Today's News

  • Middle Tennessee State University graduates: spring 2012

    Caryn P. Parks of Harriman was among the Middle Tennessee State University graduates for spring semester.

    The Murfreesboro-based university awarded 2,399 degrees during the ceremony.

  • Lipscomb University provost's list: spring 2012

    Anna Uselton of Kingston was named to Lipscomb University’s provost’s list for spring semester.

    A Roane County High School graduate, Uselton is majoring in English at the Nashville-based university.

    Students named to the provost’s list earn a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester while taking at least 12 credit hours.


  • Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville graduates, 'A' honor roll: spring 2012

    Five Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville students received their certifications during the spring graduation ceremony.

    They and their course of study are:

    Business Systems Techology — Corey Carter.

    Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Technology — Tony Grayson.

    Surgical Technology
    — Heather Nellis, Ed Methany and Stephanie Tweed.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduates: spring 2012

    Three University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students from Roane County received their degrees during spring commencement.

    Kaila Gunter received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Karly Martin’s bachelor’s degree is in nursing, and Brandon Temple received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.

    More than 1,100 students were in the graduating class.

  • Tennessee Technological University dean's list: spring 2012

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

    They are:

    — Ashley Michelle Jones, Bo Christopher Murphy, Cameron Chase Bruse, Chase Allan Ray, Daniel J. Sexton, Emilee Grace Gettys, Grace Danielle Plemens, Grace Ryan Claudy, Hailey D. Bryant, Jacob Neil Jones, Jennifer Lynn Best, Jessica Lehrice Hunter, Joshua Thomas Riggs, Kevin Frederick Ramsey, Mark Alan Burdette, Rachael Leigh Knox and Sarah Beth Davis.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates: spring 2012

    Three East Tennessee State University students from Harriman were awarded degrees during the Johnson City-based university’s commencement ceremonies for spring semester.

    Receiving bachelor’s degrees were Christopher K. Adams and Patrick L. Dreyer.

    Christina J. Briggs was awarded a master’s degree.

    The university awarded 1,704 degrees during the two ceremonies.

  • Appalachian School of Law dean's list: spring 2012

    Nicholas H. Armes of Harriman was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Appalachian School of Law.

    To qualify, students must be full time students and rank in the top 25 percent of their class for courses taken during the semester.

    Appalachian School of Law is in Grundy, Va.

  • Fifty flags celebrate U.S. pride

    Shiloh Baptist Church, Kingston, displays 50 flags in its Fourth of July display at the church at 4242 Decatur Hwy.

    Flags in honor and memory of veterans and Armed Forces members currently serving were also on display in the special holiday showing of patriotism.

    “Members and friends of the church contributed to make this display possible,” church member Cindy Jones said.

    “We are proud to honor our military and thank God for the women and men who serve for our freedom.”

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Central Baptist
    “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the vacation Bible school theme at Central Baptist Church, Kingston. Classes for ages 3 (potty trained) up to teens will be offered July 23-27 and will begin with supper at 5:30 p.m.; worship and activities will follow from 6 to 8:45 in the church at 245 Bailey Road. Call 919-5115 to preregister.

    Laurel Bluff Baptist

  • GUEST OPINION: Religious freedom favors none, protects all

    First Amendment Center
    Louisiana State Rep. Valarie Hodges used to be a big fan of school vouchers. “I liked the idea,” she explained, “of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school.”

    Then last month Hodges got a First Amendment reality check when she discovered that Christian schools wouldn’t be the only religious schools getting tax dollars.

    “Unfortunately, it [vouchers] will not be limited to the Founders’ religion,” she said.