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Today's News

  • Madeline marks 90th with family

    Madeline Lucille Hill Moates celebrated her 90th birthday on Jan. 9 with her family in Ruby Tuesday, Harriman.

    She was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Auburn, Maine.

    She and her husband of 56 years, the late James F. Moates, had four children. There are also nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

    Attending the birthday party were her daughter, Becky Thomas; her oldest son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Debbie Moates;

  • Goad-Greene

    Dennis and Vickie Goad of Robbins announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda, to Seth Greene.

    He is the son of Doug and Cathy Greene of Kingston.

    A March ceremony is planned.

    The bride-elect’s grandparents are Loretta Hamby of Robbins and the late Tim Hamby, and the late Bessie Goad.

    A registered nurse with Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville, she is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, and is pursuing a degree to become a nurse practitioner.

  • GUEST OPINION: Unnecessary profanity law has no place

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    An odd piece of legislation has been introduced in the Arizona Legislature that would discipline public school teachers for using profanity in the classroom.

    It’s unusual on a couple of fronts.

    First of all, there doesn’t seem to be any widespread problem in Arizona with profane teachers. Secondly, the bill uses the standards of the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency restrictions.

  • Nuts & Bolts by Terri Likens, Editor: Suicide — should we report on it or not

    Recently, a well-liked and fairly well-known Roane Countian committed suicide.

    The person was found in her vehicle in the parking lot where she worked.

    One area newspaper ran a news story. We simply ran the obituary.

    Who was right?

    Who knows.

    How and when to cover suicide — someone’s last act of desperation — is one of the most debated topics in journalism.

    Many news outlets believe it is a private affair. To minimize the pain and suffering to survivors, they simply run an obituary.

  • Crowning Miss Valentine
  • Tigers advance to 3-A title game

    The Rockwood Tigers are back in the District 3-A boys championship game thanks to a 62-42 victory over the visiting Greenback Cherokees Monday Night and the win improves the Tigers to 18-8.

  • Late rally sends Lady 'Cats to title game

    Oliver Springs used a suffocating defense in the second half to propel them to a 32-29 victory over Oneida in the District 4-A semifinals last Friday Night at Wartburg.

  • Lady 'Cats come up short in title game

  • Kingston's title run ends in semis, 56-45

    For three periods, the No. 5 seed Kingston Lady Jackets held their own with the top seed Loudon Lady Redskins in the District 4-AA Tournament semifinals, but Loudon's Jara Gasper and Chelsey Moore combined for 44 of Loudon's 56 points in a 56-45 win over the Lady Jackets Saturday night.

  • Lady Tigers fall in semis, 57-42

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers made the long trip to Tellico Plains for the District 3-A semifinals Saturday night and the trip wasn’t a good one as the Lady Bears downed the Lady Tigers, 57-42.