Today's News

  • New pastor leads Clymersville church

    Chad Morrison is the new pastor at Clymersville Baptist Church in Rockwood.

    His first Sunday in the pulpit was July 29.

    “This is my first pastorate. It’s exciting, but I’m very nervous,” he said.

    Morrison, 29, comes to Rockwood from Louisville in Blount County.

    He and his wife Melissa have a son, Levi, 3.

    Over the past nine years, Morrison has served as youth and family pastor at three different churches in Maryville and Kingston.

  • Play tackles Christian hypocrisy

    An original Christian drama will tackle the issues of Christians who live one way Sunday and a completely different life the rest of the week.

    “Mistaken Identity” is a drama written and produced by a Roane County production, DouHar, created as a result of a partnership between childhood friends,  Mary Alice Douglass and Alicia Harris.

    It will be presented at Jamieson Community Development Center on Margrave Drive, Harriman, at 6 p.m. Sept. 1. A $5 donation will be taken at the door.

  • Tech Center in challenge to aid Teachers Supply Closet

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman’s Honor Society has challenged classes at the Harriman center to see who can generate the most support for this year’s Teachers Supply Closet.

    The students from each class will donate items and canvass the community to solicit support through monetary donations or donated school supplies.

    The winning class will celebrate with a pizza party provided by the Honor Society, which is an organization of students from all of the center’s full-time programs.

  • Excel students see science lesson

    Dr. Sylvia Mende of Tennessee Eye Care in Midtown was the guest speaker for the last Excel after-school science class at Midway Elementary School.

    The class of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students, taught by Vivian Harris, were shown causes of common eye injures, eye replacements and the parts of the eye and their jobs.

    Afterward, the students received hands-on experience dissecting cow eyes and identifying their parts.

    Parents were invited to attend the class.

  • Safety Fest coming to Oak Ridge Sept. 11-14

    Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership’s inaugural Oak Ridge Safety Fest is planned for Sept. 11-14.

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, Roane State Community College and New Hope Center will be the site of the various sessions.

  • Rebecca Mechtly marks 73rd today

    Rebecca Mechtly of Rockwood celebrates her 73rd birthday today, Aug. 31.

    Family members, including son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Lela Mechtly and their daughters, Miranda and Victoria, said they are glad she is home from the hospital for her special day.

    “We look forward to enjoying time with you in the days to come,” they said.

  • Lunch With the League next week

    Robert Kennedy III, a Tetra Tech registered professional engineer, will be the speaker at Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ fall kickoff of Lunch with the League.

    The inaugural event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Kennedy’s presentation, "A New Reflection on Mirrors and Smoke," will cover a new concept using giant photovoltaic mirrors in space.

  • AAA program aims to cut down on drunk drivers over holiday weekend

    AAA’s Tow to Go program will be offered in Roane County this Labor Day holiday weekend to help protect motorists.

    The Auto Club Group has provided the Tow to Go service for more than 14 years because it allows AAA to protect the freedom and mobility of everyone on our roadways.

    The program’s mission is to discourage an intoxicated driver from getting behind the wheel and risking the lives and safety of other motorists.

  • Making Music Club plans for 2012-13

    Harriman Music Club officers and directors planning the programs for the organization’s 103rd season are, clockwise from left, Publicity Chairwoman Margie Wadlington, Director Debbie Underwood, Assistant Publicity Chairwoman Julianne Bailey, President Laura Walker, Director Jo Belle Masters, Telephone Chairwoman Mary Hickey and Secretary Peggy Sheppard.

    The season kicks off at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Wadlington home.

    A Roane County High School instrumental ensemble will provide entertainment.

  • Tigers come up just short against No. 1 Grace

    For more than 47 minutes the Rockwood Tigers had No. 1 ranked Grace Christian Academy on the ropes Thursday night at Civitan Field, but the Tigers couldn’t close the door in the final minute as Ram QB Devin Smith tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Will McKamey with 25.3 seconds left to play to give the Rams a 12-7 victory.