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Today's News

  • Secret City book reveals life during Manhattan Project

    Jay Searcy, author of the “The Last Reunion,” grew up in Oak Ridge, the secret headquarters for the Manhattan Project in World War II.

    He was one of 11,000 children from all over America who were thrown together during the war while their parents worked secretly around the clock.

    Many did not know that they were creating the most devastating weapon in history and ushering in the Atomic Age.

    Today those children are in their mid-70s, the last living generation to have witnessed the Oak Ridge miracle.

  • Midway splits with Oakdale

    The girls from "South Of the River" gave the Oakdale Lady Eagles all they could handle and then some, but in the end the Lady Eagles had the Lady Waves "seeing red" with a 53-45 triumph on "Black Friday".

  • Lady Jackets win, Oliver Springs falls in classic

    Connie Guinn's Kingston Lady Jackets were firing on all cylinders Saturday afternoon en route to an impressive 73-32 win over the Clinton Lady Dragons at the 2011 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Cherokee knocks off Green Wave

    For three quarters, the girls from “South Of the River” had their Cherokee counterparts on the ropes, but a 16-5 swing in the last period gave the Lady Jackets a 36-32 win over the Midway Lady Waves. 

  • Lady Devils off to slow start

    The 2011-12 season hasn't got off to a great start for the Harriman Lady Blue Devils, as they dropped a pair of games last week in the Scott County Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Howard starts season on scoring spree

    Harriman's Xavier Howard is off to a great start.

    Last week alone, the talented Blue Devil junior guard scored a career-high 45 points in a season-opening 86-72 victory over Sweetwater. Howard followed that up on Thursday with a 29-point performance in a 56-53 loss at Scott.

  • Kingston Christmas Parade postponed due to rain

    Monday's Kingston Christmas Parade has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    It has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.

  • Out to Lunch: You can’t miss with entrées, dessert at Angelo’s

    By Bethel Poston
    After a huge Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, several vegetables and desserts followed by a few days of eating leftovers, we look for something different for an “Out to Lunch” meal. My wife, Carol, suggested we go for some Italian food.

    I remembered that my longtime friend, Jerry Stephens of AGA Insurance in Kingston, had recommended we visit Angelo’s Brick Oven — “Italian With a Side of Southern” — in Lenoir City, operated by Chris Angelos.

  • Amedysis cited as HomeCare Elite for 2011

    Amedisys Home Health Care in Harriman has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite for the second time.

    Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

    It is presented by OCS and My InnerView, an industry leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of one of the industry’s most respected independent newsletters, Home Health Line, and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

  • OS’s Butler tops at MMC for December

    Drema Butler, a licensed practical nurse at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named MMCer of the Month for December.

    Butler, of Oliver Springs, has been with Methodist since 2006. As an LPN on 5 West, she assists nurses with patient care and strives to provide excellent service to both patients and their families.

    “I appreciate this award and all of my co-workers, especially the one who nominated me,” she said.