Today's News

  • University wise to rethink open records policy

    First Amendment Center
    Let’s begin 2011 on a hopeful note: Texas A&M University officials say they will revisit a recent decision that would have banned journalism instructors from directing students in filing open-records requests about — of all things — Texas A&M policies and practices.
    At Tarleton State University, one of 19 Texas schools and agencies in the A&M state system, journalism instructors have for years taught their students how to file such requests.
    Not surprisingly, Tarleton State students have done that very thing.

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    Gentle reader, we hope that you had happy and healthy holidays and have entered the New Year with a good attitude and prosperous prospects for this to be a good year.
    As stated in our notes for the last two weeks, we anticipated that several things would happen during the interval since our last opinion column, and sure enough thus it was, so here are some of our thoughts on events of the last month:

  • Rockwood rolls past Berean

    Defense was the name of the game Tuesday night as the Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers both picked up District 3-A victories at Berean Christian.

  • Lady 'Cats, Green Waves pick up easy wins

    Tuesday night was a good night for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats and Midway Green Waves as both picked up easy victories.

  • Blue Devils, Yellow Jackets battle to split

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Harriman Blue Devils renewed their rivalry Tuesday night at Harriman’s Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium and both schools would come away with a victory.

  • Land donation a substantial gift to Roane

    Some Roane County News readers love Gerald Largen’s column, A View from Lick Skillet.
    Others clearly love to hate it.
    Whatever anyone thinks of Largen’s opinions, any Roane County resident has to appreciate his recent deeds.
    Largen has taken steps to donate his more than 100 acres of rural land on Watts Bar Lake and Bowman Bend Road to the state for public use.

  • IMPRESSIONS by Johnny Teglas

    We’ve crossed into another new year and I pray the next 360 or so days will find each of you and your families blessed beyond belief.
    As with most of you, I choose to look forward to the promise of the “new.”
    I also cherish memories and tend to think back on lessons learned.
    A story in last Wednesday’s Roane County News made me realize we can all share in the best of both worlds.
    “Channel 15, Harriman’s new government access channel, has the capabilities to put on quite a production.”

  • Archivist to discuss Manhattan Project papers

    Anyone who has ever wondered what secrets are hidden in the massive Manhattan Project historical holdings of the National Archives has a chance to find out next week.

    Joel Walker, an education specialist with the National Archives at Atlanta, will discuss selected documents of the Manhattan Project during the next Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association meeting.

    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

    It will be in Midtown Community Center, also known as Wildcat Den, at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Jan. 5

    25 Years Ago
    Crystal Nichole “Cristy” Hall was the first baby of 1986 born at Harriman City Hospital. Daughter of Ricky and Laura Hall of Kingston, Cristy was born at 5:50 p.m. Jan. 1 and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Dad Ricky said, “From the start, Dr. [Rodney] McMillin said it would be a New Year’s baby.”

    10 Years Ago

  • Hamby-Burke

    Linda Hensley of Rockwood and Jeff Hensley of Jamestown announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tabatha Nichole Hamby of Rockwood, to Brandon Larry Burke of Rockwood.

    He is the son of Bobby and Kat Burke of Westel and and Rita and Robert Potter of Lancing.

    The ceremony will be on Jan. 15 in Meridian Baptist Church, Crossville.