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Today's News

  • RSCC’s Wurth draws employees to GIS

    When it comes to her expertise, Roane State Community College’s Pat Wurth occupies a unique niche in Tennessee, and she has won a first-ever award for it.

    Wurth, an associate professor at the college for nearly 19 years, recently received the accolade of appreciation for her “distinguished career developing GIS professionals.”

    That’s what it says on the plaque she received during an April conference of the 500-member Tennessee Geographic Information Council. “It was quite an honor,” Wurth said.

  • What’s the SCORE? by Dana Peterka: SWOT can be a useful business tool

    I recently conducted a half day strategic planning workshop in a nearby county.

    A key step in the planning process is a SWOT analysis session by carefully selected participants.

    SWOT analysis is a powerful business tool that can be used on a regular basis to increase your organization’s effectiveness.

    In other words, it can be a powerful tactical tool in addition to its strategic use. It can be used personally on a routine basis. Before we get into examples, let’s discuss the traditional strategic use of SWOT analysis.

  • Optimist Club cheer camp coming up

    The Kingston Optimist Club announces their 5th annual 2017 Cheer Camp for kids age 4 to 13 and KOC cheer coaches.

    Learn the newest cheers and stunts from RCHS alumna and cheerleader Andrea Stinnnett.

    WHEN: July 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th at 6:00 pm.

    WHERE: Cherokee Middle School Gym.

    COST: $45 (includes cheer camp

    t-shirt).

    Pre-register on Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon at Cherokee Middle School concession press box or register on the first day of camp.

  • Rockwood hosts Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournaments

    The Dixie Youth Baseball A and AA State Tournaments started with pool playThursday at Rockwood’s “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

    Due to the start time of the tournament games and the deadline of the Roane County News for Friday, game coverage could not be provided.

    But rest assured, there will be coverage for the Roane County teams in both age divisions.

  • Never too old for competition

    Members of Kingston’s Tracy O’Neal Table Tennis Club competed in the 2017 Senior Olympics in Birmingham, Alabama and came away sporting shiny new medals.

    Table Tennis can be a daunting sport, but not for the quintet of Bill Neely, Dwain Kitchel, Jinny Lougee, Ruth Gove, and Wood Gove. All five athletes are in their 80s, showing that a competitive nature and will to win doesn’t stop when a person becomes a senior citizen.

  • Rockwood hosts Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournaments

    The Dixie Youth Baseball A and AA State Tournaments started with pool playThursday at Rockwood’s “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

    Due to the start time of the tournament games and the deadline of the Roane County News for Friday, game coverage could not be provided.

    But rest assured, there will be coverage for the Roane County teams in both age divisions.

  • Appeal there, but not funds

    Harriman Mayor Wayne Best sees all kinds of potential in the Swan Pond recreational area and its ball fields.

    He and other Harriman officials, however, don’t see any way the city could take over operation of the complex at this time.

    “My standpoint is right now I don’t think we have the funds to take on anything else,” said Best.

  • Pit bull blocks police in car

    A Harriman woman said she was bitten by a pit bull while walking down a Rockwood street on Sunday.

    Rockwood Police Officer Rick Thomas was dispatched to the police department headquarters around 4:30 p.m. to take a report on the incident.

    “Upon my arrival, I made contact with Mrs. Bonnie L. Fradey,” the report said. “Mrs. Fradey said she was walking down Kingston Avenue around the 600 block when a gray pit bull came out of the yard at 600 N. Kingston Ave. and bit her on her left thumb.

  • 4th finale
  • May storms impact Tennessee Medieval Faire, too

    The creators of the Tennessee Medieval Faire continue to work to grow the Roane County festival each year — and people still turned out, even after storms blew through the area on Memorial Day weekend.

    “Overall, it was a really good show,” said Barrie Paulson, vice president, manager and entertainment director of Darkhorse LLC, which operates the Faire.

    “We did have to close on our last Sunday (May 28) so we could clean up. Thankfully people rallied, and we were able to open on our last day (Monday),” Paulson added.