Today's News

  • Roane students eligible for five Foundation scholarships

    Roane County students are eligible for five scholarships offered by the East Tennessee Foundation for the 2013-14 school year.

    The B&W Y-12 Scholarship is intended for graduating seniors from 10 counties, including Roane, studying science at Roane State Community College, Pellissippi State Community College, Walters State Community College or Maryville College.

    Examples include biomedical engineering, environmental science, physics, chemistry or pre-engineering. Please note: this scholarship is not intended for those seeking to be health-care professionals.

  • Roane students excel in studies

    Carson-Newman College
    Jessica Johnson of Kingston and Bethany Parker of Rockwood are among the Carson-Newman College students who earned dean’s list honors for fall semester.
    Students earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are named to the dean’s list and honored at a reception.
    Carson-Newman is in Jefferson City.

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville

  • Cherokee Middle honor roll

    First Semester
    A Honor Roll
    Sixth Grade
    Colt Chapman
    Katherine Frye
    Joseph Guymon
    Matthew Miller
    Brenton Nabors
    Jenna Stewart
    Jared Whittenbarger
    Cara Worthy
    Seventh Grade
    Kayla Anderson
    Cole Arden
    Autumn Bowling
    Gary Buell
    Madeline Chance
    David Clark
    Tyson Critchley
    Megan Ellison
    Skylar Estep
    Caleb Estes
    Joshua Futrell

  • Bowers Elementary honor roll second nine weeks

    Second Nine Weeks
    A Honor Roll
    Third Grade
    Zoe Oakes
    Grant Whitlock
    Kaiden Hicks
    Lainey Fink
    Lily Taylor
    Nathaniel Fink
    Carter Smith
    Abigail Roberts
    Abbie Bullard
    Bradley Moore
    Alexandria Storey
    Isaiah Underwood
    Brooke Jenkins
    Matthew Scarbrough
    Elijah Harmon
    Jonathan Cannon
    Piper Suddath
    Maggie Collins
    Layken Kemp
    Fourth Grade

  • Field Trips

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in December:
    Dec. 7-8 — Twenty-two Cherokee Middle and two Harriman Middle band students attend East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Junior Band Clinic at Lee University, Cleveland.

  • GUEST OPINION: We can’t trust government to police itself

    Editor’s note: This column was written to educate during Public Notice Week in Tennessee. Many government agencies want to keep from having to publish important public notices in newspapers. The following makes the case of what citizens stand to lose if that were to happen.

    Tennessee Transparancy Project
    Any battle to remove required government public notices from newspapers is an assault on government transparency.

    Compromising government transparency is a full-out assault on the citizens of Tennessee.

  • County chief apologizes to Blair community

    Roane County Executive
    The closing of the Blair Convenience Center noted at the Roane County Commission meeting in January showed my lack of political experience and knowledge of politics.

    Prior to the Blair Convenience Center’s closing, our office reviewed reports, evaluated service, studied the financial impacts and discussed the closure of the Blair Convenience Center for more than a year with our commission.

    No maliciousness was intended to any individuals or groups in the Blair community.

  • Jimmy Wayne concert, reverse raffle on Feb. 9

    Earl Duff Subaru and Citizens First Bank are sponsors of the first CASA Winter Blast to benefit CASA of the Ninth Judicial District.

    The Winter Blast, to be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the historic Princess Theatre in Harriman, features a reverse raffle with a $5000 grand prize, a concert by Jimmy Wayne, Nashville recording artist and National CASA spokesman, and food provided by Ruby Tuesday, Caramella’s Catering and Lincoln’s Sports Grill.

  • Local cancer walk honored; Next year’s event is April 19

    Roane County’s Relay for Life 2012 was recently named an All-American Event by the American Cancer Society.

    “I’m very proud. They had their best year ever,” said Kayla Shelby, community representative.

    Fran Puckett, last year’s chairwoman, also was touched by the recognition.

    “It means a lot for our team. They worked hard. To be as small as we were to do that well — it was great,” Puckett said.

  • The Garden GATE: Artists, botanists keen on beauty of flowers

    A love of flowers has been a common meeting ground for people worldwide over the centuries — and it never changes over time.

    Books and magazines referring to gardening occupy whole sections in many bookstores and libraries. They are replete with photographs of plants and flowers, which seem so real that one can almost feel their textures and smell their varied scents.

    But photography is a comparatively recent art, especially such true-to-life photography.