Roundup at University of Tennessee at Martin.

    She received a $500 college scholarship and trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta. 

  • No pocket protector required

    Tape holding your glasses together at the nosepiece? Speak a language only Bill Gates and Steve Jobs can understand? Get funny looks for what some people call your outlandish attire?

    Then Harriman’s Courts of Praise Church aims to give you a place of worship.

  • One curious hen and one startled chick
  • Moving on

    Rockwood High School graduate Reanna Henderson loaded up her packed belongings and hit the road this week to embark on the next stage of her life — a private two-year all-girls school, Cottey College, in Nevada, Mo.

    Nervous, yet excited, Henderson is just one of many young folks in the area who are leaving the nest for places near and far and commiting another two to four years or more to their education.

    “I don’t know anyone in Missouri,” Henderson said.

    So why Cottey College?

  • Roundin’ up some fish
  • 2011 season opens with huge county clash

    No more scrimmages and no more jamborees as Friday night it’s for real.

    That’s the feeling around Roane County this week as all five county teams will be in action in their season openers.

  • KOC fall league sign-ups set for Aug. 20, 27

    The Kingston Optimist Club (KOC) will be holding fall baseball sign-ups on Saturdays Aug. 20 and 27 at the Cherokee baseball field press box.

     The sign-ups will be from 10 a.m. until noon each day.    

  • Catoosa to re-open Saturday

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced that Catoosa Wildlife Management Area located in Cumberland, Morgan, and Fentress counties will be re-opened to public access effective Saturday, Aug. 20.  

  • No Child Left Behind changes may be coming

    Relief could be on the way for schools struggling to make adequate yearly progress toward No Child Left Behind mandates.

    The federal program, which has been sharply criticized by education officials and politicians alike, requires 100 percent of students score proficient in reading/language arts and math by 2014.

    Another requirement is a 90 percent graduation rate by 2014.

    Schools and school systems that fail to meet mandated benchmarks are designated as “target” or “high priority.”