Today's News

  • RMS knocks off Midway, 36-20

    It's not very often a team celebrates after a loss, but the Midway Middle School Green Wave did just that Thursday night following a 36-20 setback at the hands of Rockwood.

  • Cherokee, Harriman to host title games Thursday night

    Cherokee Middle School and Harriman Middle School will be hosting Clinch Valley Conference championship games this Thursday.

    In the large school division, Cherokee will take on Rockwood at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field beginning at 7 p.m..

  • Yellow Jacket Basketball Camp set for Oct. 19

    Cherokee Middle School will host the Yellow Jacket

    Fall Basketball Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. until noon for boys and girls ages 5-11.

  • Cherokee completes perfect regular season

    The Cherokee Middle School “Jacket Train” was rolling down the football field Thursday night as Brian Pankey’s squad blew past Oliver Springs, 40-14. 

  • Alliance Gala to have Cabaret theme

    Come taste the wine, come hear the band ... right this way, your table's waiting ...

    The lyrics of the hit song from the musical “Cabaret” are an apt invitation to the 2011 annual Roane Alliance Gala on Nov 4.

    The Alliance Gala, one of the county’s premier social events, includes a gourmét meal, a wine reception, music, entertainment, live and silent auctions.

    This year’s Gala has a Cabaret theme.

  • Roane State grant to help industry grow

    Roane State Community College has received a $1.64 million grant that will fund several initiatives designed to promote the growth of the composites industry in East Tennessee.

    The college was awarded the grant as part of President Obama’s $37 million Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, a multi-agency competition to support the advancement of 20 high-growth, regional industry clusters.

    “The college is very excited to receive this grant,” Roane State President Gary Goff said.

  • Nurse of the Year


    Kingston’s Tracey Keathley, a registered nurse in the heart catheterization lab at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named Nurse of the Year by the Oak Ridge Chapter of Mended Hearts.

    Mended Hearts Inc. is a nationwide support organization for people with heart disease and their families.

  • Trentham credit union’s top staffer

    Jennifer Trentham was recently cited as ORNL Federal Credit Union’s 2010 Employee of the Year.

    Trentham, of Oliver Springs, is the credit union’s training manager.

    She was selected from among the four individuals chosen as Employee of the Quarter throughout the year. Trentham was also named Employee of the Fourth-Quarter.

    “She embodies the values and spirit of ORNL Federal Credit Union and consistently strives to deliver service excellence to her co-workers and credit union members,” one nomination said.

  • Former Clinch Breeder Reactor official to speak

    John Wagoner, former deputy director of Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant Project in Oak Ridge, will be the guest speaker for the Oct. 19 meeting of the Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    He will discuss a new type of nuclear reactor under development at TerraPower, LLC in Bellevue, Wash., and funded by investors without federal government financial support.

  • Fall shows a flair for the brilliant