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Today's News

  • Reynolds first recipient of Hallcox Memorial Scholarship

    Sarah Brianne Reynolds, a 2011 graduate of Midway High School, is the first recipient of the Cody Hallcox Memorial Scholarship.

    Gerry and Patricia Hallcox have established the Midway High School award in memory of their son.

    Cody Hallcox, a 2006 Midway graduate, was attending Roane State Community College in pursuit of a teaching degree when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2007.

    He fought the cancer until his passing on Dec. 30, 2010.

  • Field Trips

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in June:

    June 20-23 — Cherokee Middle School cheerleaders to Universal Cheerleaders Association cheer camp at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Sept. 26-30 — Oliver Springs Elementary School sixth-graders at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, Townsend.

  • Rockwood students at Boys State

    Rockwood High School rising seniors who attended the 72nd American Legion Boys State are, front row from left, Parker McCullough, Trevor Templin, Jonathan Andrews; and back row, Brendon Kirkland and Aylor Evans.

    This year’s Boys State was May 22-28 at Tennessee Technological University.

  • Clover Bowl Eastern Division winners

    Students from Roane County are the 2011 Seventh-Grade Division Winners for Eastern Region 4-H Clover Bowl.

    Members of the winning team are, from left, Jacob Brown, sixth grade, Harriman Middle; Braden Botkin, sixth grade, Cherokee Middle; Emma Savage, sixth grade, Cherokee Middle; and Team Captain Conner Nelson, seventh grade, Cherokee Middle.

  • Gunter recipient of Rockwood 2000 gift

    Kiley Gunter is the 2011 recipient of the Rockwood 2000 scholarship.  

    Gunter was ranked third in her graduating class at Rockwood High School.

    “Kiley was selected as the winner based on her academic achievements, community involvement and her leadership abilities,” said Sandy McIntosh, a member of Rockwood 2000.

    “As she begins her college years, Rockwood 2000 is proud to assist her in furthering her academic goals,” McIntosh continued.

  • Roane State honors students’ successes

    Numerous Roane State Community College students from Roane County recently received recognition for their achievements in the 2010-11 school year.

    They include:

    Harrriman — Zach Basler, Roane County Retired Teachers Award; Phillip James, Academic Achievement Award; Bradley J. Reid, Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Gary Waldron, Outstanding Health Information Technology Student; and Breanna Nicole Wright, Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

  • Wednesdays are wonderful at OR's Children's Museum

    Entertaining guests will perform their monkeyshines from 11 a.m. to noon June 29 as part of Wonderful Wednesdays at the  Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    Mary Lynn Campbell of SunShine MonkeyShines will provide fun facts about monkeys as they entertain and interact with the audience.

    Special Wonderful Wednesday programs will take place each week from 11 a.m. to noon through Aug. 5 during Imagination Station Summer Camp.

    The programs are free with admission to the museum at 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge.

  • Ahlers honored for dedication to Roane GOP

    State Rep. Julia Hurley, right, honors Dr. Jullian and Margo Ahler during the Roane County Republican Party’s presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011.

    The Ahlers, who received the honor during the recent Lincoln Day Dinner, were recognized for their dedication, commitment and support of the county’s Republican Party.

    About 300 GOP faithful attended the annual event, which celebrated the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan with keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

  • Ahlers honored for dedication to Roane GOP

    State Rep. Julia Hurley, right, honors Dr. Jullian and Margo Ahler during the Roane County Republican Party’s presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011.

    The Ahlers, who received the honor during the recent Lincoln Day Dinner, were recognized for their dedication, commitment and support of the county’s Republican Party.

    About 300 GOP faithful attended the annual event, which celebrated the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan with keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

  • Judge’s ruling on copyright not so creative

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    A federal judge in Nevada is dissing editorial writers.
    In a lawsuit filed by Righthaven, a Las Vegas company that specializes in suing alleged copyright infringers on the web, Judge Philip Pro ruled that a 19-paragraph editorial from the Las Vegas Review Journal could be freely reposted in its entirety because the writing was not significantly creative.