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Today's News

  • GUEST OPINION: Return of student newspapers is a class act

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    Inside the First Amendment
    When does a blatant, criminal act of outright theft produce a good result — and an educational experience as well — in terms of the First Amendment?

    Apparently, such good result came about at Concordia College, a liberal arts college of 2,500 students, in Moorhead, Minn., just across the Red River from Fargo, N.D.

    Even though as a private school it’s not subject to those 45 words in the manner of a public institution, administrators clearly stand behind a free press.

  • KINGSTON: Fort complex evolving

     

    The sound of hammers rang out at Fort Southwest Point under picture-perfect skies last week.

    At the officers barracks, Kingston parks employee Ken Inmon and volunteer David Sizemore worked to repair leaks in the porch roof, tearing away old cedar shake shingles and nailing down replacements.

    At the leather and tack shop, volunteers Dan Harp and Charles Armstrong worked on new construction — mortar and block to create the foundation for a chimney.

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • TWFC sets fishing regulations

     

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the state’s 2014-15 sport fish regulations during its October meeting at the Meadowview Conference Center.

  • ACAC swimmers compete in Pigeon Forge

     

    By CHIP FISCHER

    Special to the News

    Swimming is not high school football, but the Atomic City Aquatic Club swimmers sure kicked the ball through the proverbial goalposts at the 2013 SAC Fall Kickoff in Pigeon Forge.

  • Tigers teams split games in Eble tourney

     

    After winning their season openers last week, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers played their second game of the season last week with differing results in the second round of the 2013 Hollis Eble Tournament at Oakdale.

  • WELCOME HOME, SETH!
  • Prove it to us

    A resolution questioning Roane County’s status as the 14th wealthiest school system in the state got unanimous support at last week’s county commission meeting.
    All 15 commissioners voted for it.
    A copy will be forwarded to the Tennessee Board of Education, state Sen. Ken Yager and state Reps. Kent Calfee and Ron Travis.
    “Do you think we are the 14th wealthiest in the state, and if so, prove it to us,” County Executive Ron Woody said.

  • Grill & Pub manslaughter trial delayed

    Eric Gallaher’s November trial has been postponed to next March.
    Gallaher is charged in Roane County Criminal Court with voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault-bodily injury in David Harvey’s death.
    Harvey, 46, was found dead outside the Grill & Pub on July 23, 2011. Gallaher, 33, allegedly punched Harvey over a minor fender bender in the parking lot.
    Gallaher is represented by Harriman attorney Donice Butler. She said Gallaher maintains his innocence.

  • Rocky Top suspect in federal court today

    Mark Andrew Randolph is scheduled to be arraigned in U.S. District Court today, Monday.
    He and Rufena Jean Bunch  were indicted by a federal grand jury earlier this month.
    Bunch is charged with one count of robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime. She was arraigned on Oct. 17.   
    Randolph faces five counts of robbery, five counts of using a firearm during a crime and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.