Today's News

  • First reunion for OS Colored School slated for May 4

    The Mayme Carmichael School organization Inc. will have the inaugural reunion for Oliver Springs Colored School from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in Oliver Springs Disabled American Veterans Building  at 530 Kingston Ave.

    Alfred Larry Boulware will be the master of ceremonies.

    Several former students will reflect on their school days in Oliver Springs.

  • Elvis tribute shows to help stock food pantry

    Courts of Praise Church, Harriman, will have some king-sized help to raise money and food donations for its food pantry with Memories of Elvis this weekend.

    Rick Hammond will present two shows that pay tribute to Elvis Presley, known as The King of Rock’n’Roll.

    His Memories of Elvis begins at 7 p.m. May 3 in the Princess Theatre. Doors open at 6:30; admission is $10 per person or $5 with donation of canned food items.

  • Midway Elementary perfect attendance: Third Nine Weeks

    Abbey Ferguson
    Caleb Ivey
    Haylen Moses
    Dalton Cowell
    Braden Jeffers
    Benton Marasco
    Taylor Renton
    Mason Hughes
    John Howe
    First Grade
    Aaron Fink
    Rylan Guettner
    Evan Lemons
    Joshua Smith
    Reese Collier
    Silas Tilley
    Second Grade
    Christian Clark
    Caleb Hall
    Chase Letner
    James Moses
    Kaitlyn Shelton
    Rhyan Helms
    Tyler Bentley

  • Woody district Rotary winner

    Midway High School junior Aaron Woody recently won first place in the Rotary District 6780 Four-Way Speech Scholarship Competition.

    Woody, who advanced to the district contest by winning the Kingston Rotary Club contest, was awarded a $1,750 scholarship to the school of his choice.

    He was among nine contestants participating.

    Sixty-six Rotary Clubs in East and Middle Tennessee comprise District 6780.

    The contest focused on Rotary’s Four-Way Test:

    • Is it the truth?

  • Dyllis Springs Elementary Terrific Kids: Third Nine Weeks

    Hayden Jones
    Aubrey Loy
    Peyton Allen
    Victoria McCrary
    Troy Dyess
    Lilly Denham
    Jordan Guinn
    Kennedy Smith
    Tabbie Branum
    Landyn Ingram
    Zach Coker
    Danielle Begeley
    Caden Burns
    Bella Thornton
    Layla Vowell
    Jonathan Potter
    Kamron Thomason
    Evie Denham
    Nicholas Huckelby
    Brianna Hall
    Brandon Johnson
    Emilee Miller
    Jaleigh Robinson
    Isaiah Ray
    Kylee Alcorn
    Gavin Green
    Allie Simpson

  • Meet Roane’s 2013 Teachers of the Year

    Roane County Board of Education recognized 2013 Teacher of the Year winners during its April meeting.

    The county's Teachers of the Year are Bowers Elementary's Brenda Arwood, elementary; Cherokee Middle's Lana Foster, middle; and Harriman High's Theresa McKenrick.

    They and Teachers of the Year chosen from each school were honored by Director of Schools Gary Aytes, Board of Education Chairman Rob Jago and their supervisors.




  • GUEST OPINION: Praise our teachers for important work

    Tennessee Education Association
    Public education reform has been a hot-button topic at both the state and federal levels for several years.  

    When the Bush Administration passed No Child Left Behind, the plan called for every student in every public school achieving specific learning goals by 2014.  

    Since its passage, we have seen an increase in standardized and high-stakes tests across the nation and here in Tennessee, since many reformers believe the only way to measure student achievement is through testing.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: It’s time to protect and defend America

    There is said to be an ancient Chinese curse that says: “May you live in interesting times!”

    You may well think that that ancient Chinaman had our times in mind, for interesting they are, and many would think that enduring them qualifies as a curse

    There is one aspect which we think curse-like, and that is that they are highly disputatious times, in which almost nothing in public life exists which is not vehemently disputed.

    You say a thing is good; I say that thing is bad. And so it goes, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

  • How often to test?

    The Roane County Board of Education is still grappling with what to do about its drug testing for athletes policy.

    Under current rules, parents and guardians can sign a form to opt out their children.

    Recently, the board was presented with a revised policy that would have removed the opt-out clause. It also included language to limit student athletes to two random tests per season when the results are negative.  

  • Three charged in string of burglaries

    Three men have been charged in a string of vehicle burglaries in different areas of Harriman.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said the burglaries were concentrated around Margrave and Montcrest drives, but other areas were hit.

    Andrew R. Stockton, 18; Brandon Blake Hill, 19; and James Charles Luffman, 19; were all charged with theft over $1,000.

    Stockton was also charged with three counts of theft over $500, a count of theft under $500 and two counts of burglary.

    Hill was also charged with two counts of theft over $500, and