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Today's News

  • Blue Devils down Green Wave, 35-26

     

    The third time was the charm for the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night, as after dropping heartbreaking games to the Midway Green Wave in each of the past two seasons, Travis Tapp’s squad came out on top, 35-26, in what was a huge victory for the Blue Devils.

  • Tigers no match for Greenback, fall 30-3

     

    Rockwood's hopes of winning the District 3-A championship took a fatal blow Friday night as the Tigers traveled to Greenback and were knocked off by the Cherokees, 30-3.

    "We just made too many mistakes tonight to beat a good team," Tiger Head Coach John Webb said. "We've got to start doing things better."

  • Perfect regular season for OSMS

     

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats finished off an unbeaten regular season with a 36-14 victory at Midway  Thursday night. 

  • Cherokee rolls past Wartburg, 36-8

     

    Having a short field paid huge dividends as the Cherokee Yellow Jackets took a dominating 36-8 win at Wartburg to close out the 2014 middle school season. 

    “We played great tonight, and we had our most physical effort of the season tonight,” Cherokee Head Coach  Wade Creswell said. “We eliminated our mistakes, and it showed on the scoreboard.” 

    Cherokee’s Bradley Keathley returned the opening kickoff 63 yards for a touchdown to put the Jackets on top 6-0 just 13 seconds into the contest. 

  • HMS drops regular season finale, 14-0

     

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils were heavy underdogs Thursday night in their match-up at Spring City, and although Baron Tapp's squad couldn't pull the upset, the Blue Devils played tough for four quarters in dropping a 14-0 decision to the Bulldogs.

  • Self-publishing to be focus of OR workshop

    Charles Connor, author and founder of the Harriette Austin Writing Program and the Harriette Austin Writing Conference at the University of Georgia, will conduct an all-day writing workshop on “The Self-Publishing Process.”

    The workshop, “Where and How to Do It: eBooks, Print and Audio,” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 in Anderson County United Way office at 161 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge. The event is the fall workshop of the Tennessee Mountain Writers.

  • Coffee, climbing at Obed

    Obed Wild and Scenic River will have two programs on Oct. 4.

    Join National Park Service rangers for a free cup of coffee and informational session at Lilly Bridge from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

    The Climb With a Ranger program will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning at Lilly Bridge.

    The park will provide all gear for rock climbing. Those participating should bring drinking water and sturdy footwear.

    Depending on participant interests and ability levels, participants will travel to one of several different climbing areas around the park.

  • CIA retiree to speak at Lunch With the League

    Tony Jordan, retired CIA senior intelligence service officer, will be the guest speaker at the next Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ Lunch with the League.

    The program will begin at noon Oct. 7 in the social hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church’s new location at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Jordan, who has extensive experience as an operations manager in the Middle East and South Asia, will be addressing what he sees as failures in the U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

  • Roane County Band Fest coming up Oct. 6

    The annual Roane County Band Festival will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 on the Oliver Springs High School football field.

    Bands from all five Roane County public high schools will perform in this non-competition event of the Roane County Rotary Clubs.

    The event allows members of the bands to see each other’s annual show in a non-competitive atmosphere.

    Admission is canned goods, which will be donated to area food banks.

    Cash donations will be taken during the festival, with the proceeds to be divided between the five bands.

  • Kingston Lions’ Moonlight for Sight 5K, walk this weekend

    Kingston Lions Club will have its annual Moonlight for Sight 5K run on Oct. 4.

    The route begins at Fort Southwest Point, proceeds along the waterfront to Kingston City Park’s Gravel Pit and back.

    The event will begin at 9 p.m.

    Proceeds are used primarily to assist those with vision problems.

    There will also be a “challenge” walk in which walkers will be challenged to complete as many loops as possible around the course at the Fort in one hour.