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Today's News

  • UT-Chattanooga graduates

    William Andrews and Arielle Lankford, both of Roane County, were awarded bachelor’s degrees during fall commencement at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    Andrews’ degree is in anthropology, and Lankford holds a degree in biology.

    More than 500 students were in the graduating class.

  • Openings in July 5 CNA class

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville has openings available in its next certified nurse assistant class.

    The class, from July 5-Aug. 18, will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

    The 120-hour course includes classroom and clinical training in basic nursing skills, patient personal care and hygiene, communication and interpersonal interaction, ethical and legal responsibilities, infection control methods, safety measures, rehabilitation and restorative care, and patient mental health needs.

  • Phillips attends prestigious FBI school

    Tim Phillips, chief deputy of the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, recently returned from spending 10 weeks at the FBI National Training Academy in Quantico, Va.

    “That was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done in law enforcement,” Phillips said. “You know, I’ve been to a lot of schools, a lot of seminars; but meeting the people, building the networks, getting the education, and being able to come back and utilize the information with the other people here is pretty awesome.”

  • Inman ready for second chance

    It took a little longer than most people expected, but former Rockwood Tiger Jeff Inman will be playing college football.

  • Budget cuts could hurt trout

    Federal fish hatcheries responsible for raising 60 percent of all trout in Tennessee are in jeopardy due to proposed federal budget cuts. The cuts would become effective Oct. 11, 2011 and would eliminate a majority of the funding for the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery and the Erwin National Fish Hatchery.

  • Large group attends Cherokee camp
  • Ed Walls' Extreme Football Camp set for July 18-22

    The 2011 Ed Walls’ Extreme Football Camp for ages 8-18 will be held on July 18-22 from 8 a.m. until noon each day at Oliver Springs High School.

  • School repair projects abound this summer

    Saying it needs more time for review, the Roane County budget committee has postponed its Friday meeting.

    On the agenda was the Roane County Schools budget, which is on the agenda for approved at the school board meeting Thursday.

    Officials have rescheduled that budget meeting for Wednesday, June 22, at 2 p.m.

  • Schools oppose funding reduction

    The Roane County Board of Education plans to vote on a resolution Thursday that asks the county commission to not cut the funding for the school system.

    The resolution is in response to actions taken by the commission’s budget committee.

  • Houston finds no judicial sympathy

    Rocky Houston was shrugged off by the latest in his string of attorneys Monday, then chastised by a judge and thrown out of the courthouse by sheriff’s deputies.

    Even so, he seemed undeterred. Houston stood outside under the morning sun, raised a hand to the sky and answered a reporter’s question about his distrust of defense counsel with a preacher’s conviction.

    “I’ve got a good lawyer, and his name is Christ,” Houston said.