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Today's News

  • Bring joy to a Roane area senior by giving to Operation Holiday Cheer

    This year when approximately 200 senior citizens in Roane and Loudon counties receive a nutritious home-delivered meal from the Senior Nutrition program at Mid-East Community Action Agency, they will receive something else: a small gift that means a lot.

    The Operation Holiday Cheer program delivers a holiday package containing useful items for each person.

  • Soup’s On to help Child Advocacy Center

    Kids First Child Advocacy Center will have its 10th annual Soup’s On fundraising event on Jan. 21 in Tellico Village Community Church.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    An all-you-can-eat selection of homemade soups, breads and cookies will be available.

    Soup offerings will be Blackfoot potato with sausage, Tuscan chicken, Elvis Presley vegetable and vegetarian as well as Hunter’s Chili.

    Take out will also be available.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Lehman 50th

    Carl and Joann Lehman of Rockwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21.

    They were married on Nov. 21, 1964, in Rockwood First Christian Church, with the Rev. Vernon Greenhalgh officiating.

    He is retired from Jerry Duncan Ford, where he spent 45 years as parts and service coordinator.

    She was a cafeteria worker at Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, for 30 years before retiring. She then went to work for Junior’s Restaurant, Rockwood, where she became famous for her coconut and chocolate pies.

  • GUEST OPINION: Cosby allegations double-edged nature of freedom

    By GENE POLICINSKI

    First Amendment Center

    Bill Cosby’s career has been deeply rooted in the possibilities and protections provided by freedom of speech.

    The legendary comedian and actor’s career began with landmark comedy routines in which he tackled sensitive racial subjects. He was the first African American male with a starring role on TV, in the 1960s series “I Spy.”

  • FC Alliance wins tourney
  • HMS swept by Bulldogs

     

    ROBBY O’DANIEL

    Morgan County News

    The undefeated Wartburg girls middle school basketball team turned in another dominating performance Thursday, Nov. 20, defeating Harriman 40-12 on the road.

  • Midway Middle takes on Spring City

     

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave and Lady Wave traveled to Spring City last week and split a pair of games with the Bulldogs.

    The first game of the evening would see Shannon Cawood's Lady Waves roll to a 44-24 victory, but the Green Wave couldn't complete the sweep as Spring City took the final game of the evening, 32-21.

  • Rockwood falls in season opener, 53-51

     

    Sunbright's Landon Ladd was the hero Friday night as the Tiger junior hit a pair of free throws to lift Sunbright to a 53-51 victory over visiting Rockwood.

    The victory was also big for Sunbright head coach Jordan Jeffers as it was the first of his coaching career at Sunbright.

  • Mount Pisgah splits with Cedar View

     

    Mount Pisgah's Patriots and Lady Patriots made the long journey to Kingsport Friday night for the first of two meetings this season with Cedar View Christian School. The trip would have differing results as Mount Pisgah picked up a split in varsity action.

  • Harriman leaves Wartburg with sweep

     By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Wartburg was the setting for an early season match-up between Harriman and Wartburg Friday night in what was two high intensity games.