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Today's News

  • MTSU plans tours for transfer students

    Prospective transfer students wanting to check out all that Middle Tennessee State University has to offer are being offered special tours three times in the coming months.

    The Office of Admissions-led tours will be offered on the Murfreesboro campus starting at 9:30 a.m. CST March 13 and April 10.

    Tours will begin in the Student Services and Admissions Center on the east side of campus.

    To find visitor parking adjacent to the center and all campus buildings, visit http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15 for a printable map.

  • Energy education camps available to area teachers

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Office of Energy Programs has online applications available for the 2015 K-12 Energy Education Camps.

    The four-day educational sessions will provide K-12 educators with information and resources needed to teach the science of energy and energy conservation in the classroom.

    “Energy conservation efforts reduce costs and emissions, enhancing the quality of life for Tennesseans,” said Molly Cripps, TDEC’s director of energy programs.

  • Threatened historic sites sought for annual ET list

    East Tennessee Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for the East Tennessee Endangered 8, a listing of the eight most threatened historic sites in the region.

    The goal of the list is to educate property owners, the general public and area leaders about the plight and value of these significant historic resources.

    Nominations are due by March 2. Nomination forms are available online at knoxheritage.org/ETPA.

    The selected Endangered 8 will be announced at 11:30 a.m. April 17 at Historic Westwood, Knoxville.

  • Archivists continue to collect memorabilia for Civil War anniversary

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives continues the successful “Looking Back” project during the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event at the East Tennessee Historical Society at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

  • Church mother trio cited for community impact

    Three women who are respected church mothers in their congregations were recently honored for their impact on their communities.

    Progressive Citizens of Roane County, a new entity in the area, selected Minnie Love, Lillian Eskridge and Alma Fletcher for Distinguished Citizen Awards and honored them at an event at Harriman’s Bazeltown Baptist Church.

    Love, known for her fighting spirit, was recognized with the Distinguished Citizen Award for determination.

  • St. Andrew’s kicking off Lent season

    Two events at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman will mark the beginning of preparation for the most important holy day of the Christian Year — Easter.

    On Tuesday, Feb. 17, an annual feast of pancakes will be served from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The following day, traditional Ash Wednesday services will be at noon and 7 p.m.

  • 70-year Valentines stick together

    A Ten Mile couple have been tied together with faith and love for 70 years.

    The marriage of Irby and Hazel Daniel has seen ups and downs, raising a brood of five children and working in ministry.

    “There has been a lot of hard work along the way and a lot of disappointments, but the good outweighs the disappointments,” Hazel said.

    They were married Feb. 4, 1945.

    The two were both born and raised on nearby farms in Central Alabama, and worked together on his sister’s farm.

  • Another wild night for police

    A drunken man seems to have initiated a stabbing/shooting incident at 2058 Dry Hill Road Wednesday night.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said Steven Jones was living at the residence with his mother, Carolyn Silvey, and her husband, Fred Silvey. Stockton said Jones stabbed his stepfather, then came after his mother, who shot him.

    “He had been drinking heavily all day and just went off with a butcher knife,” Stockton said.

  • Facebook school scare washes out

    An out-of-state Facebook threat caused a stir in Rockwood on Thursday.

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes said the threat was directed toward Rockwood High School.

    Aytes said it was posted on Facebook for about two or three minutes Wednesday night before it was taken down.

    “We were down there today (Thursday) to make sure that it wasn’t credible,” he said.

    Aytes said school resource officers, along with the Rockwood and Harriman police departments ,looked into the incident.

  • New soccer fields may be added near sports complex

    Rockwood officials threw their support behind using space at the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex to develop two to three new soccer fields.

    The Rockwood City Council passed a resolution to support the development of soccer fields in the future, “as long as all city-paid expenses are within the city’s budget.”

    For now, officials are saying, the city won’t be spending a dime.