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Today's News

  • Preserving graves of Revolutionary War vets to be group’s discussion

    Retired Anderson County teacher Fred Eiler will discuss preserving the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers during the next Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association meeting.

    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. April 9 in Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road.

    Eiler has spent his entire life in Oak Ridge. His parents came to the “Secret City” in the summer of 1943.

    His father, Joseph David Eiler, worked as a machinist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and his mother, Anna Mae Johnson Eiler, was a housewife.

  • Knoxville tributes mark East Tenn. role in Civil War

    The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event Series will conclude April 30-May 3 in Knoxville.

    A highlight of this year’s event, an annual series that began in 2010, is the Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee.

    East Tennessee and Knoxville played pivotal roles at the end of the Civil War as Union and Confederate struggled to reconstruct and find reconciliation after the war.

    The Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee will have four days of programming focused on reconstruction, reconciliation and rebirth of a nation.

  • Illnesses thought rooted at Fort Mac

    By FREDDY GROVES

    King Features Syndicate

    We have another Camp LeJeune on our hands.

    Veterans who served at the U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina have been getting sick for decades. So have their children.

    Now we have Fort McClellan, the Army chemical school in Alabama, and the stories are coming out: PCBs, radiation, depleted uranium, mustard gas and more ... leading to cancer, arthritis, autoimmune disease, diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia and multiple miscarriages.

  • Keep eyes, mind on the road when driving

    In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA is warning drivers to avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task.

    Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers or others sharing the road, such as bicyclists or pedestrians.

  • Harriman softball squeaks by Rockwood

    The Lady Devils of Harriman looked to defend their home clay against Rockwood after losing to the Lady Tigers earlier in the week.

    Neither pitcher, Marilyn Franklin of Harriman or Baylee Young of Rockwood, could find their groove as they were both pulled from the game. Neither of their reliefs could keep runs off the board either, as the game ended with Harriman squeaking by Rockwood, 10-9.

    Rockwood got its offense going in a hurry as its first two batters reached base and eventually came around to score.

  • Midway baseball picks up wins over Cosby

    After a postponement Monday at Cosby, the Eagles were invited to play a doubleheader Tuesday at Midway. Now, they may wish they had declined on the invite.

    The Green Waves won both ends of the double header, 10-3 in the first game and 11-1 in the second.

    Midway improved to 6-3 with the five inning wins.

    The Eagles showed up with their bats ready in the first game. Midway’s top pitcher Zach Edwards walked the first two batters and then allowed a double to score the two runs. A single scored the third Cosby run before Edwards settled down.

  • Jones’ homer seals win for Lady Cats

    Through the first 11 games of the season the Oliver Springs Lady Cats softball team has recorded 9 wins, scored 108 runs and only allowed 10 runs.

    However, on Wednesday against Oneida, Oliver Springs did something it hadn’t done yet this season, pick up a 1-0 victory off of a home run hit.

    The bats were slow through the first three-and-a-half innings, but Oliver Springs pitcher Courtney Jones notched the biggest hit in the bottom of the fourth.

  • Kingston’s Donathan signs with Martin Methodist

    Another Roane County athlete has signed on to play college ball.

    This time, it would be Kingston baseball’s Brandon Donathan who signed on to continue his baseball career with Martin Methodist College.

    Donathan, a senior at Roane County High School, said he was looking at three or four different schools, but the interest Martin Methodist showed him helped sway him toward the Pulaski school.

    “They let me know that they wanted me,” Donathan said.

  • Rockwood boys, girls tennis sweeps Meigs County

    The Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams completed a clean sweep on Meigs County on Wednesday night.

    Drake Long started things off with a close 8-6 victory over Matthew Meadows. After the first match scare for the Tigers, Jared Lemons held on for a 9-7 win over Cainan Howard.

    Those two matches proved to be the Tigers best chances to win during both singles and doubles.

    Tanner Green picked up an 8-0 win over Seth Maynor followed by Rockwood’s Josh Spurling defeating Shesaun Patel, 8-1.

  • Midway softball drops two games

    It was a tough two-game district stretch for the Midway Lady Green Waves Monday losing 2-0 to Meigs County and then dropping a 5-1 game to Grace Christian on Tuesday.

    The district losses leave Midway with a 1-2 record in District 3-A and 4-3 overall.

    Monday at Decatur, Midway’s offense was all but shut down. The Lady Waves collected three hits and the closest they came to scoring was in the fifth inning.