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Today's News

  • Historical Society continues to improve Abston building

    The Oliver Springs Historical Society continues to make progress at its headquarters building located at the intersection of Winter’s Gap Road and Roane Street in downtown Oliver Springs.

    “There’s some fabulous history here,” said state Rep. Kent Calfee, who was at the building for an event honoring Richard Davis, an Oliver Springs educator and charter member of the Historical Society.

  • Elderwatch hosts program about Medicare, assistance

    Roane County ElderWatch is sponsoring a free program to provide an overview of Medicare, how to access assistance programs such as the Low Income Subsidy and Medicare Savings Plans, and a question and answer session with a panel of local experts.

    The program will be 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Kingston First Baptist Church, 215 N. Kentucky St. To pre-register call 354-0450.

  • Gloria Jean’s latest restaurant to close its doors

    Gloria Jean’s Fine Southern Provisions in Kingston has closed, despite a denial from owner Robert DeBinder that the business was ending.

    The announcement follows by just a few days news that Casa Don Polos Restaurant on Race St. in Kingston had also closed its doors.

    Knoxville resident DeBinder confirmed Tuesday that the restaurant’s last day of operations was Sunday, Sept. 11. When contacted by the Roane County News a few days prior, he admitted Gloria Jean’s had been having some issues, but at that time, had no plans to close.

  • Oak Ridge group collects food for Second Harvest

    Employees of the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office have donated 50,177 pounds of food as part of the annual U.S. Department of Energy’s Feds Feed Families campaign.

    The amount of food donated is almost double the amount donated in the 2015 campaign and continues the organization’s tradition as a leader in this campaign among offices across the Enterprise.

  • What’s the SCORE? Increase productivity, focus on activities with best return

    By Dana Peterka

    In last week’s column, we discussed a key productivity improvement tool, the Eisenhower Urgency — Importance Grid.

    In this column, we will discuss time savers and determining what activities to delegate or outsource. In the Roane County Chamber’s Time Management: Strategic Concepts and Practical Time Savers workshop we discuss these topics.

  • County teams return to region play

    Roane County football teams are entering week five, with four of the five teams in action and three of the five return to region play.
    Coach Travis Tapp's 4-0 Harriman Blue Devils have the week off, as they will prepare for next wee's trip south to Rockwood for their annual battle with Coach John Webb's 1-2 Tigers who host Lancaster Christian from Smyrna. Rockwood had an extra day off after their loss to Kingston last Thursday evening.

  • Szozda, Davis shine in collegiate golf tournaments this week

    Two former Kingston golfers had outstanding performances for their respective college teams this week.
    LMU freshman Brady Davis tied for 67th in the Kiawah Island Invitational played Monday and Tuesday at Osprey Point Golf Club on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, while the Railsplitters finished fourth overall, while Tennessee State freshman Savannah Szozda helped the Lady Tigers finish 12th in the Murray State Drake Invitational at Ledbetter, KY.

  • Harriman soccer team is shut out at Austin-East 5-0

    By Jace Greene
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Harriman Lady Devils Soccer team took on the Lady Road Runners of Austin-East on Tuesday night in hopes to come back down the interstate with their first win, but they were unable to do so on the night as they dropped the contest 5-0.
    The Lady Devils came in to the game with a chance to pick up the first win of the season, but the Roadrunners had other plans.
    “We didn’t play our best game,” said head coach Christina Vanmeter.

  • Week five is big for county teams

    Week five of the high school football season is her and it's a big one as most teams across the state of Tennessee will take on region competition.
    Roane County is no different as three teams, Midway, Oliver Springs and Kingston will look to boost their playoff chances with wins this week over region foes.
    All through have a tough task at hand as Kingston travels to Christian Academy of Knoxville, Midway visits Oneida, while Oliver Springs hosts Sweetwater for homecoming.

  • County teams return to region play

    Roane County football teams are entering week five, with four of the five teams in action and three of the five return to region play.
    Coach Travis Tapp's 4-0 Harriman Blue Devils have the week off, as they will prepare for next wee's trip south to Rockwood for their annual battle with Coach John Webb's 1-2 Tigers who host Lancaster Christian from Smyrna. Rockwood had an extra day off after their loss to Kingston last Thursday evening.