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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets pick up big district win

    The Kingston Lady Jackets hosted Stone Memorial Thursday night in one of the last district games of the year. Kingston came out fast in the first inning and never looked back as they took down the district powerhouse Lady Panthers, 8-5.

  • ACAC concludes season

    The Atomic City Aquatic Club recently wrapped up its 62nd short-course season with three prestigious events – the Eastern Section Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Greensboro, the Spring Senior Championships in Nashville, and the National Club Swimming Association Junior National Swimming Championships in Orlando. The results served as a prelude to bigger things to come.

  • Tigers top Midway, 6-2

    Midway and Meigs County gave a preview Thursday of what District 3-A will look like next fall, as the Tigers pulled away over the last two innings for a 6-2 victory over the Green Wave.

  • Purloined tenderloin case ends with plea

    A woman accused of stealing $206.89 worth of filet mignon by hiding it in her pantyhose pleaded guilty to shoplifting in Roane County General Sessions Court on Monday.
    Annie Smith, 60, was sentenced to probation for a year and fined $100. Smith must also pay $206.89 in restitution and is banned from the Rockwood IGA.
    Randy Harris, Smith’s co-defendant in the case, was also scheduled to appear on Monday, but court officials said he was a no-show.
    The theft occurred at IGA on March 9 and was captured by the store’s security camera.

  • A look to the future
  • Remembering the Holocaust
  • GUEST OPINION: College should respect right to put out fliers

    A student at Des Moines Area Community College is challenging the school’s limits on leafleting on First Amendment grounds.

    Jacob Dagel has filed a lawsuit in federal court contending that the school’s restrictions on distributing fliers violates his free speech rights, according to the Des Moines Register.

    The college requires a 10-day notice and limits distribution of leaflets to a single hallway in the student services center.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Debate over future of TVA returns to the fore

    There are times, gentle reader, when we recall fondly a saying often uttered by the great Will Rogers: “All I know is just what I read in the newspapers.”

    In this electronic age, Rogers would probably amend this statement, as we do, to say “All I know is just what I read in the newspaper, or what I hear on the television,” which is your humble servant’s position.

  • It’s prom season!

    That time of year some students dream of and others dread is almost upon us. What’s the breakdown on Roane County’s five high schools and their proms?
    Here’s the skinny:

    • Roane County High School’s “Save the Last Dance,” prom is April 20 from 7-11 p.m. at The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, Knoxville.

    • Rockwood High School’s “Under the Sea,” prom is April 27 from 6-10 p.m. at Rothchilds in Knoxville.

  • Historian delves into ‘corn likker’ at Roane State moonshining talk

    Historian Dan Pierce will discuss his upcoming book “Corn from a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains” on Wednesday, April 24, at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus at 701 Briarcliff Ave.
    Pierce’s lecture will be from 3:30-5 p.m. in the City Room. Presented by Roane State’s Arts and Lectures Committee, the event is free and open to the public.