Today's News

  • Tamke Allen hosts STEM workshop

    Grade 4-8 teachers from Roane, Union, Scott, Campbell and Morgan counties recently visited Roane State Community College’s Tamke-Allan Observatory and were taught helpful strategies for teaching science topics.
    Educators at all levels are concerned with increasing student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

  • Looseleaf Laureate by Terri Likens - Plot twist: A later-in-life love story

    My father died around six years ago.
    Since then, life has been pretty lonely for my mother.
    Sure, she had her ladies lunch groups and some neighbors she sometimes spends time with.
    And there’s me. I live a bit more than an hour away, but that’s a couple hours closer than any of my siblings.
    However, I have been spending more time with my boyfriend — and so Mom’s and my visits have been more limited.

  • Resolutions, sure, but why be so formal?

    Jan. 1 looms.
    Many of us are stuffed full from Christmas treats and are already planning how to shed some extra weight.
    We’re also promising ourselves we’ll finally clean out the basement, get more organized, get out of debt and paint that hall — the one with six doorway frames that will all need special attention.
    In other words, we have started on our New Year’s resolutions.
    Just talking about New Year’s resolutions makes some of us weary.

  • We’re really looking for more bang for tax dollars

    We are locked in a seemingly permanent debate over the proper size and scope of government. It was a centerpiece of the recent presidential campaign.
    It features heavily in the ongoing maneuvering over the “fiscal cliff” and the upcoming vote on raising the debt ceiling.
    And it surfaces regularly in the speeches and comments of politicians and opinion leaders who either take the government to task for growing too large or argue that it needs to play an even more active role than it does now.

  • Midway Elementary School honor roll: First Nine Weeks 2012-13

    A Honor Roll
    Third Grade

    Katelyn Braden
    Shayla Wood
    Dalton Bacon
    Shelby Belcher
    Anna Fink
    Marissa Stakely
    R.J. Kupfer
    Seth Gordon
    Jacob Gardner
    Benjamin Beach
    Kimberlyn Cash
    Erica Davidson
    Zane Edwards
    Ethan Melton
    Dominic Meza
    Sawyer Pelfrey
    Halena Shirran
    Macie Young
    Gracie Click
    Brendan Cogdill
    Grace Luke
    Ty Mason
    Scarlett Roberts
    Stella Tilley

  • Midway Elementary School perfect attendance: First Nine Weeks 2012-13

    Addison Armes
    Maggie Patterson
    Taylor Renton
    John Howe
    Jasmine Meza
    Alexis Donalson
    Kiersten Ruffner
    Mason Hughes
    Madison Colburn
    Zachary Graham
    Garrett Humphreys
    Braden Jeffers
    Ville Massengill
    First Grade
    Reese Collier
    Silas Tilley
    Cheyenne Branson
    Mason Melton
    Second Grade
    Sierra Cowell
    Haydence O’Toole
    Cadence Miles

  • Ridge View honor students help feed area’s hungry
  • Roane FFA members eligible for scholarship

    Monty’s Plant Food Co., a Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agricultural industry, is now accepting applications from Tennessee stu-
    dents for four $1,000 college scholarships.

    The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.

    To be eligible students must also meet criteria, including:

  • Church Calendar: Dec. 30-Jan. 7

    SUNDAY, DEC. 30
    • New Midway Missionary Baptist Church, Kingston, will have its fifth Sunday night singing beginning at 6 p.m. The church is on New Midway Road.

    MONDAY, JAN. 7

    • Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St. Chuck and Diana Whaley will present the program on the Voice of Children-Haiti. Those attending are asked to bring soup, sandwiches or dessert for the meal following the program.

  • Church honored for proper U.S. flag display

    Members of Avery Trace Chapter NSDAR award Southwest Point Baptist Church Pastor Larry Bolden with a Certificate of Excellence for the Kingston church’s proper use, correct display and patriotic preservation of the U.S. flag with the display honoring veterans of American wars on Veterans Day.

    On hand for the presentation are, front row from left, Janice Black, Rosemary Alexander, Bolden, Avery Trace Regent Brenda Hall McDonald; second row, Annabelle Harvey, Shirley Smith; third row, Amanda Crumby; and back row, Jane McPherson.