Today's News

  • Backpacking workshop set at Frozen Head Park

    Join Tennessee State Parks staff for an Introduction to Backpacking Workshop at Frozen Head State Park on Oct. 22.

    Participants will be taught the essentials of backpacking and hiking on a 6-mile roundtrip hike through the mountains of East Tennessee.

    Hikers will meet at 8 a.m. for a gear tutorial.

    Participants should bring their own gear, such as backpack, sleeping bag and tent, but a limited supply is available on a first-come first-served basis.

    The group will then head to Tub Springs campground on a roughly 3-mile hike.

  • Leadership Roane County: Class of 2016
  • Sacketts now in Angus group

    Sackett & Sons Cattle Co., Kingston, is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    Headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo., the American Angus Association has more than 25,000 active adult and junior members.

    One of the largest beef breed associations in the world, its computerized records include information on more than 18 million registered Angus.

    The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members.

  • All Sales Vinyl in new digs

    All Sales Vinyl, Rockwood, is in a new location.

    The full-service sign shop is now at 720 N. Gateway Ave.

    All Sales Vinyl provides an array of other products, including silk-screen T-shirts, business cards, custom license plates and graphics.

    Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Visit www.allsalesvinylsignshop.com or call 466-6896 for details.

  • BPW marking 95th anniversary

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women will celebrate their 95th anniversary with a special dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in Victorian Square at 241 S. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood.

    Reservations are necessary and may be made by contacing Lee Ann Gaddis at 250-8149 or leeann4002@yahoo.com.

  • Premier Sharp supports breast cancer awareness

    This October, Premier Sharp Funeral Home, at 209 Roane St., Oliver Springs, is showing its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a unique way.

    Throughout the month, staff members at the Oliver Springs funeral home will be wearing pink ties and scarves to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

    Premier Sharp is also making a donation to Susan G. Komen Foundation in Knoxville, located at 318 Nancy Lynn Lane.

  • WHAT'S THE SCORE? Employee fraud prevention basics for all organizations

    By Dana Peterka
    An Association of Certified Fraud Examiners report indicates that small organizations are the most common victims in fraud instances at 31.8 percent.

    The report estimates that the median losses for small organizations, with fewer than 100

    employees that experienced a fraud, were $147,000.

    The goal of this article is to make sure that you are aware of the potential for fraud and that the organizations (businesses, government agencies and nonprofits) you are affiliated with are effectively addressing this issue.

  • Tumminello leads Oliver Springs Bobcats over Tellco Plains Bears

    Oliver Springs running back Joe Tumminello put on a show Friday night. The Bobcat senior rushed for 296 yards and 5 touchdowns in leading his team to a 42-29 Region 2-2A victory at Tellico Plains.
    “It was because of our offensive line,” Tumminello said. “Levi Lamance, Daniel Giles, Brady Webb, Lucas Daugherty, Joe Huckabey and Jordan Haney all did a great job. We kind of started slow in the first quarter, but in the second quarter and second half, our line just dominated.”

  • Lady Tigers finish second in district soccer tournament

    By Ed Greif
    University of Arkansas signee Allie Dunn scored two goals and had one assist to lead the Grace Christian Academy Lady Rams to a 5-1 victory over the Rockwood Lady Tigers to claim the District 3A/AA soccer championship Thursday night at GCA.
    Other scorers for Grace Christian were Sara Houff (one goal, one assist), Lauren Lewis (one goal, one assist) and Sierra Brown (one goal).

  • Green Wave plays hard in loss to Greenback

    The Midway Green Waves never flinched and they played hard to the final horn but they still were taken down by a pretty good football team last Friday night at home losing to Greenback 48-12.
    Despite some rough moments the Cherokees looked every bit the state runner up last season and they look to be headed deep into the playoffs again this year. Greenback more than doubled Midway in total yards, 502-243, and scored at least one touchdown in every quarter.