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Today's News

  • McKinney marks 50 years at OR post office

    Arkie McKinney started his career as a part-time flexible clerk Post Office Department.

    McKinney was recognized last week in front of his peers and family for his 50 years of service by Oak Ridge Postmaster Clay Hendren at the Main Post Office at 301 S. Tulane Ave.

    “It’s not often we celebrate an employee who has served the Postal Service for 50 years,” said Hendren.

  • Fort Southwest Point Christmas candlelight tour set for Dec. 13

    Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point will host a Christmas candlelight tour and reception next weekend.

    The tour and reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13.

    The public is welcome to visit and experience the sights, sounds and flavors common to the people of the 18th century.

    Guests will be greeted at the visitors center for the candlelight tour of the fort.

    Beeswax candles will light the walkway, and bagpipe music will set the tone.

    Special attention will be given to recreate an atmosphere of the past during the event.

  • Lady Bobcats, Lady Jackets earn big wins

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of impressive road wins on Thursday.

    The Lady Jackets visited nearby Lenoir City and knocked off the Lady Panthers, 45-42.

  • Midway picks up split at Monterey

     The Midway Lady Waves and Lady Waves traveled to Monterey last week and split a pair of games with the Wildcats and Lady ’Cats.

    The Lady Waves took the floor first and ran their season record to 3-0 with a 49-30 victory.

  • OSMS picks up wins over Rockwood

     

    Thursday night was a good night for the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady 'Cats as both teams picked up wins over visiting Rockwood.

    In the girls game, points were hard to come by as Oliver Springs won a defensive slugfest, 21-16.

  • Sound off about K-12 standards on state website

    The state has created a website where Tennesseans can review and comment on current K-12 academic standards.

    The website, unveiled by Gov. Bill Haslam, is https://apps.tn.gov/tcas.

    Academic standards set grade-specific goals that define what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course.

    There are more than 1,100 for English language arts and more than 900 for mathematics in Tennessee.

  • Rockwood Rotary applauds RYLA students

    Rockwood Rotary Club recently honored Rockwood High School students who attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

    Maurice Greif, center, Rockwood Rotary RYLA coordinator, presents certificates and pins to students, in no particular order, Austin Cooper, Brianna Denny, Mike “Case” Miller, Dakota Thompson, Will Warner, Bailey Webb and Victoria Johnston.

    Kingston and Harriman Rotary clubs also sent students to the leadership program, which was earlier this fall in Crossville.

  • Golden milestone for St. Andrew’s

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will have a birthday party on Nov. 23.

    The church will celebrate its 50th year at its current site in West Hills at 190 Circle Drive.

    The celebration will follow the 10 a.m. church service.

    St. Andrew’s present structure was built in 1964 because the church’s former home had become too small for the needs of the parish.

    On June 28, 1964, the Right Rev. John Vander Horst, bishop of Tennessee dedicated the new block and stone building overlooking the city.

  • Barkley ordained with Rockwood’s River Gate Church

    The Rev. David M. Barkley was recently ordained with River Gate Church, Rockwood, where he has been pastor since 2011.

    Barkley attended Spring Arbor University, graduated from Caribbean College of the Bible, and previously pastored churches in Michigan, Knox and Morgan counties.

    He is a teacher of the Word, moving in the prophetic and five-fold ministry.

    He has served as evangelist and missionary to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Africa and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.

  • Rockwood Thanksgiving service Nov. 23

    Rockwood Ministerial Association will have its annual Rockwood Community Thanksgiving Celebration on Nov. 23.

    The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in Rockwood First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 328 W. Rockwood St.

    Special music will be provided.

    The speaker will be the Rev. Sam Reese, pastor of Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church. Several Rockwood ministers will participate.

    The offering will assist in the many Community Care Ministries of the Rockwood Ministerial Association.