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Today's News

  • Tigers top Devils for district title, 34-12

    When the Rockwood Tigers dropped a 17-10 decision at Greenback in their District 3-A opener in week two of the regular season, hardly anyone believed the Tigers would be sitting atop the District 3-A standings at the end of the season.

  • County dodges brunt of storms

    Heavy rains drenched much of East Tennessee and left many communities picking up the pieces from heavy winds and tornadoes earlier in the week.

    Roane County got the storms and wind, but luckily there were no reports of injuries or home damage.

    “We had five calls for service yesterday afternoon with trees down and some spotty power outages,” said Roane County Emergency Management Director Howie Rose on Wednesday. “They were pretty dispersed throughout the county.”

  • Get ready to 'fill 'er up' for United Way's Pump Day

    Roane County residents can support United Way while getting a fill-up Nov. 3.

    That’s when the Roane County United Way will have its annual Pump Day at Rocky Top Markes in Kingston, Harriman and Rockwood.

    Rocky Top Markets will donate 5 cents for every gallon pumped that day to the Roane County United Way.  

    A goal of $400,000 has been set for the 2010 United Way campaign.   

  • SailAway scholars explore hands-on science at AMSE

    Scholars at SailAway Learning and Academy recently spent a day discovering science hands-on at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    The scholars and teachers started their morning with a video explaining the history of Oak Ridge.

    The video was followed by free time to discover Exploration Station, which has several hands-on activities for experimentation  with light, color, sound and problem solving.

    A scholar-favorite was the atom smasher program.

  • Church Calendar

    FRIDAY, OCT. 29
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have its annual fall festival through Oct. 30. Festivities are planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily; breakfast and lunch will be served both days. Yard-sale items, baked goods, fried apple pies and jellies will be sold. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road West. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    SATURDAY, OCT. 30

  • Methodist cookbook available

    Kingston United Methodist Church has published a new cookbook with more than 400 recipes.

    “These make wonderful gifts for those special people on your gift list, as well as yourself,” said church member Sharon Price.

    Books are $15 each and  may be purchased by calling the church office at 376-6337.

  • Methodist cookbook available

    Kingston United Methodist Church has published a new cookbook with more than 400 recipes.

    “These make wonderful gifts for those special people on your gift list, as well as yourself,” said church member Sharon Price.

    Books are $15 each and  may be purchased by calling the church office at 376-6337.

  • No parking rankles Wheeler dwellers

    A sign on Rockwood’s West Wheeler Street forbidding street parking has its residents up in arms.

    Rockwood Public Works Director Tom Pierce put up the sign after receiving complaints.

    Rockwood City Council decided Monday to take down the sign, but city leaders will continue to look into what needs to be done to address traffic flow on the street.

    “If we’re going to do something that needs to be enforced, we need to put together an ordinance so it can be enforced,” Mayor James Watts said.

  • Rockwood gives teens a voice in the community

    Rockwood youth have a voice, and the city is listening.

    High school- and college-age youth are part of the Rockwood Youth Advisory Committee. Rockwood City Council member Krystal Hennager is the sponsor for the highly motivated young people who want more for their community and those their age.

    Their first project, a community homecoming bonfire, went well, and now the group is gearing up to help with this weekend’s Halloween party in downtown Rockwood.

  • Swan Pond folks vent to EPA

    Swan Pond resident Don Simon hasn’t experienced much success in his quest to speak with top officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His frustration with that was expressed on Wednesday during a public hearing on EPA’s plan to regulate coal ash.

    “I’m not here to thank the EPA,” Simon said. “I’m basically here to chastise them.”