Today's News

  • Focus 30’s goal to help Bowers students learn

    Bowers Elementary is focusing on educational equity this year, making certain students are challenged to learn.

    All students from kindergarten through fifth grade are engaged in activities to improve skills in reading and math every day during the first 30 minutes of the school day.

    The endeavor, called Focus 30, is Bowers’ Response to Intervention program.

    “Focus 30 is an intense focus on the skills that each child needs to be working on to improve in reading and math,” Bowers Principal Brenda Arwood explained.

  • Band director toots his horn

    Tennessee Air National Guard Master Sgt. Zack Williamson, band director at Roane County High School in Kingston, recently performed on several occasions during the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville.

    Williamson, a trombonist, performed as part of the Band of the South, the 572nd Air National Guard Band.

    He was part of several ensembles throughout the four-day event honoring 45-50 of the 78 living recipients of America’s highest military honor.

  • Scholarship aims to assist female veterinary students

    East Tennessee Foundation is administrating the Candace Mast Veterinary Scholarship, established to assist female students studying veterinary medicine.

    Graduating college seniors, current veterinary students, or returning adult students seeking a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at either the University of Tennessee or Lincoln Memorial University are eligible to apply.

    Scholarship applications, detailed descriptions, and eligibility criteria for 2015 will be available at www.easttennesseefoundation.org on Dec. 1.

  • Arrests: Sept. 19-23, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Sept. 19 — William Matthew Clark, 27, 3360 W. Wolf Valley Road, Clinton: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $2,500; court date Nov. 17.

    • Angela Gail Hale, 35, 632 Hathburn Drive, Rockwood: aggravated burglary, theft $10,000 but less than $60,000. Total bond $23,000; court date Oct. 27.

  • Property transfers: May 5-13, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:

    May 5 — From Edward Gallaher and Madie G. Gallaher to Roger Lynn Gallaher by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 19.58 acres, Lawnville Road, $0.

    • From Barry Gregory to Steve E. Osborne and Hilda J. Osborne by warranty deed, Dist. 5, adjacent Molyneux/Smith, $35,000.

    • From J. Rod Gimbel to Glenda J. White and Gregory D. White by warranty deed, Dist. 4, South Fork subdivision, Lot 3, $5,000.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Supreme Ct. action on Atty. Gen. disappoints

    As a brief preamble to this week’s piece, we would remind old readers, and inform newer readers, that we received our bachelor of laws degree from the College of Law at the University of Tennessee in the winter of 1958, which will soon be 56 years ago, and we have been observing the Supreme Court of the state since our first appearance before that tribunal early in 1959. 

  • Roane teams face non-district foes Friday night


    The high school football season enters its sixth week this week and teams across the state are starting to position themselves for a playoff push.

    Roane County is no different as all five teams still have a chance to make the postseason.

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  • Oakdale league finishes fourth week



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    The High School Basketball Fall League at Oakdale is nearing an end, as only one more week of regular season competition will take place before championship night. 

  • Alcoa tops Cherokee, 43-26


    The Alcoa Middle School Tornadoes came into Dr. Nat Sugarman Field and had to fight off a furious second half rally to defeat Cherokee by a 43-26 margin on Tuesday.