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Today's News

  • Are you ready for some football?

    Although the heat and humidity may trick you and have you thinking summer is here to stay, you would be wrong.

    Summer’s end is fast approaching and fall is coming.

    With fall comes football.

    For me, a transplant from the West Virginia and Kentucky border, it’s going to be exciting to experience my first Tennessee football season.

    I don’t think it will be drastically different. After all, football knocked baseball out of the coveted “America’s game” spot a long, long, time ago. So football is football.

  • Athletic training growing in Roane County sports

    Athletic training conjures different images in everyones’ minds.

    Most everyone shares the idea that athletic trainers are the people that wrap ankles for sports teams and stand on the sidelines during football games with water bottles.

    Some of this is still true, but in the 21st century, there is so much more to athletic training.

    According to Chip Ladd and Jon Beach of Star Physical Therapy in Midtown, there is a lot that goes into helping athletes and it all starts with the athletic trainer.

  • Field of DREAMS

    LexLin Gypsy Ranch in Roane County usually sells between 40-50 horses a year, but that’s not what President, CEO and owner Eric Barton likes most about his breeding operation.

    “I really like the donations more than the sells,” he said.

    Saturday was a big day for him. LexLin held its fourth annual Passing of the Lead ceremony, where it donates Gypsy Vanner horses to equine therapy centers from around the country.

  • Alleged Nazi saluter curses at judge

    The man accused of threatening to blow up a Harriman church had his case reset to Friday.

    James Lombardo appeared in Roane County General Sessions Court on Monday on charges of aggravated criminal trespass, harassment and disrupting or obstructing a meeting or procession.

    He was sent back to the Roane County Jail after reportedly cursing at Judge Dennis Humphreys during his Monday court appearance.

    Lombardo’s charges stem from a July 15 incident at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harriman.

  • Rockwood cleanups may go to court

    Rockwood officials may be heading to court to demolish two more properties, in keeping with their cleanup goals in the community.

    Rockwood City Council approved resolutions to file a Roane County Chancery Court suit to enforce building inspector Harold Ishman’s orders to demolish structures at 725 N. Chamberlain Ave. and 803 N. Trinity Ave.

    One step to make cleanup enforcement, including demolition easier, is a proposed new ordinance.

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  • Ham radio enthusiasts to meet

    Roane County Amateur Radio Club will meet in regular monthly session at 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

    The meeting will be in Rockwood Community Center at 701 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    Call or email Jim at k4apy@yahoo.com or 603-7212 or Cliff at kd4gt.tn@gmail.com for details.

    Information is also available at www.ke4rx.org.

  • Close out summer with fun

    As summer winds down and school bells are ready to ring, soak in the last precious moments of the season with a vacation around Tennessee.

    Songbirds Guitar Museum, Chattanooga, houses more than 300 rare, vintage guitars.

    Acoustic, electric, jazz, bass, mandolin and banjo guitars are all on display, providing a stunning visual of music history from the 1930s to 1970s. Tack onto your visit access to The Vault to see 60 timeless, vintage guitars that have been a driving force to today’s culture.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Kingston 2030 a big eye opener

    The Kingston 2030 Visioning exercise could have been called Kingston 20/20 because it not only opened my eyes, it also improved my vision.

    The exercise involved collecting citizen input on a variety of subjects related to the future of Kingston. As a resident of Kingston, I was glad to get the opportunity to contribute. About a dozen fellow citizens also showed up including businessmen and women.