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Today's News

  • THE GARDEN GATE: Bright, broad sunflowers symbolize summer

    By Ellen Probert Williamson, For Roane Newspapers

  • Roane reclaims place at No. 4

    Roane County has become one of Tennessee’s powerhouses when it comes to low unemployment rates.
    Though it slipped a bit in the past few months, the county has consistently had one of the state’s lowest jobless rate. But a drop of 0.5 percent in July led Roane County to reclaim its No. 4 position in the hierarchy.
    Statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development revealed Roane County’s unemployment rate at 7.8 percent, right behind Lincoln, Williamson and Knox counties.

  • DOE to test warning siren system on Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested Sept. 1 in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.
    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.
    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Midway falls short in opener

    During the off season Midway head coach Craig Moser knew this year his Green Waves had to get more production out of their running game than they did in 2009. 

  • Bobcats blast Hancock County, 47-0

    In what can best be described as absolute domination, the Oliver Springs Bobcats kicked off their 2010 season with a bang, scalping the Hancock County Indians 47-0. 

  • Defense leads Tigers past Sweetwater

    The Rockwood Tigers opened the 2010 football season in style Friday night as John Webb's squad pitched a 23-0 shutout past visiting Sweetwater.

  • Kingston runs streak to 18

    The Harriman Blue Devils will one day put an end to Kingston's winning streak in football, but that day will have to wait at least one more year as the Yellow Jackets travelled to Harriman Friday night and defeated the Blue Devils, 33-15, in a packed house at Wallace Black Field.

  • OR manager to have Lunch With the League Sept. 7

    Newly selected Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson will be the guest speaker during the next Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ Lunch With the League.
    The series starts at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 7 in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
    Lunch is available on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of $6.
    The program begins at noon.
    Watson, who has said his management style is one of “openness and communication, has had a 30-year career in local government. He was city manager in Yuma, Ariz., from 2005-10.

  • Harriman getting ready for 'Haunting'

    Get set for fun, thrills and chills in a historically accurate, spirit-filled adventure through the streets of Harriman.
    The annual Hauntings of Historic Harriman will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9 from the Temperance Building in downtown Harriman.
    “The area is home to beautiful Victorian homes and buildings built over a century ago,” said Becky McClurkan, one of the event organizers.
    “Given the long history of this area, it should come as no surprise that ghosts and spirits are known all too well to the people living there.”

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Rachel L. Sanders

    U.S. Army Reserve Pfc. Rachel L. Sanders recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    She is the daughter of Barbara Sanders of Kingston.
    Her grandmother is Lois Bell of Egg Harbor City, N.J.
    During the nine weeks of training, Sanders studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.