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Today's News

  • Still time to test for nursing program

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville still has openings for the last entrance test being given for the day practical nursing program on May 22.

    A $15 fee is payable at the time of registration.

    The computerized test measures math and reading skills.

    Applicants should call the center at 931-484-7502, Ext. 125, to register for the test.

  • Little Leaf Baptist to mark storied past at Sunday’s 122nd homecoming

    By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers

    Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will observe its 122nd church homecoming on May 6.

    Elder Kenneth Lewis, associate minister of Little Leaf, will be the morning speaker. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. William Caldwell from Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Clinton.

    Little Leaf is at 228 E. Tri County Blvd.

    The history of Little Leaf Baptist Church has been compiled from living memories and faded records of days gone by.

  • High School Graduations 2012
  • GUEST OPINION: Journalists face attacks, death in much of world

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    The world news items about reporters killed, news organizations harassed, and unsolved crimes committed against journalists in other nations come nearly daily, generally in one or two paragraphs at most in a newspaper or online.

    These attacks around the globe demonstrate the huge difference between press freedom as we know it in the United States and press freedom elsewhere.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: A tale of extraordinary courage and achievement

    Come August of this year, one of the alumni of the class of 1984 of Roane County High School will be a member of a team of 20 or so climbers who will scale Africa’s tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    This climber will be Roger Long, and the climbing group will be the Team Fox Kilimanjaro Expedition, organized by Michael J. Fox on behalf of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is an organization founded by Fox to aid in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease, from which both Roger Long and Michael J. Fox suffer.

  • Fleischmann reacts to vandalism

    Third District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann said he was in Washington, D.C., when he learned a staffer’s car was vandalized by the son of one of his political rivals.

    “At first it was more disbelief, but as the truth unfolded and came out, I guess first and foremost I was thankful that nobody got hurt,” Fleischmann said.

    The incident occurred at the Roane County Courthouse on April 24.

  • Bobcats end regular season with sweep

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats closed out the regular season Tuesday and Wednesday with a pair of victories over Coalfield.

    On Tuesday, the Bobcats traveled to Coalfield and downed the Jackets 16-3 and they followed that up on Wednesday with an 8-3 home victory over the Jackets.

  • Lady Jackets gearing up for postseason

    The District 4-AA Tournament starts Monday and the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets will enter the tourney with a ton of confidence after beating Loudon on Monday, 12-0, and regular season champion Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) on Wednesday, 9-3.

  • Kingston slams Meigs in grand fashion

    Kingston’s Preston King put on a power show at Southwest Point’s Legion Field Monday evening as the senior SS blasted two home runs, one a grand slam, in leading Bruce Robinette’s squad to a 6-1 victory over Meigs County.

  • Tennis Jackets sweep Harriman

    The Harriman and Kingston tennis teams met Monday afternoon at Roane State and the evening was a good one for the Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets as both picked up victories over the Blue Devils and Lady Devils.