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Today's News

  • Oliver Springs loss filled with Anderson County penalties

    The rain subsided long enough on Friday for Oliver Springs to get in its soccer match against Anderson County.

    While the rain wasn’t coming down, the cards from the officials were as Anderson County racked up six total in its 2-0 victory over the Bobcats.

    “I was proud of my guys for keeping their composure as much as they could,” Oliver Springs head coach Josh Pryor said. “I think (Anderson County was) frustrated because they’re used to putting up more goals on us and when we kept it clean at halftime. I think they were a little frustrated there.”

  • Q&A: Minton readies for new role as head coach

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from an interview conducted with new Midway High School head football coach Ryen Minton by sports editor Bradley Stringfield.

    Q: When Joe Campbell left did you think you were a serious candidate, or did you think they might look elsewhere?

  • Minton named new Midway head coach

    After saying goodbye to Joe Campbell several weeks ago, Midway High School has named a new head football coach.

    On Friday, it was announced that defensive coordinator Ryen Minton would be taking over the role.

    “I’m excited to get the job,” Minton said. “I’m excited to try my own schemes, out and try what I’ve learned before. Just to be honored by the community to let me be in charge of their kids means a lot.”

    Minton first joined the Midway staff in 2011 as the defensive coordinator and strength coach after stints at Sullivan South High School and Carter High School.

  • Small business seminars set

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, in partnership with General Services Administration and the Small Busines Administration, will offer a free workshop related to doing business with the U.S. General Services Administration.

    The workshop will be 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 22, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    The topic will be government contracting.

  • Protomet awarded training grant

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $24,450 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to Oak Ridge’s Protomet Corporation.

    Incumbent Worker Training grants assist employers with upgrading skills to avoid layoffs.

    “We have to make sure that we have the trained workforce to fill the jobs companies want to create in Tennessee, and these grants are a part of the effort to meet the demands of a very competitive marketplace,” Haslam said.

  • You-niQue Cuisine has unique fare in downtown Dayton

    Last November on an “Out To Lunch” adventure in Decatur, I visited with Dayton residents George and Becky Arnold.

    They encouraged me to eat at a new restaurant in Dayton — You-niQue Cuisine

    The Arnolds are retired from LaZBoy Furniture in Dayton. George worked in accounting and Becky in human resources. For years I sold LaZBoy recliners in our Poston Furniture stores. I have toured the Dayton plant and perhaps saw them.

  • Tedder-Koehler

    Mr. and Mrs. Steven Plemens of Harriman and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tedder of Friendsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Tedder, to Michael Richard Koehler.

    He is the son of Virgil and Diane Koehler of Louisville.

    A June ceremony is planned.

    The bride-elect holds a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Tennessee. She is band director at The Episcopal School of Knoxville.

  • GUEST OPINION: Love reporters, but hold them accountable

    By LEE HAMILTON

    Center on Congress

    A robust, inquisitive congressional oversight process should be capable of revealing what is too often hidden, but it’s not. We need journalists to do it.

    I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine, I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media.

    They’re not what you might think, however.

  • Sharp Funeral Home partner with Premier Funeral

    Sharp Funeral Home, an Oliver Springs business founded in 1938, is partners with Midwest-based Premier Funeral Management Group.

    The funeral home will continue to be operated by the same individuals at the business.

    “This is just another evolution in the life of Sharp Funeral Home,” explains co-owner and operator Brenda Smith.

    “My husband and I took over in 1992 and have owned and operated the funeral home for 23 years.”

  • Riverfront fishing dock closed

    The fishing dock at Harriman’s David Webb Riverfront Park is closed for now, yellow caution tape warning people away from the bank of the Emory River.

    It has been a concern for years as that bank slowly slips away. Officials are hopeful they’ve found a way to address the erosion.

    “I know we have discussed before putting rock, riprap,” said Mayor Chris Mason.