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Today's News

  • Neal to pull double duty at Heidelberg

    Most high school athletes dream of getting the opportunity to play one sport in college. 

  • OSMS blasts New Center on way to semis, 47-30

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady 'Cats played their first game in 18 days Wednesday evening, but Jeanne Armstrong's squad showed no signs of rust as they rolled to a 47-30 victory over New Center in the quarterfinal round of the TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional Tournament at Pigeon Forge.

  • God doesn’t make cut at Super Bowl

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    In the perennial post-game buzz about Super Bowl ads, the buff body of the new GoDaddy girl (aka Joan Rivers) was a big hit this year. So was the pugnacious pug dog flattening his owner to grab the Doritos. And, of course, who can forget the woman who got smacked in the head with a soft-drink can?

  • Impressions: There’s light you can create in dark times

     

  • Rockwood glee club melds music, fun

    The pitter-patter of raindrops and wind blew through Rockwood Middle School last Wednesday.
    Nobody left the doors open, and it wasn’t a real storm, but the 30-plus students’ snapping fingers, hands and pounding feet were convincing.
    The school’s glee club, which was formed this fall, isn’t inspired by the hit TV show “Glee,” and members say there isn’t nearly the teenage angst that riddles the lives of the young people portrayed on the show.
    The group is diverse and, from the sound of their combined voices, skilled.

  • Sewer hike meeting set

    It could be months before Roane County finalizes a State Revolving Fund loan to pay for a sewer expansion in Midtown.
    However, the state requirement of a public meeting to inform people about the financial impact and allow input is still scheduled for Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.
    The county sewer plant is a few miles up the road from the site of the future hospital.

  • Who is next to head schools?

    Roane County Board of Education Member Frank Mee said he’s concern about the lack of action on the system’s top position.
    Director of Schools Toni McGriff’s contract is set to expire on June 30.
    The board has not voted to extend the current contract or start the search for a new director.
    “We can’t just wait until the end of the year to address this,” Mee said. “If we’re going to be looking for one, we need to get the word out right now, so if anyone is interested they can get in touch with us.”

  • Official’s farm close to airport

    One of Rockwood Airports biggest supporters believes the facility could be an economic boon for the community.
    The airport’s success could be an economic success for her family, as well, but Councilwoman Peggy Evans said that hasn’t crossed her mind when fighting for investment in the airport.
    More than 500 acres of a Cumberland County farm not far from the airport belong to the Tom Evans family, including his widow, Peggy Evans, and their children.

  • Ambulance charges to stay where they are

    The idea of raising rates that the Roane County Ambulance Department charges for transport services didn’t have Commissioner Nick Forrester’s support.
    “I think there’s others ways that we can go about bringing in revenue, rather than raising rates of our citizens,” he said. “I just want to say that I’m opposed to it, and hope you’ll agree with me.”
    Seven others did and a motion to raise the rates failed 8-7 at Monday night’s commission meeting.

  • RSCC hosts health care field job fair

    Employers are invited to participate in a March 23 job fair for Roane State Community College students who are pursuing careers in health care and plan to graduate this year.
    The fair is planned for Wednesday, March 23 from 2-5 p.m. at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave.
    Employers are asked to register online There is no registration fee. To register, visit www.roanestate.edu/placement and click on the Job Fair link.