Today's News

  • Still time to enter Run for Your Health

    The sixth annual Run for Your Health is Nov. 1, but there’s still time to enter to be part of the fun.

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program conducts Run for Your Health, a 5K race/walk with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools.

    Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.

  • NASA providing new scholarships at RSCC

    A $45,000 grant will enable Roane State Community College to provide scholarships to women and underrepresented minorities interested in pursing science, technology, engineering and math programs.

    “The lack of women and underrepresented groups in STEM fields is a national issue,” said Markus Pomper, dean of Roane State’s Mathematics and Sciences Division. “With the grant, we hope to encourage students to consider STEM majors available at Roane State, including computer science, mechatronics and pre-engineering.”

  • ETSU open house slated

    East Tennessee State University will have an open house on Nov. 1 for high school students, transfer students and their families.

    Guests will be able to check in starting at 8:45 a.m. in the second floor Atrium Food Court of the D.P. Culp University Center.

    From 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., visitors can experience displays and conversations with faculty members and representatives from housing, financial aid, admissions and academic departments.

  • Still time to get free flu shots

    Students in the Roane County school system will begin receiving free flu vaccinations and FluMist next week.

    The free immunization is offered to all students in pre-K through eighth grade.

    Parents should have received a packet earlier this month with full details.

    Parents and guardians are reminded to return a questionnaire and insurance information sheet to the school nurse as soon as possible.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: ‘The Market will fluctuate,’ said J.P. Morgan

    As today marks the end of October, our mind turns towards one of the most outstanding events of that month.

    No, we do not refer to our birthday on the sixth, which brought us into pre-octogenarian status; nor do we refer to All Hallows’ Eve, with its supernatural associations; nor to any other single day, or event, but rather we refer to the beginning and progression toward the end of the annual life cycle of our deciduous trees, that give the season its popular name of “fall.”

  • Tigers finish second in Eble tourney


    Losing isn’t fun, but Rockwood Middle School head coach Brent Kelley wasn’t too upset with Tuesday’s 55-50 loss against Allardt in the championship game of the 2014 Hollis Eble Tournament.

  • Regular season ends in TVAA


    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) regular season came to a close Saturday without any upsets. Each higher ranked team held their ground and remained where they have been for the past few weeks. 

  • GUEST OPINION: We should view political corruption more broadly

    Center on Congress
    A hefty majority of Americans believe that government is run on behalf of a few big interests.

    A focus on private concerns can lead to neglect of the common good.

  • What can we do about childhood obesity?

    Children are a product of their environment — the habits they are taught shape the rest of their lives.

    This fact is paramount in teaching our children how to nourish their bodies. Proper food and nutrition will literally shape how they grow — which is why we need to stop what we are doing to feed childhood obesity.

    If children see mom and dad go through the “drive-thru” three times a day, or just once a week, that habit will be ingrained in their mind as acceptable behavior.

    There is no healthy option in this cheap form of processed food — I guarantee it.

  • Dorothy and the Tin Man

    Brynlee Silvey and her brother, Corbin, dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz for Saturday’s Spooktacular at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston. The siblings are pictured with their mother, Haley Silvey. Visit www.roanecounty.com to see more pictures from Spooktacular.