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Today's News

  • Roane golfers advance to region tourney

     

    Monday was a busy day for high school golfers in Roane County as Harriman, Rockwood and Midway competed in the District 3 A-AA Tournament in Knoxville while Kingston and Oliver Springs competed in the District 4 A-AA Tournament in Rockford.

  • TVAOBB tourney starts Saturday

     

    Lovers of history and sports alike will have a unique opportunity this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14 to witness all eight teams play bare handed vintage base ball as folks from across the state will flock to Historic Carnton Plantation in Franklin, as the league closes out its 2014 season with a two-day tournament to crown the Sulphur Dell Cup Champion.

  • TVAA standings starting to take shape after week three

     After the third week of the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA), two teams took sole possession of the number one spot in the mighty mite and cutter divisions. The cricket and hopper divisions  still have two teams each tied for the top spot.

    Kingston 

  • The Garden Gate: Hard to contain your gardening enthusiasm

    For the dedicated gardener, anywhere is likely to be a spot to plant something — and anything is a likely container to plant it in.

    It isn’t necessary to have an acre of land to have a garden.

    For millions of people — apartment dwellers, people who live on houseboats, people whose occupations keep them on the road in campers and mobile homes — even a small plot is not available.

    Container gardening is the answer.

  • OR heritage group marks 15 years at Sept. 11 celebration

    Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association members and the public are encouraged to celebrate the organization’s 15th anniversary during a reception on Sept. 11.

    The reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the “Midway Gatehouse” — site of the group’s original meeting — on Scarboro Road, near the Y-12 Plant.

    Refreshments, displays and opportunities to view the historic building and its artifacts will be available.

  • Lincoln lecture to kick off OR series

    Roane State Community College and the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning are jointly launching a free intergenerational lecture series open to the public.

    James L. “Jamie” Cotton Jr., author of “The Greatest Speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Gettysburg Address,” will give the first lecture in the inaugural series.

    The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the lecture room in the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology building on Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus.

  • Pain meds top drug problem in state

    Abuse of prescription opioids — or pain medications — is the No. 1 drug problem for Tennesseans receiving publicly funded assistance for treatment services, according to statistics recently released by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

    Over the past decade, substance abuse admissions for prescription drugs like hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and methadone have increased 500 percent, the statistics show.

  • Midway High throws reunion, birthday party

    Midway High School’s class of 1962 had a 52-year reunion last month.

    The classmates also celebrated their 70th birthdays during the event in Paint Rock Church’s fellowship hall.

  • Sept. 11 ceremony planned in Rockwood

    Rockwood 2000 will have a Patriots Day ceremony from 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at Homecoming Park in downtown Rockwood.

    Military veterans, emergency personnel, community individuals and those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, will be honored.

    The event will include a dedication of Memory Lane paver bricks at the park.

    The bricks were offered at a reduced cost during the summer.

  • Tenn. vs. Fla. blood drive competition set

    The week of Sept. 15-19 marks the ninth annual University of Tennessee vs. University of Florida blood drive competition

    Medic Regional Blood Center encourages all eligible donors and Vol fans to roll up their sleeves and give for the home team.

    “This friendly competition helps us increase our inventory and have fun with the football rivalry at the same time,” said Mike Prowell, Medic business development director.

    Medic will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in Roane Medical Center’s Stowers Rotary Community Room.