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Today's News

  • Children's Health Week noted

    Children’s Health Week has become a yearly tradition in Tennessee, and Roane County students celebrated with a variety of activities highlighting this year’s theme “A Healthy Tennessee Begins with a Healthy ME!”

    At each of the 17 schools, the health school team of staff, parents, community partners and students planned and carried out special events and educational initiatives that focused on creating a healthier lifestyle.

  • The game of life: Harriman High students test their financial savvy during simulation

    Harriman High School students recently participated in Roane County Extension Office’s financial simulation, where students participate in a mock game of life and its expenses.

  • Excelsior College graduate

    Krista Susanne Whaley of Oliver Springs recently earned an associate’s degree in Nursing from Excelsior College.

    The school is in Albany, N.Y.

  • MTSU graduates: Summer 2011

    Three Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County graduated during the sum-
    mer commencement ceremony.

    They were Eric A. Byrd of Harriman and Corie A. Gouge and Sarah C. Wright, both of Kingston.

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro.

  • University of Rochester dean's list: Spring 2011

    Chelsea Martin of Kingston was named to  the University of Rochester dean’s list for spring semester.

    Martin, a senior majoring in language and linguistics and Japanese, is the daughter of Katherine and Melvin Martin.

    She is a graduate of Webb School of Knoxville.

    The University of Rochester is a private research university in Rochester, N.Y.

  • RSCC instrumental ensembles concert set

    Roane State Community College’s music department will present an instrumental ensembles concert next weekend.

    The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 in the theatre on the main campus in Roane County.

    The concert will feature the Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band and Stage Band.

    A $5 donation is suggested.

    Contact Geol Greenlee, music coordinator, at 882-4580 or greenleega@roanestate.edu for details.

  • Youth endowment grants available

    East Tennessee Foundation has made major revisions to the application process for Youth Endowment grants.

    A two-phase application process makes it easier for nonprofit organizations to submit proposals which offer solutions to challenges affecting young people in East Tennessee.

    Letters of intent for Youth Endowment grants are now being accepted from youth-serving tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or other exempt entities within the foundation’s 25-county service area, which includes Roane County.

  • Community, BPW to mark special week

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women and Business and Professional Women’s Foundation will observe annual National Business Women’s Week on Oct. 17-21.

    The special designation offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of working women’s lives in their communities.

    Rockwood BPW will host a special dinner during the week honoring past presidents of the organization.

  • Baker’s fishing frenzy

    Madison Baker, 11, placed first overall for catching the most fish — 29 — in this year’s Dennis Ferguson Fishing Rodeo for Kids at Roane County Park. She placed first in her age group.

  • Change in libel law increased press freedom

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    Forty-seven years ago, the free press became much more free.

    In New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that journalists may not be sued successfully by public officials for libel unless their news coverage was false, damaged a reputation and was published with “actual malice.”

    That meant establishing that the defamation was published “with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.”