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Today's News

  • McMillan helps 400 as top blood donor

    Rockwood resident Brance McMillian, 76, recently donated his 96th pint of blood to Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville.
    Since joining Medic in 1963, McMillian’s donations have equaled over 12 gallons.
    McMillian was awarded a plaque recently recognizing his gracious donations and a T-shirt that reads “Super Donor.” Also noted on his plaque was the number of people — nearly 400 — who his contributions have helped.
    “I was surprised,” he said.

  • IMPRESSIONS by Johnny Teglas

    Spring’s a comin.’
    I mentioned that last week in this space.
    And on Sunday evening at 7:41 p.m., that’s exactly what happened.
    Old timers in these parts warn me not to get too excited.
    After all, the running joke is that if you don’t like the weather in East Tennessee, just give it a minute.
    Spring actually kind of “sprung” on us several days earlier.

  • Preparing for the little leagues
  • Redden leads Jackets past Panthers, 7-3

    Kingston’s Ben Redden had a big night with both his bat and arm Monday night as the Jacket sophomore helped lead Kingston to a 7-5 victory over Stone Memorial in the District 4-AA opener for both teams.

  • Lady Tigers win two of three

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers closed out last week by winning two of three games against Cumberland County and Scott.
    On Thursday, the Lady Tigers dropped a 5-1 decision against Cumberland County, but Rockwood bounced back Friday with a doubleheader sweep against Scott. The Lady Tigers won Friday’s games by final scores of 15-1 in game one and 7-3 in game two.
    Rockwood vs.
    Cumberland County
    Rockwood out hit the Lady Jets 7-6 on the day, but four Lady Tigers led to three unearned runs Cumberland County picked up the 5-1 victory.

  • Meigs knocks off Harriman, 7-2

    The first two games of the 2011 baseball season didn’t go as expected for the Harriman Blue Devils as Andy Adcox’s squad opened the season at 0-2.
    The first loss came last Monday at the hands of Kingston. The second loss came on Thursday when the Blue Devils dropped a 7-2 decision at Meigs County.
    One bad inning basically cost the Blue Devils the game Thursday as the Tigers used two walks, two hits and an error to score five runs and take the lead for good in the bottom of the first inning.

  • Waves, Lady Waves sweep Oakdale

    After missing some early games due to rain, the Midway Green Waves and Lady Waves opened their season with a pair of doubleheader victories over Oakdale on Thursday.
    The Lady Waves rolled as they won game one 23-0 and they followed that with a 19-3 victory in game two.
    Things were a little closer on the baseball diamond, but the results were the same as Midway won game one, 7-0, and they followed that with a 10-0 victory in game two.
    Softball
    Game One
    To put it mildly, the Midway Lady Waves put together a dominating 23-0 victory against the Lady Eagles.

  • Lady Jackets down Stone with long ball, 5-2

    After splitting four games over the weekend at the Tiger Classic in Dayton, Ronnie Ladd’s Kingston Lady Jackets opened District 4-AA play Monday evening with a 5-2 victory over visiting Stone Memorial.

    Monday’s game was a bit unusual in that most games these days are decided by a team’s ability to manufacture runs with the short game. Kingston, however, didn’t play “small ball” Monday as the Lady Jackets used home runs from Katherine Butler, T.J. Wicks and Morgan Snow to account for three of the teams five runs.

  • Surplus funds must go to general fund

    There may be no more debate about what to do with monies from Rockwood surplus items.
    It was an issue of discussion when Rockwood City Councilwoman Peggy Evans felt all surplus monies should go toward raising a match for grant funds to build spec buildings at the Rockwood Municipal Airport.
    Rockwood City Council recently approved a resolution that directed all funds be deposited into general fund account under the revenue line item sale of general government materials.

  • AMSE sets summer science camp dates

    Parents can get summer fun down to a science for rising fifth (10 years old), sixth and seventh graders, when they register their child for the American Museum of Science and Energy's Science Explorer Camp June 6-10 and June 13-17 at the historic Freels Bend Cabin site in Oak Ridge.