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Today's News

  • Harriman VFW cites winners of school contests

    Harriman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6598 recently completed its three programs in connection with area schools.

    Entry forms for Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy and The Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teachers Award.

    Patriots Pen is a patriotic essay-writing contest for students in grades 6-8.

    This year’s winners are Elijah P. Charles of Oliver Springs Middle School, first place; Rebecca F. Michaud of Midway Middle School, second place; and Christina Frunza of Rockwood Middle School, third place.

  • RSCC applauds scholars on dean’s, president’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.

    Students 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:

  • Ridge View fifth grade dominates in math challenge

    Ridge View Elementary School fifth-graders in Cathy Kimball’s math class are excelling in their subject as they participate in Mr. Nussbaum’s Great American Multiplication Challenge.

    Class members have completed in excess of 216,468 multiplication facts as part of the challenge.

    The students can complete their multiplication facts at home, or in the classroom before school.

    Students going to school early to work on their Math Challenge Facts is commonplace in Kimball’s class.

  • Cherokee Middle’s Nutcracker alumni

    Cherokee Middle School students and staff who performed in Arts in Motion’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” over the holiday season include, in no particular order, Aubrey Anderson, Halle Strahan, Caleb Wright, Katherine Burton, Jenna Stewart. Erika Rogers, Mandy King, Kayla Anderson, Lexi Bishop, Principal Elizabeth Rose and Michele MacKeown.

    Not pictured is Katherine Frye.

  • Middle Tennessee State University dean's list: Fall 2013

    Fifteen Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    Harriman — Jasmine Nichole Dawson, Robin C. Duff, Anit Shashi Patel and Cody Cheyenne Thomas.

    Kingston — Felicia Rena Adkins, Emilie Ann Aslinger, Brokke Ann Bilbrey, Rachael N. Childs, Amanda Lynn Leachman, Callie Mergen, Hannah Jordan Moore, Mark A. Patterson, Colby Alexander Roberts and Briana N. Tapp.

    Rockwood — Emily T. Melson.

  • Tennessee Technological University dean's list: Fall 2013

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County earned placement on the dean’s list for fall semester.

    They include:

  • Crane festival starts Saturday

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be among the organizations set to host the 2014 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held on Jan. 18-19 at the Hiwassee Refuge and at the Birchwood Community Center. This will be the 23rd anniversary for the event. 

  • Lady ’Cats fall in 4-A battle for top spot

     

    By BEN GARRETT

    Independent Herald

    In a battle of District 4-A’s last remaining unbeaten teams, Oneida earned a 60-50 win over Oliver Springs Tuesday evening to take a one-game lead in the race for the district’s No. 1 postseason seed.

  • Mt. Pisgah splits with Collegedale

     

    After an extended Christmas break due to cold weather, the Mt. Pisgah Patriots and Lady Patriots returned to action Monday by splitting a pair of games with visiting Collegedale Academy.

    The extra time off might have hurt the Lady Patriots as they dropped a 40-23 decision against the Lady Cougars.

  • Jackets stung by Warriors

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers