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Today's News

  • Tuition, fees up at community colleges, TCATs

    The Tennessee Board of Regents set tuition and fees Friday for the 2019-20 academic year.

    Tuition and mandatory fees combined average a 2.45 increase from last year — the lowest percentage increase since 1991 at Tennessee’s community colleges and since 2013 at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. It is the third consecutive year in which combined tuition and fee increases are less than three percent.

    Danice Turpin, president of Harriman TCAT, said the impact on students should be minimal.

  • Republican Women host Burn descendant

    The Roane County Republican Women will host guest speaker Tyler Boyd, author of Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burns: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections, and a Life of Service at their 6 p.m. meeting on Thursday, June 27, at Michael Dunn Center, 609 Gallaher Road, Kingston.

    Boyd is the great-nephew of state Rep. Harry T. Burn, who in 1920 cast the deciding vote in the Tennessee General Assembly to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.

    The story goes that Burns had received a letter from his mother, urging him to do so.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Nostalgia for the past can hamper moving forward

    By Mark Banker

    “Nostalgia…find[s] the present tense…[and] the past perfect.” — Owens Lee Pomeroy

    This insight offers a convincing diagnosis for our current national mood.

    While our president has never defined the America he wishes to restore, the appeal of his signature slogan to many baby boomers is revealing.

    As a baby boomer, I sympathize with this sentiment, and as a historian I acknowledge its allure.

  • Tennessee Eagles host Warbirds over Harriman air show on June 29

    By David Glockner

    The Tennessee Eagles Radio Controlled Aircraft Club will be presenting its “WARBIRDS OVER HARRIMAN” Air Show on Saturday, June 29.

    Admission is free. Flying will start at 9 a.m. and will end at approximately 3 p.m.

    Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

    This event honors our military heroes.

    Members from the Eagles and other area clubs will fly scale military aircraft from both World Wars and up to the present.

  • Ribbon cutting held for new HUB building

    By Richard Evans

    It is official. The administration of the Harriman Utility Board has a new home.

    The ribbon cutting of the new HUB building, sponsored by the Roane County Chamber of Commerce, was held Friday morning.

    Guests were welcomed by Candace Vannasdale, P.E., HUB General Manager, and Edgar “Buddy” Bowers, chairman of the Harriman Utility Board.

    “This is a very special day and it’s really an exciting time for our board and our employees,” Vannasdale said.

  • Edwena Crowe will be featured speaker at YWCA ‘Talk and Toast’

    YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley invites the public to its inaugural “Talk and Toast” on Thursday, July 18, at the newly renovated YWCA location at 1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.

    Networking begins at 4:30 p.m.; program begins at 5:15 p.m. The guest speaker will be Edwena Crowe, a resident of Oak Ridge and a director at Consolidated Nuclear Security.

    A $50 seat will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer or wine and inspiring words from Mrs. Crowe.

  • Pet treat tasting event at Rockwood Tractor Supply

    Tractor Supply Company is hosting a pet treat tasting event in Rockwood.

    Planned for 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, June 29, this event will give pets the chance to sample a variety of pet treats available at Tractor Supply Company.

  • TVA’s Regional Energy Resource Council to meet

    Members of the public interested in the current and future direction of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s energy-related activities, including the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, are invited to attend an upcoming public working session of the Regional Energy Resource Council in Chattanooga, on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27.

    The 20-member RERC includes representatives from throughout the Tennessee Valley and advises TVA leadership on the management and development of energy-related issues and priorities.

  • Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation to host golf tourney

    One of Knoxville’s finest clubs, Fox Den Country Club, will host the Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 16 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

    The course is known for its perfect set-up amid the backdrop of the stunning Smoky Mountains. Participants will enjoy lunch, a round of golf, a celebration reception and golfers will be treated to a player gift store voucher, prizes and much more.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Is there a Trump-Pompeo-Bolton War?

    Gentle Reader: This is the time of year when several of the Protestant churches have their annual conferences, including the so-called Evangelical denominations. As we understand from some of the reports coming out of these meetings, most of the Evangelical denominations, including the Southern Baptists, are no longer growing, but are, in fact, losing membership to a greater or lesser degree.