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Today's News

  • Out to Lunch: Decatur Family Diner sure to make you smile

    Readers have asked if we ever have disappointing “Out to Lunch” experiences. There are times when we don’t know what to expect on our visits. If we are not pleased, I don’t write about it.

    We were a little uncertain about the latest “Out to Lunch” adventure, because I had very little information about Decatur Family Diner.

    It’s across Hwy. 58 from the Meigs County Courthouse in Decatur.

    It turned out to be an extremely enjoyable visit.

  • Eastwood CEO at First Bank

    Terry Eastwood was recently promoted to chief executive officer of First Bank of Tennessee.

    The bank has six branches in three counties, including at 996 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood; and 1031 S. Roane St., Harriman.

    Eastwood has been with First Bank for more than 15 years, with a career in banking that spans 32 years and includes various senior-level positions.

    He holds a degree in business management from the University of Tennessee. He is also a graduate of the School for Executive Development/Banking at the University of Georgia.

  • Watch time go by at You Say Tomato

    A new gift shop has opened in downtown Rockwood, brimming with cute odds and ends to make a house a home.

    “I like cozy,” said You Say Tomato co-owner Jimmy Adkins. “I like things that make me smile.”

    Clocks are among his interests, and the shop has a large collection.

    There is also an array of figurines, ornaments, decorations and more.

    “I do love it,” said friend and customer Beverly Powers. She had just bought crystal antique perfume bottles, a Christmas ornament and a large wooden statue.

  • OSMS splits blowouts with Coalfield

     

    There wasn’t a lot of drama at Oliver Springs Middle School Thursday night as the Bobcats and visiting Coalfield split a pair of lopsided games.

  • Sequoyah knocks off Kingston

     

    To say it was an off night for the Kingston Lady Jackets was an understatement as nothing seemed to click for the Connie Guinn’s squad in a 61-40 loss to the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs. 

  • Rockwood Middle takes two from Midway

    Roane County’s two green teams met on the hardwood Thursday night and it would be the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers picking up a pair of wins over Midway.

    In the girls game, Midway stayed close for a half, but Rockwood dominated the final 12 minutes of play on their way to a 51-27 victory.

    The boys game was never close as Rockwood scored the first 11 points of the game and never looked back in picking up a 50-26 victory.

    Girls Game

  • Howard starting Impact Church

    Roane County native DeWayne Howard has returned home to start a new church, Impact Church.

    Howard grew up in Kingston and graduated from Roane County High School in 1994.

    He attended Kingston’s Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where he surrendered to the ministry and has pursued it since.

    Howard served several churches in the Roane County area and was founder and host of the “Gospel USA” program on the Roane County’s cable channel.

  • Keyboard concert to aid Christmas basket program

    Kingston United Methodist Church will have a keyboard fundraising concert featuring Mike Adcock, church organist and music director.

    The concert begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 in the church at 212 Church St.

    Funds raised during the concert will benefit the church’s Christmas basket ministry.

    Organ, piano and duet Christmas music is planned for the concert.

    Adcock, who has been at Kingston United Methodist since June 2011, has been featured in several concerts throughout his tenure.

  • Batter up at Church of God’s Family Fun Day

    Rebecca Crawley, 6, waits to hit the ball at one of the many carnival games during the recent Family Fun Day sponsored by Harriman Church of God.

    Inflatables, games, food and a puppet show were all available at the free community event.

  • South Harriman plans outdoor ‘Jesus Gift’ event

    South Harriman Baptist Church will present “The Jesus Gift,” an outdoor event that portrays the birth and life of Jesus Christ.

    The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14 at the church at 626 Ruritan Road.

    Contact the church at 882-1816 or shbc@southharriman.org for more information about the program.