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Today's News

  • Looseleaf Laureate by Terri Likens: Oliver Springs — where the confident kids are

    I don’t get up to Oliver Springs as much as I should, I decided as I drove through the peaceful countryside, car windows down to take in the honeysuckle-scented air.
    It’s a quirky little place with strong we-take-care-of-our-own values. The residents of any town that is split between the far corners of three counties might feel the same.
    I’d been invited to spend Tuesday evening at Career Day at Oliver Springs Elementary School.

  • Babahatchie going from Mozart to Beale Street in Sunday concert

    Babahatchie Community Band will have the last of its indoor concerts for the season on May 6.

    The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in Harriman High School’s James Williamson Auditorium. Admission is free.

    “The Bay State March” by W.F. Burrell will kick off the concert.

    “If you listen close, you will hear a familiar tune in the march,” promised band member Alison Westrich.

  • Still time to test for nursing program

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville still has openings for the last entrance test being given for the day practical nursing program on May 22.

    A $15 fee is payable at the time of registration.

    The computerized test measures math and reading skills.

    Applicants should call the center at 931-484-7502, Ext. 125, to register for the test.

  • School Field Trips Approved: April 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in April:

    April 28 — Midway Middle Junior Beta Club to attend Lake Winnepesaukah in Rossville, Ga.

    May 4-5 — Dyllis Elementary Accelerated Readers (30-35 students) to attend Bedtime with the Beasts at Knoxville Zoo

    May 14-16 — Dyllis Elementary fifth grade to attend River Ridge Environmental Camp in Ten Mile

  • 2012 Teachers of the Year

    Roane County Board of Education recently recognized educators in the system who were named as Teacher of the Year at their respective schools.

    Also recognized were the Roane County Teachers of the Year. They are:

    Grades K-4 — Brenda Cate, Dyllis Elementary.

    Grades 5-8 — Lindsay Johnson, Oliver Springs Elementary.

    High School — Shawn Hirt, Midway High.

  • Still time to test for nursing program

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville still has openings for the last entrance test being given for the day practical nursing program on May 22.

    A $15 fee is payable at the time of registration.

    The computerized test measures math and reading skills.

    Applicants should call the center at 931-484-7502, Ext. 125, to register for the test.

  • Little Leaf Baptist to mark storied past at Sunday’s 122nd homecoming

    By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers

    Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will observe its 122nd church homecoming on May 6.

    Elder Kenneth Lewis, associate minister of Little Leaf, will be the morning speaker. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. William Caldwell from Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Clinton.

    Little Leaf is at 228 E. Tri County Blvd.

    The history of Little Leaf Baptist Church has been compiled from living memories and faded records of days gone by.

  • High School Graduations 2012
  • GUEST OPINION: Journalists face attacks, death in much of world

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    The world news items about reporters killed, news organizations harassed, and unsolved crimes committed against journalists in other nations come nearly daily, generally in one or two paragraphs at most in a newspaper or online.

    These attacks around the globe demonstrate the huge difference between press freedom as we know it in the United States and press freedom elsewhere.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: A tale of extraordinary courage and achievement

    Come August of this year, one of the alumni of the class of 1984 of Roane County High School will be a member of a team of 20 or so climbers who will scale Africa’s tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    This climber will be Roger Long, and the climbing group will be the Team Fox Kilimanjaro Expedition, organized by Michael J. Fox on behalf of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is an organization founded by Fox to aid in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease, from which both Roger Long and Michael J. Fox suffer.