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Today's News

  • Krazy Camp

    Harriman High School students deal with the unfolding chaos of the musical comedy “Krazy Kamp,” in which the enrollees of a misfit boys camp find their way to an upscale, sedate girls camp. The play was presented on May 21. Mizea McDowell, playing Officer Dumm throws up his hands. Seated on the right is Logan Stewart who played Elmer Crumb.

  • McGriff says goodbye

    Retiring Roane County Schools Director Toni McGriff shares a laugh with Midtown Elementary School Principal Glenna Treece at a reception for McGriff Wednesday.

  • A solemn remembrance

    Bowers Elementary assistant principal Kevin Ayers speaks to a group of students and family members at the Bowers Elementary School memory garden dedication Monday morning. The garden was being dedicated to Stephanie Brown, who, along with her sons Gage and Jackson (who both attended the school), and youngest son Grason, perished in a wreck last August.

  • Herman receives awards

    Roane State Community College women’s basketball player Jill Herman has received two honors for her athletic achievements.

  • Ford named 4-A/AA Coach of the Year

    The District 4-A/AA soccer coaches recently selected the 2012 All-District 4-A/AA Team and the news was good for 10 players and one coach from Roane County.

  • Pankey excited about A-E opportunity

    Sometimes in life there are decisions to be made that are simply gut-wrenching.

  • Buffett buy ringing endorsement for newspapers

    Perhaps you saw the news last week: Berkshire Hathaway, the prominent investment company headed by Warren Buffett, purchased Media General, a group of 63 newspapers.

    Unlike many investment firms, Buffett’s, under his guidance, is known for solid decision-making and building up its purchases.

    Too many others are known for dismantling their purchases for a quick, short-term profit. This often leaves hundreds and thousands of employees jobless and fewer prospects in the overall employment pool.

  • GUEST OPINION: Reaction against terror went too far

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, posed many issues for our nation as to how to respond, and what lengths to go to, in the name of national security.

    In some cases, new safety rules have meant minor inconveniences. No bottles with more than 3 ounces of liquid allowed in carry-ons on an airplane, for example.

  • The Garden Gate: Minty fresh can be a major annoyance

    Sometimes we become so exasperated at the way mint tends to take over our gardens that we threaten to do away with it entirely.

    In actuality we seldom do, because mint has a way of reminding us of its many uses. And the scent of mint is so refreshing on a hot early summer day.

    Herbals are filled with references to the virtues of mint.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 23

    25 Years Ago
    Candidates for Harriman City Council faced two main issues: attracting new industry and dealing with sewer-rate increases. The average residential sewer bill was scheduled to increase 60 percent and commercial rates by more than 100 percent to fund the state-ordered construction of a new wastewater treatment facility.

    10 Years Ago