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Today's News

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Anointed Praise and Worship
    Vacation Bible school at Anointed Praise and Worship Church, Harriman, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 18-22 in the church at 507 Morgan St. A fun day is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 16.

    Asbury Chapel United Methodist
    Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church, Rockwood, will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-27 in the church at 1717 Eureka Road. Classes are available for ages 2-12; the week will kick off with a Sunday night cookout.

  • Church Calendar: June 16-July 6

    SATURDAY, JUNE 16
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. The Melodys and Gospel Travelers will be featured. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

    • Harriman First Presbyterian Church will have its Love Kitchen from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church at 601 Clinton St. Free food and bingo are among the attractions; the Transitions young adults minstry from Bethel Presbyterian Church will be helping out.

  • RSCC cites students on president’s, dean’s lists

    Roane State Community College recently honored Roane County students who earned placement on its president’s and dean’s lists for spring semester.

    Student must attain a 4.0 grade-point average while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses to be named to the president’s list.

    Roane County students achieving placement on the president’s list include:

  • Midway students of month honored
  • Roane State opticianry students honored

    Roane State Community College opticianry students won scholarships to attend the Contact Lens Society of America’s annual conference.

    The organization’s conference was April 25-28 in Newport Beach, Calif.

    Students were asked to write papers to win the scholarships, and 11 Roane State students were chosen.

  • Kirkland this year’s recipient of Bernard-Greif Scholarship

    Brendan Kirkland, a 2012 graduate of Rockwood High School, is this year’s recipient of the Bernard-Greif Scholarship.

    Kirkland accepted the $1,000 scholarship during the school’s awards day ceremony.

    He was a member of the Rockwood Tigers football and boys basketball teams.

    Kirkland plans to study toward a nursing degree and eventually pursue a career as a physician’s assistant.

    The Bernard-Greif Scholarship is in its 39th
    year.

  • Midway’s Keeling McGlasson honoree

    Austin Keeling, a 2012 Midway High School graduate, is this year’s recipient of the Betty McGlasson FCE Scholarship to Roane State Community College.

    Family and Community Education clubs were formerly known as Home Demonstration or Homemakers.

    Joann Silvis is president of the Roane County FCE organization.

    The scholarship serves as a tribute to the late McGlasson, a longtime Roane County Extension agent.

    The annual Christmas Ideas Fair in November raises money for this scholarship.

  • GUEST OPINION: Passionate debate on ideology a good thing in schools

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    No doubt it’s more efficient to run a school without any disruption, complaint or controversy.

    But does an absence of challenges, conflicts or intellectual collisions automatically make a school better? Make teaching more effective?

    Learning any more likely to occur?

    James Yoakley, an 11th-grade English teacher at Lenoir City High School in eastern Tennessee, was transferred recently to Lenoir City Middle to teach eighth-grade English — in a move that

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Misreading Wisconsin recall vote’s meaning

    Last week demonstrated once again how narrow and how uniform is the view of the “Chattering Class” in the news media, and likewise how like a pack of fox-hunting hounds they are in the main.

    If one of them thinks he or she has detected the vulpine scent, off said detector goes, baying as loudly as possible, and all the rest of the little chatterers goes a-baying after him, whether any scent be detected or not.

  • Alexander takes stand for clean air, says it will help with jobs, economy

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said he would vote to uphold a new federal clean air rule “because healthier air means better jobs for Tennesseans — every one of Tennessee’s major metropolitan areas is struggling to meet standards that govern whether industries can acquire the air quality permits to locate here.”