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Today's News

  • Webinar gives tips on continuity plan

    Failure to inform and prepare employees for disasters is one of many common mistakes entrepreneurs make when doing business continuity planning. Not being adequately insured is another oversight that can lead to the failure of your business. Get free tips on ways to avoid these and other costly errors at a free webinar hosted by Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday, Dec. 9. True stories about business owners' pre-disaster missteps, plans not followed and lessons learned will also be discussed.

  • Beer licenses could be yanked for noise

    Kingston City Council members hope they’ve solved an ongoing noise problem with an ordinance change that will allow officials to punish noise offenders where it hurts.

    Council passed on second reading Nov. 11 a measure that links the city’s noise ordinance with its beer ordinance.

    What it means is that noisy nightspots will have to turn the volume down when the peace of neighboring residents is threatened or else face more serious sanctions.

  • ORISE looking for students for DOE Scholars program

    Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is currently accepting applications for the summer 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program, which offers unique opportunities that introduce students, post-graduates and now veterans to DOE’s mission and operations. ORAU manages the program for DOE, through its Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Alice’s Restaurant newest Rockwood locale for good eats

    Last week when we passed Alice’s Restaurant in Rockwood, just after 11 a.m., we knew folks had discovered this new good place to eat because of the full parking lot.

    I’ve mentioned in my previous “Out To Lunch” articles that I’ve found some eating locations change names and owners. Today’s adventure at Alice’s, 114 N. Gateway Ave., in Rockwood, is the third time I have written about a restaurant at this site.

  • Public invited to live chat with professors living underwater

    Two Roane State Community College educators living underwater for 73 days will share their experiences and answer questions during a live video chat session on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the college's Oak Ridge campus.

    The session will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Room 107 in the Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building, 701 Briarcliff Ave.

    The public is invited to talk with biology professor Bruce Cantrell and adjunct professor Jessica Fain, who will be chatting from the underwater habitat where they have lived since Oct. 3.

  • Lady Waves upset Loudon, 53-45

     If anyone would have told Midway head coach Jon Leffew that three of his starters would score seven points between them, Leffew might have been worried in Tuesday night’s home game against Loudon.

  • Rockwood sweeps Sunbright

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

    The night was never short of drama as Rockwood swept Sunbright Tuesday night on the hardwood.  

  • Jackets hold off Sequoyah rally, 56-51

     

    Kingston's first win of the season at Sequoyah didn't come easy last week at Sequoyah, as the Jackets took a 20-point lead into the fourth quarter, but would see the Chiefs cut the deficit to two with 40 second to go before the Jackets hit enough free throws to escape with a 56-51 victory.

  • Travis supports Hunters for Hungry

    State Rep. Ron Travis has recently made a donation in support of Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program.

    Travis’ donation will cover the cost of deer processing in his area, House District 31, which includes part of Rockwood.

    Hunters for the Hungry provides funding to 79 wild game processors across 63 Tennessee counties.

    The processors receive donated venison from hunters during whitetail deer season, package the lean, organic meat for free or at a reduced rate, and make it available to area food banks and kitchens.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods next month.

    The distribution will be in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Harriman and Kingston residents will pick up their foods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4.

    The food pick up for Oliver Springs and Rockwood residents will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5.

    Commodity food recipients should be certified.

    Those receiving the foods are advised to bring a bag in which to carry the food.