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Today's News

  • New principals assigned to schools

    Scott Calahan has been hired as the new principal at Harriman High School.
    Calahan comes from Stone Memorial High School in Cumberland County, where he most recently taught lifetime wellness.
    Calahan said he’s looking forward to the start of the new school year.
    “From what I understand we’ve got a great staff,” he said.
    One of his goals as principal is to help the students reach their full potential.  

  • Bar-fight guy has record

    Editor’s note: The Grill and Pub was incorrectly listed by a previous name in earlier accounts of this incident.
     
    July 24 wasn’t Eric Glenn Gallaher’s first time being arrested in Roane County.
    It wasn’t his second, third or fourth, either.
    According to Roane County Sheriff’s Office records, it was his 18th time being booked into the county jail.
    Charges he’s been arrested on include theft, failure to appear, driving under the influence, evading arrest, domestic violence and domestic assault.

  • First Amendment Center bent is ...all over the place

    By BRIAN BUCHANAN
    First Amendment Center
    The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is getting attention with its recent study showing 56 percent of national and state nonprofit news sites post original material with a definite political viewpoint.
    In light of that, some might wonder where the First Amendment Center would appear on a left-center-right spectrum.
    The answer: all the way across.

  • Donations sought to stock Teachers Supply Closet

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the 2011 Teachers Supply Closet, an annual drive to collect supplies and monetary donations to help teachers and students in Roane County.

    The Supply Closet is a highly popular and highly successful effort sponsored by the Chamber, Roane State Community College, Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman and Roane County United Way.

  • Donations sought to stock Teachers Supply Closet

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the 2011 Teachers Supply Closet, an annual drive to collect supplies and monetary donations to help teachers and students in Roane County.
    The Supply Closet is a highly popular and highly successful effort sponsored by the Chamber, Roane State Community College, Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman and Roane County United Way. 

  • Outstanding student for ’11 a grad of Harriman program

    A young woman who lost her job, then found a career after attending the Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, won a new car after being named statewide 2011 Outstanding Tennessee Technology Center Student of the Year.

    Mary Elaine Wilson, a former cosmetology student at the Harriman center, was introduced at  the Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly board meeting last month. She earned the recognition at a statewide competition in Chattanooga after sweeping local and regional competitions in the spring.

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen: ALEC plan bad enough, travel rip-off worse

    Gentle reader, in our column for 15 July we wrote this:
    “The budget for Roane County for this fiscal year contains a line item designating the sum of $2,554,554.00, for “Industrial & Econ. Dev.”
    “Like us, do you wonder just exactly what we are going to get for this multi-million dollar expenditure of our tax money?”
    On the following Tuesday, County Executive Ron Woody granted an interview to News reporter Damon Lawrence to explain this budget item.

  • OSYC sign-ups announced

    The Oliver Springs Youth Club (OSYC) is having football and cheerleading   sign-ups for children ages 4-11.  

    Sign-ups are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday   starting at 6 p.m. at Arrowhead Park in Oliver Springs.

  • Softball tryouts

    Diamond Simcox Academy 10-Under fast pitch softball team is looking for quality players for the upcoming Fall 2011 season.  

    Pitching and Catching experience are preferred.  

  • Youth football to have new look