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Today's News

  • Cardinals win championship
  • $585 ‘mailbags’ for school system?

    Roane County Schools submitted a requisition to the county earlier this month to order two leather briefcases from a website called Forzieri, which touts itself as having “the world’s most-coveted luxury  accessories.”

    The Brunelleschi Italian leather briefcases by Pratesi cost $585 each.    
    “They’ve done the research and this is a 20-year warranty on this thing,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said. “It comes out to $29 a year.”

  • Meth lab found in Ten Mile

    Authorities found a meth lab Wednesday evening on Harrison Lane in Ten Mile.

    “It’s a one-pot,” Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy John Mayes said of the type of lab found. “That’s kind of pretty much been the takeover here recently.”
    Kristi Lane Price and John Lindsey Hughes were arrested.
    Price is charged with aggravated child abuse and manufacturing a controlled substance. Hughes is charged with failure to appear in court.
    Mayes said it didn’t appear that Hughes had anything to do with the lab.

  • Bowers has new leader in Arwood

    Bowers Elementary School has a hometown principal now at the helm. Bowers Elementary School has a hometown principal now at the helm.

    Brenda Arwood is a lifelong resident of South Harriman who has worked at Bowers Elementary the last seven years.
    She served first as an intervention teacher and, most recently, as a fourth-grade mathematics teacher.
    She hopes that her connection to the community will help her do well in her new role.
    “I think adminstrators need to fit in with the school and the community,” Arwood said.

  • Dyllis Springs kids help kids in afterschool recycling program

    Dyllis Springs Elementary and Oliver Springs Middle School students collected 110 pounds of aluminum tabs during the 2012-13 school year as part of an afterschool recycling program that went to help Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House.

    The collection was part of a challenge between the two schools.

    Stephanie Ford’s kindergarten class at Dyllis Springs was the top collectors with 20 pounds of tabs.

  • Ouachita Baptist University dean's list: spring 2013

    Harriman’s Lily Taylor is among the 334 Ouachita Baptist University students named to the dean’s list for spring semester.

    Taylor will receive a certificate of recognition from Ouachita. Her name will also be included in the “National Dean’s List” for 2012-13.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade-point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours.

  • Midway second in Battle of the Belt campaign

    Midway High School took second place in Tennessee’s first-ever “Battle of the Belt” competition.

    The Tennessee Department of Health Injury Prevention Program, in partnership with the Tennessee Trauma Centers, sponsors this statewide competition for Tennessee high schools designed to increase seat belt usage.

    “This competition was based on a year-long educational campaign to promote seat-belt safety,” said Patricia Wells, Roane County Schools health coordinator.

  • Vacation Bible School 2013

    Rockwood Church of Christ
    Vacation Bible school at Rockwood Church of Christ will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. “It’s a Blue-Ribbon Life” is the theme; classes will be available for all ages. The church is at 129 S. Chamberlain Ave. Call 354-0855 for details.

  • King University president's list: spring 2013

    Seven King University students from Roane County were named to the King University president’s list during spring semester.

    They were Nancy Michelle Cagley, Deepa Cecilia Garren and Eden Buchanan Sherrod, all of Kingston; Jessica Dawn Golliher of Rockwood; Hannah Elyse Hester and Krista Susanne Whaley, both of Oliver Springs; and Rebecca Doreen Waggle of Harriman.

    Students who take 12 hours of academic work and attain a 4.0 semester grade-point average within the range of 3.5-3.99 receive the honor.

  • Insurance co-op enters new agreements

    Community Health Alliance, Tennessee’s health insurance co-op has entered into collaborative agreements
    with Covenant Health and Tennova Healthcare.

    Community Health Alliance, created as part of the Affordable Care Act, is assembling its preferred provider network across the state, on target to roll out health plans for qualified individuals and small businesses in Tennessee beginning in October.  

    Covenant Health, which includes Roane Medical Center in Harriman, and Tennova Healthcare serve the East Tennessee region.