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Today's News

  • Roane may have local state rep choice

    Kent Calfee, a former Roane County commissioner, is seeking the Republican nomination for the 32nd District House of Representatives seat.
    He addressed commissioners at their monthly meeting on Monday.
    “If I’m elected, I’ll certainly be in Nashville to work for you all,” Calfee said. “If you have some bills that need to be carried down there, I will certainly do that.”  
    Calfee said he served on the commission from 1986-2006.

  • Harriman OKs dorm-style living

    Allowing boarding houses in Harriman C2 zoning may have been halted last month, but the issue came up again this month, and was approved. Councilman J.D. Sampson was the lone vote against second and first reading this month.
    The issue, which seemed dead in January, went back before the Harriman Planning Commission and was approved to be returned to the Harriman City Council this month.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Decisions, decisions ... choices are too many

    “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”
    That’s a Paul Newman quote from the movie Cool Hand Luke. It is tangentially relevant to my column today  about my expanded movie-watching capabilities.
    When I decided to stream Netflix to my TV, it did seem like a good idea at the time.
    There are whole summers where my television is never turned on, but in the bleakness of winter, I actually enjoy curling up on the sofa to watch a few shows.
    And for less than $10 a month, the Netflix streaming option seemed like a good deal.

  • Yates-Kadau Student of Year at Tech Center

    Wava Yates-Kadau, a cosmetology student at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, is the school’s Outstanding Student of the Year for 2011-12 school year.

    A military wife and mother of three, Yates-Kadau is the daughter of Wade and Brenda Yates of Ten Mile.

    She lives in Sweetwater and attends cosmetology class during the day and works at Madisonville Walmart at night.

    Her husband, Staff Sgt. Nick Kadau, is a veteran of the 278th National Guard unit in Sweetwater.

  • Cash awarded to top model bridge builders

    Roane County students can build a winning model bridge and earn cash twice in a new incentive program that rewards high school students and their high schools in the Senior High Division of the 2012 East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest.

    The contest will be on March 10 in the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

  • Tennessee Tech launches mobile iPhone app

    iPhone users can carry continuously updated information about Tennessee Technological University in their pockets, now that the Cookeville university has launched its own mobile app.

    The Android version will be available later this semester.

    Both versions will offer an online payment feature and mobile access to iLearn, which allows Tennessee Tech students to access course materials and collaborate with each other.

  • Midway December students of the month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody, far left in back row, recently honored the school’s December students of the month.

    They are, by grade order, Malorie Collins, Evan Lemons, Parker Jones, Rylan Guetttner, Maranda Jones, Destiny Woncki, Chase Letner, Justice Kyle, Paul Lyles, Dominic Meza, Elijah Cogdill, Halena Shirran, Danielle Bock, Shelby Green, Noah Scott, Jonathan Hester, Bailey Guinn, Blake Parks, Isaac Galyon, Sammie Jo Lands, Rebecca Lemasters, Josh Castellanos and Karissa Pilke.

  • Midway November students of the month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody, far left in back row, honored the school’s November students of the month.

    They include, by grade order, Jessalyn Sanders, Tanner Carroll, Cheyenne Branson, Landon Easter, Chesney Cash, Bailey Turner, Sierra Cowell, Haydence O’Toole, Ayshia Turner, Josie Thompson, Aubrey Walden, Marissa Stakely, Savanna Longmire, Jackson Snow, Erica Davidson, Jayse Wyrick, LeaAnn Finch, Eliza Sweeney, Austin Patterson, Stephany Blalock, Austin Castellanos, Kinsley Gardner, Kristen Palmer and Tony Ibarra.

  • OUR OPINION: Rockwood city financials need action, oversight

    We hope the residents of Rockwood  are concerned about recent revelations that the city may be over budget and short on reserves.

    City officials there have had full plates with utility and other issues, but the most important of their duties is wise spending of the taxpayers’ dollars.

    Officials seemed unsure where the final talley will fall when certain projects are done and certain revenues come in.

    Hoping to break even is the best option we’ve heard tossed out there, but it didn’t seem like a strong possibility.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: History doesn’t back up deficit/debt claims

    You have heard, gentle reader, voice after voice from the all segments of the right, whether regular Republican, TEA Party, Evangelical radical right wingers, or establishment country club type conservatives, all singing the same song of impending national disaster if something isn’t done immediately, if not sooner, to get rid of the national debt and budget deficit of this great country.