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Today's News

  • Lady 'Cats rally past Coalfield

    For 31 minutes, the Coalfield Lady Jackets looked as if they were going to beat the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, but thanks to the defense of Kellie Ball and a game-saving block by Maleah Murray, the Lady ‘Cats escaped the Jackets' nest with a 52-50 squeaker Friday night. 

  • RMS takes two from Harriman

    Rockwood Middle School traveled up the highway to take on rival Harriman Middle Friday night, making up one of several games that were snowed under last week.

  • Harriman sweeps Midway

    After a week full of snow and ice, the Midway Green Waves and Harriman Blue Devils returned to action Friday night and it would be the Blue Devils and Lady Devils coming away with a big District 3-A sweep.

  • Cooking up a '12-Days-of-Christmas' feast

    For many, Christmas has been long over.


    The gifts have been unwrapped; the tree has been taken down; the new year has already been celebrated — but really, the traditional Christmas season only recently ended Jan. 6.


    In the kitchen at Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile, Lynnea McHenry cooked for the church’s 12-course meal celebrating the famed 12 days of Christmas, which ended with Epiphany. The meal is a fundraiser for the church.

  • Party Animals ready to groom your pet

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce members help Party Animals Pet Salon with its official ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration at its shop at 2923 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are, front row from left, Bob Brock, Sue Ward, Betty Ward, Party Animals Pet Salon owners Trampus and Jill Ward, Janice Brock, Terry Ward, Darrell Williams and Tami Wright of the Roane Chamber of Commerce; and back row, Jane Ward, James Ward and Gil Barkley.

  • IRS offers help with payroll tax laws

    The Internal Revenue Service has released instructions to help employers implement the 2011 cut in payroll taxes, along with new income-tax withholding tables that employers will use during 2011.

    Millions of workers will see their take-home pay rise during 2011 because the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 provides a 2-percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, reducing their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid.

  • Y-12 earns 'Excellent' '10 rating

    B&W Y-12 earned an “Excellent” rating of 94 out of a possible 100 from the National Nuclear Security Administration for its 2010 performance, resulting in a fee award of $45.2 million for the management and operation of the Y-12 National Security Complex.

  • Out to Lunch: Luck o' the Irish will be with you at Irish Times

    By Bethel Poston
    Several years ago my wife, Carol, and I qualified for a free trip to England and Ireland by buying a large quantity of appliances to sell at our Poston Furniture & Appliance stores.

    I like to say we won the trip, but my dad said, “You paid for it in the cost of washers, ranges and refrigerators.”

    (We decided to lower our selling prices in order to sell enough to qualify.)

    In our travels, after seeing many recognized attractions, we always left the tourist crowd and mixed with the locals.

  • Why banning bulls-eye would be wrong

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    A Pennsylvania congressman is targeting bull’s-eyes.
    In the wake of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the murder of federal Judge John Roll, Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pa., told The New York Times that he plans legislation that would ban language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening federal officials and members of Congress.

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    The history of human communication is replete with divers methods and methodology.