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Today's News

  • Randolph signs with Railsplitters

     

    It’s rare when a baseball player is good enough to be recruited as a pitcher and everyday player, but Harriman’s Chase Randolph fits that mold and Wednesday afternoon the Blue Devil ace pitcher and slugging first baseman signed scholarship papers with Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate.

  • MMS splits with Philly

     

    Skyan Lyle hit a lay-up with 12 seconds left Tuesday night to give the Midway Middle School Green Wave a 38-36 victory at Philadelphia.

    Lyle’s basket capped a great night for the Midway eighth-grader as he led all scorers on the evening with 23 points.

  • Bobcats fall at Cosby

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ’Cats tipped off the 2013-14 season at Cosby Tuesday night, but the trip wasn’t a good one as the host Eagles took both games.

  • Merry TubaChristmas! 25 years of tubists playing in Harriman

     The Babahatchie Community Band will present Harriman’s 25th annual Merry TubaChristmas concert at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 7 in Harriman High School’s James M. Williamson Auditorium.

    Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with rehearsal at 10.

    The tuba/euphonium choir under the direction of Sande MacMorran will perform carols and songs of Christmas.

    Tuba/sousaphone and euphonium/baritone players of all degrees of ability are welcome to participate in this event.

    Call Dr. Joseph Williams at 882-3446 for details.

  • It's baaaaaack! Rockwood Tour of Homes returns after a year respite

    After taking a break, the Rockwood Christmas Tour of Homes returns this year energized and ready to resume its place among Roane County’s holiday traditions.

    Experience the magic of Christmas during the tour in picturesque Rockwood, nestled at the foot of Mount Roosevelt.

    This year’s event, from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 7-8, will showcase historic homes along with holiday music, a scavenger hunt, holiday fare and shopping for unique gifts.

    One of the homes featured this year is the century-old Jack Tarwater House.

  • RCHS alum pens 2nd book

    Steven V. Taylor’s latest book, “Dear Earthlings,” was recently released and is now available on Amazon.com in Kindle and printed versions.

    Taylor, a 1969 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston, wrote his latest book for those left behind after the return of Jesus and based on years of biblical and scientific research and spiritual guidance.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Barry 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Barry will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 15.

    They plan to celebrate by dining out at Cracker Barrel.

    Barry and the former Judy Ellison were married on Nov. 15, 1963. They have lived in Roane County their entire lives.

    Their sons and daughter-in-law are Richard and Robin Barry, and Charles Barry.

    There are 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    The family attends Believers Voice of Deliverance Church in Harriman.
     

  • Info on health care reform to be available at OR open house

    An open house to provide information about the Affordable Care Act will be will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Grace Lutheran Church at 131 W. Gettysburg Ave., Oak Ridge.

    Anyone who is interested in learning more about the new health care act — and especially those who need to buy health insurance in the new Marketplace — is welcome to attend this educational event.

    Those attending will be able to access both printed information and computers to get online resources.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 13

    25 Years Ago

  • Children’s Museum opens newly renovated waterworks exhibition

    Children are once again splashing water as they send wooden tugboats down river in the TVA Waterworks Exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    The exhibit recently reopened with some
    new additions that highlight learning through play.

    In addition to operating small locks and dams in a flume donated by TVA, children now may climb aboard a child-sized tugboat for an imaginary trip down the Tennessee River.