Today's News

  • Middle-schoolers get taste of college at Roane State

    Eighth-graders got a taste of what it’s like to be a college student during a daylong visit to Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus.
    The “College Student for a Day” event on March 7 involved 70 students.
    They participated in an orientation session, class rotations and a variety of hands-on activities that highlighted college programs.

  • Rockwood rounds up narcotics suspects

    A grand jury recently indicted eight people on sale and delivery of Schedule II narcotics.
    So far, six of those suspects have been taken into custody according to Rockwood Police Investigator Josh Rymer.
    Rymer said the majority of the cases involved the sale of Oxycodone.

  • We can celebrate Sunshine Week every day of year

    Tennessee Coalition for Open Government
    It’s Sunshine Week in America, the one week of the year celebrated by news organizations and open government advocates about keeping government honest.
    Watchdogs of the Fourth Estate have made it their duty to report on the actions taken by local, state and federal government.  And the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, or TCOG, was created to preserve and improve access to public information.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Is Romney a secret socialist, or does he lie?

    Gentle reader, as you have listened to former Mass. Gov. Romney, tell us all how he is going to cure all of the maladies from which he perceives the body politic to be suffering, has it ever struck you that under our Constitution, laws, and precedents, no one can make all these things happen without summarily seizing, confiscating, or otherwise taking over every aspect of private enterprise currently existing in our great republic?

  • Tech Center introduces new nurse assistants

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman recently finished a certified nurse assistant course.

    Graduates of the program include, front row from left, Jennifer Volpitta, Gregory Snow, Jessica Bartlett, Eric Winebarger, Jacob Hamby, instructor Donna Williams; and back row, Jonathan Mitchell, Rebecca Ausburn, Amber Ogle, Mary Crowe, Jessica Pressley, Misty Beach, Jessica Snow, Jessica Woody and Taylor Hamby.

    The students attended clinicals at The Bridge at Rockwood and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

  • Woody chosen for journalism forum in D.C.

    Aaron Woody of Kingston has been nominated to represent Tennessee as a national youth correspondent to the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University on July 8-13.

    Woody, a student at Midway High School, has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive weeklong study of journalism and media.

    He was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

  • RSCC honors Roane students

    A number of Roane County students made the fall 2011 dean’s list at Roane State Community College.

    To be eligible, a student must attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours.

    Students from Roane county receiving the honors include:

  • Famed poet Angelou to speak at Tennessee Tech

    Civil rights activist, poet, dramatist and educator Maya Angelou will visit Tennessee Tech University on March 20 as part of the university’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

    Angelou’s presentation, co-sponsored by the Tennessee Tech Commission on the Status of Women and Center Stage, will begin at 7 p.m. CDT in the university’s Derryberry Auditorium.

  • Midway Elementary honor roll: Second Nine Weeks, 2011-12

    A Honor Roll

    Third Grade

    Gillian Fuhrmeister

    David Keko

    Tarris Shultz

    Jackson Snow

    Abby Townsend

    Dylan Cowell

    Sheleigh Moses

    Cailynn Shelley

    Jayse Wyrick

    Fourth Grade

    Jillian Stoner

    Brendan Burnum

    Andrew Burton

    Dalton Carroll

    Emily Cawood

    Creek Johnston

  • Midway Elementary perfect attendance: Second Nine Weeks, 2011-12


    Cheyenne Branson

    Evan Lemons

    First Grade

    Nevaeh Colyer

    Jayleigh Davis

    Chase Letner

    Sierra Cowell

    Paige Gable

    Meredith Sweeney

    Logan Carroll

    Rhyan Helms

    Joey Berryhill

    Destiny Woncki

    John Kevorkian

    Second Grade

    Robert Kupfer

    Gracie Rue