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Today's News

  • Bobcats split with Jackets

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Kingston Yellow Jackets renewed their rivalry at Roane County High School Thursday evening and it would be the Lady ‘Cats and Jacket boys coming away with victories.

  • Turkey hunting allowed in 63 counties

    A fall either-sex wild turkey hunting season is set for 63 counties across the state, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

  • Rockwood opens season

    Despite the fact it was raining cats and dogs outside, the points came raining down on the Sunbright Lady Tigers as the Rockwood Lady Tigers notched a 58-34 win Tuesday evening.

  • Harriman splits with Oakdale

    Neighborhood rivals Harriman and Oakdale got together on the hardwood Tuesday night and both schools would come away with a victory.

    In the girls game, Oakdale rallied from one point down at halftime to pick up a 36-28 victory. 

  • Note to authorities – reporters are not demonstrators

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    The First Amendment is not a secondary concern. That simple and obvious statement is disregarded by police and municipal authorities when they arrest journalists who are reporting on controversial protests.
    In the process, they debase all of our rights of free speech, press and assembly — three of the core freedoms in the First Amendment specifically delineated by the Founders to protect us against government suppression of points of view, speech and news reports.

  • A View from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    Gentle reader, there comes a time when repeating oneself is no longer repetition but instead tradition.
    Thus it is with our annual holiday column about our beloved Tennessee Apple Stack Cake, also known in this area as “Fruit Cake.”
    As we have said many times before, what is being offered in some grocery stores as apple stack cake is not our Tennessee Apple Stack Cake.

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  • Harriman Cracker Barrel gets electric vehicle charger

    Harriman’s Cracker Barrel is one of several Tennessee restaurants in the chain that will be installing electric vehicle chargers.
    The company announced the future installation of Blink electric vehicle chargers provided by ECOtality, according to a news release from the company.
    Cracker Barrel became a participant with The EV Project, an initiative to increase the adoption of electric vehicles by creating a solid charging infrastructure across the country.

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  • Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus set to expand

    An ad hoc committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents has recommended that Roane State Community College receive $9 million in matching funding to expand its Oak Ridge campus.
    The project would enable the college to ease overcrowding at the campus and prepare more students for careers in health care.
    The recommendation was to go before the full Board of Regents this week.
    The state offered matching funds of $9 million, the maximum match available to a community college.