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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Post-proposal: How to merge your finances

    Valentine’s Day is the biggest day of the year for proposals, and while all engaged couples dream of marital bliss, money is often the number one topic of conflict in marriage and a leading cause for divorce.

    The nonprofit agency CredAbility recommends that as couples mull over which china to select, where to honeymoon or even where to live, they also talk about their current financial situation, future financial goals, and attitudes toward spending and saving.

  • Harriman man’s custom car goes from movie to museum

    A Harriman man’s 1953 Cadillac convertible used in The Last Ride, the movie about the final trip of famed country singer Hank Williams Sr., may recently have seen its own last ride.

    The vehicle has gone to a museum in Gatlinburg that showcases famous cars.

    The pale blue Cadillac, which looks identical to the late singer’s prized vehicle, was customized by Rex Walls. It is now at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum.

    It shares company with  vehicles used in movies such as Batman, Back to the Future and the television show The Munsters.

  • Soccer scam warning by FBI

    Scammers have been trying to take advantage of people interested in an alleged new soccer club, according to the Knoxville office of the FBI.

    The scam is designed to persuade consumers to divulge personal information such as credit card account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother’s maiden name and more, by falsely claiming to enroll students in the Robert English Soccer Academy, the FBI said in a news release. The email contains links that redirect victims to a fraudulent website that allows the scammer to steal the personal information from the victim.  

  • Raising the Stars and Stripes