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Today's News

  • OSMS downs Wartburg, 36-14

     

    The Oliver Springs Middle Bobcats spoiled 8th grade night for the Wartburg Bulldogs with a 36-14 victory at the Ronnie Trout complex Thursday evening.

  • Lady Tigers dump Loudon for 5th straight win

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers won their fifth straight contest and improved to 12-2 on the season Monday evening with a 6-1 victory over Loudon at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

  • Culbertson helped sink ship that fired 1st U.S. war shot

    Hoke Culbertson of Kingston was on the U.S. Navy’s U.S.S. O’Brien with Capt. W.W. Outerbridge.
    Outerbridge was commander of U.S.S. Ward, which fired the first shot in the Pacific of World War II.
    Later, Culbertson was on the O’Brien when the men were forced to sink the damaged Ward during the Leyte operation, Ormoc Bay landing in 1944.
    “Ormoc Bay is where we sunk the Ward,” Culbertson said. “We scuttled it. It was hit by kamikaze.”

  • WORLD WAR II VETS SHARE EXPERIENCES

    Rockwood’s Jake Jackson traveled across Europe in the U.S. Army during World War II.
    He’s seen a lot, including a group of weary travelers walking a road toward a nearby town.
    He said it looked like they were wearing and holding everything they owned.
    Certain they were victims of a concentration camp, their image sticks with Jackson to this day.
    “To me, it looked like skin was just stretched over some bones,” he said.
    “They were the most pathetic group of people I ever seen.”

  • Police nab mom for dropping kid while intoxicated

    From staff reports
    A Rockwood mother was arrested last week on public intoxiation and child endangerment charges after a 911 caller claimed to see her repeatedly drop her toddler at Roane County  Park.
    Leigh Ann Barnett, 31, of 133 Teague Road, was taken into custody on Sept. 22 at the park’s splash pad.
    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Stan Hohulin reported that he found Barnett sitting on the concrete, trying to reach her 15-month-old son.

  • School tops in growth

    Harriman Middle School will be getting a visit from Tennessee Department of Education officials this year because of the school’s improvements in seventh-grade language arts.
    The school did extremely well this year in its Tennessee Value Added Assessment System scores.
    “Harriman Middle School finished the top 10 in the state last year in their growth (overall),” said Roane County Schools Director Gary Aytes.
    The report assesses the schools in both achievement and value added.

  • Be still, my beating wings

    It’s rare to see a hummingbird with its wings stilled. It’s even rarer to capture the image with a camera. But that’s just what Roane Newspapers photographer Kaitlin Keane was able to do late last week in Harriman. While on assignment at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center, Keane noticed the agile little creature in its atypical resting pose at a feeder, and she couldn’t resist snapping before the constant movement began anew.

  • Residents dolling up for Branson vacation

    Two Harriman Care and Rehabilitation residents will get to glam it up in Branson, Mo., next week.
    Peggy Poland and Barbara Redick will join other Signature Healthcare facility residents for a fun vacation.
    “I’d like to gamble some,” said feisty Peggy Poland.
    Redick, meanwhile, is known for her love of music and looks forward to the entertainment. She is a regular at karaoke and is often joined by friends who visit her from the community. They sing songs they recall singing along with as teens driving around town.

  • ‘America’s Best Ribs’ await you at Lenoir City Calhoun’s

    Today’s “Out To Lunch” adventure is also a family celebration.
    Many of you know my wife, Carol, and I share the same birth date, Sept. 15. (I’m 1 year older.)
    Some are also aware that, now 58 years ago, we ran off to Ringgold, Ga., to get married.
    Since we secretly got married, we didn’t have a honeymoon. We’ve tried to get-away for a honeymoon each year since then. This year was in Gatlinburg.

  • State aims to protect construction workers

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is taking new measures to ensure employers in the construction industry are protecting workers injured on the job or in need of unemployment benefits.
    Legislation effective July 1 gives the state the authority to issue civil penalties against construction service providers who have avoided workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance tax premiums.