Today's News

  • RSCC students graduate, honored

    Twenty-four Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated following summer semes-

    Grace Claudy of Harriman graduated with magna cum laude honors. Students who achieve such honors have a grade-point average of 3.89-3.7.

    Other Roane County graduates include:

    Harriman — Charles Evans, Bridgett Holder, Alisun Moore, Alexander Morphew, Anna Singleton and Bowman Wright.

  • Service makes a difference in communities of 4-H’ers

    Like most teenagers, they spend their week with school, activities and sports, but they also find time to help others.

    Quiet revolutionaries, all of them, but making a huge noise in their communities with their service.

    As Tennessee 4-H gets ready to celebrate Oct. 2-8 as National 4-H Week, the organization recognizes youth statewide for performing more than 100,000 hours of Service Learning Projects each year.

  • Interruptions shouldn’t be celebrated

    First Amendment Center

    You don’t have to spend much time watching cable television or listening to talk radio before you hear people being interrupted and cut off.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Corporal Boehner enlists for ‘class warfare’

    The other day, we were visiting with our neighbour, Don Matthews, when he told us of the new name going around for Texas Governor Rick Perry — Governor Scary! That seems an apt appellation if ever there was one.

    However, as has been said. ‘There’s a little bit of bad in the best of us, and there’s a little bit of good in the worst of us.’ And in the case of Gov. Perry that was demonstrated in the recent Florida candidates debate.


    A picture that was put on display in the courtroom at the TVA ash spill trial showed muck from the disaster in the foreground and the Kingston Fossil Plant in the background.

    Plaintiffs attorney Jeff Friedman said the picture was significant because it portrayed the way fossil plant management felt about handling fly ash prior to the spill.

    “The further away you got from the plant, the less management cared?” Friedman asked TVA Inspector General Richard Moore last week.

    “We did find that,” Moore responded.

  • Park View annexation off table for now

    Park View community residents who rebuked Rockwood’s annexation efforts can celebrate.

    This week, Rockwood City Council unanimously approved a first reading of an ordinance to withdraw its pending annexation.

    At Monday’s meeting, Mayor James Watts referred questions as to what brought this change of events to city attorney Elmer Rich.

    The Rockwood City Council had met in executive session with Rich prior to the meeting. Now the issue is on a special-called meeting agenda on Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Greif recognizes holy days

    Maurice Greif celebrated Rosh Hashana at sundown Wednesday.

    Rosh Hashana represents the Day of Creation, the Rockwood resident explained.

    “It’s a happier occasion,” Greif said. According to the Jewish faith, it’s the day God passes judgment on everyone’s past behaviors in the Book of Life.

    “To honor it, the shofar is blown, a trumpet of a ram’s horn, which will blow on judgment day,” he said.

    Greif, 87, quietly celebrated the 5,772nd Jewish New Year by reading his prayer book at sundown.

  • United Way campaign kicks off
  • At dawn's early light

    Often it is said that the early bird catches the worm. Whether it be walking at the fog-engulfed lake or enjoying a warm cup of coffee, there’s much to see and do in the early morning hours.

  • Deer, bear archery season now underway

    Tennessee’s 2011 deer archery-only season opened across the state on Saturday morning, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    The archery season dates in all deer hunting units are the same. Dates are: Sept. 24 – Oct. 28, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.